The After Lodge Podcast

Episode 185 - Uninstalled

  • Opening: Has Been (William Shatner)
  • Bruce is uninstalled as Master (like PC bloat-ware)
  • Sir John's ugly Christmas jacket . . . still not as bad a Bruce's replacement's
  • Being re-installed in the East for the THIRD time?!
  • Worshipless-again Bruce receives a George Washington Masonic tie from the Craft
  • Tony tries to do something nice for Bruce, for real
  • "Mason of the Year", does your Lodge really do that?
  • The Hanukkah from hell - Harlan celebrates the miracle of survival
  • Our growing sister-lodge ties with P.H.A.
  • "Worshipful Nipples"
  • Professional Badminton is apparently a real thing
  • Time for a Lodge dodge ball tournament
  • The case of the missing plaque
  • Closing: Tennis Court (Lorde)
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Episode 184 - The Land of Oz

  • Opening: Down Under (Men at Work)
  • We're back after losing (yet another) beloved Brother
  • Nick popped in before the show . . . from Austrailia
  • Harlan goes to the Education Association to harass Scotty from the Block
  • Prince Hall installations and Black & White dress code
  • John stirs the pot with some internet racists (with dues cards)
  • Tony pops in . . . Without costume this time
  • Amazon's Alexa goes all the way?
  • We do it all for the sunshade, and we'd do it again
  • Chili cook-off time is coming and the plotting has already begun
  • Tony picks up a new sponsor for us
  • Nick re-joins us from the Merry Old Land of Oz
  • . , , and shares how awesome Australian Masonry is
  • Crocodile Dundee and Steve Erwin are NOT the same. At all.
  • Why doesn't Australia have Amazon yet?!
  • Blowing out Jesus' 8 birthday candles
  • Bruce is out-gaveled by a Warden
  • Hello to our Australian Brethren!
  • Closing: Black or White (Michael Jackson)
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Episode 183 - Wannabes and Has-Beens

  • Opening: As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)
  • Scotty from the Block returns to hang out After Lodge
  • It's a full house tonight: Scott, Tony, Bruce, John, Jeff, and Harlan
  • Our Tiler masses an arsenal so Scott will come visit us
  • Scott is going out and Bruce is coming in
  • Bruce's secret to success in the East
  • Harlen's political commitments take him over - he's back to the box
  • Tuxedo fashion tips for the modern man
  • Christmas time is coming, and Bruce must stop it
  • Some more tips for Masters - parliamentary procedure
  • Master's jewel allowance? WHAT is this?!
  • Our Masonic Relief Committee
  • Closing: Master of Puppets (Metallica)
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Episode 182 - Plumbin' Around

  • Opening: What's My Age Again? (blink-182)
  • Bruce cites to the bylaws of the show - that could be dangerous
  • Sir Helcl returns and continues to insist that Minnesota is important
  • Times are changing, kids these days like baseball?
  • We conceive StopEmail.org
  • What is a Banana Hammock? Is it a special kind of apron?
  • Harlen doing show notes in the middle of the show
  • BBC Documentary on Female Masons
  • Why co-masonry is a bad idea
  • Harlan causes controversy with exposing non-Christianity in Lodge
  • Proper equipment for Lodge bathrooms
  • Don't drive in Dallas
  • Bruce is almost a has been
  • Closing: Space Oddity (David Bowie)
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Episode 181 - Cracking the Code

  • Opening: Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)
  • Nick is back . . . and Sir John is still here; Cartman never left
  • Unpaid shout outs to the Gibson Research Corporation
  • Tales from the big Tony Halloween party (the ones we can remember)
  • Harlan decided not to wear a flag suit for Halloween, but not because he found sense
  • Why does John wear a 3-piece suit on the show? Harlan doesn't even wear a suit on the show!
  • Is anyone a member of the Royal Order of Scotland?
  • Fantasy authors and borrowing Masonic symbology
  • You WILL use my fraternal title, even in the supermarket!
  • Harlan has another battle with the stop sign by the Lodge
  • Nick asks the York Rite: "when will we ever get rid of the Class A uniform?"
  • "How do you be Catholic?" - Harlan wants to know
  • A lesson in York Rite dress code
  • Dropping titles when you're done with the job . . . it's a good thing
  • What's happening with the Winding Stairs Facebook group?
  • If you won $65,000,000, how much would you give your Lodge?
  • Nobody else can handle the outro
  • Closing: Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Meat Loaf)
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Episode 180 - THOUSANDS of Years

  • Opening: Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Aerosmith)
  • We're practicing our parliamentary procedure - and we're all out of order
  • The good news is: Bruce survived Grand Lodge
  • Just how exactly DO you tune a pipe organ?!
  • Why there is no distance too far when it comes to burying our Brothers
  • Tony shows up . . . almost at the beginning
  • To answer last week's question: no, we will not be opening on the appropriate degree in our jurisdiction
  • We have been reading minutes on the Master Mason Degree, and only there, for THOUSANDS of years
  • A story in proper propane safety, and Tony's mercenary motives
  • The hopes and dreams of Masters - a list of Bruce's top accomplishments
  • We found Nick! He was busy investigating a cop. What NOT to tell a candidate's wife
  • Finding your old bitcoin wallet and don't take investing advice from Harlan
  • Have you guys been getting the "good news" delivered at Lodge too?
  • Masonic fashion (yes, it's funny) controversy: cummerbund or waistcoat?
  • Just don't forget your lapel extender
  • Closing: Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
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Episode 179 - Paving Over

  • Opening: All For One (Gangstagrass)
  • All of our friends have abandoned us . . .
  • Tony rigs the "favorite hosts" Facebook poll just like the Chili Cookoff
  • Where we're doing next week - doing something awesome with a Lodge patron
  • Harlan cooks challah - maybe
  • Can you buy good ritual work with food?
  • Will we finally allow our Lodges to open on the appropriate degree? Probably not . . .
  • Is it worse when an EA doesn't finish, or a MM doesn't come back?
  • Harlan coaches Bruce on what NOT to do at Grand Lodge
  • Is Hugh Hefner actually in a "better" place?
  • Harlan accosts a media executive for cancelling H2, on behalf of everyone
  • The parking lot got done, and now we're bankrupt
  • Tony finally shows up and explains why Bruce wasn't invited to the big Halloween party
  • Closing: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Brad Paisley)
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Episode 178 - Paving the Way

  • Opening: Dirty Little Secret (The All-American Rejects)
  • Nick survived the hurricane . . . are we happy about it?
  • Bruce decides his PC doesn't need a heat sink and records hot
  • Masonic podcasts are no longer a novelty
  • What it's like being "internet famous"
  • Harlan's daughter trolls Bruce in front of our Lodge, guests, etc.
  • The After Lodge Lodge bankrupts itself on a parking lot
  • Landscaper Josh and Co. move our shed . . . with ratchet straps
  • Can you wear a hat with no face?
  • Progressive line vs. effective ritual, we're at an impasse
  • Is a kippah a hat for Lodge covering purposes?
  • Bruce continues his webcam strike
  • Welcome back to the guys from #python IRC!
  • Closing: It's My Life (Bon Jovi)
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Episode 177 - Nick's Basement

  • Opening: My Evil Ways (The Nearly Deads)
  • We're sheltering in Nick's basement, waiting on Hurricane Harvey
  • Harlan accidentally sends the show link to #python (FreeNode IRC) - "this is how you get cowans!"
  • We spend most of the show hassling Nick about why he is still in Florida
  • Some of the hassling was deserved . . . he ate the food stash before the rain came
  • Guns in Lodge but not in a hurricane aftermath? Knock it off!
  • How not to conduct a Facebook poll
  • The After Lodge rescue plan: "Operation Divert Resources to Save Us Instead"
  • Our recent EA degree and issues caused with differing ritual standards
  • Harlan puts on bibbed overalls for the first time in his life - then goes to a bar
  • Some cool stuff from our jurisdiction to help out in Houston
  • Florida Lodges serving as shelters
  • Nick tries to bring up "The Better Angels of our Nature" and Tony pounces in
  • Taking Tony's pontoon boat down to rescue Nick - that's our kind of comedy
  • Tony crashes a Shriner meeting (he's not a Shriner)
  • Day laborers turn the cards in Florida, and Harlan loves it!
  • Investigating committees, confidential information, and the awkward question of what duty is owed to who
  • Closing: The Pretender (Foo Fighters)
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Episode 176 - The Grand Generalissimo

  • Opening: Jerusalem (Matisyahu)
  • Where is Nick?! Busted!!!
  • Welcome Sir. John E. Helcl, from Minnesota, our special guest for the evening
  • Technical difficulties make it . . . rough, for a while
  • Sir. Helcl explains his tenuous connections to "Nikky Johnson"
  • Nick left us with a big York Rite figure, and none of us are York Rite Masons
  • Other Nick (/u/millennialfreemason) joins us and brings more technical difficulties
  • Allowing the "Cap and Mantle" as standard uniform at York Rite meetings
  • Should we lower the number of men required to open a Commandary?
  • Comparing pipe organs: York Rite or Scottish Rite?
  • Sir. Helcl joins Harlan in rebutting the Templar lineage
  • Harlan's exit strategy for the Secretary's desk
  • Nick's new blog post - stop propping up zombie Lodges
  • Honorary bodies in the York Rite - is this the future of the Knights of St. Andrew?!
  • Does the Scottish Rite hierarchy curiously resemble that of the Roman Catholic Church?
  • Can the After Lodge method save a dying Chapter/Council?
  • Technical difficulties end the show
  • Closing: In Hell I'll be in Good Company (The Dead South)
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