The After Lodge Podcast

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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Episode 144 - Kentucky John

  • Our guest this week: Worshipful John Cissell from Kentucky
  • All about Kentucky's Grand Lodge communication this week
  • Of course, the big thing: A resolution allowing inter-visitation with M.W. Prince Hall affiliated Lodges
  • How the Masonic system of recognition causes chaos when you have overlapping jurisdictions . . . it's not really that hard
  • Other news: Kentucky stays legislation to allow business meetings to take place on the Entered Apprentice Degree
  • Is Kentucky Freemasonry moving in with the rest of the Union and abandoning the "Old South"?
  • Why do people in Kentucky seem to be so confused? John gives some insight into the "Civil" history of the Commonwealth
  • Kentucky Lodges give away truck loads of bicycles to school kids
  • Producer Bruce shares some advice for incoming Masters
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Episode 143 - Coke Paraphernalia

  • Our guest this week: /u/Brother_Coke_Guy
  • The Chaplain arrives "on time" for the first time . . . still late
  • Rev. Chaplain is a "sheep in wolf's clothing" down in Gatlinburg, TN - pushing the Trump agenda
  • Accelerated membership pins for older members?
  • Bro.^2 gets hitched in an old-timey movie themed wedding
  • What to do when a Brother dies and everyone is out of town during the funeral?
  • The Chaplain's Masonic "stick"
  • Bro. Coke Guy questions what happens when your Lodge doesn't take advantage of a massive fund-raising opportunity
  • Getting rid of the progressive line?
  • Is there such a thing as an un-masonic career? Old South prohibition remnants pop up again.
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Episode 142 - Millennial Tears

  • Our guest this week is The Millennial Freemason: Bro. Nick Johnson (33-29)
  • . . . and we immediately present him with the list of show topics: His Masonic triggers
  • Nick's sad, fruitless corn dog stand
  • We discuss some kind of round table . . . thing?
  • The merits of varying forms of interactive media available to Freemasons
  • Nick's Bernie Sanders impression is almost too good
  • Provincialism in lodges creates a stasis, which creates boredom, which creates stagnation
  • An actual table lodge
  • The Swedish Rite - Shields, swords, babes, and meatballs, what else could you want?
  • Monetizing Freemasonry - Useful information vs. snake oil, AKA 'Alchemy: Turning ink into gold'
  • Everybody's favorite 99th degree Vampire Rabbi Wizard continues to draw our ire/jealousy
  • Twisting masonic ideology to support either elitism or mediocrity
  • Getting your money's worth
  • Pissing off the old Craft
  • Tony makes an appearance, and Nick shows him some Minnesota-nice
  • Be sure to visit Nick's blog: The Millenial Freemason (http://www.millennialfreemason.com/)
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Episode 141 - Big Fish in a Salt Lake

  • Our guest this week: The fantastic Jason Mitchell!
  • Tony makes technology user-unfriendly
  • We accidentally talk dues again
  • Freemasonry is what you take from it...unless you take something stupid
  • Making gold from lead, and other alchemical "secrets"
  • Masonic stalking
  • Personal lodge pet peeves amongst the group
  • You can't have an after lodge if you don't have enough members for lodge
  • The Book of Mormon is not a VSL in Utah, and other fun Utah facts
  • Our district is the best district
  • Every poor child's most-wanted donation: a horse
  • Multiple GLs in larger states, and state-lines for jurisdictions versus distance
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Episode 140 - Seattle Shrine Convention

  • Despite a changed format, The Chaplain still manages to crash the show. From Charlotte, NC, no less.
  • /u/SeattleShriner is our guest this week! And Tony starts in on him right away
  • The upsides and downsides to having video on an audio show
  • Harlan and Bruce attempt to start the show, but Security bum rushes Tony, and then he takes us to the bathroom
  • Seattle Shriner gives us his Masonic-bio
  • The Chaplain encounters an incredibly knowledgeable security guard ever
  • The Corn, Wine, and Oil blog posted an interesting article (5 years ago...) about differences between 18th century and modern Freemasonry. We discuss.
  • Washington is doing it right...but which Washington was it named for?
  • The Golden Era of Freemasonry in the States was apparently otherwise boring
  • "I am the Commander...of the Council...of Swordplay!" - Afterlodge Harlan
  • What has Masonry given you? (with a couple fresh answers)
  • Harlan reverses his opinion on the Shrine
  • The Chaplain disappears amidst rioting in Charlotte
  • Who copied who?
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