PantisocracySex in the Digital City

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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As Panti says in her opening monologue in this week’s episode of Pantisocracy, there are many people in Ireland whose experience of a phone began with a Bakelite box that had a crank handle that got you through to Maureen or Mary or Helen down on High Street who would connect you with someone else on the other end of …

Pantisocracy, The Caged Bird Sings

The Caged Bird Sings“Words are really important, we often don’t get to choose our own labels.”

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Identity, labels and what makes the caged bird sing, this week’s Pantisocracy interrogates how we perceive others, how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. “Words are really important, we often don’t get to choose our own labels. Sometimes we’re labelled in ways we didn’t even know were labels, until somebody shouts them at you.” To give a sense of the …

Sex and the Irish“Call me old-fashioned, but I’m glad I got the mystery tour.”

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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When people heard that Panti Bliss was going to be doing a series for radio called Pantisocracy, they were sure it was going to be all about sex all the time. Well, it actually took her until series four, but finally, this week’s show is – yes! – all about sex. Sex and the Irish, no less. Panti and her …

Rory O'Neill‘I was such a cliché, in some ways. I loved Charlie’s Angels.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Rory O’Neill, also known as Panti Bliss, was in the hot seat on The Ray D’Arcy Show this afternoon for the “Soundtrack to my life” segment. Rory walked Ray through swinging newborn lambs in the air with his father the vet, seeing the real Wanderly Wagon and becoming ‘Panti’ in his early 20s in Japan. During the conversation, Rory shared an anecdote about a recent trip he took to …

Promotion or Junket?“People have a right to question whether it’s value for money.”

As heard on liveline

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When the Department of Foreign Affairs pays for someone to go abroad to promote Ireland and its culture – is that a legitimate use of its budget? Many people might be of the opinion that, at a time of crisis in the health service and record numbers of homeless, such funds could be better used for other, worthier, purposes. Eamon …