PONTIFACTS
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. 

82. Leo II

82. Leo II

July 20, 2020

Leo made the greatest impression on the writer of the Liber Pontificalis, who has much to say about his beautiful singing voice. In his episode, we discuss the transfer of endangered relics, finalizing the Third Council of Constantinople, shoring up papal primacy in a contentious Ravenna, and Irish Bullies.

Notes: Celtic Monks - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Book_of_Durrow_001.jpg#mw-jump-to-license

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?

 

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