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Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt. 3

Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt. 3

July 6, 2020

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: Fry
Constantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus Rankium
Constans: Rob of Totalus Rankium
Milo: Ari of Quest Friends!
Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church History
Eanswythe: 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.

Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt. 2

Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt. 2

June 22, 2020

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: Fry
Constantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus Rankium
Constans: Rob of Totalus Rankium
Milo: Ari of Quest Friends!
Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church History
Eanswythe: 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/

Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt 1

Anniversary Special: Kidnap dat Pope! Pt 1

June 7, 2020

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: Fry
Constantine Constantius: Jamie of Totalus Rankium
Constans: Rob of Totalus Rankium
Milo: Ari of Quest Friends!
Adesius: Josh of Drunk Church History
Eanswythe: Bry
Exarch: David of the Siecle
Lady 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

Council Episode: The Third Council of Constantinople

Council Episode: The Third Council of Constantinople

May 18, 2020

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.

81. Agatho

81. Agatho

May 4, 2020

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

Announcement: Intelligent Speech 2020!

Announcement: Intelligent Speech 2020!

April 22, 2020

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/

80. Donus

80. Donus

April 20, 2020

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!

79. Adeodatus II

79. Adeodatus II

April 13, 2020

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.

78. Vitalian

78. Vitalian

April 6, 2020

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

77. Eugene I

77. Eugene I

March 30, 2020

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.