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91. Gregory II

91. Gregory II

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?!

Show Notes: 
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 

Lombard/Byzantine Italy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liutprand,_King_of_the_Lombards#/media/File:Liutprand%27s_Italy.gif

90. Constantine

90. Constantine

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. 

 

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89. Sisinnius

89. Sisinnius

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. 

88. John VII

88. John VII

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. 

87. John VI

87. John VI

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!")

Announcement: Agora Podcast Network

Announcement: Agora Podcast Network

September 21, 2020

We're extremely pleased to announce that Pontifacts is now a part of the Agora Podcast Network!

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86. Sergius I

86. Sergius I

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. 

85. Conon

85. Conon

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. 

84. John V

84. John V

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.

83. Benedict II

83. Benedict II

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. 

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