The After Lodge Podcast

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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Episode 175 - Bro. Bryan Godwin

Episode 174 - Revenge of the Nicks (Part 2)

  • Opening: Cover of the Rolling Stone (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
  • Bro. Nick Johnson (/u/millennialfreemason) returns for Part 2 of hanging out After Lodge
  • Also . . . the usual crew + Tony; oh, and Nick, Jr.
  • Harlan announces his plans for "edutainment" at the next Lodge meeting
  • The statue nazis target Ill. Albert Pike. It's not funny anymore
  • Harlan goes on the defense for General Lee (and mis-speaks, Lee has a building named for him at U.S.M.A., not a monument)
  • Confederate soldiers were just men like you and I answering the call of their country, otherwise they would be cowards not worth remembering
  • Nick turns the conversation to the "deification" of Albert Pike in the Scottish Rite. Conclusion: there isn't any.
  • A sneak peak of Nick's next blog post
  • The merits of high population Lodges vs. low population Lodges (i.e. Traditional Observance)
  • Tony shows up, on the run from his protest participation
  • Why you should (or shouldn't?) hire another Mason
  • We finally make Bro. Johnson spill the drama about his exit from The Masonic Roundtable (and are greatly disappointed)
  • Closing: Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
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Episode 173 - Revenge of the Nicks (Part 1)

  • Opening: Take the Money and Run (Steve Miller Band)
  • It's a crowded Hangout tonight
  • We have Chris (/u/bobatspears) back
  • And Nick Johnson (/u/millennialfreemason) joins us to speak to his recent spark of controversy
  • Nick-Ur-Buddy fills us in on what he's been up to since his last foray on the After Lodge Podcast
  • Why has our fraternity failed to capture the full societal spectrum in the modern era?
  • Masonic membership is not a zero-sum game
  • Should Freemasonry raise the minimum age (after fighting so hard to lower it)?
  • Nick claims we (freemasons) are "weird"
  • Master Masons in the ancient operative Lodge
  • Harlan fails to back out of his Lodge education commitment
  • Consent agendas - can your jurisdiction use them?
  • Stay tuned for next week when Nick returns for Part 2, including the Masonic Roundtable story
  • Closing: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Good Charlotte)
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Episode 172 - Elitists Anonymous

  • Opening: Pretty Fly . . . For a White Guy (The Offspring)
  • Just the usual crew tonight . . . plus Truman
  • "Social media" guy Nick takes us back on the Facebook - and now we're accountable
  • We raise some new Brothers at Landscaper Josh's other Lodge and he orders Bruce around
  • Our numbers are up (but it's not about quantity)!
  • Tony comes up with a brilliant funding scheme
  • Aannnnd - we're back on dues. Welcome to the Raising Dues Podcast!
  • How life memberships work
  • Social clubs and why your Lodge's well being shouldn't depend on them
  • Nick-Ur-Buddy starts some controversy . . . and Harlan follows
  • Harlan chastises Nick and sticks his foot in it
  • In 100 years, when people ask how Freemasons became Carnies . . .
  • Meeting on Saturday is awesome!
  • Closing: Sex And Candy (Marcy Playground)
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Episode 171 - Meridian of Existence

Episode 170 - Pink Aprons

  • Opening: In The End (Linkin Park)
  • Worshipful Producer Bruce survives Prime Day!
  • Nick and Cartman are back
  • Chris (/u/BobatSpears) joins us to hang out after Lodge
  • Harlan bids farewell to his beloved Rottweiler . . . what color is his hat?
  • Nick makes pink aprons for his York Rite chapter
  • Watching us record the podcast, our number one way to loose fans
  • What is with Grand Lodges and the alcohol trigger?!
  • Pledge of Allegiance and its proper place in Lodge
  • Bro.^2 continues his plans for war with a neighboring Lodge
  • Doctor Who deviates from the historical path of liberty
  • Pennsylvania ritual compared to . . . well, everyone else
  • Drug addicts and fiscally responsible government vs. just being an ass - Ohio again
  • We give the blueprint for how to steal our trademarks, but Nick still won't go for it
  • Closing: Nobody Can Save Me (Linkin Park)
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Episode 169 - In the Before Times

  • Opening: Come with Me Now (Kongos)
  • Harlan returns to broadcasting from the Secretary's desk
  • Cartman comes back to hang out After Lodge
  • Nick crashes the party with his 3DK pals
  • Harlan debates the merits of Templary and other baseless fancifulness with Jason M.
  • The 3DK hosts ridicule Libertarians for a while
  • "In the before times . . . " (anytime before 1988)
  • The Chaplain crashes the party, and Harlan's desk and violates the East
  • How much does a Knights Templar uniform cost?
  • And of course, we have to discuss the spoils of the big fair - Cartman offers a new member's perspective
  • . . . and back to more Libertarian bashing. Sheesh, guys!
  • Ethnic "towns" in New York City, it's all about the food
  • NEW: G.P.A.C. does the outro!
  • Closing: Click Click Boom (Saliva)
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Episode 168 - On Secretaries and Shortcuts

  • Opening: Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
  • The crew broadcasts from new and interesting places
  • The first fair proves fruitful on the new membership front
  • Sometimes you can't win as Secretary - the story of the failed good deed
  • It's G.P.A.C.'s birthday, nobody remembered, so he tries to be subtle
  • Harlan does a visual demonstration of the Knickerbuddy Bar . . . on audio
  • A Brother's first Lodge contact in 20 years: a dues notice
  • Our secretary is two papers away from the "box of shame"
  • Nick and David take over the York Rite . . . all of it
  • Boring technical advice for Secretaries
  • We have to re-hash the "guns in Lodge" thing again
  • Getting degrees in another country to speed things up
  • Bruce shuts down one of our members trying to do such things
  • "Conversing with Clandies" - a recurring story by Ass. Producer Nick
  • And of course, we get stuck on more upcoming fair talk; there will be bouncy houses
  • Officers pretending they don't want the job, but desperately want it
  • Closing: Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs)
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