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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 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

Restart Radio: Medical technology in/on the body

1/31/2018
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Medicine has been revolutionized by technology that goes on - and in - our body. In these cases, questions of durability and reliability can become matters of life and death. The post Restart Radio: Medical technology in/on the body appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:55

Restart Radio: How repair informs design with Beeline

1/24/2018
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Today on Restart Radio, Ugo and Neil talk to Charlie Bruce and Tom Putnam from Beeline: a smart compass for cycling. The post Restart Radio: How repair informs design with Beeline appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:30:15

Restart Podcast Ep. 28: Disruptive design and unlocking wonderment with Leyla Acaroglu

1/16/2018
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In our first monthly Restart Podcast of the year, Dave talks to Leyla Acaroglu: self-described designer, systems thinker and sustainability provocateur. The post Restart Podcast Ep. 28: Disruptive design and unlocking wonderment with Leyla Acaroglu appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:30

Restart Radio: Flatpack electronics plus battery and CPU failures

1/10/2018
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In our first radio show of 2018, we cover a range of topics: from flatpack electronics, to the recent Apple battery scandal, to the vulnerabilities opened up by the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown. The post Restart Radio: Flatpack electronics plus battery and CPU failures appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:54

Restart Radio: What does Bitcoin mining mean for the environment?

12/21/2017
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The soaring value of Bitcoin has been all over the media recently. But what is Bitcoin, and what is the environmental impact of 'mining' it? The post Restart Radio: What does Bitcoin mining mean for the environment? appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:38

Restart Radio: Voice-controlled Assistants

12/13/2017
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Voice-controlled home assistants are being sold in the millions: but they raise questions about privacy issues, product disposability, and machine learning. The post Restart Radio: Voice-controlled Assistants appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:52

Restart Radio: Exploring personal data at the Glass Room

12/6/2017
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Are we really willing participants in the Big Data economy? The post Restart Radio: Exploring personal data at the Glass Room appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:54

Restart Podcast Ep. 27: How to Restart the World with Lewis Dartnell

11/29/2017
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If tomorrow we woke up and all the technologies we had come to depend on had ceased to exist, what knowledge would we need to re-build them from scratch? The post Restart Podcast Ep. 27: How to Restart the World with Lewis Dartnell appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration:00:29:29

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