The After Lodge Podcast

Episode 188 - Peppers and Cheese

  • Opening: Tell Me Baby (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Worshipful Bro. Squared returns with nothing better to do
  • We were out last week crashing Three Distinct Knocks (perhaps literally?)
  • The adventures of our social club's annual shareholder's meeting
  • Bro. Nipples decides to run for City Council
  • Another late, late night at After Lodge
  • Our Master schedules "the [whole] day of Freemasonry"
  • Chili Cook-off smack talk has already started . . . gotta love Facebook
  • Tony manages to break the mathematics of instant runoff voting
  • Why do politicians look like lizards and/or monkeys?!
  • The Odd Fellows wore aprons? Who knew
  • The "Keto" diet, it's a cult
  • Devising the best system for looking after our widows & orphans
  • Remember what you learned in D.A.R.E., "just say no"
  • . . . and the show goes down the toilet
  • Closing: Bottom of The Bottle (Smile Empty Soul)
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Episode 187 - Farewell to an American Hero

  • Opening: The Minstrel Boy (The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem)
  • Our American Hero, and a damn good man, puts down the working tools
  • Tony is running for Mayor/Supreme Commander of our town
  • Harlan got a cat . . . yeah, it's that bad
  • We survived Worshipful Bro. Squared's first meeting!
  • Discussions on how Tony can combat the "Deep County"
  • Bruce takes the Junior PM's seat, just like every other PM
  • "You don't know what you're doing" - "too bad, I'm in charge"
  • Hello to Fish Fry Lodge No. 767 and Pancake Lodge No. 242
  • Contested elections are the sign that you're being effective
  • "She's currently using MY toothbrush to clean leg wax off of a box" - Worshipful Bro. Squared
  • John calls out Mike's installation coat
  • Are we recording, or did I get fired? Yes.
  • Are we going to Masonicon . . . maybe
  • "The deep dark hour of midnight"
  • Closing: Real American (Rick Derringer)
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Episode 186 - Four Years Later

  • Opening: I Fought the Law (The Clash)
  • Why does the Grand College of Rites logo look like a Playstation icon?
  • Talking crypto-currencies
  • Bruce resigns his man card
  • "Sharing" space with our spouses
  • Poor kid gets bashed for asking about where to buy a Commandery uniform
  • Scottish Rite hates and mandatory retirements
  • Tony finally shows up . . . post-op
  • Can you be an American and have never seen Star Wars?
  • We finally press Nick about why we didn't get invited to the wedding
  • Freemasons holding up progress in UK law enforcement . . . HAH!
  • Masonic New Year's Resolutions
  • More Mason of the Year talk
  • Selling the York Rite to Jeff - talking past the close
  • Closing: I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley)
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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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