Season 5 Episode 1 ‘The Big Pause’
What happens when the things you’ve been planning, the projects you have been dreaming of, get postponed, cancelled or become impossible to do? In the first episode of a new season of Pantisocracy, Panti Bliss is hosting a gathering of storytelling and song, with three people who found themselves launching their beloved projects, the results of years of work, in the middle of a global pandemic and lockdown.
With her are writer Mark O’Connell, whose book ‘Notes from An Apocalypse’ – explores our obsession with the end of the world and the Indian-Irish novelist Cauvery Madhavan, whose novel ‘The Tainted’ is a love story set against the background of the Irish soldiers, serving in India with the British army, who mutinied in 1920.
Alongside them is singer/actor Lisa Lambe who will be performing from her new album ‘Juniper’ launched in lockdown, after a couple of years of work, and whose plans to perform it were postponed, cancelled and parked.
If you’d like to hear more about Cauvery Madhavan’s book The Tainted here’s what the Irish Laureate of Fiction, acclaimed novelist and playwright Sabastian Barry said about it when he picked it as a recommendation for #LaureatePicks