Season 4 Episode 8

S4 E8 – Sex in the Digital City
Airs Tuesday September 3rd at 22:00


Panti with her parlour guests


Listen to the extended Podcast Mix of the episode


The Panti Monologue: 'Sex in the Digital City' – Pantisocracy S4 E8 from Athena Media on Vimeo.


Today just about everything in our daily lives, from banking to dating, from getting a pizza to watching porn, has shifted online, and often happens in our always on smart phone. So how is it changing us? In this episode of Pantisocracy Panti Bliss is joined by the American-Syrian podcaster/philosopher Conner Habib, who gave up academia to become a gay porn actor, but who has now moved to Ireland to complete a PhD on things like fairy lore and ghosts.

Conner and Panti


With them in the parlour is Dubliner Caroline West who has just finished her doctorate on sex, sexuality and porn and the award winner Galway based writer Lisa McInerney. Lisa’s final chapter in her gritty, dark trilogy of novels, that started with ‘The Glorious Heresies’, is out next year.

Lisa McInerney: ‘The Glorious Heresies’ excerpt – Pantisocracy S4 E8 from Athena Media on Vimeo.



Caroline and Panti



Panti and Lisa



Leanne Harte: 'Restless Sleepers' – Pantisocracy S4 E8 from Athena Media on Vimeo.


Making music with the conversation is singer-songwriter Leanne Harte, who now works in digital media. Leanne shares her coming out story.

Leanne Harte: 'Wrote Away' – Pantisocracy S4 E8 from Athena Media on Vimeo.



Leanne and Panti

Adding to the blissful and sexy gaiety of the house is Cian Kinsella, one half of the acrobatic comedy duo Lords of Strut who performs with Panti Bliss in the stage show RIOT.

Cian and Panti