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 Pantisocracy on RTÉ Radio 1, which returns for three nights from November 10-12 - listen to a preview below. 

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She’s joined by singer Jess Kavanagh, whose mum was born, black Irish, in a mother and baby home; 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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They're joined by film-maker Paul Duane, who was himself born in Sean Ross Abbey, the home depicted in the film Philomena.

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Pantisocracy, Tuesday, November 10th - Thursday, November 12th at 10 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 - see and hear more from the Pantsocracy archives here