Panti Bliss is back on the airwaves and inviting a diverse gathering of intriguing, high profile and articulate guests into her parlour to chat about their life’s journey and share stories. 

Panti holds court in an incisive programme combining talk, song and performance.

In the first episode of Season 2, host Panti Bliss is joined by ex-Pogues bassist Cáit O'Riordan, Hothouse Flowers guitarist Fiachna Ó Braonáin, poet Stephen James Smith and singer Farah Elle.

Panti talks home and identity with wordsmith Stephen James Smith and musicians Farah Elle, Cáit Ó Riordan and Fiachna Ó Braonáin.

Stephen, a performance poet from Tallaght, shares his word 'Dublin You Are' - a hymn to his home town warts and all, while Farah Elle, a young Libyan Irish singer and songwriter performs her song 'Silk' with its unique sounds of both countries.

Ex Pogues bassist Cáit Ó Riordan talks of moving between New York and Dublin and her new work playing bass with award winning poet Paul Muldoon while Hothouse Flowers Fiachna Ó Braonáin explains why Paris is his second home.

Both Cáit and Fiachna perform together reuniting their former band life in PreNup.

Each shows opens with a personal monologue by Ireland's Queen Panti Bliss and in this episode she explores what the idea of 'home' means to her. 

Panti Bliss hosts a cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland. An Athena Media Production for RTE Radio 1 - broadcasting Monday July 24th at 10pm.