Our podcast is unique in the world of technology for one simple reason – it’s not about buying new stuff. Join us as we talk to the repairers, designers, writers, thinkers, activists and makers who’d rather repair. Restart Radio airs live every second Tuesday of the month at 5pm on London’s best indie radio station, Resonance 104.4 FM (also on DAB). Each month, we produce a documentary with Dave Pickering – where we follow these stories in a bit more detail. From a day with a washing-machine repairer to an interview with Arcade inventor and TV presenter Tim Hunkin, there’s something for everyone!
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We talk to Jude Daniel Smith from Teach the Future, which aims to reshape the school curriculum to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis and equip younger generations for its inevitable impact on their future.
We share a talk from Josh Babarinde of Cracked It, who is making repair more accessible as a career for ex-offenders and at-risk youth. He highlights the ever-pressing issue of the lack of diversity in the tech industry, and the dangerous, real-world consequences.
We talk to journalist Kris De Decker about how low-tech of the past can serve as inspiration to improve our future. What if our current idea of sustainability and our economic model may be inherently incompatible? And how much is too much?
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.