PONTIFACTS
Crossover: Eat Brains Love with Quest Friends! and Totalus Rankium

Crossover: Eat Brains Love with Quest Friends! and Totalus Rankium

October 22, 2022

We're back into the TTRPG world!

With Kyle DMing the amazing new TTRPG that he designed, Under the Neighborhood, Ari from Quest Friends! and Rob from Totalus Rankium, Bry plays through the mysterious and strange "Historia Lane", where all Pontifacts and Totalus Rankium jokes are literal and real! 

Listen for zombies, birds, elections, betrayal, heartbreak, revenge, and so much more.

Quest Friends: https://www.questfriendspodcast.com/pontifacts 
Under the Neighborhood: https://questfriends.itch.io/neighborhood
Totalus Rankium: https://totalusrankium.podbean.com/ 

Bonus: Predicting Popes with the Papability Index!

Bonus: Predicting Popes with the Papability Index!

October 6, 2022

Who is going to be the next pope? This is a question that seems to have more and more traction every day, and many sources speculate on the possibility of each cardinal to come out on top of the next conclave. But what should we be looking at to determine papal potential?

Introducing Gabe, the creator of the Papability Index, an algorithm that determines the likelihood of a cardinal to be pope.

In this interview, Gabe and Bry discussed the creation of the formula, the factors that he feels are the most important, the most (and least) likely candidates, and how he has applied the formula to previous conclaves. 

Find Gabe at: https://twitter.com/pope_predictor

Bonus: Women and Female Power in the Vatican with The Other Half Podcast

Bonus: Women and Female Power in the Vatican with The Other Half Podcast

September 21, 2022

Though the Vatican has been the literal 'old boys club', women have still made their mark on its history! Join Bry and James of The Other Half Podcast, as they discuss two medieval women who made waves in the church - Pope Joan, and Marozia of the Pornocracy. 

James will be periodically joining us to discuss other significant women figures as we move through different eras in time.

You can find James and the Other Half Podcast here:https://www.theotherhalfpodcast.co.uk/

Interview with Pope Michael (Posthumous Release)

Interview with Pope Michael (Posthumous Release)

September 2, 2022

Important Note: One week after this interview, Pope Michael suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died on August 2nd, 2022. We are releasing this episode because he was excited for us to do so, but we have left the content untouched. 

On July 16th, 1990, 6 people gathered in a General Store in Belvue, Kansas, and elected a Pope.

And that Pope has spoken to us! Join us in an interview with Pope Michael, to explore sedevacantism, conclavism, and the papacy of the "One true" Catholic Church. Bry and Pope Michael discuss his beliefs, how his papacy came to be, his views on current struggles in the church, and what his church looks like in 2022. 

Visit Pope Michael's website:

https://www.vaticaninexile.com/

Bonus: Popewatch Spring 2022

Bonus: Popewatch Spring 2022

June 14, 2022

Although we've been on hiatus, Pope Francis has been busy!
Tune in for an update on the show, and coverage of Pope Francis, delegations to the Vatican, Apostolic Visits, his health and mobility issues, and the new consistory. 

Tickets for Intelligent Speech:
https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/

Use code Pope for a discount

Crossover: Will Pope Francis Retire in 2022? with Popeular History

Crossover: Will Pope Francis Retire in 2022? with Popeular History

May 26, 2022

Given that Pontifacts remains in unexpected hiatus, Bry was invited by Gregg of the Popeular History Podcast to discuss his favourite (and Bry's LEAST favourite) theory about Pope Francis! 

In this episode, Gregg and Bry discuss Francis's attitude and commentary about retirement, the Apostolic Constitution, the College of Cardinals, and the one thing they both fervently agree on - their top pick for the next pope! 

Find Gregg and the Popeular History Podcast here: https://popeularhistory.podbean.com/

Announcement: Intelligent Speech!

Announcement: Intelligent Speech!

April 24, 2022

We will once again be speaking at the Intelligent Speech Conference!

Intelligent Speech takes place online, on June 25th, from 10AM-6PM FST 

Tickets are available below, use code POPE at checkout for a discount!

https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/

112. Stephen V

112. Stephen V

April 11, 2022

Due to naming confusion, Pope Stephen V is often called Stephen VI - but he is not THAT Stephen VI! 

In his episode, we will discuss his response to the locust-caused famine, special dispensations in light of Saracen violence, the final decision on the Slavonic liturgy, and the END of the Carolingian Dynasty!

111. Adrian III

111. Adrian III

March 21, 2022

Sources on Adrian's papacy are very confused about just about everything! 

In his episode, we discuss Hadrian's severe anti-corruption crackdown, a literal plague of locusts, a Diet in Worms (not -that- Diet of Worms), and whether any of it happened when we think it did. 

Crossover: The Green Knight TTRPG with the Maniculum

Crossover: The Green Knight TTRPG with the Maniculum

March 14, 2022

In this very special Actual Play episode, we were invited by Zoe and Mac of the Maniculum Podcast to play through the Green Knight TTRPG game, inspired by the A24 release of the Green Knight Movie

Listen as we team up with Andy and John from Saga Thing, and Mary from BookSquadGoals on an adventure to redeem our honour, and face impending death at the hands of the Green Knight!

Playing through literature-inspired games is super fun with Medievalists!!

Visit the Maniculum Podcast: https://www.themaniculumpodcast.com/

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