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A missing voice in the world

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I am so glad there is a team of people working on these issues and even bringing abolitionism into the spectrum of issues that face the mass consumption of gadgetry. Smart and brave hosts. Thank you!

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A missing voice in the world

By Selfdestruct264 - Dec 27 2017
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I am so glad there is a team of people working on these issues and even bringing abolitionism into the spectrum of issues that face the mass consumption of gadgetry. Smart and brave hosts. Thank you!

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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The Restart Project Podcast

Latest release on Dec 10, 2020

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Restart Radio: Right to Repair in the United States

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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.

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Jun 20 2018

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Rank #2: Restart Radio: Climate anxiety and deep adaptation

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A climate emergency has been all over the news recently. We talk about the public state of anxiety in the face of climate change and we discuss how our lives might need to change in response to this threat.

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Jun 13 2019

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Rank #3: Restart Podcast Ep. 48: Henrik versus Goliath Corporation

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We interview Norwegian professional repairer Henrik Huseby about his court battle against Apple, which will reach Norway's Supreme Court next year.

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Dec 17 2019

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Rank #4: Restart Radio: Popular, planet-saving right to repair

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We interview Libby Peake, Senior policy adviser at Green Alliance. We talk about the public interest in more repairable products, and we discuss the current policy debates affecting our right to repair in Europe and the UK.

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Jan 10 2019

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Rank #5: Restart Podcast Ep. 36: Fixing the impossible with Rico Cerva

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In the spirit of Repair Day, we interview independent fixer Rico Cerva. We talk about the personal stories behind people’s devices, barriers to repair caused by manufacturers and the future of repair work.

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Oct 24 2018

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Rank #6: Restart Radio: The overlooked but fascinating world of standards

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We learn from Chloe Fayole from ECOS about the overlooked but fascinating world of product standards, and how they affect our right to repair our devices.

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May 16 2019

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Rank #7: Restart Radio: The Iridium anomaly, your mobile and the dinosaurs

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It's Space Month at Restart Radio. We talk to Jessika Luth Richter, a circular economy researcher at Lund University in Sweden, and we learn about the relationship between materials and space, including the 'iridium anomaly'.

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Apr 11 2019

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Rank #8: Restart Radio: New Right to Repair rules, broken down by a pro

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After much celebration and fanfare about the new European regulations guaranteeing some "right to repair" for consumers, we needed to chat with Steve the Spindoctor. Our interview with Steve feels like a tour of terrible caveats.

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Feb 15 2019

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Rank #9: Restart Podcast Ep 33: The lives of products during our lifetime, with Tim Cooper

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In this week's episode, we interview Tim Cooper, professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University. We discuss the current throwaway culture, and the role of consumers, businesses and regulation in making our products last longer.

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Jun 26 2018

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Rank #10: Restart Radio: Materials we use to hack and fix

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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.

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May 16 2018

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Rank #11: Restart Podcast Ep. 43: A life in art, activism and electronic waste with Ravi Agarwal

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Ravi Agarwal is an artist and activist based in New Delhi, where he founded the NGO Toxics Link. We hear Ravi's reflections on his life between disciplines.

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Jun 27 2019

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Rank #12: Restart Podcast Ep. 37: Voices of UK fixers

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Fixfest UK gathered 59 community repair activists from all across the country, representing 25 different repair groups. This event was all about sharing our love for fixing, as well as common visions and opportunities for collaborations.

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Nov 28 2018

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Rank #13: Restart Radio: Greening the internet with Greenpeace

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We interview Andrew Hatton, Head of IT at Greenpeace UK. We talk about the environmental implications of using the Internet and Greenpeace's campaign on the topic.

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Dec 13 2018

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Rank #14: Restart Podcast Ep. 39: Repair and autonomy in a networked world

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The design of technology has deep consequences for our use of products and services. We interview Alison Powell, Assistant Professor at LSE, and we discuss links between design, innovation and our right to repair.

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Mar 01 2019

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Rank #15: Restart Radio: Right to repair and product standards beyond Brexit

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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.

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Jun 06 2018

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Rank #16: Restart Radio Takeover: ‘Smart’ homes – the hype and worries about IoT

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Our volunteers Dave, Panda and Andrew run the show, discussing the hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and 'smart' homes, and related issues of security.

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Aug 01 2018

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Rank #17: Restart Radio: Protecting our personal data in an age of connected devices

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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'.

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May 02 2018

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Rank #18: Restart Podcast Ep 32: Amateur (ham) radio with Alvin Hardy

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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.

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May 22 2018

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Rank #19: Restart Radio: Wildlife conservation and the role of open, repairable technology

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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.

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #20: Restart Podcast Ep. 35: Exploring the critical materials in our electronics

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We interview researcher Jessika Luth Richter about the 'critical' materials that are found in our electronics. We talk about their global supplies, their mining, their infrequent recycling and their demand for renewable energies.

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Sep 26 2018

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