Restart Radio

Restart Radio encourages people to see our gadgets as objects with stories to tell. Join our Restart Project hosts as they launch into some of the toughest issues facing the world of repair, and 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 monthly podcast – 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 Podcast Ep. 23: 5th Birthday Special

This month, to celebrate the Restart’s 5th birthday, we’re looking back on some of our favourite moments from past podcast episodes and Restart Parties.

Restart Radio: repairing across generations

Skills don’t become obsolete the same way gadgets do. Today we discuss what different generations have to teach each other about repair.

Restart Radio: Can a circular economy be driven by cities?

With London’s population expected to reach 11 million by 2015 and local recycling rates in decline, we need solutions for increasing amounts of waste.

Restart Radio: Repair in the U.S. with Fixit Clinic

Today, Ugo and Dave are joined by Peter Mui from Fixit Clinic, a U.S. based “troubleshooting and discovery workshop” that has much in common with Restart Parties and Repair Cafes.

Restart Podcast Ep. 22: Greening the internet

Dave Pickering talks to Data Centre Specialist Sophia Flucker about the forgotten places that store and generate our data, and how we can build a greener internet