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.
This month we chat with author Adam Minter on his newest book “Secondhand: Travels In The New Global Garage Sale”. It’s a very eye-opening and human take on massive flows of stuff and resources that often go overlooked.
In this episode, Dave interviews Monique Szpak, Community Coordinator for Data for The Restart Project. She takes us on a tour of the data collected at community repair events across the world by The Open Repair Alliance. Through an open data standard, Monique has helped to unify and compare the Alliance’s nearly 30,000 repair attempts.
This podcast is a meditation on the quiet importance of television standards, which ensure sets remain useful as the years pass. We talk with two engineers working in television testing about creating effective standards and testing televisions.
This summer, we asked Restart Radio listeners to share their thoughts on our podcast. Around 2.6% of you who listen monthly took our radio survey. In this post, we review who listens, how they listen, how they (would) engage further and summary of your suggestions.
Earlier this year, we visited Fixfest Italia – the first national community repair gathering in Italy. We now want to share the first ever Restart Radio episode in Italian!