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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Orla Hegarty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Orla Hegarty, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Orla Hegarty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Orla Hegarty, often where they are interviewed.

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Postcards, Burning Man Post Office, and Newfie Tacos with Orla Hegarty

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Postcards connect people. And this show is, once again, about another connection. I connected with Orla Hegarty over the past couple of years because of this show and because of postcards. Orla is a dedicated postcard creator and writer, a mathematician, a traveler, and a postmaster for Canada Post in her town of St. Vincent’s, Newfoundland.

In this episode, Orla and I talk about postcards. And mushrooms (the edible kind, silly); Burning Man (where I suppose there are other kinds of mushrooms, too); The Salt Path; Punxsatawany Phil and Wiarton Willie; Newfoundland boil ups; Newfie tacos (I really gotta have one now that Orla told me about them); Feminism; stamps; Postcrossing, and the special cancellation Orla does from her post office.

Thats’s the thing about postcard connections. It’s a lot more than a piece of paper with a nice design and a note on the back. What I like about the connections is that I am on a journey of continuous learning — about people and cultures and faraway places. That’s what this episode delivers — it’s another opportunity to learn about the world from someone who communicates with great storytelling. Plus, name me another show where you can learn about Newfie tacos and Burning Man postcards in the same show. This might be the only one.

As with most conversations, there is just a jumping off point. Let’s start this episode of The Postcardist Podcast chatting about…

Determining if mushrooms are edible

Burning Man Post Office

The Salt Path 

Punxsutawney Phil and Wiarton Willie

Newfoundland Boil Up

Newfie Tacos

Goedel, Escher, Bach

Covid…can we produce a show now where we don’t talk about covid?

Feminism stamps

Invisible Women by Carolina Criado Perez


Special cancellation for St. Vincent's, Newfoundland

Marcophily (collection of cancellation stamps)

Sep 27 2020 · 52mins
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The Real Cost of Building with Orla Hegarty

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This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor in the school of architecture and planning UCD. We discuss the housing crisis - its causes and solutions. Orla explains the need to create affordable and climate resilient neighbourhoods, and we ask why government after government continue subsidising the property industry to the detriment of real affordable housing. Finally Orla outlines what is co-living, why it is not appropriate housing, who profits, and the impact this type of development has on land prices as well as stifling the construction of genuinely affordable housing.

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Sep 17 2020 · 43mins

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Programme for Government – Housing with Orla Hegarty & Lorcan Sirr

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There's a lot of admirable aspirations in the Fianna Fail/Fine Gael/Green Party PfG. But it also promises of 7 commissions, 6 task forces, 4 committees, 73 reviews, 2 working groups, 2 forums, 2 councils, 3 citizen's assemblies, 2 agencies and 1 expert group.

So we were delighted to be joined by UCD Shool of Architecture's Orla Hegarty and Technological University Dublin's Lorcac Sirr to run an eye over it. As you'd imagine we went deep into the weeds on housing and looked at what it means for the Land Development Agency, housing delivery, homelessness and direct provision.

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Jun 16 2020 · 39mins
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19. SJI Interviews Ep7: Housing and COVID-19 with Orla Hegarty

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The impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus, has highlighted the weaknesses in both Ireland’s social and economic structures. One such area is housing, particularly for those in communal and cramped accommodation who cannot social distance, self-isolate or, in some cases, avail of adequate washing facilities.

In episode 7 of our interview series, Colette Bennett, Research and Policy Analyst, is joined (remotely) by Orla Hegarty, Architect and Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy in UCD to discuss housing policy in a time of crisis and how the pandemic might shape the debate on housing into the future.

Mar 31 2020 · 24mins
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Orla Hegarty – New Public Housing Ep.104

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We have seen large parts of the commentariat declare that we must build smaller units up into the Dublin skyline to tackle the housing crisis. The only problem with that is there's no evidence that this race to the bottom will work. In this short podcast Assistant Professor at UCD's School of Architecture, Orla Hegarty, outlines how real livable communities can be built and delivered at prices not beyond the average person. She gives the facts around the land profit extraction and bursts a few myths of the "build up to the sky" merchants.

This was recorded as part of the NUI Maynooth Housing Conference, organised by Rory.

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Mar 18 2020 · 18mins