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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3D printing in Gaza

Restart Radio: 3D printing medical devices in Gaza

In this week’s episode, Ugo and Isabel interview Tarek Loubani, a Palestinian-Canadian doctor who has created low-cost 3D-printed medical devices to help with the lack of supply in Gaza.

privacy policy, consent on data

Restart Radio: Protecting our personal data in an age of connected devices

In this week’s episode, Janet, Ugo and Dave Lukes discuss our personal data being collected and held elsewhere, focusing on the new EU regulation on data protection, and particularly on its implications for ‘connected devices’.


Restart Radio Takeover: “It’s MY device!”

In this month’s Radio “takeover”, Restart volunteers proclaim “It’s MY Device!”: we talk about our rights to repair and mantain our gadgets, and about exciting fixing stories at recent repair events in London.

Professor Ross Anderson, Software expert

Restart Podcast Ep 31: Software obsolescence with Ross Anderson

We interview Professor Ross Anderson, an expert on Security Engineering at Cambridge University. We discuss the problem of software obsolescence – how devices can stop working due to software, not just their physical components.

sea turtle

Restart Radio: Wildlife conservation and the role of open, repairable technology

Ugo interviews Alasdair Davies, a conservation technologist who works on bringing affordable, customisable and repairable open hardware technology to people working on conservation projects.