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.
We interview Florence Okoye and Debs Durojaiye, two of the organisers of the Afrotech Fest in London. We talk about the experience and representation of black people in tech and we discuss the meanings of Afrofuturism.
Janet and Ugo talk with Estefania Suquilanda, who is introducing repair into a girls’ school in New York. We then discuss Apple’s recent claims on being zero waste and the recent ‘Right to repair’ movement in California.
Janet and Neil interview Derek Wall about his new book on Elinor Ostrom: “Rules for Radicals”. We discuss Ostrom’s view of the “commons” and how people can organise themselves to manage community resources.
In this week’s episode, we talk to artists Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena about their documentary ‘Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld’, about a small town in Greenland that is divided over plans for a large, open-pit mine.
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.