If you’re hungry for your latest queer podcast fix, Pantisocracy has quite the show in store. Looking at the 25 years since decriminalisation, the show takes a look at “how Ireland stepped out of the closet”.
Panti Bliss plays host to such luminaries as activist and GCN founder, Tonie Walsh, to look at how far we’ve come and how much, if at all, certain things have changed. Featured also is fellow unflagging and inspiring grassroots activist, Izzy Kamikaze.
HIV advocate, Robbie Lawlor, from the essential ACT UP Dublin is on hand with some necessary and informative advice on an epidemic that has far from seen its end.
Singer/songwriter, Jack O’Rourke, whose Silence became an anthem for the Marriage Referendum, plays his song, Shining For You, and new single, Myth, as well as a cover of Glacier, by queer legend John Grant. Spoken word performer, Vickey Curtis, brings back her piece, Two Fat Ducks, which she had originally made with the Referendum in mind.
Describing itself as a ‘cabaret of conversations’ the Pantisocracy series involves our glamourous host gathering together folks from all walks of life for a combination of talk, song and performance about contemporary Ireland. As well as being available on podcast, the show can be heard on RTÉ Radio 1. Links to episodes are available here.
If that’s not enough for your hungry ears, GCN is no slouch in the podcast department either! Hosting our very own ‘Q+A Podcast’, intrepid editor at large, Brian Finnegan, chats to the queers and allies who grace our pages, from celebrities to activists, politicians to performers, and everyone in between.
In the last episode GCN spoke to groundbreaking activist Peter Tatchell about his life and times, coming out to his religious fundamentalist parents, the beginning of the gay rights movement in London, and overcoming fear to put himself in harm’s way for other people’s human rights over 50 years of direct activism.
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