The Team

We work with a wide range of independent producers in Ireland and internationally – but when it’s time to wash the floor or take out the bins, it’s mostly us two who volunteer.

photo by Emily Quinn

Zoë Comyns

Zoë is an award winning Independent Radio Producer working across live radio, documentary and drama. She is currently working on programmes for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and RTÉ Lyric FM.

She and New Normal Culture and have nominated/won 20+ awards for audio work. Over the past decade she has produced numerous documentaries for radio including ‘Art from the Anthropocene’ for BBC World Service (2019), Counting Down on the 2018 8th Amendment Referendum for BBC WS,  Seen From a Distance for RTÉ Radio 1 (Ake Blomstrom Award –  International Features Conference 2013 and Best Narration – New York Festivals 2013). 

Zoë’s dramas include Owing to the Failure Of for Dublin International Fringe Festival 2018 (nominated for Best Design), Flights of Fancy starring Alan Stanford and Frank Kelly (New York Festivals Best Writing Award 2012) and Another Blooming Day starring Ruth McCabe (PPI Award for Best Drama in 2009) and Potbelly starring Dawn Bradfield and Enda Oates for Old Testament, New Tales on RTE Radio 1.

Zoë has reported for The History Show and written for The Living Word on RTE Radio 1 and was the Series Producer for The Book Show,  Inside Culture and The Book on One for RTÉ 1  between 2013-2018 and Culture Shock for Newstalk from 2006-2010. She’s worked as Associate Lecturer in DCU for 3 years and prior to radio she worked in television. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in Gorse journal, The Lifted Brow and she won the 2018 Los Gatos Irish Arts and Writers Festival Short Story Competition 2018. Zoë is the recipient of the John McGahern Award for Literature 2019.  


Regan Hutchins

Regan is an independent radio producer who has worked with New Normal Culture since 2014 developing, producing and presenting shows for live radio and documentary.

He produced The Book Show for the company since 2016 and was part of the production team on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, 2016-17) and Counting Down (BBC World Service, 2018).

He is currently working on programmes for BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service and RTÉ Lyric FM

As part of New Normal Culture, his work has won multiple awards and nominations. In 2018 his short feature Song Of Winter (The Book Show, RTÉ Radio 1) was pre-selcted for the Prix Marulić and won Best Short Feature at the IMRO Radio Awards.

He has produced documentaries for The Lyric Feature (RTÉ Lyric FM)  and for Dublin City FM and has reported for Culture File (RTÉ Lyric FM), Countrywide (RTÉ Radio 1), The History Show (RTÉ Radio 1), Life Matters (RTÉ Radio 1).

He has been working in radio since 2011 and prior to that was a bookseller and worked in education.