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Front Porch Masonic

Your Host's Tyler and Tony take you through the world of freemasonry both inside and outside the lodge. To try to find out what Mason's and non Mason's think about the fraternity. They plan on having interesting guest both Masonic and non as well as reviews of books written about the fraternity. We hope you enjoy and welcome your feedback with how we can make the show better and more entertaining, because let's be honest neither of these two have any idea of what they are doing.
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Aug 7, 2017

Welcome back to the Front Porch Podcast for luck episode 13.

Today on the show we have 2 new guest. 

The first is our newly hired producer and hip hop music guru Brother Kyle Otto of Hugh L. Bates #686 in Hamilton Ohio. We told him that we could only pay him in lapel pins so well see how much our audio quality improves.

Our next guest is WB Jason Eddy who is past master of High Point #773 in Monroe, Ohio. WB Eddy is also a 2 time author and we interview him about both his books.

Casting Light https://www.amazon.com/Casting-Light-Journey-Through-Masonry-ebook/dp/B01I7CB204/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502138664&sr=8-2&keywords=Jason+Eddy

Musings along the road less taken https://www.amazon.com/Musings-Along-Road-Less-Taken-ebook/dp/B014N6RWNO/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1502138664&sr=8-14&keywords=Jason+Eddy

We start off the show as we did in the last with the tasting of an adult beverage.  This shows drink is a smoked beer (which i had no idea there was such a thing) from Freigeist called ABRAXXXAS http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/freigeist-abraxxxas/

They then talk about the Masonic Gear of the Episode. The Suit

Why every Mason should have one, why they feel we should wear them, and places to get them at a low cost. www.ebay.com, www.uniformalwearhouse.com 

The guys then interview WB Jason Eddy on his two books 

Casting Light - A Journey Through Masonry  https://www.amazon.com/Casting-Light-Journey-Through-Masonry-ebook/dp/B01I7CB204/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502138664&sr=8-2&keywords=Jason+Eddy

Musings along the road Less Taken  https://www.amazon.com/Musings-Along-Road-Less-Taken-ebook/dp/B014N6RWNO/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1502138664&sr=8-14&keywords=Jason+Eddy

 

They all then go into a discussion about Freemasonry and its pursuit of Liberty.

Tony Reads exerts from a paper 'The Masonic Concept of Liberty' by WB Alex Davidson http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/Davidson.html

They talk about what liberty is by definition, what we are told in the EA Charge, and the contradiction of that in the Fraternities history.

They then go into discussion about what is meant by no politics in lodge and if we should be able to discuss and debate current issue topics in lodge, and wether or not that is healthy for the Fraternity.

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Till next time Brethren keep shining that light outside of your lodge in the community

Jul 16, 2017

Welcome Back to the Front Porch

The Boys are back in studio

After a Long hiatus Tony is Finally back for an Episode 

Tony kinda explains his absence, but we think theres more, but thats for another show

A new format for the show is explained to see if they can be a little different and unique

They sample and enjoy a Frosty and Manly Beverage London Pride Beer to help celebrate the recent 300th Anniversary https://www.fullers.co.uk/beer/explore-our-beers/london-pride

They discuss why every Mason Should have their own apron and wear it to lodge. 

Tony Announces that his lodge has finally broken down a barrier and has initiated its first African American Brother. He then decides to talk about masonic code and law in the Ohio Masonic Code that needs to be changed

They then get into the Heart of the discussion. The 300th Anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. Originally the Grand Lodge of London, Hence the reason for the London Pride Beer.

A big Congrats to the Brothers of The Masonic Round Table http://www.themasonicroundtable.com for from what we hear was a very successful 300th Anniversary celebration at the George Washington Masonic Memorial https://gwmemorial.org

They then go into a short discussion about a classic Masonic Book 'The Builders' By Newton http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/masonry/Joseph_Newton_-_The_Builders_A_Story_and_Study_of_Masonary.pdf (this is a link to a PDF of the book for anyone that would like to read)

Taylor asked that everyone check out the new Masonic Podcast 'Three Distinct Knocks' https://threedistinctknocks.podiant.co

As always let us know how were doing, if you like the new format or not, suggestions for frosty beverages to try, and anything you think every mason should have. Also let us know if were messing up

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Jun 29, 2017

We discuss some ways we can improve Lodge meets with methods supported by scientific research. 

Check out the subreddit r/freemasonry  and through there the Freemasonry IRC channel. Check out the newest Masonic podcast at http://threedistinctknocks.org/

 

You can find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Front-Porch-Masonic-Podcast-1724281967845337/

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Intro song: Did you hear the rainGeorge Erza 

Outro song: In the Garage Weezer 

Jun 6, 2017

An interview with Professor of History Mark Lause. You can find a list of his works and his CV here. Find us on Facebook which is the best place to each us. Check out the subreddit r/freemasonry and follow the link to the best IRC group around. 

May 7, 2017

This week we read The Compass & The Crescent: Secret Societies of the Muslim Freemasons by brother Angel Millar. Please check out the second edition of his book The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolution in the Modern Age.

https://www.amazon.com/Crescent-Compass-Freemasonry-Esotericism-Revolution/dp/0994252501/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1494198717&sr=1-1 

Music

k'naan Until the lion learns to speak

The Longest Johns - Haul Away Joe 

https://www.thelongestjohns.com

Feb 26, 2017

Four Episodes in one month!! I think we may be setting the bar a little high for ourselves this year.

Tony is in the studio today for a last minute show. It is so last minute that he didn't have time to tell Taylor, so Tony's on his own for this one.  Hopefully he won't loose to many of the show's listeners with this one.

In Masonic news he talks about the 300th anniversary of organized Masonry and how the Brethren of the Masonic Round Table are putting on one unique bash.  For more info and to purchase tickets please visit www.themasonicroundtable.com 

In todays episode Tony interviews his wife's uncle Mr. Mark Shiveley. A man who is from a very strong Masonic Family, but for personal reasons never joined the Fraternity.

They talk about Mr. Shiveley's masonic family history 

What his impression of the Fraternity is being a man in his unique situation

What about Freemasonry turned him off form joining.

What organizations he is involved with a what their view of the Fraternity is

The correlations between the organizations he belongs to and the Fraternity and issues that they both face and how they are dealing with them.

And when its all done Mr. Shiveley even leaves the door open to come back on to discuss other topics in the future. So Tony must not have done to bad, or he just feels sorry for him.  Were not sure.

We hope you enjoyed this episode and hopefully we can continue this trend of multiple episodes every month.

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Intro music is 'Rooftops' by Moon Taxi

Altro Music is 'Soulfight" by The Revivalist 

Thank you all for listening and we hope you have a good week.

Feb 25, 2017

Well we did it!  We've finally started to get our act together on this whole podcasting thing, and for the first time in our short podcasting history we are pleased to bring you a third episode in one month so we hope you enjoy.

In this episode we have the pleasure to interview Right Worshipful Brother Raymond Fosnot, District Deputy Grand Master of the Second Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Ohio.

We received a very nice email from a Brother From South Pasadena Masonic Lodge #290 F&AM in Los Angeles, California https://www.facebook.com/lodge290/

RWB Ray tells us a little history of himself and how he was born and raised, both literally and Masonicly in the Great State of Pennsylvania.  His mother Lodge is West Shore Lodge #681 in Camp Hill, PA which has merged to become Eureka-West Shore Lodge #302 in Mechanicsburg, PA http://eureka302.org

Due to his job he had to transfer to Dayton, Ohio where he affiliated with Huber Heights Lodge #777 in Ohio https://www.facebook.com/Huber-Heights-Masonic-Lodge-777-F-AM-120251134658792/

We ask him about the various differences between ohio and Pennsylvania Masonry such as the Officers, The Lodge Room itself, and the ritual.

They have no yearly inspections by the Grand Lodge but rather schools of instruction where the member must get certified in order to become master of his lodge.  

A great interview and one we hope you will enjoy.  

Thank you for listening and as always please feel free to contact us

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Let us know what you think, what you like, what you don't like, we love getting all of it.  
Till next time Brethren 

Feb 18, 2017

Surprise, surprise, surprise, we actually kept our promise and here's a second episode for this month. Even though it is still just the second part of our last show, were still counting it.  We hope you enjoy, and if your lucky you may even get a third show this month, if your lucky, and Tony does some work.

In this episode we interview Worshipful Brother Mike Sekach,  Master of High Point Lodge #773 F&AM https://www.facebook.com/High-Point-Lodge-773-205499436148911/

We ask him a whole list of questions pertaining to his year so far as Master of the Lodge. 

We Talk about his upcoming inspection in the EA Degree. 

We discus the fact that High Point doesn't meet in a Masonic Lodge Building, but an Odd Fellows hall, and their relationship.

Due to us recording in High Point lodge on their Stated Meeting night, as usual masonic business comes up and things get cut a little short, but a good first interview for us none the less

Hope you have enjoyed this as well as all previous episodes.  Let us know what you think and how we can improve the show. We sure don't know what were doing so any feedback from the audience is always appreciated.

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Thank you all for listening, we greatly appreciate it and if you would like to leave us a review on iTunes 

Thanks and have a great week Brethren

Feb 11, 2017

Well were back at it for the first time this year, let alone for the last several months.  Seems our ambitions that we had back in November didn't go so well.  Seems this podcasting thing isn't as easy as we thought it would be, but fear not we strive to do a better job than last year. Time will tell how this resolution plays out.

We are coming to you live from a new location. This time its Taylors home lodge of High Point #773. which meets in an Odd Fellows Lodge, more to come on this later

We had hopes of having an interview for this episode, but in a last minute decision we decided to do something different and take the listeners time into consideration and not bore you with a 2 hour long episode so we split it into 2 shows. Hope you enjoy

In this episode we find out what we have been up to the last couple months as well as how everyone in States has seem to have lost their mind on Facebook.

We have yet another book review, by another Ohio Mason. "The Craft Driven Lodge by Brother Daniel Hrinko. http://www.craftdrivenlodge.com A great read for any Mason that wants to try to put his Lodge on the Path to growth and Success.

Since this show was cut in half we will have at least 2 episodes this year both in the same month so look for the next in a week or so if we can get tony to do some work.

We tried using just one mic this time to make editing easier but sound quality is lacking a little.

We hope you enjoy the shorter episodes.  Let us know what you think

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and as always have a great day 

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