52 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' principles 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' principles 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. 51 – Crossover with 3LOC

    Ep. 51 – Crossover with 3LOC

    Once again Tara and Billy welcome Toby Hanson, Ainslie Heilich and Mike Duminiak from Three Links Odd Cast to chat away through topics across the two shows, one here and the other on their show, so listen to both and (SPOILER) there is big news from Modern Goat Rider during the Odd-Podge segment near the end. But before that we discuss Leadership at Every Level to Find New Members, a Naked Member Calendar,  when “Secrets” go Public and the Influence of Podcasting.
    Check out MGR online at moderngoatrider.com
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    Intro – Anthony Shackell 

    • 50 min
    Ep. 50 - Grand Takes

    Ep. 50 - Grand Takes

    MGR has the perfect guest. Surprise! It’s Billy!! Tara leads the Q’s & Billy provides the A’s about his trip to Chilliwack, BC for the Grand Lodge Sessions of BC. Out come the hot-takes of the good parts and the more challenging parts of jurisdictional sessions. Included are two interviews of attendees: Belinda DeGuglielmo of Tatnai Lodge #9, and Richard Horowitz of Vancouver Lodge #90 who give their insights into the past year and looking forward to the future.

    Congratulations to Walter Wells to have earned the Meritorious Service Jewel from GM Trudie Brisson for Van#90's Warming Center

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    Intro – Anthony Shackell

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 49 - Getting Primed with Michael and Ainslie

    Ep. 49 - Getting Primed with Michael and Ainslie

    After a rather long summer break Tara and Billy are back to the mic to catch up on their returns to the Hall and meetings; but they have to have a guest, so why not two??! The return of Bros. Michael Greenzeiger and Ainslie Heilich to discuss the year since the publication of The Odd Fellows Primer. The guests uncover the story of the book’s creation and production, and before they get away Billy plays Quiz Master with an Odd Fellows Q&A to test their knowledge. You can find more interesting details about the book or to make a bulk order by going to oddfellowsprimer.org.

    CORRECTION: Billy misspoke; the collars Bastion #4 purchased are from Three Links PHL
    Check out MGR online at moderngoatrider.com
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    Intro – Drew Ericksen

    • 59 min
    Ep. 48 - FLT Banter

    Ep. 48 - FLT Banter

    Tara and Billy are back! The hosts catch up on all the interesting events and charity work that has been going on in Victoria over the past couple months. There are some good ideas for your Lodges in there. They also look forward into the Summer and Fall, and just for some giggles they throw in a debriefing of how being a Vice Grand has gone for each of them this year.
     Check out MGR online at moderngoatrider.com
    Reach the hosts at info@moderngoatrider.com 
    Intro – Anthony Shackell
    Outro – Drew Ericksen 

    • 53 min
    Ep. 47 - What are we doing here

    Ep. 47 - What are we doing here

    Tara and Billy get California fever again with a call down the coast to Oceanside Lodge #346 where PG and current DDGM Brother Ed Burns has help build back a Lodge from 10 members in 2016 to close to 80 members in 2022. Ed gives the hosts and you listeners an idea packed episode for revitalizing a Lodge even when the Hall needs repairs as well as the current member’s attitudes. At the end of the chat Billy makes reference to “Morey” who is Morey Holzman of Ep. 39 when his book “The Odd Fellows Heart” is featured.
    Check out MGR online at moderngoatrider.com
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    Intro & Outro – Drew Ericksen 

    • 56 min
    Ep. 46 – Grand Lodge Three

    Ep. 46 – Grand Lodge Three

    Tara and Billy welcome in representatives of the three Victoria lodges who are Grand Lodge of British Columbia officers and participants. Together the hosts tug at the curtain that conceals the function of jurisdictional Grand Lodges, and they are successful getting Aaron Hall (Grand Warden and District Deputy Grand Master), Becky Auld (Grand Secretary) and Scott Shaw (P.D.D.G.M.) to enlighten our listeners. The rumor around many subordinate lodges is that Grand Lodge doesn’t work, but there are very hidden ways in which Grand Lodge does work, all the time. In the latter half of the show, the group exchange what could make Grand Lodge and Grand Lodge Sessions better.  Even if you’re not a Past Grand, then still consider going to your jurisdiction’s Sessions.
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    Intro – Drew Ericksen

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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.

Concretre_Cowboy ,

I love it!

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

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