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
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We discuss some ways we can improve Lodge meets with methods supported by scientific research.
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Intro song: Did you hear the rainGeorge Erza
Outro song: In the Garage Weezer
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.
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.
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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
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Welcome to the first episode of the Front Porch Masonic Podcast. Your hosts, Taylor and Tony, are 2 Freemasons from the Great State of Ohio. They like to sit and observe everything that goes on both inside and outside of the Fraternity, in the hopes that they can find out how Ohio is supposedly doing it wrong and what we can do to fix it. Although we kinda have a feeling everyones just jealous of Ohio. Who knows.
In this introductory episode, Taylor and Tony introduce themselves and what their plans for this show are. Why they wanted to do a podcast and let everyone know that they have no idea what they are doing.
Tony reads a paper that he wrote as an informational flyer last year entitled 'Life without the Freemason.
They discuss the new book by Brother Jason Eddy of High Point Lodge #773 Entitled Casting Light: A Journey Through Craft Masonry and Beyond. https://www.amazon.com/Casting-Light-Journey-Through-Masonry/dp/1534959556/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471303937&sr=1-1&keywords=casting+light+a+journey+through+craft+masonry+and+beyond
They also ramble on about other various topics both masonic and not.
Hopefully soon they will figure out what they are doing.
They would like to give a big shout out to WB Robert Johnson of the Whence Came You Podcast for all his help in helping these two get this off the ground. Although after listening to this he may want to stay as far away from it as possible.
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