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Welcome to Pontifacts; ranking all the Popes from Peter to Francis! In this light-hearted, only slightly blasphemous podcast, Bry and Fry go through the lives of the Pontiffs, and rate them based on our very valid and not subjective at all categories, to determine which Pope was the popiest Pope that ever Poped.

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    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Welcome to Pontifacts; ranking all the Popes from Peter to Francis! In this light-hearted, only slightly blasphemous podcast, Bry and Fry go through the lives of the Pontiffs, and rate them based on our very valid and not subjective at all categories, to determine which Pope was the popiest Pope that ever Poped.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Colm Flynn ,

Very enjoyable and informative

I’m a big lover of history podcasts since I discovered A history of Rome years ago. But this was the first podcast I came across that ranked famous people in history. I know since that there are others older than this one, but this was my gateway into that format and I found it a great way to learn about history (I now also listen to the one on American presidents). Our two hosts chat about a different pope each week in a way that is both lighthearted yet clearly very well researched and thought out. It takes a lot of skill to carry this off and they do it every week. You will learn not only about the individual pope but also about the historical events unfolding around that pope. Considering how influential the church is in world history it is amazing how little people actually know about it’s early days. This podcast fills that gap nicely. Well done ladies.

WilliamQuill ,

Enjoyable jaunt through the papacies

With one host doing the research, the other learning with the listener, this podcast is quite enjoyable, while each episode also has plenty of actual historical information. Places each pope in their historical context, and takes time to explain the various heresies and church councils. At times somewhat silly, yet through all that, a fair amount of substance.

It would be nice to have an accompanying website, with resources for various popes, and indeed the portraits used for that small part of the rankings.

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