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The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss

The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss

By Athena Media
The Panti Personals is a podcast from the mothership Pantisocracy. Panti Bliss hosts intimate, one to one conversations with unique performances.

#Pantisocracy with Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss is a cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland. Season 1-5 (2016-2020) is available as podcasts and via www.pantisocracy.ie with videos.
Pantisocracy is a society of equals.
Pantisocracy - The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast.
The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard.
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The Panti Personals S2 E5 : Niamh Regan
For our final show of 2021 we've a warm hearted conversation with the acclaimed Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, who shares stories of love and loss, grief and re-found happiness with the Queen confessor, Panti Bliss. Niamh comes from Kilrickle, a small village near Loughrea, and her debut album Hemet was nominated as best album in both the Irish Choice and the Irish Folk Awards.  Hemet is named after the Californian homeplace of Niamh's husband Wesley Houdyshell, who is himself a musician and whose family are the fun force behind the band Hippie Cream.  (We hear a clip from their song  All the Things from the slbum Trying to Turn a Unicorn Into a Horse) Niamh performs three of her songs for Panti Bliss live in Camden Recording Studios - Love You Senseless and Happy Again from her forthcoming EP 'In The Meantime' and the poignant 'Freeze Frame' from the Hemet album. To find out more about Niamh Regan and her music : www.niamhregan.com/ The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media. The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. Additional research by Dara Shaw. Our theme music is Lisa Hannigan 'Knots' courtesy of Lisa Hannigan.
52:14
December 31, 2021
The Panti Personals : S2 E4 - Nealo
Panti Bliss in conversation with the hip hop artist Nealo ranges from dog love to Dublin, from leaving law to following his heart, and from becoming a Dad to why cannabis should be legal. Nealo performs three of his songs, with his good mates Rachel MaCauley and Adam Shanahan, live for the Queen, and shares how lockdown brought time to write, but also time to assess relationships and future. Nealo (aka Neal Keating) hails from Clonsilla and began his music and stage career with the hard core punk band Frustration but after a sideways trip into law he found his heart and home in hip hop and mixes music with professional dog walking! In this conversation he shares some ups and downs, his joy at being a father and why he wrote a song for his mother, Rosemary. Music you hear in this episode includes: Nealo 'You Can't Go Home Again' ( live with Rachel and Adam) Nealo 'Under The Weather' ( live with Rachel and Adam) Nealo 'All The Leaves Are Falling' * from the album Frustration 'Last Will and Testament' * from previous recording Nealo 'Rosemary' ( live with Rachel and Adam) You can find out more about Nealo and his album 'All The Leaves Are falling' here: www.nealo.ie The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media - the producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the studio is Camden Recording Studios. Our theme music is Lisa Hannigan's Knots- kindly provided by Lisa with permission to use on the podcast. You can watch videos of the show's performances on www.pantisocracy.ie and find us in all podcast places.
01:00:24
December 17, 2021
The Panti Personals S2 E3 - Sive
Panti Bliss is with alt-folk artist Sive in this episode of The Panti Personals. A proud Naas native Sive’s voice and music is transformative, often called ‘dream folk’, and beyond her creative and artistic life she uses music and song as a community musician in choirs whose members include those with dementia and care home residents. During lockdown, while some of us were binging on Netflix, she co founded a social enterprise called Embrace Music, using music to make a positive difference in the world, and wrote a song cycle for the hospice movement ‘Murmurations’. She’s a climate warrior or worrier and says if you’re not concerned about what’s happening in the global environment you’re not paying attention to the world. In this up close and personal conversation Sive shares three songs with Panti – one of her latest ‘I Think Before I Speak’ and one of her old ones ‘If I Had A Home To Go To’ as well as a beautiful ballad ‘Tenlach’ – an old Irish word for home and hearth. Other music you hear in this episode includes: Sive – ‘We Are Moving’ (from her first album) Murmurations – ‘Better Days to Come’ Murmurations – ‘Blackbird’s Lament’ Murmurations – ‘The Dawning’ (from The Irish Hospice project). as well as a clip from a recording with one of her community choirs. You can find out more about Sive and her music : www.sivemusic.com and you can support her on patreon where she shares a new demo every month – patreon.com/sivemusic. Sive has a gig in Clonacody House in Tipperary on 21st December with Mike Hanrahan and Emma Langford, and will be taking part in a First Fortnight event in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare on the 15th Jan. The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw and mixed by John Howard, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. We record in Camden Recording Studios in Dublin. pantisocracy.ie/sive for more
56:46
December 03, 2021
The Panti Personals - S2 E2 - Ye Vagabonds
The Panti Personals - S2 E2 - Ye Vagabonds Panti Bliss is with Brían and Diarmuid Mac Glionn, otherwise known as Ye Vagabonds, the multi-award winning harmonising brothers who hail from Co Carlow but whose music, songs and story are dipped in the waters of their mother's homeland, Arranmore Island in Co Donegal. Ye Vagabonds picked up best band at this year's RTÉ Irish Folk Awards as well as best folk track for their version of "I'm A Rover' and with Panti Bliss they share the roots of their music and how the Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield, ( which was under threat but planning permission for the hotel has now been rejected!), played such a part in their evolution as performers. For Panti they perform 'I'm A Rover' live and in hilarious detail tell the adventures of their All Boats Rise, slow tour, along the canalways with Myles O'Reilly, and perform one of the songs from that tour 'The Pride of The Barrow'. As they head into the mix for their third album they talk about 'blood harmonies' that unspoken sound language of siblings who sing together and gives us a unique insight into how they work together with the performance of a new song, written together. To find out more about Ye Vagabonds and their music : yevagabonds.com/ Audio archive recordings of Brían & Diarmuid's grandfather, Barney Beag Gallagher and their great grandmother,Biddy Néilí Gallagher, is with the kind permission of the Irish Traditional Music Archive www.itma.ie and Lisa Shields and comes from the audio recordings and collection of Lisa and Hugh Shields recorded on Arranmore Island in the 1970s. Find out more through Brían own podcast and transmedia blog on ITMA's Drawing from the Well online project www.itma.ie/drawingfromthewell/brian-mac-gloinn The clip of Andrew Early singing 'No One To Welcome Me Home' - a song learnt when he was 15 years old from Róise Rua was recorded by Brían's friend Steve O'Connor on the island in 2019. Early has since died and this song is included in Brían's Arranmore songs project and it is now one Ye Vagabonds sing themselves. Have a look at this gorgeous little video around the Róise Rua Festival now held on the island : http://feileroiserua.com/ (you’ll spot Myles and Ye Vagabonds!) Other clips of songs and sounds you hear in the programme include: Ye Vagabonds - I Courted A Wee Girl - from Myles O'Reilly's film of 'Seven Songs on Six Islands' tour. ( see the full video film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLUsLBuKQs) The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw. John Howard is the digital and audio editor, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. The show is recorded in Camden Recording Studios with the kind support of Cian Boylan and the sound engineer is Conor Brady. To find out more go to www.pantisocracy.ie
01:15:37
November 19, 2021
The Panti Personals S2 E1 - Dani Larkin
The Panti Personals S2 E1 - Dani Larkin 'For me music is medicine' says Dani Larkin. The Panti Personals podcast is back and in this first episode of a new season Panti Bliss is talking with folk singer-songwriter Dani Larkin, who comes from the tiny townland of Madden in the border county of Armagh. Dani shares her Gemini fascination with duality, and how being queer, and coming from a conflicted borderland, has shaped her. She's worked in conflict resolution, using music, across the world, including a period spent working in Israel and Palestine which she says has left a lifelong mark. Her new album 'Notes for a Maiden Warrior' draws on Irish mythology and feminine energy and she performs two of her songs for Panti during the show 'Samson & Goliath' and 'Bloodthirsty', and the episode features excerpts of her songs 'The Red Maca's Return' and 'The Magpie'. You can find out more about Dani and her music here: www.danilarkin.com www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKjJlsQJm9mA4ThiaGj88A The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw, audio edit and videos by John Howard, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. See www.pantisocracy.ie for videos of the show.
52:32
November 05, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E8 : Jerry Fish
The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss and Jerry Fish   #ThePantiPersonals  Panti Bliss is with the definitive showman Jerry Fish for this episode of The Panti Personals. To some he's best known as the frontman and driving force of the hit 1990s band 'An Emotional Fish' to others he's the creative magic behind 'The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow' at the Electric Picnic Festival (remember festivals?!). Born in Dublin, he was raised and shaped by London's South End, where the streets were, he says, tough and he was surrounded by a multi-cultural migrant community. from Ireland, the Carribbean and Asia. He came back to Dublin in his mid teens, expecting to find 'home' but found Dublin treated him as an outsider so he took to wandering, and travelling, including a stint living on a rock in the Greek Isles. Back in Dublin 'An Emotional Fish' came together, and a helter-skelter five years of riding the rock n' roll wave of touring with bands like U2 followed. These days the wanderer has settled down, living the country life with his lovely wife Nikki, their four children, and one spectacular moustache! The band he brought together when he returned to music is 'Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club' and Jerry performs two of his own songs, with the accompaniment of Cian Boylan, for Panti Bliss, in the show.  Transcript of the show:: www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…74d3e06154a981d Music you hear in this episode includes: 'Where The Sun Don't Shine' - Jerry Fish (Live with Cian Boylan)  'True Love Will Find You in the End' - Jerry Fish (Live cover of Daniel Johnston's song)  'Julian' - An Emotional Fish  'Celebrate' - An Emotional Fish  'Be Yourself' - Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club  'If God Was A Girl' - An Emotional Fish  'My Friend Jim' - An Emotional Fish The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent production. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. The Panti Personals Season 1 is recorded in Camden Recording Studios Dublin with the kind support of Cian Boylan and Conor Brady. http://pantisocracy.ie/jerry-fish/ for more
57:24
August 06, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E7 Elaine Mai
The Panti Personals S1 E7 Elaine Mai  #ThePantiPersonals  For maybe the first time in our Pantisocracy world Panti Bliss gets to chin wag with a fellow county woman, electronic composer, singer and musician Elaine Mai. Elaine grew up in rural Mayo on a farm until she was eleven and moved to town. She came out in college at University College Galway and met her future wife Roisin there, as well as starting to explore her musical journey which eventually led her to electronic music. In those days there were few women leading in that genre and she had no role model, now in her mid 30s she is not just a role model herself, composing, producing and recording her own work, but also leading in creating a more gender equal environment for women in the music industry. She is one of the Irish artists representing Ireland in the EU gender equality in music initiative KeyChange. In this episode she performs her track 'Still Feel' from her forthcoming album with the uber talented singer and collaborator Ailbhe Reddy. You can find out more about Elaine and her work here: www.elainemai.com/ Transcript of the episode : www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…5f429efd8a1b525 Music and performances you hear in this episode includes: Elaine Mai - IOU Elaine Mai - No Forever (feat. MayKay) Elaine Mai - Somewhere Else Elaine Mai - Softly Elaine Mai - Still Feel (feat. Ailbhe Reddy) Ailbhe Reddy - Personal History Vickey Curtis - Two Fat Ducks Pillow Queens - Gay Girls Pillow Queens - Gay Girls (Elaine Mai Remix) The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media, the producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. The theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. visit www.pantisocracy.ie for more and to see the videos of Elaine and Ailbhe's performance of 'Still Feel'.
53:16
July 23, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E6 : Bronagh Gallagher
The Panti Personals S1 E6 Bronagh Gallagher #ThePantiPersonals pantisocracy.ie/bronagh-gallagher The original Derry Girl Bronagh Gallagher, is the guest with Panti Bliss is this episode of The Panti Personals. Bronagh, an old friend of Panti's, began her film acting and singing career on a high as Bernie in Alan Parker's classic, The Commitments when she was just 17 Her film appearances include Star Wars, Pulp Fiction and Albert Nobbs and she is currently filming the TV Brassic in Manchester. Bronagh's work life splits between acting and singing and during the pandemic she collaborated with Dave Stewart on the track 'Truth or Dare' and with Noel Hogan on the song 'Cry Baby'. In this conversation Bronagh shares her lockdown secrets, including daily yoga and meditation, and how she headed back to Derry for lockdown 1 and stayed close to her parents. With Cian Boylan on piano she performs two of her own songs for Panti, 'Greatest Love' and 'So the Story Goes' and talks of how music remains the great love of her life. You can find out more about Bronagh and her work here: www.bronaghgallagher.com Music Bronagh performs in this episode : 'Greatest Love' 'So The Story Goes' and we hear from her recordings of 'Cry Baby' and "Truth or Dare'. Transcript of Episode https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/c12bdd7a49b74a62b3071a674fb87134/edit_v2 The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast production, the producer is Helen Shaw and the audio and digital editor is John Howard. The shows are recorded in Camden Recording Studios with Conor Brady and our themem music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan and it is used with her kind permission. For more go to www.pantisocracy.ie and see the videos of the performances from the shows.
01:10:26
July 09, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E5 : Adrian Crowley
Adrian Crowley, the man whose voice Panti Bliss describes as ‘the deepest, darkest pint of Guinness pre smoking ban’ is the guest in this episode of The Panti Personals. Adrian is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer whose ninth album ‘The Watchful Eye of the Stars’ is just out. Adrian was born in Malta to a Maltese Mum and an Irish Dad, and after a few early years in Cameroon, he grew up in Barna, Co. Galway. These days he lives in Dublin with his French born wife and their two children, Max and Alice. In this intriguing, conversation with Panti, Adrian shares the story behind the documentary art film he made with director Niall McCann ‘The Science of Ghosts‘, the influences behind his music, and how in Malta he feels the vibrations, the connection of his ancestors. Adrian performs ‘Bread and Wine’ from his new album for Panti and shares a remarkable spoken word piece he wrote during lockdown called ‘The Ascension of Larks’ which was first performed in Musictown earlier this year. And you can find out more about Adrian and his work here: www.adriancrowley.com The Panti Personals podcast is an independent production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is Lisa Hannigan ‘Knots’ – used with her kind permission.
01:08:29
June 25, 2021
The Panti Personals: S1 E4 Jane Willow
#ThePantiPersonals www.pantisocracy.ie  Panti Bliss is with a gorgeous young Dutch woman, singer and songwriter Jane Willow in this episode of The Panti Personals. But of course Jane's real name is Janneke van Nijnanten and much like our Queen, Panti Bliss and her homeboy Rory O'Neill, she loves the freedom a stage persona and name gives to her. There's a weird Glen Hansard theme going on in The Panti Personals as we heard how Galia Arad was inspired to come to Ireland by a Glen gig, and our Janneke took off to Dublin after hearing Glen talking about the glories of street busking as a musician in Dublin. Janneke went back to busking, more parks than streets, during lockdown, just to find an audience and have the joy of the singing in public again. In this episode she shares her story of coming here from her home town in the Netherlands, Breda which of course Panti thinks is a great name for a drag queen, Heavy Breda! During the show Janneke pops into her Jane Willow identity and performs twice for the Queen, a beautiful cover of Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms' and her own lovely song 'Let There Be Light', a suitable anthem for the times we're in. The Panti Personals gets closer to being a 'personals' column with Panti putting the call out for a gorgeous ginger haired guy for Jane (she has a thing for red-heads!). Find out more about Jane Willow here : www.janewillow.com/blog The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard, the theme music is by Lisa Hannigan, it's an instrumental version of her song 'Knots' used with her kind permission.
43:29
June 11, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E3 Myles O'Reilly
#ThePantiPersonals www.pantisocracy.ie  The multi-talented artist Myles O'Reilly is the guest with Panti Bliss in this episode of The Panti Personals. Myles, an artist of words, music and film, composes and releases his own beautiful, ambient music under the moniker Indistinct Chatter. Myles is celebrated for his gorgeous music docu-videos with artists like Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds and of course the lovely Lisa Hannigan - whose music is our theme song. He’s one half of the music show ‘This Ain't No Disco’ with Donal Dineen and has curated a stage at Body & Soul Festival for some seven years. Myles began his stage and music life as the band Juno Falls, which was effectively just him, and in this conversation with Panti Bliss he invites his good friend Rónán O' Snodaigh in to perform and sing Rónán's 'Tá'n t'Ádh Liom (Lucky Is Me)'. You can find out more about Myles and his work on https://arbutusyarns.net/ and support it via his Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/mylesoreilly. https://mylesoreilly.bandcamp.com/music to buy his music. Music you hear in this episode includes:  Crowded House - To The Island (Myles O'Reilly video can be seen here https://arbutusyarns.net/2021/03/20/crowded-house-to-the-island/ ) Emmi Leisner DANK SEI DIR,HERR composed by Ernst Reijseger  Indistinct Chatter - My Mother's Star  Indistinct Chatter - The Conservatory  Indistinct Chatter - Your Excitement The Panti Personals is an independent podcast produced by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is by Lisa Hannigan, an instrumental version of her song 'Knots'. All rights rests with Athena Media and Myles O'Reilly
55:39
May 28, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E2 Galia Arad
The Panti Personals : S1 E2 Panti Bliss meets Galia Arad. (released May 15) http://pantisocracy.ie/galia-arad/ Galia Arad describes herself as 'Bob Dylan meets Britney Spears' and if that doesn't make you want to listen to this episode of The Panti Personals, whatever will? Galia hails from Bloomington, Indiana, but this singer-songwriter with a comic punch, has made Dublin her home. When she's asked by taxi drivers what fella brought her to Dublin? Galia smiles and says 'Glen Hansard' but in truth it's as much Shane MacGowan's work, as Glen's. But then you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out why! Galia's comic work is often with the gleeful Lollipops but her new release, 'Lion's Den' is a classic break-up song, a powerful pop ballad you can just imagine Britney covering. Galia's 'Britney crush' often means she includes a Britney cover in her gigs and her very dark and mysterious cover of 'Baby One More Time' made it to screen in a Marvel TV series 'Cloak & Dagger'. In this episode of The Panti Personals Panti Bliss finds a new soulmate in fellow podcaster Galia Arad, who she decides is 'a gas bitch' and ideal company for the habitual lockdown season. Galia, who has toured with Jools Holland, performs her latest release 'Lion's Den' and a song inspired by possibly her most embarrassing moment, when Elvis Costello emailed her to hook up for a gig. Music in this episode includes:  Galia & The Lollipops : What a Time  Galia's cover of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'  Galia Arad's Lion's Den - accompanied by Cian Boylan  Galia Arad and the Elvis Costello Song  To find out more about Galia go to www.galiaarad.com And follow her on twitter twitter.com/galiaarad The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. The theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan and used with her kind permission.
57:26
May 14, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E1 'Bressie' Niall Breslin
The Panti Personals - Season 1 Episode 1 www.pantisocracy.ie Panti Bliss meets Bressie' Niall Breslin  * trigger warning. This episode conversation touches on mental health, and references child abuse and suicide.  Panti Bliss is breaking out of lockdown and shaping a new podcast, a child of Pantisocracy, The Panti Personals, where she gets up close (two metres anyway) and personal with someone, for an intimate conversation and a private performance. Her first guest is a man of more hats than Philip Treacy. It's the handsome beast, mindfulness and music man, Niall Breslin, 'Bressie' of the Blizzards. This time Niall is Blizzardsless and performs two of his new spoken words pieces, 'Teen Spirit', which was first performed for this year's St Patrick's Day Festival, and inspired by the death of his teenage hero Kurt Cobain, and a brand new piece 'Closing Time', a tribute to the saving grace of Tom Waits, with Cian Boylan on piano.  Niall is co-founder of the mental health advocacy group 'A Lust for Life' and he hosts two podcasts, 'Where Is My Mind?' and one focussed on mindfulness 'Wake Up/Wind Down'. In this powerful and revealing conversation Panti and Bressie talk love, life, anxiety and resilience, and swap stories on how physical and sexual abuse, witnessed during their school years, has stayed with them, and haunted them. Find out more about Niall and his work : www.niallbreslin.com/ Or 'A Lust for Life': https://www.alustforlife.com/tools/mental-health/where-is-my-mind-podcast And to hear the Blizzards check out : open.spotify.com/artist/5wzUAvSTqE7BXNSL0OOzZR The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast production. The producer is Helen Shaw and the digital editor is John Howard. The Panti Personals sessions are recorded in Camden Recording Studios Dublin and this first season of the show has been made with the kind support of Camden Recording Studios and Cian Boylan. For more, and to see videos of performances from The Panti Personals, visit the mothership pantisocracy.ie/panti-personals/ Episode Transcript: https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/f970aaabdeea4310b0bf0f11e69af05e/edit_v2 All rights rest with Niall Breslin & Athena Media @AthenaMedia2021
01:10:01
May 01, 2021
THE PANTI PERSONALS : Trailer
The Panti Personals - a new podcast hosted by Panti Bliss, started May 1 2021. Panti Bliss is breaking out of lockdown and getting up close (well two metres) and personal. In this new podcast, a child of the multi-award winning Pantisocracy, Panti Bliss is escaping her husband, Penny the dog and Crayon the lockdown cat, to have some intimate and revealing conversations with old and new friends who also, since, they're all performers, entertain her in a private audience of one. In this season she meets the handsome beast, mindfulness and music man, Niall Breslin, aka Bressie of the Blizzards, American singer and songwriter, Galia Arad, film-maker and musician Myles O'Reilly and the Dutch singer and songwriter Jane Willow. For more go to the mothership pantisocracy.ie/panti-personals/ The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw and the digital editor is John Howard. This first season of The Panti Personals is made with the support of Camden Recording Studios in Dublin. The theme music for The Panti Personals is Knots by Lisa Hannigan, and used with her kind permission. Thanks Lisa! If you like what we do, please share the podcast using hashtag #ThePantiPersonals 
00:40
April 14, 2021
Pantisocracy S5 E8 ‘Solace’ (2020)
At the close of a year that has turned our lives upside down Panti Bliss hosts a special edition of Pantisocracy exploring what gives us solace and comfort and what inspires us to find the light, even in darkness. On Christmas Eve, by the fireside of a Joycean living room, she brings together a gathering of conversation and song. With her, at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin’s inner city, are singer and songwriter Maija Sofia, actor Aaron Monaghan, traditional singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and her husband folklorist Billy Mag Fhloinn. pantisocracy.ie/s5e8/ for more
01:18:04
December 24, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E7 ‘Skin Deep’ (2020)
What does it mean to ‘look’ and be Irish in contemporary Ireland? In this episode of Pantisocracy with Panti Bliss, the last in this season, Panti is joined by people who challenge the stereotypical Irish freckles and fair skin and talk of an Ireland where it’s cool to be Irish and proud, regardless of your skin colour.  Panti’s guests are  singer and songwriter Dana Masters, who hails from South Carolina, USA, and moved to the north of Ireland ten years ago, Leon Diop one of the founders of the virally popular Black and Irish Instagram & Facebook account, and documentary maker Lisa Essuman. Dana, who tours with Van Morrison, performs two of her own songs during the show - ‘Little Girl’  inspired by her grandmother who was a black civil rights activist in USA, in the 1960s, and a song ‘Call You Home’ that she penned for her new home - Ireland - where she says she has found peace and healing. For more go to: http://pantisocracy.ie/s5-e7/
01:13:50
August 20, 2020
Pantisocracy S5E6 ‘A Place to Call My Own’ (2020)
#Pantisocracy Season 5 Episode 6 : "A Place to Call My Own' What does it take to call a place your own, or for that place to let you own it? In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is with three people who answered that question. She meets Santis O’Garro, a proud Black Irishwoman from the Caribbean island of Montserrat, Martin Beanz Warde, a comedian who shares his story of growing up gay in the traveller community in the west of Ireland, and singer Roisin El Cherif, a Palestinian Irishwoman from Oranmore, Co Galway. Roisin performs two of her own songs, Cinnamon Eyes and Cross Your Mind, accompanied by musician Alma Kelliher on keyboards and backing vocals. for more go to : pantisocracy.ie/s5-e6/ Full Transcript of Broadcast Show: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NBIHf3lzwSsEpc0-R3rMvLVjxoattkx2/view Pantisocracy is an Athena Media production for RTE Radio 1. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. This episode was recorded in Belvedere House, Great Denmark St Dublin 1 by Simon Cullen.
01:04:55
August 13, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E5 ‘Inner Vision’ (2020)
Sometimes, to make things happen, we need to go out on our own, to fly solo, and realise our inner vision. In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is with three people who did just that; musician and singer David Geraghty, theatre director and founder of Anu Productions, Louise Lowe, and queer, autistic novelist Naoise Dolan who is creating quite a stir with her debut work ‘Exciting Times’. David Geraghty, a founder member with the band BellX1, created a solo, alter identity, some six years ago, in Join Me in the Pines, and David performs two very apt songs for Panti Bliss ‘Two to Fall in Love’ inspired by the 2015 marriage equality vote, and ‘She Steps Into The Light’ starring, in the video he made, – a drag queen! pantisocracy.ie/s5-e5/ for more
01:07:52
August 06, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E4 'Phoenix Rising' (2020)
What does it take to become the person you are born to be? In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss meets five people who share their stories of becoming ‘at home’ in their own skin. Joining Panti Bliss are writer and wheelchair user Louise Bruton, poet Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, minimalist composer Úna Keane, transgender activist Noah Halpin and singer Melina Malone who all share moments of intense change and transformation in their lives.  Both Úna Keane and Melina Malone perform from their work, and Nidhi shares a poem that connects to her roots in India.   In The Panti Monologue Panti Bliss talks of how she sees the relationship between Rory and Panti, where Rory is the type of guy who likes to wear an old comfy jumper while Panti is the peacock who struts out like Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter. Una Keane performs a piece she wrote for the show called 'RISE' and also a piece which requires a manual typewriter 'Typewriter 111' which Panti Bliss remarks gets her thinking of Dolly Parton and '9-5'!. http://pantisocracy.ie/pantisocracy-s5-e4-phoenix-rising/ for more For more about Una Keane go to www.unakeane.com  and on Melina Malone go to www.melinamalone.com Pantisocracy is an Athena Media production, the broadcast version of the show goes out on RTE Radio 1 and extended podcasts cuts like this are released by Athena Media to reflect the full richness of the recordings.  The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the audio editor for this mix is Andrew Byrne. The show was recorded in Camden Recording Studios.
01:13:20
July 30, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E3 'When Things Fall Apart' (2020)
#Pantisocracy Season 5 Episode 3 ‘When Things Fall Apart’ What do you do when everything falls apart, and your best laid plans collapse in the eye of a global storm? In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is with three people, photographer Ruth Medjber, novelist Gavin McCrea and singer/songwriter Emma Langford, who each had to answer that question and reinvent their work and world during the pandemic. For Ruth Medjber, 2020 was meant to be a globe trotting series of music tours, festivals and exhibitions, but forced into lockdown, she began capturing the mood of the nation with her twilight walks and window portraits. Gavin McCrea, was happily working away on a novel, when lockdown brought him back to Dublin to look after his elderly mother, and in the midst of quarantine, Gavin began writing a very personal memoir, capturing that time, and his mother’s dementia. Emma Langford, as her overseas tour and gigs vanished, began video blogging from her bedroom, hosting sing songs and requests and found a new way of creating and connecting. During the show, Emma performs two of her songs, ‘The Winding Way Down to Kells Bay’ and ‘Goodbye Hawaii’ while Gavin shares the opening prologue of his powerful new work. This episode was recorded in the beautiful surroundings of Belvedere House, in Dublin's north inner city. For more go to pantisocracy.ie/s5e3/ www.gavinmccrea.com/ For Gavin's work emmalangfordmusic.com/ For more about Emma and her music www.ruthlessimagery.com/ to see more of Ruth's gorgeous photography https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dQ6aIcFsStSI-hcxzUuLVQGAyZ3EtVE5/view?usp=sharing for the episode transcript
01:10:09
July 23, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E2 ‘Breaking Secrets and Silence’ (2020)
Season 5 Episode 2 ‘Breaking Secrets and Silence’ Headline Mental Health Media Award Winner 2020 What happens when your private family story, your deepest secret, is also a national secret of shame and silence? Caelainn Hogan, author of the ground-breaking ‘Republic of Shame’ is the guest of Panti Bliss in this episode and she’s joined by singer Jess Kavanagh, whose mum was born, black Irish, in a mother and baby home, and film-maker Paul Duane, who was himself born in Sean Ross Abbey, the home depicted in the film ‘Philomena’. Jess shares a poem she wrote, Four Girls in Blue, about High Park, the Magdalene laundry, and orphanage, in north city, Dublin, and performs Hozier’s song ‘Nina Cried Power’ while Caelainn reads an extract from the book - 'Republic of Shame' which is out in paperback July 16 2020. pantisocracy.ie/s5e2/ for more https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/309/309348/republic-of-shame/9780241984123.html Republic of Shame now available in paperback https://barqmusic.bandcamp.com/ http://www.barqmusic.com/
58:25
July 16, 2020
Pantisocracy S5 E1 'The Big Pause' (2020)
'The Big Pause' Pantisocracy S5 E1 Host Panti Bliss is back with Pantisocracy and in Season 5 after the covid19 long lockdown she's meeting three guests who had their dream projects stalled by what we're calling 'The Big Pause'. Panti meets writer Mark O'Connell, 'Notes from an Apocalyse' novelist Cauvery Madhaven 'The Tainted' and singer and actor Lisa Lambe. In this audio you hear Lisa singing a song she wrote inspired by a short story by the Irish writer Mary Lavin 'One Drop of Rain'. During the show Lisa also shares a song from her album 'Juniper' which was launched during lockdown. In this performance she is accompanied by guitarist John O'Loughlin. for more go to pantisocracy.ie/s5e1/ to find out more about Lisa - www.lisalambe.ie You can hear the radio broadcast of Pantisocracy on RTE Radio 1 July 9th 10pm and on podcasts everywhere. Catch the video of Lisa's performance online with the show. Pantisocracy is an Athena Media production for RTE Radio - the producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. All rights rests with the content creators and performers involved in the show and can not be used without direction permission ©AthenaMedia2020
01:05:39
July 09, 2020
Pantisocracy Season 5 Trailer (2020)
Pantisocracy with Panti Bliss is back for Season 5, starting July 9th, catch it on a podcast platform where you find your favourite podcasts. For more go to www.pantisocracy.ie
00:43
June 29, 2020
Pantisocracy S4 E8 – 'Sex in the Digital City' (2019)
Today just about everything in our daily lives, from banking to dating, from getting a pizza to watching porn, has shifted online, and often happens in our always on smart phone. So how is it changing us? In this episode of Pantisocracy Panti Bliss is joined by the American-Syrian podcaster/philosopher Conner Habib, who gave up academia to become a gay porn actor, but who has now moved to Ireland to complete a PhD on things like fairy lore and ghosts. With them in the parlour is Dubliner Caroline West who has just finished her doctorate on sex, sexuality and porn and the award winner Galway based writer Lisa McInerney. Lisa’s final chapter in her gritty, dark trilogy of novels, that started with ‘The Glorious Heresies’, is out next year. Making music with the conversation is singer-songwriter Leanne Harte, who now works in digital media. Leanne shares her story of coming out gay. Adding to the blissful and sexy gaiety of the house is Cian Kinsella, one half of the acrobatic comedy duo Lords of Strut who performs with Panti Bliss in the stage show RIOT. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e8/ for more
01:05:54
September 03, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E7 – 'Sisters Are Doing It (for themselves)' (2019)
A conversation of sisterhood and three generations of feminism In this episode of Pantisocracy with host Panti Bliss. Panti is joined by the acclaimed Galway poet Elaine Feeney, who is now working with the oral history project around the Tuam Babies story. With them in the parlour are two outstanding performers, Emma Garnett aka Fehdah, an afro-Irish singer who mixes her passion for music with astro-physics, and Nina Hynes, a Dubliner living in Berlin for over a decade now, who mixes her own music-making with teaching children to find joy in making sounds themselves. Completing our quartet is writer and first wave Irish feminist Rosita Sweetman who challenged Ireland in the early seventies with her book about women, sexuality and the Catholic Church called ‘On Our Knees’ and who now combines her commitment to women’s rights with activism on the environment. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e7/ for more
01:08:59
August 27, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E6 – 'The Caged Bird Sings' (2019)
In this episode of the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss is joined by artists who have found freedom in their art and work and those who have a sense of understanding Maya Angelou’s meaning ‘I Know why the caged bird sings’. Meet visual artist Mary Duffy who is a thalidomide survivor and paints, and gardens, with her feet. Her work is beautiful, evocative and life-affirming, capturing the colours and the coastal landscape of where she lives. With her in studio is Steo Wall a man who has known the confines of a cage and has found his voice through music and song. They are joined by Afro-Irish singer and musician Caleb Kunle and traveller activist, advocate and academic Dr Sindy Joyce. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e6/ for more
01:05:17
August 20, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E5 – 'Belonging' (2019)
What is belonging and when do we feel it? In this episode of Pantisocracy Panti Bliss is talking nationality and identity. Is it nature or nurture, DNA or destiny? Guests with the Queen of Ireland are Erin Fornoff, an American in Dublin, Irish by choice, who has crafted her gift for razor sharp, spoken word here and the singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke who reaches into both national and family history to tell song stories drawn from the famine and migration. Joining them in the parlour is Afro-Irish singer Tolu Makay, a new vocal talent emerging in Ireland and composer Síobhra Quinlan who uses music to help give voice to the new migrant communities, including refugees and asylum seekers living in Direction Provision. There are performances by all four guests in this show with Erin Fornoff sharing her spoken word piece ‘HOME’ while Tolu Makay performs her song ‘Goodbye’, and Declan O’Rourke sings his autobiographical song ‘Stars Over Kinvara’. Síobhra Quinlan is joined by concert harpist Maebh McKenna and they perform a contemporary classical piece Quinlan wrote called ‘Flux’. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e5/ for more
57:47
August 13, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E4 – 'Home from Home' (2019)
The Irish are all over the world, ‘the diaspora’ as Mary Robinson named it, and often creating waves where ever they go. In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is inviting folk who have a foot in two places like acclaimed sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, of the group The Gloaming, who spends his life now between Princeton University, in the United States and his home and family in Inistioge, County Kilkenny. With him is comedy writer (8 out of 10 Cats) and actor Brona C. Titley, who has settled in London and fellow London exile, cabaret artist Xnthony aka Anthony Keigher whose stage shows are both funny and queer like the one he calls ‘Sodom & Begorrah’. Joining them is social justice activist Caoimhe Butterly who grew up in Ireland, Canada and Africa and who, through her on-going work with refugees, is back and forth from Dublin to Lebanon and Greece. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e4/ for more
57:37
August 06, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E3 'Sex and the Irish: Sex Talks' (2019)
So we Irish are not known for our openness about sex and sexuality so in this season of Pantisocracy we’re bringing a little spotlight to sex and the Irish or everything you ever wanted to know about sex and the Irish but were afraid to ask! In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is talking birds & bees, sex education and how we learn about sex and sexuality, consent and coercion, desire and intimacy. As the child of a rural vet Panti got the basic biology lesson early on but everything else was a bit of a discovery. With her in the parlour is Taryn De Vere, who describes herself as a ‘joy-bringer’ and a ‘sex positive parent’ as well as sports commentator and psychotherapist Richie Sadlier, who co-runs consent classes with transition year schoolboys. Joining them is Shawna Scott who runs Sex Siopa, a female friendly online sex shop, and Dr. Paul Ryan, who researches sex and the Irish, from the pages of agony aunt Angela McNamara in the 60s and 70s to sex workers and digital dating today. Performing in the parlour are Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson from the music duo Zrazy who became national treasures themselves when they wrote the legend ‘Ooh Aah Paul McGrath’. A show that happily bring together drag, sex and sport. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e3/ for more
59:20
July 31, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E2 – 'The Past is Not Dead, It’s Not Even The Past' (2019)
S4 E2 – The Past is Not Dead, It’s Not Even The Past In this episode of the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss is joined by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine, author of an acclaimed new collection of stories from a fractured post ‘peace’ Northern Ireland and a young filmmaker Sinead O’Shea whose documentary ‘A Mother Brings her Son to Be Shot’ highlights some of those fractures in the underbelly of Derry suburbs. With them is Dean Van Nguyen, an emerging voice on Irish culture, whose father came to Ireland as a Vietnamese refugee in the 1970s and David Joyce, a lawyer and Irish traveller activist, whose father reluctantly ‘settled’ when David was in his late teens. Offering music and insight is the singer and performer Lux Alma whose new work takes a female focus on Irish mythology. pantisocracy.ie/s4-e2/ for more
01:05:19
July 23, 2019
Pantisocracy S4 E1: 'The Writing on the Wall' (2019)
Pantisocracy S4 E1: The Writing on the Wall  - a bonus cut with full length recording of the show In this the first episode of Pantisocracy Season 4 host Panti Bliss is joined by two extraordinary visual artists, Joe Caslin and Maser, who both, in very different ways, use the street as their canvas and their art for social change. With them is documentary filmmaker Aoife Kelleher whose film ‘One Million Dubliners’ changed public minds and hearts about Glasnevin Cemetery and whose recent work takes us inside the Irish prison system. Singer Damien Dempsey, who worked with Maser ten years ago on a Ballymun urban art project , shares his own journey, and a song or two, while the young, spoken word artist Natalya O’Flaherty raps the street and gives life to its stories. Webpage for more: pantisocracy.ie/s4e1/
01:15:25
July 16, 2019
Pantisocracy Season 4 - Trailer (2019)
Season 4 of Pantisocracy starts July 16th S4 E1 Title : The Writing on the Wall In this the first episode of Pantisocracy Season 4, host Panti Bliss is joined by two extraordinary visual artists, Joe Caslin and Maser, who both, in very different ways, use the street as their canvas and their art for social change. With them is documentary filmmaker Aoife Kelleher whose film ‘One Million Dubliners’ changed public minds and hearts about Glasnevin Cemetery and whose recent work takes us inside the Irish prison system.   Singer Damien Dempsey, who worked with Maser ten years ago on a Ballymun urban art project , shares his own journey, and a song or two, while the young, spoken word artist Natalya O’Flaherty raps the street and gives life to its stories.   Webpage for more:  http://pantisocracy.ie/s4e1/
02:10
July 08, 2019
Pantisocracy S3 E10 'Ties That Bind' (2018)
Pantisocracy Season 3 Episode 10 ‘Ties That Bind’ Guests with Panti Bliss in this episode are the bands Ships, Tebi Rex, performer Felispeaks and singer Inni-K. Relationships, both family and friendship, are at the heart of the conversation in this episode of Pantisocracy and the ‘cabaret of conversations’. Panti Bliss talks of her own ties that bind and her guests include Sorca McGrath of the Choice Music Prize winning band Ships with her partner Simon Cullen, as well as Maynooth hip hop duo Max Zanga & Matt Ó Baoill, aka Tebi Rex. Joining them is the Nigerian-Irish spoken word artist Felispeaks, aka Felicia Olusanya, whose first play ‘The Boy Child’ is in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Eclectic singer-songwriter Inni-K aka Eithne Ni Chatháin completes the guest list in a show focussed on contemporary Irish talent. www.pantisocracy.ie/s3-e10 for more
01:01:19
September 04, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E9 'Taking A Stand' (2018)
Pantisocracy Season 3 Episode 9 ‘Taking a Stand’ In the parlour with host Panti Bliss are Saoirse Long, Caitriona Bergin, Frank Berry and Lisa Hannigan. Sometimes, despite the personal cost, you have to take a stand. In this episode of Pantisocracy, our host Panti Bliss, who has herself been known to take a stand or two, shares her story of how what she thought was a small talk in the Abbey Theatre, the Noble Call, became a viral call of action and change. In this episode Panti’s guests are Saoirse Long, a young woman who told her own story to dramatic impact during the recent referendum campaign, Caitriona Bergin, whose brother’s death by suicide helped motivate her to radically change her life, filmmaker Frank Berry whose recent work ‘Michael Inside’ brought us into the harrowing world of prison and singer/writer Lisa Hannigan who performs two of her own songs in the show - ‘Little Bird’ and ‘Undertow’. www.pantisocracy.ie/s3-e9 for more
01:02:14
August 28, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E8 'Borders' (2018)
Pantisocracy season 3 2018 Episode 8 ‘Borders’ In this ‘cabaret of conversations’ Panti Bliss explores borders, both physical and psychological - what divides us and what brings us together? And can art be more powerful than politics in mapping and crossing borders? Guests are the visual artist Rita Duffy and musician/writer Steafán Hanvey both from Northern Ireland although Hanvey is now settled in Finland. With them is Gemma Doherty, from Derry, and Morgan MacIntyre, from Belfast, the two halves of the musical duo Saint Sister who share their experience of life on both sides of the Irish border. In the conversation too is David Honeyford, son of a Presbyterian minister, who has crossed the green and orange lines of Co Antrim to fall in love with GAA and the cuplá focal. Saint Sister perform their songs ‘Causing Trouble’ and a new release, ‘The Mater’, from their first album out this October. www.pantisocracy.ie/s3-e8 for more
01:12:14
August 21, 2018
Pantisocracy S3E7 'Room At The Table' (2018)
Pantisocracy Season 3 2018 Episode 7 ‘Room at the Table’ In this episode of the ‘cabaret of conversations’ called ‘Room at the Table’ host Panti Bliss’s guests are architect Grainne Hassett, singers Susie Q and Síomha, actor/writer Stephen Jones, and visual artist Vukasin Nedeljković. In this show Panti hosts a conversation around what makes a more open society. Vukasin Nedeljković shares his journey, from war in the Balkans to making a life here by turning his experience as an asylum seeker, in Direct Provision, into art in his Asylum Archive. Meditation coach Susie Q performs her song ‘Home’ inspired by images of children escaping conflict and architect Grainne Hassett talks of how similar stories of refugees fleeing war, prompted her to go and work in the refugee camps in Calais. Síomha, who comes from County Clare, the heartland of traditional Irish music, performs her songs ‘Spéir Rua an Iúil’, and ‘Why Did We Fall in Love?’
01:03:21
August 14, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E6 "Legally Gay" (2018)
‘Legally Gay’ Pantisocracy Season 3 2018 Episode 6 25 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality Panti Bliss celebrates in a show called 'Legally Gay' and explores how Ireland stepped out of the closet. Guests include singer/songwriter Jack O’Rourke, gay rights archivist Tonie Walsh, HIV advocate Robbie Lawlor, grassroots activist Izzy Kamikaze and spoken word performer Vickey Curtis. Jack O’Rourke performs his songs ‘Shining For You’ and his new single ‘Myth, along with a powerful cover of John Grant’s song ‘Glacier’. Vickey Curtis performs a piece she did during the Marriage Equality Referendum ‘Two Fat Ducks’. Broadcast 7th August 2018 - 22.00 - 23.00 on RTÉ Radio 1 www.pantisocracy.ie/season-3-2018-episode-6 for more
01:01:25
August 07, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E5 ‘The Young are at the Gates’ (2018)
Panti Bliss’s guests in this episode of Pantisocracy are the next generation; young emerging voices shaping Ireland today and pushing for change. In the parlour with Panti are actor/singer Fionnuala Gygax, Raidió na Life DJ Ola Majekodunmi, poet and visual artist Kerrie O’Brien, rapper JYellowL and transgender activist Sam Blanckensee. JYellowL performs his songs Nuh fi hurt me and Cold in the Summer while Kerrie performs her poem Dublin, which is now on the Junior Certificate, and Fionnuala shares a spoken word piece she wrote for International Women’s Day ‘The Girl in the Tree’. www.pantisocracy.ie
01:00:09
July 31, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E4 (2018) 'Finding Your Tribe' (2018)
‘Finding Your Tribe’ Pantisocracy Season 3 2018 Episode 4 Panti Bliss’s house guests for this episode of Pantisocracy, the cabaret of conversations, are singer Honor Heffernan and her partner, composer Trevor Knight, who perform songs from their show The Whistling Girl based on the writing of the American satirist Dorothy Parker. They are joined by comedian Katherine Lynch and Bohemian FC poet in residence Lewis Kenny. Lewis performs his darkly powerful poem Cabra. The Panti Monologue shares Panti’s own story on how she became Panti Bliss and how she found her tribe in the strangest of places - Japan. www.pantisocracy.ie
59:51
July 24, 2018
Pantisocracy - S3 E3 'Be the Change' (2018)
Pantisocracy - Season 3 (2018) Episode 3 ‘Be the Change’ In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss shares her own experience of being HIV Positive and her work as a change advocate with Irish Aid in Asia and Africa. Her guests in the parlour are all change-makers making a positive difference in the world. On the story of HIV AIDS in Ireland there's Dr Fiona Mulcahy and young playwright Shaun Dunne. With them is asylum seeker Ellie Kisyombe of Our Table and Iseult Ward cofounder of the food charity Foodcloud. Then there's musical cousins Grainne and David Hope the force behind KidsClassics bringing music to sick children and finally Northern Irish actor/singer Conleth Kane who performs his song 'Proud'. www.pantisocracy.ie
56:59
July 17, 2018
Pantisocracy - S3 E2 'The Elephants in the Room' (2018)
Pantisocracy - Season 3 (2018) Episode 2 ‘The Elephants in the Room’ In this the second episode of a new 10 part Summer Season of Pantisocracy, the cabaret of conversations, host Panti Bliss meets writer Michael Harding, actor and singer Ruth McGill, aerial performer Ronan Brady, playwright Amy Conroy and poet Jessica Traynor in an episode called 'The Elephants in the Room'. Panti Bliss kicks off with a moving and dark memory of her time in boarding school while Ruth performs two of her own songs ‘The Good’ and ‘See You’ while Jessica Traynor performs her poem ‘The Artane Band’ and Amy Conroy share a slice of her recent play ‘Luck Just Kissed You Hello’ www.pantisocracy.ie has all the episodes and lots of video too
58:08
July 11, 2018
Pantisocracy S3 E1 'Awesome Mná' (2018)
Finalist New York Radio Festival -Human Rights Category 2018 AWESOME MNÁ In an emotional show recorded just after the historic vote in the abortion referendum on May 25th Singers Karan Casey and Ciara Sidine join host Panti Bliss in an episode entitled ‘Awesome Mná’ exploring the voice of women in Ireland; the stories they tell and the songs they sing. Casey, an outstanding traditional and folk singer, kicked off the gender equality in music initiative Fair Plé earlier this year while Ciara Sidine’s work includes a powerful song in tribute to the memory of the women and babies of the Magdalene laundries and mother and baby institutions. Samantha Long, a Magdalene adoptee, shares the story of her birth mother Margaret. Joining them is Maynooth sociologist Professor Linda Connolly author of The Irish Women’s Movement and playwright/actor Eva O’Connor whose work includes the play Maz & Bricks exploring themes affecting young Irish women today. In the provocative and timely show Ciara Sidine performs her songs ‘Finest Flower’ and ‘Trouble Come Find
01:12:38
July 03, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E6 'Begin Again' (New Year's Day 2018)
In a special New Year’s Day edition of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss looks towards a new year with guests; singers Luka Bloom, Aoife Scott and Steve Wall, paralympian athlete Niamh McCarthy and Syrian human rights advocate Razan Ibraheem. In this episode, Luka Bloom performs ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and Aoife Scott performs the Bruce Coburn classic ‘Wondering where the lions are’. Steve Wall, actor and frontman of The Stunning, sings his song “Mama’s Going Back to Bed” and shares stories of his new movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker while Razan Ibraheem talks of her experience helping Syrian war refugees find a home in Ireland. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
57:57
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E5 'The Santy List' (Christmas 2017)
In a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss, the Unofficial ‘Queen’ of Ireland, hosts a gathering exploring how we draw upon the traditions of being Irish, in language, music, song, poetry and dance to re-imagine anew ourselves and our place in the world. Her guests in this festive edition are singer and actor Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, former Riverdance star Colin Dunne, musician Seán Mac Erlaine and the poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa. The programme features performances by Lisa Lambe, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Seán Mac Erlaine and Doireann Ní Ghríofa. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
01:01:50
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E4 'Life's Little Nudges' (2017)
In the fourth episode of Season 2, host Panti Bliss is joined by musician and singer Julie Feeney, author and writer Shane Hegarty, former rock radio DJ Jenny Huston and writer Dermot Bolger. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
55:20
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E3 'Alter Egos' (2017)
In Episode 3 of Season 2, host Panti Bliss (aka Rory O'Neill) is joined by performance artist Emmet Kirwan, singer and songwriter Duke Special aka Peter Wilson, musician Eoin French aka the band Talos and incoming producer of new work a the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's national theatre, Jen Coppinger. In this show Panti Bliss talks about alter egos and how Panti allows Rory to be Rory. In this show Emmet Kirwan, describes the reaction of elderly Edinburgh ladies to his performance of Dublin OldSchool. Join the Pantisocracy conversation on social media using #pantisocracy www.pantisocracy.ie
55:09
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E2 'Women in the Making' (2017)
Panti Bliss hosts a cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland. In the second episode of Season 2, host Panti Bliss is joined by singers Eleanor McEvoy, Hazel O Connor and historian Sonja Tiernan. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
53:30
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S2E1 'HOME' (2017)
In Episode 1 of Season 2 Panti talks HOME and identity with guests wordsmith Stephen James Smith and musicians Farah Elle, Cáit Ó Riordan and Fiachna Ó Braonáin. Stephen, a performance poet from Tallaght, shares his word ‘Dublin You Are’ – a hymn to his home town warts and all, while Farah Elle, a young Libyan Irish singer and songwriter performs her song ‘Silk’ with its unique sounds of both countries. Ex Pogues bassist Cáit Ó Riordan talks of moving between New York and Dublin and her new work playing bass with award winning poet Paul Muldoon while Hothouse Flowers Fiachna Ó Braonáin explains why Paris is his second home. Both Cáit and Fiachna perform together reuniting their former band life in PreNup named because everyone in the band was at that stage going through a divorce! www.pantisocracy.ie for more
54:22
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy S1E7 'The Heart of Memory - The Song of Home' (2016)
*Celtic Media Festival TORC Winner for Best Radio Programme*  For a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy – host Panti Bliss is joined by film maker Lenny Abrahamson, performer Gavin Friday, Grace Toland, Director of ITMA, Sean-Nós singer Róisín Elsafty and artist Amanda Coogan for a ‘cabaret of conversations’ about home, memory and belonging. On a day that, for many of us, brings us back to our sense of ourselves and childhood, Pantisocracy explores ‘the heart of memory, the song of home’. What story does Christmas tell of us? In May 2018 this episode won Pantisocracy the Celtic Media Festival TORC - its highest award - for best radio magazine show. www.pantisocracy.ie for more Pantisocracy broadcasts on RTE Radio 1 - this is a podcast cut longer than the broadcast edition and all episodes of the series are on www.pantisocracy.ie.
01:19:42
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E6 ‘The Past is a Foreign Country’ (2016)
Panti's guests in her chamber in this show are novelist John Boyne, (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam University College Cork, Sligo based Illustrator Annie West, singer Hozier and the actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher. Bronagh offers a song to the cabaret with Bronagh performing ‘Hand on My Heart’ and Hozier sings his song ‘To Be Alone’. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
01:07:60
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E5 ‘That’s How the Light Gets In’ (2016)
Host Miss Panti Bliss invites her guests into the Pantisocracy parlour for the ‘cabaret of conversations’ exploring how we learn and grow. Panti opens with a Panti Monologue sharing her own experience. In this episode, psychologist and youth mental health advocate Tony Bates shares the floor with children’s author Siobhan Parkinson, who says not being able to read books is the worst part for her in losing her sight. Nanoscientist Jessamyn Fairfield talks about her unusual childhood growing up in Los Alamos New Mexico – Home of the Atomic Bomb and why scientists need to embrace comedy to communicate. The guest performers in the episode are Jack O’Rourke and Camille O’Sullivan. Jack sings his song ‘Silence’. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
56:03
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E4 ‘Influences’ (2016)
Host Miss Panti Bliss brings us into a ‘cabaret of conversations’ with guests including filmmaker Vivienne de Courcy, whose new movie ‘Dare to be Wild’ was filmed both in Ireland and Ethiopia while singer Shaz Oye shares stories of growing up black and gay in inner city Dublin with the Sierra Leone Irish singer Loah. Sinead Kane, the blind marathon runner talks about challenging stereotypes and combatting bullying. Joining them in the studio is artist Jim Fitzpatrick creator of the iconic Ché Guevara poster. Both Shaz and Loah entertain with songs. In this episode Panti Bliss explores the people who influence and inspire us and share her own journey and tale of Aunty Qy in another of the ‘Panti Monologues’. www.pantisocracy.ie
56:05
June 12, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E3 ‘Turning Points’(2016)
Host Miss Panti Bliss opens the show in her parlour, welcoming guests and offers a ‘Panti Monologue’ a personal observation on life as she sees it. In this episode, her guests talking of turning points in life are Mark Pollock, the blind now paralysed adventurer who is exploring ways to walk again. Lawyer Simone George, Mark’s partner, is in the mix talking about her journey to make Ireland safer for women and scientist Dr. Niamh Shaw talks of her dream of going into space. Comedian Jarlath Regan shares what he has discovered in making his hit podcast “An Irishman Abroad’ while composer Michael Gallen, the lead singer with the band Ana Gog, talks about his new opera project, A Month in the Lock, and sings from the James Connolly songbook ‘We Only Want the Earth’. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
55:37
June 09, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E2 ‘What Are We Like?’(2016)
Host Panti Bliss opens with the Panti Monologue, a personal observation on life as she sees it. In her parlour are guests Eleanor Fitzsimons, a writer whose latest work is a biography of Oscar Wilde told through the women in his life – ‘Wilde’s Women’ – and award winning actor Olwen Fouéré who has brought both Joyce and Beckett to the stage this year. With them in the Pantisocracy chambers is Pauric Dempsey who explains why the Royal Irish Academy wants to put ‘women on the walls’ for 2016 while broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe says as a new Irish citizen the 1916 rebels inspire her. Performer Jack Lukeman, shares stories of travelling in the United States during the Orlando massacre and entertains Panti, guests and the Pantisocracy audience with his song ‘Open Your Borders’. www.pantisocracy.ie for more
55:39
June 09, 2018
Pantisocracy - S1E1 ‘A Window on Change’(2016)
Host Panti Bliss opens Pantisocracy with the Panti Monologue, a personal observation on life as she sees it. In her parlour are guests Donegal pro-surfer Easkey Britton, who shares stories teaching surfing to women in Iran with writer/actor Mark O’Halloran whose new film Halal Daddy is about a Muslim family in small town Ireland. Scientist Shane Bergin critiques the myth of the left-right brain theory while singer/actor Maria Doyle Kennedy shares stories of her life in Canada. Maria and Kieran Kennedy entertain Panti Bliss, guests and the Pantisocracy audience with an intimate performance of her song ‘The Most Beautiful People are Broken’. www.pantisocracy.ie for more on the series
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June 09, 2018