The After Lodge Podcast

Episode 158 - Harlan Made a New Mason

  • Opening: The Catalyst (Linkin Park)
  • We're back on the air with Nick after an extended hiatus
  • Harlan's son was born last week . . . and apparently the show does not go on without him
  • Nick is made an official part of the crew by Harlan's daughter
  • Harlan's daughter has a big crush on Worshipful Producer Bruce
  • Move over old dog, the new dog is moving in (to your office)
  • Plugging for the Scottish Rite Research Society
  • We finally found food for our Lodge's big annual dinner
  • Harlan misses Lodge . . . twice, it's a new record
  • For some reason, we start discussing midwiffery and babies
  • Did you know George Washington was a Mason?!
  • We meet a trucker from out of town, and it's not /u/The_Past_Master
  • When you see a crowd of people running, it might be a good idea to follow them
  • Nick witnesses a real life dues increase conversation, it was exactly like you've always heard
  • Tiered dues structures - can you, should you?
  • Harlan has been on a news fast, can it last?
  • Closing: Cat's In the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
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Episode 157 - Charlatanism

Episode 156 - Who's Driving This Train?!

  • Opening: Move it on Over (Hank Williams)
  • Intern Producer Nick (/u/swimbikerunrun) joins us again for another round of After Lodge banter
  • G.P.A.C. continues shedding tears about his electoral defeat to R.W. Landscaper Josh
  • Jeff Cartman is back, and somehow made it past the extensive balloting process for our Lodge
  • Harlan begins the process of hounding Jeff about his dues money (he's been a member for 2 days)
  • Tony reviews the terms of when you "have" to give a Brother money
  • We discuss the mysteries of the Lodge by-laws
  • The chili cook-off is right around the corner, and the trash talking has commenced
  • Nobody is really producing the show these days . . . now hiring!
  • Bro. David Riley proclaims that Freemasonry is, indeed, a feminist institution
  • Nick shares the results from his Millennial Masonic survey
  • Closing: Come As You Are (Nirvana)
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Episode 155 - Jorge Washington

  • Opening: Crossroads (Matisyahu)
  • R.W. Landscaper Josh returns for another show, and he brought a friend
  • Jorge W. Washington, the seasoned ladies' favorite milk man
  • Our industrious Brother stops by and rebuilds the Lodge shed . . . correctly!
  • Jorge shows off his Templar sword collection, but he looks like a Muslim?
  • A humorous review of the 6,000 Masonic sub-organizations and their respective stances on prohibition
  • Josh can't wear his giant custom art-work apron in Jorge's Lodge
  • Traveling out of your own jurisdiction is one of the coolest experiences in the fraternity
  • G.P.A.C. shows up and Jorge professes his long-time admiration
  • The Chaplain is overly concerned with the Arab likeness of our guest
  • Harlan (re)discovers the infamous "Stonecutters" group
  • The old man causes a brief nerd-out before retiring
  • Closing: Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
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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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