Restart Radio Top 10 from 2017

We’ve had a fascinating year exploring a whole bunch of new topics, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss our best shows: so here it is, our hand-picked top 10. Over five hours of discussion about gadgets’ past, present and future, the surreal and the everyday, the handmade, repaired and unrepairable – and the role they play in our lives.

Restart Radio: E-toys and connected toys

The UK toy market is the largest in the world. As we approach Christmas, how can we reduce the number of electronic toys that end up as rubbish?

Restart Radio: Black Friday and consumer confidence

With Black Friday coming this week, we discuss whether more people buying more shiny new stuff is really an indication of a healthy economy, and what to make of conflicting “consumer confidence” headlines.

Material gifts, durability and our common future

This clickbait headline caught our attention: “Suck it, Hippies: Study Shows Material Gifts Can Bring Happiness”. But we need greater insight than a six-week psychology study.

Fundraise while restarting during the holidays!

Do you end up doing loads of fixing for loved ones during the holidays? Turn these moments into something great for everybody, by asking friends and family for a donation. Your ask and their donation reinforces that repair and maintenance have real value for society.