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99. Stephen IV

99. Stephen IV

April 26, 2021

Pope Stephen IV is NOT Stephen VI. 
In his episode, we discuss the symbolic importance of the coronation of Louis the Pious, Jesus's sandals, and we ask important questions about where you would rather be kissed.

98. Leo III

98. Leo III

April 12, 2021

As a non-noble elected to the Papacy, Leo received a terrible welcome. Fortunately, miracles and Charlemagne made things right. In his episode, we discuss the precedents of judging a pope and oaths of purgation, Holy Roman Emperors, and so much about Carolingian mythmaking that Fry can't take it.

Bonus Episode: Is Hadrian Underrated? with War and Conquest

Bonus Episode: Is Hadrian Underrated? with War and Conquest

April 5, 2021

Surprise! In this bonus episode, Bry is joined by Neil of War and Conquest Podcast to talk more about Charlemagne, more Papal States, and discuss whether Pope Hadrian should be on Top 10 pope lists.

War and Conquest: https://www.warandconquest.com/ 
https://twitter.com/warandconquest1 

97. Hadrian I

97. Hadrian I

March 29, 2021

While Paul Afiarta conspired to secure the papacy, the elite and very popular Hadrian secured the votes instead - and things were about to change! 

In his episode, we discuss the fall of Paul Afiarta, the fall of Desiderius and the Lombard Kingdom, the emergence of an empire, and the hardcore bromance with the French Man. 

PS- Pontifacts mascot Ridley had plenty to say in this episode, apologies!

96. Stephen III

96. Stephen III

March 15, 2021

Pope Stephen's election comes at a time where the people of the newly established papal states are grappling with having the Pope as their new secular leader. Violence ensues. 

In his episode we discuss
Duke Toto and his antipope, King Desiderius and his antipope, the rise and fall of Chris and Serg, and the new Franks in charge. 

95. Paul I

95. Paul I

March 1, 2021

The brother of our last Pope, Paul was a capable diplomat, and a fitting choice to continue Stephen's policies. In his episode, we discuss the threat of the Lombards, the threat of the Byzantines, the threat of a Byzantine-Lombard alliance, Saint Petronilla, and no-lady zones. 

 

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Announcement: Intelligent Speech 2021

Announcement: Intelligent Speech 2021

March 1, 2021

Intelligent Speech is back, and we will be speaking!

We will be joining forces with Steve of History of the Papacy to talk about the Pope's Secret Escape passageway, and Bry will be participating in a panel on Italy with Steve, Mike of History of Italy, and Marco of Storia d'Italia.

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94. Stephen II

94. Stephen II

February 15, 2021

The real pope Stephen II has a pontificate that marks many very important paradigm shifts that will change the role of the papacy from here on out.

In his episode, we discuss the beginning of the Frankish papacy, yet another Lombard threat, the Donation of Pepin, and the beginning of Popes crowning and legitimating the rule of Kings. 

Pope Elect Stephen

Pope Elect Stephen

February 1, 2021

Stephen was elected to the papacy... that's about it. In his episode, we discuss the debate over when a pope becomes a pope, and the pontifical numbering confusion for the Stephens. 

93. Zachary

93. Zachary

January 18, 2021

Pope Zachary, our last "Byzantine" pope, marks an important shift away from the Eastern Empire, towards... yet another empire. 

In his episode, we discuss the ongoing Iconoclasm, calming the Lombard threat, evangelization in Germania, and how babies poop sometimes. Come for the bad Angelology, stay for "Here are your Hot Dogs": a broad overview of the Franks. 

Revolution 1: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3fuVDWbZ9igPTraCLTZx3j?si=OudvgE-nQWOQnTO2EjZ8yw&fbclid=IwAR1WarEAq1jShf1EvsCPBKhyeIsfW1aIXbiW99SPAXYmBQDaL7sf7-hhPGs

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