The After Lodge Podcast

Episode 154 - Cartman Hangs Out After Lodge

  • Bro. Jeff (or Todd, or Steve . . . henceforth "Cartman") hangs out After Lodge with us
  • There's a mutiny brewing in Worshipful Producer Bruce's Lodge, and it's not even the second month!
  • Our Lodge's shed is gone . . . just gone with the wind
  • Harlan is heading to the National Carnie Convention this weekend
  • Cartman describes why he started hanging out at the After Lodge Lodge
  • The crew reminds him that his statements on the show will have "little to no" impact on the upcoming membership vote
  • G.P.A.C. spends so much money on Candy Crush that he has to hide if from his wife
  • There's no end, you pay a lot of money, and wait for new content . . . name that video game!
  • Tony gets real with Jeff about why he thinks our Lodge is different than elsewhere
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Episode 153 - The Landscaper's Lodge

  • Right Worshipful Landscaper Josh joins us after a long hiatus
  • The R.W. has been busy constructing the first "new" (read: not merged) Lodge our jurisdiction has seen in many men's lifetime
  • Josh describes the dedication ceremony and the construction process of the new Lodge
  • A unique place for our elder Brethren who are residents at our Grand Lodge "Villages"
  • They spent $20,000 on the mosaic tile?!
  • There was quite literally a clap of thunder when Josh was seated in the Chaplain's chair on Installation night
  • Bro. Chad Bromley ("Apathy") is featured on the cover of a Masonic magazine
  • Josh promises not to go all fan-girl if we can get Chad back on the show
  • Worshipful Master/Producer Bruce discusses the upcoming plans for our Lodge (hint: it's boring)
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Episode 152 - What to Expect When You're Expecting . . . Initiation

  • Matt is back from the Ruins of Detroit to catch Ass. Producer Marshall
  • How many producers does this show have? Ass. Producer Nick is back as well
  • G.P.A.C. confounds Harlan with the YouTube! live stream
  • Since Marshall is the Tiler, is Tyler the Marshall now?
  • We discuss the various things you can expect when you're expecting . . . Initiation
  • How does our Lodge find candidates? How many?
  • What do we do with the infamous "Chamber of Reflection"
  • Harlan demonstrates his hypocrisy regarding "goat" jokes
  • Happy New Year from the After Lodge Crew!
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Episode 151 - Ruins of Detroit

  • Bro. "Big" Matt returns after a multi-year hiatus to hang out with us in the ruins of Detroit
  • Worshipless Producer Bruce is "Worshipful" Producer Bruce for the next 12 months
  • G.P.A.C. (Grumpy Past Angry Chaplain) shows up in a Santa suit - with a bottle of whiskey
  • Gift ideas from G.P.A.C. Santa
  • Matt offers his condolences/congratulations to Bruce, as he just ended his term in the East
  • Harlan spends the entire hour making bad jabs a Detroit
  • Installation happened at the After Lodge Lodge - Josh was actually installed as Chaplain
  • Detroit is home to the largest Masonic temple in the world (and it's not an abandoned warehouse bought at auction)
  • Michigan swing-state voters managed to keep the election from tearing apart their Lodges
  • We share some old stories from Matt's time here in town with us
  • G.P.A.C. (rhymes with "Tupac") is confused about what to do with his hands now that he's not in an officer's chair
  • What does our Lodge have to offer "side-liners"
  • Merry Christmas everyone! (especially Worshipful Producer Bruce, since all the packages will be delivered by then)
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Episode 150 - Contemplative Masonry

  • Worshipless Producer Bruce is still out delivering packages (thank you for your service)
  • Bro. Chuck Dunning, author of Contemplative Masonry (Amazon) joins us this week
  • Bro. David Riley and /u/swimbikerunrun (Nick) return for another show
  • Harlan struggles over what to call the Angry Chaplain after he is no longer a Chaplain
  • Why did (soon-to-be-Worshipful) Producer Bruce fire the Chaplain?
  • Harlan's daughter thinks he lives "at Lodge"
  • Some priceless memories garnered from our Lodges
  • Bro. Dunning walks us through the subject of "Contemplative Masonry" and the place of meditation/mindfulness in the Craft
  • No Hermeticism, Alchemy, Kabbalah, etc. necessary - Freemasonry provides all the tools that you require
  • Tips on cultivating awareness in Lodge
  • Harlan tries to shoehorn the Chamber of Reflection into yet another discussion where it doesn't belong
  • The Academy of Reflection from the Southern jurisdiction of the A.A.S.R.
  • Why charity (love) really is the most important of the rungs
  • Further contact information for Bro. Dunning
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Episode 149 - The Masonic Journey with Ill. Robert Davis, 33°

  • Ill. Robert Davis, 33° joins us to co-host this week
  • Harlan falls apart on show preparation, Worshipless Producer Bruce lets him flounder
  • Christmas time is the merriest time of year with the Postal Service
  • Bro. David Riley schools Florida Lodges on "impermissible innovations in the body of Masonry"
  • What caused the decline in twentieth century in Freemasonry?
  • The Masonic Journey towards enlightened manhood
  • Questions from the IRC Live Stream
  • How to revive a dying Lodge
  • What should a young Mason be focusing on?
  • Ill. Davis is the author of The Masons Words, available now on Amazon
  • You can follow up with Ill. Davis: bobg at nstar dot net
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Episode 148 - Bro. Riley Mic Drops

  • Bro. Nick (/u/swimbikerunrun) joins us again this week
  • And our special guest for the evening: Bro. David Riley, PM
  • After exchanging pleasantries, Bro. Riley shares his history with the Craft
  • "A Highly Spiritual Initiation Experience"
  • Lodge buildings - and why we need to invest in them or get rid of them
  • The "fraternal bubble" is continuing to pop, but the fraternity is not "dying"
  • Millennials are pressing the Craft to live up to its values faster than we thought
  • Grand Lodges and the centralization of power . . . whose standard is "standardized" ritual?
  • Appendant bodies - is there still a place for them in the future of Freemasonry?
  • Differences in the Northern and Southern Scottish Rite jurisdictions
  • How do we reconcile the existence of the Commandery as an appendant body?
  • Today is the birthday of our all too prematurely late Bro. Ralphie
  • Those precious moments that define what it is to be a Freemason
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Episode 147 - Propane & Brimstone

  • Conspiring for better guests in the future
  • What's happened since the last show?
  • Diagramming the Deity
  • Did we really refer to Muslims as "Mohammadians" back in the day?
  • The Chaplain discovers the difference between Hindus and Pakistanis
  • Snack time - Culver's Ice Cream, Oreos, and plundered Halloween candy
  • Local ghosts leave Bruce a present to let him know that he's "t"errific
  • Our Master moved a degree without telling Bruce, at least a dozen times in two weeks
  • When deer fight back . . .
  • Masonic celebrity treats Harlan like he treats everyone else.
  • The American Flag apron. If we catch you wearing one (or owning, or purchasing one), physical comedy will ensue
  • Starting in 2019, hybrid cars will have to make artificial noise at low speeds
  • How do you explain the Tilers job to outsiders?
  • Why don't more Brothers come to Lodge, really?
  • The Chaplain takes a geography class
  • Don't wear a safety pin, just be what we profess to be.
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Episode 146 - IRC Free for All

  • Tonight is Election Night, so we celebrate the occasion with an "IRC Free for All"
  • Some guys from the IRC channel pop in, others watch the live stream for off-air comment
  • What actually happens in the channel? A lot of idling, until someone pipes up, then it gets awesome (especially if you're there at work)
  • There's no avoiding us monitoring election returns as they come in . . . so far, as everyone expected
  • Virtual Lodges, it's a thing, does anyone know about them?
  • What do the IRC guys' Lodges do for education? What about the After Lodge crew?
  • A hypothetical Brother dies, he really wanted a Masonic funeral, but his family now refuses
  • How many nights per week do we spend on Freemasonry?
  • "Now brought to you by Culver's Ice Cream" because Canada Dry sucks!
  • Trump has taken Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina - and IRC reacts
  • Election banter/jokes continue as the Chaplain hides in his bunkers
  • Is it the Boomers' fault?!
  • How to make your pancake breakfast profitable (and the one item that will kill it)
  • Reporting live from New York Time Square . . . it's not exciting
  • How often does your Lodge practice ritual work?
  • The Pledge of Allegiance in open Lodge is brought up for the 100th time on this show
  • Evangelizing for IRC - you're missing out!
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Episode 145 - (Re-Release 13) Turtle Tipping

  • This is a re-release of Episode 13 from the archives, published on March 31, 2014. It was the first of our (misguided) "special segment" weeks. Warning: This show was made prior to Grand Censor Bob's appointment, and consequently contains language/themes that he would not approve of.
  • Harlan's blue collar abilities
  • Introducing the SRWWiYCaFyOWaVaP (Scottish Rite Where When You Commit a Felony You Only Watch a Video About Prison) Whiteboard
  • Harlan introduces a new weekly segment
  • Practicing FreeJasonry
  • Our first Cease and Desist order!
  • The Chaplain finds our phone number - there is a snitch in our midst
  • A culture of "Oneupsmanship"
  • Which V.S.L. should a Deist use?
  • Hipster Freemasons and Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Masonic proving questions in public
  • Turtles?!
  • Someone in r/Askreddit questions if Masons are still legit
  • Harlan one-ups Jason. Again. I don't think these guys get it.
  • An Atheist asks why. We ask him when his church meets.
  • BLOers (Blue Lodge-Only)
  • Harlan's bath-house adventures
  • Is there really a need for appendant bodies?
  • Blips in the show
  • Jason is "cruft"?!
  • Still more of Harlan's floors, and more Mexican-ese.
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