Pantisocracy - Trailer - Episode 1 RTÉ Radio 1 August 23 2016

Aug 04, 2016, 01:10 PM

Panti Bliss hosts a late night cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland. An Athena Media Production for RTE Radio 1 - broadcasting Tuesday August 23rd 10pm for more

In this series the Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss invites a diverse gathering of intriguing, high profile and articulate guests into her parlour to chat about their life’s journey and share stories. From singers to scientists, athletes to actors, writers to rebels - all are citizens of the Pantisocracy where Panti herself holds court in a wry and incisive programme combining talk, song and performance. A cabaret for the times we live in. Pantisocracy is a society of equals.

Pantisocracy: Episode 1 A Window on Change airs Tuesday August 23rd at 10pm

Yes it is a real word! 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’.

Pantisocracy is an Athena Media Production for RTÉ Radio 1 Producer Helen Shaw Assistant Paula Cunniffe Production support Sarah Dillon, Digital Editor John Howard, Audio Editor Pearse O Caoimh.