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After Sisinnius's sudden death, his brother Constantine was the perfect fit to succeed him as pope - he was attracted to the Eastern culture, he had a rapport with the Imperial family, and he had a streak of luck like we haven't seen in a long time.  In his episode, we discuss weaboo-ing, vinegar blinding, and sneaky murdering.    https://vurbl.com/station/6kQLp2NkIIO/
Sisinnius would have made a great pope. In his episode, we discuss the growth of the Eastern influence in the Roman church, the state of the Aurelian walls, and gout. 
Two Johns in a row! This one got the more unfortunate nickname...In his episode, we deal with John's gamble against the revenge driven Emperor Justinian No-Nose, regulations for clerical dress, and a possibly-definitely made up scandal Fry is not on board with. 
Pope Salty Eye lived up to his name better than we could have ever hoped. In his episode, we discuss the unexpected arrival of the Exarch of Ravenna, the unexpected arrival of the Lombards, and the very expected arrival of Wilfrid of York. We also teach Fry's child how to use 'salty'.  (Narrator:"But Bry did not get her bad rolls, and her D&D character ended up insta-killed that very evening!")
We're extremely pleased to announce that Pontifacts is now a part of the Agora Podcast Network! Visit the Agora website: https://www.agorapodcastnetwork.com/
Pope Sergius had to contend with a lot of chaos! He had to overcome jumped up influencers to win the papacy, and fend off aggressive Imperial threats in order to keep it. In his episode, we discuss a double antipapcy, the Maronites, and all the issues with the Quinisext Council.With a special appearance from our podcast mascots. 
After the death of Pope John V, a division between the Latin Romans and the new eastern Romans led to strong disagreements over who should be Pope. Enter Pope Conon.  In his episode, we discuss famous Irish missionaries, Sicilian mistakes, and some Karenas. 
Pope Blackfish was "in every way, temperate", but let's not get him out of bed.  In his episode, we discuss his role in the Third Council of Constantinople, continued imperial relations, presumptuous bishops, and we clearly don't know what Blackfish is about.
This second Benedict was yet another talented singer, and so was deeply loved by the Liber Pontificalis author. In his episode, we discuss the symbolic adoption of the Imperial sons, the latest appeals of Wilfrid of York, and... bountiful hands.    Shame Norman Boutin. 
Leo made the greatest impression on the writer of the Liber Pontificalis, who has much to say about his beautiful singing voice. In his episode, we discuss the transfer of endangered relics, finalizing the Third Council of Constantinople, shoring up papal primacy in a contentious Ravenna, and Irish Bullies. Notes: Celtic Monks - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Book_of_Durrow_001.jpg#mw-jump-to-license
Pontifacts is 2 years old! To celebrate, we invited a group of our favourite podcasters to participate in an actual-play pope themed D&D adventure. Join us as this rag tag band of Byzantine ‘pilgrims’ attempt to kidnap Pope Martin I, and bring him back to the Emperor. Shenanigans ensue Cast:DM: FryConstantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus RankiumConstans: Rob of Totalus RankiumMilo: Ari of Quest Friends!Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church HistoryEanswythe: Bry Hear our cast:Totalus Rankium:https://totalusrankium.podbean.com/https://totalusrankiumap.podbean.com/Quest Friends:https://www.questfriendspodcast.com/Drunk Church History:https://drunkchurchhistory.podbean.com/… all hail Bird Constans.
Pontifacts is 2 years old! To celebrate, we invited a group of our favourite podcasters to participate in an actual-play pope themed D&D adventure. Join us as this rag tag band of Byzantine ‘pilgrims’ attempt to kidnap Pope Martin I, and bring him back to the Emperor. Shenanigans ensue. Cast:DM: FryConstantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus RankiumConstans: Rob of Totalus RankiumMilo: Ari of Quest Friends!Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church HistoryEanswythe: Bry Hear our cast:Totalus Rankium:https://totalusrankium.podbean.com/https://totalusrankiumap.podbean.com/Quest Friends: https://www.questfriendspodcast.com/Drunk Church History:https://drunkchurchhistory.podbean.com/
Pontifacts is 2 years old! To celebrate, we invited a group of our favourite podcasters to participate in an actual-play pope themed D&D adventure. Join us as this rag tag band of Byzantine ‘pilgrims’ attempt to kidnap Pope Martin I, and bring him back to the Emperor. Shenanigans ensue. Cast:DM: FryConstantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus RankiumConstans: Rob of Totalus RankiumMilo: Ari of Quest Friends!Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church HistoryEanswythe: BryExarch: David of the SiecleLady of the Night: Courtney of Cult of Domesticity Hear our cast:Totalus Rankium:https://totalusrankium.podbean.com/ https://totalusrankiumap.podbean.com/ Quest Friends: https://www.questfriendspodcast.com/ Drunk Church History:https://drunkchurchhistory.podbean.com/ The Siecle:http://thesiecle.com/ Cult of Domesticity:https://domesticpodcast.podbean.com/ Songs used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVBgKCYrI-c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW4CySchxjI&list=PLhODZ6AEpil7QeRmoKNSvE5F6pJX8iRC6&index=8
We're still working on the Anniversary Special! Please bear with us! For the time being, enjoy Bry being interviewed by Roifield Brown about the podcast, popes, and Intelligent Speech. (Posted as is, interview recorded live) Intelligent Speech is June 27th, 10 am to 6 pm EST, Online!We will be speaking about Pope Kids!Get your Intelligent Speech tickets here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/10$ until June 10th/15$ until June 27th 
The sixth ecumenical council of the church centered on the Monothelitism and Monoenergism controversies. After many years of struggle, the new emperor set his sights on religious reconciliation, and the result is a nearly yearlong council to confirm a dyothelite Christology. In this episode we discuss the Letter of Agatho, the acclamations of the fathers and anathemas of the besmirchers, and the spectacle of Polychronus and the corpse.
Agatho entered the church quite late after a full career in business, and life as a monk - two entire lives before the papacy. In his episode, we discuss a return of St Wilfrid of York, the papal letter that formed the foundation of the Third Council of Constantinople, and is there bugs?   Catch Maro at Storia D'Italia: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ziyh4-a1352/Storia-d%27Italia-Podcast
Pontifacts will be appearing at Intelligent Speech 2020's virtual conference, with a talk on the children of the popes! Bry will also be sitting on a panel on Medieval history! Intelligent Speech will be held on Saturday June 27th 10am-6pm EST Find out more here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Get your tickets here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/product/online-ticket/
When Donus was elected to the papacy, he was already an old man, despite what his portrait would have you believe. In his episode, we discuss astronomical omens, the restoration of the autocephalous Ravenna, secret Nestorians, and an official fake pope who never existed. Also, we dive back down into the rabbit hole of the Celtic tonsure practices!
Pope Adeodatus spent the majority of his life as a monk, and brought his enthusiasm for monastic discipline to the papacy - but not like that zealot, Gregory. In his episode, we discuss new construction in Rome, the independence of Marmoutier Abbey in Tours, hints on the upcoming Doges of Venice, and omens. PS - The Vatican virtual tour has been released, and we WILL be doing that together at some point soon.
Pope Vitalian had a new approach to the current conflicts between the Roman Church and Constantinople, which worked out in his favor. In his episode, we discuss the perplexing 663 Imperial visit to Rome, the problem of autocephalous Ravenna, what happens when a newly consecrated foreign bishop dies in Rome, and naturally, the devil’s ass hair and glass genitals. Check out Lyceum at lyceum.fm
Given that Pope Martin never abdicated upon his arrest, Pope Eugene started his tenure as an antipope. Sort of. But meek Eugene would surprise everyone - including us, when he showed up to HAUNT US. Don't try new heresies, folks.
Real Dead Poets Society! Unrequited Love! Popes in Hell! Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was a nobleman, politician, and poet in Medieval Florence, Italy. Inspired by his childhood love, Beatrice, he went on to write the greatest piece of Italian poetry in the Divine Comedy—all while serving a lifelong exile from his beloved city.  (Fry and Bry join Josh from Drunk Church History to discuss Dante, because you know how much we love Dante!) Listen to Drunk Church History: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/drunk-church-history/id1489613970Drunk Church History on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dchpod
Martin had served as a papal legate in Dalmatia, and an apocrisiary in Constantinople, and he had come away from both with fairly sour opinions of the East. He took particular issue with Imperial interference in the papacy, and would repeatedly carry out bold decisions as pope that challenged the Emperor’s assumed hold over the church. In his episode, we discuss the aggressive escalation of the Monothelite conflict, the Council of the Lateran 649, and some very bad times.
Pope Theodore was born in Jerusalem, and found himself hastily relocating to Rome. In his episode, we discuss the Muslim conquest of the Levant, the worsening monothelite schism with Constantinople through the recanting recanter Pyrrhus and the doubling down Paul, and the Type of Constans. Also dog vomit.
We rolled a pretty euphemistic nickname for this pope. In his episode, we discuss the latest developments in the monothelite controversy, gentle defenses for Pope Honorius, and Slavic invasions in newly-Christianizing Dalmatia. Potatoes. (Bry is still struggling with coughs and respiratory stuff, apologies for weird sounds.)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Pontifacts
Podcast Status
Active
Started
May 21st, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 16th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
115
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English
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