Orla Higgins is an award-winning documentary maker and independent audio producer from Galway. Her work has aired on the Documentary on One series on RTÉ Radio as well as on the BBC World Service and she has produced podcast series on diverse topics. Orla’s documentaries have met with critical acclaim in Ireland and abroad. She won a silver at the New York Radio Awards in 2019 and was a finalist again in 2020. Orla is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Galway. She can be followed on Twitter here.
In this interview, Orla discusses her approach to audio documentary making and explains how she foregrounds the voices and stories of participants in her work. She also discusses Alternative Eye, her new podcast series on anti-racism supported by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at the University and by Flirt FM.