The Leeds Light Blues Club are delighted to introduce our very own Podcast. Delivering all things Freemasonry, both local and afar. Join us as we ride out the storm of Covid-19 by bringing Freemasonry to you! Stay tuned for goings on in and around the club and the Leeds Lodges. Be ready for some educational pieces to advance that Masonic knowledge and, whether it’s a cold one or a cup of tea, keep your glasses charged!
DISCLAIMER - The thoughts and personal opinions of members of this podcast do not reflect the opinions of the Lodges of those members, Province, UGLE or Freemasonry in general.
Episode 17 - RETURN OF THE CRAFT
Four Months after our first broadcast, Bro. Matt & Josh bring you the news we've all been waiting for.
In this episode we talk about our favorite ceremonies & ritual. We also talk about video games and we learn that Josh has a new hobby!
Episode 16 - Our first LIVE Episode!
Join Bro. Matt, Josh, Matthew, Deano and Jordan as we went live on Twitch for our first ever LIVE episode! We talk about you, the listeners. We spoke to Bro. Jordan about his Band and sampled some of his music. We get onto eating Hot Chilli's and how we're challenging all other Light Blues Clubs to get involved and we have a good laugh with the usual Brotherly Love. PLEASE NOTE: This episode does contain some strong language. If you're easily offended, listen to another one of our episodes instead.
Episode 15 - Our PGM joins us! R.W.Bro David Pratt, Provincial Grand Master for Yorkshire West Riding
In this episode, Bro's Matt, Josh, Matthew, Deano and W.Bro Andy are joined by our Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro David! David talks to us about how he came to join Freemasonry, how a Welshman became an honourary Yorkshireman, his Top 3 Lodges ever visited, the moment he found out he was going to become PGM and what a day in the life of a PGM looks like. We talk about the performing arts, singing and theatricals and a special moment on stage with his dear wife. We enjoy some Gilbert and Sullivan and we find out how David ended up in a famous TV advert! David shares with us some of his favourite moments in Freemasonry and we all had a great time listening to him, albeit through some unfortunate technical difficulties which cut the episode short. A really enjoyable episode.
Episode 14 - V.W.Bro Ian Currans, Grand Summus of the Order of the Scarlet Cord
Bro. Matt, Josh, Matthew & Jordan are joined by V.W.Bro Ian Currans, Grand Summus of the Masonic Order or the Scarlet Cord. Ian talks to us about his journey in Freemasonry, his Top 3 Lodges, the history of the Scarlet Cord and what it's about and we find out what it would take to establish your own masonic progressive order!
Episode 13 - Masonic Mythbusting! Question & Answers with a Non-Mason
In this episode, Bro's Matt, Josh and Deano are joined by James, who is not a mason! ***DRAMATIC GASP*** We thought we'd launch a curveball away from the usual content and try to dispel the myths and tales around Freemasonry. We also take the opportunity to explain a bit more about Freemasonry and what it is to be a mason, including what goes on. We take some good and funny questions and give honest answers. This episode was in part inspired by the 'Enough is Enough' Campaign, carried out by UGLE in response to the media's false depiction of everyday freemasonry.
DISCLAIMER - The thoughts and opinions of the masons taking part in this podcast are their own and may not represent the thoughts and opinions held by their Respective Lodges, Provincial Grand Lodge, United Grand Lodge of England or Freemasonry in general.
Episode 12 - Bro. Shaun Butler, United Grand Lodge of England Communications Manager
This week, Brother's Matt, Josh & Matthew are joined by Bro. Shaun Butler, the Communications Manager at UGLE! Shaun gives us his Top 3 Lodges and his highlights in Freemasonry. We talk all things Social Media, including 'Time to Toast' and 'Enough is Enough', the media campaign by Grand Lodge to bring truth of the craft into the public eye. We discuss the Freemasonry Today magazine and what it takes to create each edition and we talk about the profound steps taken by the Light Blues Clubs up and down the country who are doing their bit during these dark times. We talk about the Tercentenary Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria Cross Memorial Stone at Freemasons Hall and much, much more.