Podcasting, Writing, Photography, and Film

Hi, I’m Chris Higgins. I make videos, produce podcasts, record sound, take professional headshots, and write articles. You can hire me for any of these. You may know me from the Election Ride Home Podcast, my writing for Mental Floss, or from This American Life. If you’d like to hear what I’m up to, please sign up for my email list.

I just finished the five-episode docu-series Best of Five: The Classic Tetris Champions. This series covers competitive Tetris players, and tries to answer the question: What does it mean to be the champion of a game that beats you every time? You can buy it now.

In the past few years, I’ve made a bunch of videos for independent artists funding their work via Kickstarter and Patreon. Want to talk about working on a project together? Use the contact form or find me on Twitter.

I’m also a freelance writer, podcaster, and radio reporter. I’ve reported stories for This American Life, The Atlantic, Mental Floss, The Week, Business Insider (sorry!), The Magazine, Oregon Business Magazine, Aquarium Fish, The Portland Mercury, The Techmeme Ride Home, and probably a lot that I’m forgetting.

Chris Higgins stands behind a video camera, while a man stands in front of a brightly lit white background.
It’s me (right) doing video interviews in a hundred-degree warehouse for Matthew Bogart’s Incredible Doom series. Photo by Matthew Bogart.

I’ve written, consulted on, shot for, and appeared in some documentaries: Access, Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, The Lost Arcade, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, The Adults in the Room, and The Pull. I also have a few projects in development.

In a past life, I developed iPhone and iPad games. I also served as Time Travel Consultant for Ransom Riggs, helping him define some of the time-related “rules” behind the original Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children book. I am available for this work too, but I should warn you that it’s extremely costly, and you must bring your own weapons.