The Pope Who Wrote a Romance Novel (Pius II)

Episode 48 · August 6th, 2020 · 20 mins 45 secs

About this Episode

Our pope this week is one unlike any other of the 265 successors of St. Peter. Smart and eloquent with a pen though he was, for most of his life he was best known as a smooth-talking womanizer and deadbeat dad whose only goal was elevating his own career, all the way up to being crowned as the emperor’s imperial poet.

And then he met the pope (who he hated), and everything changed.

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