Restart Radio

This is a unique gadget show, not about buying new stuff. Join our Restart Project hosts as they talk to all sorts of people: expert and amateur repairers, designers, writers, thinkers, activists and makers.

Once a month in our weekly radio slot, we release a documentary – produced by Dave Pickering – where we follow stories in a bit more detail. From a day with a washing-machine repairman to an interview with Arcade inventor and TV presenter Tim Hunkin, there’s something for everyone!

Restart Radio airs live every Tuesday at 1:30pm on London’s best indie radio station, Resonance 104.4 FM (also on DAB).

Our theme music is made with lasers, photovoltaic cells, and repurposed computer parts, a collaboration between Opto Noise and Cassini Sound.

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Restart Radio Takeover: Why we repair in the community

We’re trying something new. Our volunteers are a crucial part of our work at Restart, and frequently appear as guests on our show. This week, and once a month from this week onwards, we hand them the reins. It’s a takeover.

Restart Radio: World Radio Day and electronics in the wake of Brexit

On International World Radio Day, Ugo is joined by Ben Skidmore to discuss the future of FM radio, and the future of electronic manufacturing more broadly in a post-Brexit world.

Restart Podcast Ep 29: Tracing global flows of electronic ‘discards’ with Josh Lepawsky

We talk to Josh Lepawksy – Associate professor in Geography at the Memorial University of Newfoundland – about his work in the field of ‘Discard Studies’, examining the way discarded products move through the world.

Restart Radio: Medical technology in/on the body

Medicine has been revolutionized by technology that goes on – and in – our body. In these cases, questions of durability and reliability can become matters of life and death.

Restart Radio: How repair informs design with Beeline

Today on Restart Radio, Ugo and Neil talk to Charlie Bruce and Tom Putnam from Beeline: a smart compass for cycling.