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116e: Bernini and the Popes with Loyd Grossman

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Episode 116e: Bernini and the Popes with Loyd Grossman

Description: Today continue our Summer of Scholars series. We are joined by Loyd Grossman, author of The Artist and the Eternal City – Bernini, Pope Alexander the VII and the Making of Rome to discuss the incredible story of how the Pope and the artist Bernini worked together recreate the city of Rome and ultimately give us the Rome and the Church we see today. Loyd Grossman, CBE is a scholar, journalist, presenter and musician. He will take us behind the ropes to better understand an incredible time period in the history of the Popes of Rome and Christian Church.

How to Find An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, The Pope and the Making of the Eternal City
By: Loyd Grossman

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October 15, 2021
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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