Season 5 Episode 2 ‘Breaking Secrets and Silence’

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Photo: Paul Duane, Jess Kavanagh, Caelainn Hogan and Panti Bliss ©John Howard AthenaMedia2020

What happens when your private family story, your deepest secret, is also a national secret of shame and silence? Caelainn Hogan, author of the ground-breaking ‘Republic of Shame’ is the guest of Panti Bliss in this episode and she’s joined by singer Jess Kavanagh, whose mum was born, black Irish, in a mother and baby home, and film-maker Paul Duane, who was himself born in Sean Ross Abbey, the home depicted in the film ‘Philomena’.

 

 

Jess shares a poem she wrote, as a schoolgirl, about High Park, the Magdalene laundry in northside Dublin, and performs Hozier’s song Nina Cried Power’.

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Caelainn Hogan and Panti Bliss


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Jess Kav and Panti Bliss


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Paul Duane and Panti Bliss