November 30, 2020
Pope Gregory II, "the mouthy" has a lot to live up to in his namesake, and a lot of assassination attempts to see off. In his episode, we discuss a significant Tiber flood, an unusually specific synod, the beginning of the Papal States, and the ICONOCLASM. We also ask the important question... who is messing in the olive groves?!
Map of Rome: https://theromanguy.com/wp-content/uploads/Hills-of-ROme-2.jpeg
Tonsure Image: https://humoncomics.com/art/monk-tonsure.png
Papal Coat of Arms of Benedict XVI: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Coat_of_Arms_of_Benedictus_XVI.svg/240px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Benedictus_XVI.svg.png
November 16, 2020
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.
October 26, 2020
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.
October 12, 2020
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.
September 28, 2020
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!")
September 21, 2020
We're extremely pleased to announce that Pontifacts is now a part of the Agora Podcast Network!
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September 14, 2020
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.
August 31, 2020
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.
August 17, 2020
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.
August 3, 2020
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.