We discuss the limitations of reuse with Apple laptop refurbisher John Bumstead, AKA RDKL Inc. Special chips like Apple’s T2 chip can control our access to devices. What does this mean for ownership rights after the first owner?
We talk to Shamil Joomun, the co-owner of London-based vintage audio restoration company and café, Armstrong Audio. Now located in Walthamstow, east London, Armstrong Audio has a long history and a unique approach to repair.
Dr. Tarek Loubani and Reidun Garapick join us for a discussion about sustainability and repair of medical equipment and PPE during Covid-19. This is also a call to arms for all repairers, makers, and activists: we must push for essential changes to the system that will live on beyond the pandemic.
Dave is joined by law professor Aaron Perzanowski as we dare to dive into the increasingly complex world of intellectual property law. It shapes our relationship with our physical stuff more than we know.
For March’s show we take a look at perhaps the most unavoidable topic in our world today, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it affects tech supply chains. We also discuss two under-reported issues related to forced labour and chemical hazards.
Inspired by the Right to Repair campaign, we compiled our best interviews on mobiles – explaining what needs to change about how they are designed, how we use and repair them and more.
On ‘Safer Internet Day’, Janet and Ugo are joined in the studio by Restarter Ben Skidmore to discuss the developing Sonos scandal, planned device obsolescence, and new proposed UK legislation to increase the security of connected devices.
Two tinker-travelling retirees from Melbourne, Australia fill our podcast with positive energy and joy this month. Dave talks to Karen and Danny, who spend their weekends travelling and helping new community repair groups get started in their homestate of Victoria.