Season 4 Episode 2
S4 E2 – The Past is Not Dead, It’s Not Even Past
Airs Tuesday July 23rd at 22:00
Panti with her parlour guests
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.
Full length, extended Podcast Mix of the show
With them is Dean Van Nguyen, an emerging voice on Irish culture, whose father came to Ireland as a Vietnamese refugee in the 1970s. Dean’s book Iron Age: The Art of Ghostface Killah is now available to buy.
David Joyce, a lawyer and Irish traveller activist, whose father reluctantly ‘settled’ when David was in his late teens joins the conversation, and offering music and insight is the singer and performer Lux Alma whose new work takes a female focus on Irish mythology. You can catch Lux Alma at the Dublin Fringe Festival in September.
Panti with her in-studio audience and guests
Panti with performer Lux Alma
Panti with journalist & critic Dean Van Nguyen
Panti with filmmaker Sinéad O’Shea
Panti with David Joyce
Panti with author Wendy Erskine