It’s the Pop Medieval second season finale! In the final episode before their summer break, Doc and Nina talk about the Cathars, a 14th century (heretical) off-shoot of the Catholic church, and the prophecy of the last Cathar Perfect. This year marks the predicted 700th year of the Perfect’s return, and Doc and Nina dissect that prediction. Skeptical, Nina runs through other predictions that did not come to fruition — whether the laurel turned green or not.
Doc’s Summer Reading:
A Thousand and One Nights (https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Thousand-Nights-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140442898)
Don Quixote (https://www.amazon.com/Quixote-Penguin-Classics-Cervantes-Saavedra/dp/0142437239)
The Tale of Genji (https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Genji-Penguin-Classics-Deluxe/dp/014243714X)
Check out Nina’s work:
Nina’s website (http://ninamacnamara.com)
A Bitter Spring (http://ninamacnamara.com/books/)
Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina and email at podcast at profawesome dot com!