Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Folks, this week’s Deadcast was taped LIVE from gorgeous Saint Paul, Minnesota. People came! There was beer! I swear I’m not making any of this up.

And while I failed miserably to start a SKOL chant and got actively hissed for telling the crowd that a hotdish is just a casserole, Roth and I DID manage to charm the audience with the story of the “dung chair,” a fabled Vatican artifact that was used in old times to determine if the Pope had a functioning scrotum or not.

“Variously known as the sedia stercoraria – which translates as the ‘dung chair’– or rather more understandably, as the ‘pierced chair’, this then was the object used to test the sex of newly installed popes... Any candidate chosen by his peers to occupy the papal throne was required, before his election could be verified, to sit on this elaborate seat while a young cardinal took advantage of the design to touch his testicles.”

Boy did I NOT know that. Anyway, somehow we managed to talk about shit other than the Pope’s nutsack. We also yammered on about the Super Bowl, Eagles fans, awkwardly taking friends to a live podcast taping, parting hair, and more.

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Photos by Darin Kamnetz

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Photos by Darin Kamnetz
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