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A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.

A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.
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A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.

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Episodes

Restart Radio: Right to Repair in the United States

6/20/2018
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In this week's episode, Ugo and Janet interview Nathan Proctor, Director of US PIRG's Right to Repair campaign. We talk about this movement and generally about our right to fix our devices. The post Restart Radio: Right to Repair in the United States appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:51

Restart Radio: Community repair events as sites of social research

6/13/2018
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In this week's episode, Isabel and Ugo interview Lara Houston, a visiting researcher at Goldsmiths University. We talk about academic research on repair, and we also play some recordings from Kaja Ahnfelt, who has conducted research at Restart Parties. The post Restart Radio: Community repair events as sites of social research appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:55

Restart Radio: Right to repair and product standards beyond Brexit

6/6/2018
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In this week's episode, Ugo interviews Susanne Baker, Head of Environment & Compliance at techUK. We discuss their position on the public’s growing interest in our right to repair and the future of product standards beyond Brexit. The post Restart Radio: Right to repair and product standards beyond Brexit appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:50

Restart Radio Takeover: “Repair on the edge”

5/30/2018
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In this month's radio takeover, Restart volunteers Ben Skidmore and Dave Lukes talk about "repair on the edge": how to deal with unsual fixes when one lacks the necessary skills or tools. The post Restart Radio Takeover: “Repair on the edge” appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:26:49

Restart Podcast Ep 32: Amateur (ham) radio with Alvin Hardy

5/22/2018
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Ellie and Dave interview Restart volunteer Alvin Hardy, who shares his life-long passion for "ham" radio. We discuss the importance of radio and the value of the community that it helps bring together. The post Restart Podcast Ep 32: Amateur (ham) radio with Alvin Hardy appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:29

Restart Radio: Materials we use to hack and fix

5/16/2018
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In this week's episode, Isabel Lopez and Dave Lukes talk about the stuff we use to hack and fix, from the usual tapes and glues to more sophisticated techniques and materials. The post Restart Radio: Materials we use to hack and fix appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:55

Restart Radio: 3D printing medical devices in Gaza

5/9/2018
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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. The post Restart Radio: 3D printing medical devices in Gaza appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:54

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

5/2/2018
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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'. The post Restart Radio: Protecting our personal data in an age of connected devices appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:47

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

4/25/2018
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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. The post Restart Radio Takeover: “It’s MY device!” appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:55

Restart Podcast Ep 31: Software obsolescence with Ross Anderson

4/17/2018
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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. The post Restart Podcast Ep 31: Software obsolescence with Ross Anderson appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:29

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

4/11/2018
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Ugo interviews Alasdair Davies, a conservation technologist who works on bringing affordable, customisable and repairable open hardware technology to people working on conservation projects. The post Restart Radio: Wildlife conservation and the role of open, repairable technology appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:55

Restart Radio: Ada Lovelace Day and the stories of women in STEM

4/4/2018
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In this episode, Janet and Isabel interview Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of the Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), which annually supports and increases the visibility of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The post Restart Radio: Ada Lovelace Day and the stories of women in STEM appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:30:09

Restart Radio Takeover: Why we replace our phones

3/28/2018
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In our monthly Radio "takeover", we have Ben Skidmore, Panda and Steve Cook discussing our relationship with phones. What makes us replace them and how can they last for longer? We discuss repairability and software support looking at the latest smartphones. The post Restart Radio Takeover: Why we replace our phones appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:56

Restart Podcast Ep 30: Afrotech Fest and Afrofuturism

3/20/2018
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We interview Florence Okoye and Debs Durojaiye, two of the organisers of the Afrotech Fest in London. We talk about the experience and representation of black people in tech and we discuss the meanings of Afrofuturism. The post Restart Podcast Ep 30: Afrotech Fest and Afrofuturism appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:36:47

Restart Radio: Repairing in school and Apple’s “zero waste”

3/14/2018
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Janet and Ugo talk with Estefania Suquilanda, who is introducing repair into a girls' school in New York. We then discuss Apple's recent claims on being zero waste and the recent 'Right to repair' movement in California. The post Restart Radio: Repairing in school and Apple’s “zero waste” appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:48

Restart Radio: Elinor Ostrom and the “commons”

3/8/2018
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Janet and Neil interview Derek Wall about his new book on Elinor Ostrom: "Rules for Radicals". We discuss Ostrom’s view of the "commons" and how people can organise themselves to manage community resources. The post Restart Radio: Elinor Ostrom and the “commons” appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:54

Restart Radio: Rare-earth minerals in Greenland with Lise Autogena and Josh Portway

3/2/2018
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In this week's episode, we talk to artists Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena about their documentary ‘Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld’, about a small town in Greenland that is divided over plans for a large, open-pit mine. The post Restart Radio: Rare-earth minerals in Greenland with Lise Autogena and Josh Portway appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:24:53

Restart Radio Takeover: Why we repair in the community

2/22/2018
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We're trying something new. Our volunteers are a crucial part of our work at Restart, and frequently appear as guests on our show. This week, and once a month from this week onwards, we hand them the reins. It's a takeover. The post Restart Radio Takeover: Why we repair in the community appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:27:04

Restart Radio: World Radio Day and electronics in the wake of Brexit

2/14/2018
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On International World Radio Day, Ugo is joined by Ben Skidmore to discuss the future of FM radio, and the future of electronic manufacturing more broadly in a post-Brexit world. The post Restart Radio: World Radio Day and electronics in the wake of Brexit appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:30:53

Restart Radio: Tracing global flows of electronic ‘discards’ with Josh Lepawsky

2/7/2018
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This week we talk to Josh Lepawksy - Associate professor in Geography at the Memorial University of Newfoundland - about his work in the field of 'Discard studies', which examines the way in which discards (waste) move through the world at local and global scales. The post Restart Radio: Tracing global flows of electronic ‘discards’ with Josh Lepawsky appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:34:33