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.
We had a great year on Restart Radio, with interviews about asteroids, space junk in Earth orbit, solar lamps, the climate crisis, art and activism in India, and two inspiring episodes from northwest England. Please enjoy our Top 5 Radio shows!
We interview Norwegian professional repairer Henrik Huseby about his court battle against Apple, which will reach Norway’s Supreme Court next year.