41 episodes

Modern Goat Rider is an Odd Fellows podcast for members and people curious about Odd Fellows in modern times. Billy, Josh, Tara and their guests take listeners on journeys to connect Odd Fellows membership and Oddfellowship to daily life. Hear them discuss the ways Odd Fellows principle find their way into conducting business in a Lodge room, running fund raising events, and making stronger connections with their community. Check out www.moderngoatrider.com.

Modern Goat Rider: an Odd Fellows podcast Billy Sanderson, Josh Miller, Tara Zajac

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Modern Goat Rider is an Odd Fellows podcast for members and people curious about Odd Fellows in modern times. Billy, Josh, Tara and their guests take listeners on journeys to connect Odd Fellows membership and Oddfellowship to daily life. Hear them discuss the ways Odd Fellows principle find their way into conducting business in a Lodge room, running fund raising events, and making stronger connections with their community. Check out www.moderngoatrider.com.

    Ep. 40 – Organizational Odd Fellows

    Ep. 40 – Organizational Odd Fellows

    Tara and Billy call upon all three Odd Fellows Lodges in Victoria to get a full representative samples of organizational challenges and solutions from their lodges. Sure, they are all well experienced British Columbia provincial government employees, but they also have great advice for lodges of any size. Enjoying their first rides on MGR are Sister Samantha Sherman from Bastion Lodge #4, Brother Ed May from Victoria Lodge #1, and Brother Jeff Dorion from Columbia Lodge #2. Each brings great ideas for your Lodge.
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    Intro – BTO – Takin’ Care of Business
    Outro – It’s Polka Time! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 39 - Odd Fellows Heart with Morey Holzman

    Ep. 39 - Odd Fellows Heart with Morey Holzman

    Did someone say Hockey and Odd Fellowship? Yes we did! Journalist, author Morey Holzman joins Billy and Tara to discuss his second book, The Odd Fellow’s Heart, on the history of Hockey’s origins, but this one has a discovered Odd Fellows slant. Morey had never heard of the Odd Fellows before discovering James “Jimmy” Stewart. Morey found that the influence of Odd Fellows was not only imparted to his family life, but the philosophies made their way into how Jimmy advanced the game of Hockey into the sport we know today.
    Morey’s book is on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Odd-Fellows-Heart-Morey-Holzman/dp/B08PTZ9YD3
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    Intro – Stompin’ Tom Connors – Hockey Song
    Outro – Tragically Hip - Fireworks

    • 42 min
    Ep. 38 – Thinking Like an Odd Fellow with Scott Moye

    Ep. 38 – Thinking Like an Odd Fellow with Scott Moye

    The written word is not Dead! Brother Scott Moye, co-founder of the Heart In Hand blog joins Tara and Billy to discuss his new book, Think Like an Odd Fellow. Not only do you get to hear Billy gush over how much he loves this book, but Tara helps Scott explain the importance of this type of book that takes a deeper exploration into the philosophy behind F-L-T. Scott is eloquent with his explanation of researching, creating, and writing from our historical philosophy into modern language. Before Scott gets away, Billy and he discuss his blog post about Odd Fellows Funeral Service.
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    Intro – Aretha Franklin - Think
    Interlude – Charlie Watts – Symphony for the Devil (intro)
    Outro – Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now

    • 52 min
    Ep. 37 – A Successful Lodge

    Ep. 37 – A Successful Lodge

    The Summer keeps cooking along, when Tara and Billy get together to talk about what could make a Lodge look, feel and be successful. Covering many areas of what a member might consider, they segue through “doing it wrong, while doing it right”, “running a Lodge is hard work” and “how not to be a jerk”. But before all that, current events were discussed including a Man on the Street interview with Toby Hanson LIVE FROM CINCINNATI! at the Sovereign Grand Lodge Sessions happening from Aug 13 to 19 for 2021.

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    Intro – Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (piano only)
    Outro – Drew Eriksen

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep. 36 - Rules of the Order with Justin Bailey

    Ep. 36 - Rules of the Order with Justin Bailey

    Who is Robert’s and why is he still around? Tara and Billy welcome PGM Justin Bailey of Pennsylvania Odd Fellows Grand Lodge to discuss all the fun a Lodge can have when employing Robert’s Rules of Orders and proper governance to maximize efficiency and purpose. None of the three are experts so do not expect to get a "how-to do it show", but follow along then get yourself educated, and see how you can activate your Lodge, or Grand Lodge, to help members discover what Robert’s Rules of Orders can bring.
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    Intro & Outro – Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 35 – Progressive FLT

    Ep. 35 – Progressive FLT

    Why not spend this traditional holiday weekend learning about something Progressive? Jessica Dickinson Goodman and Sinead Toolis are back for part two of their powerful interview from the end of May. [Their introductions are in Ep. 33. Sinead is first to speak this episode] Although there have been struggles at some of their Lodge’s meetings, ok, many meetings; they remain optimistic that the Mountain View Lodge #244 continues to evolve their delivery of the Odd Fellows mandates for progressive members and the evolving community outside the Lodge’s hall. 
    Connect with them through their Lodge pages:
     https://mountainviewoddfellows.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/OddfellowsMountainView
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    Intro – Anthony Shackell

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Gracie pie are awesome300 ,

Goat riding is fun!

The guests and hosts are great. Makes you think about your Lodge getting better.

Smurffed off ,

FLT

Just started listening from Grand Falls Windsor Newfoundland. Exploits lodge #2N. Great show. I'll be telling the rest of our member about it.

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I love it!

I love Josh’s rendition of the theme song - great job Brothers!

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