265 episodes

The After Lodge podcast is the after lodge banter of some men who happen to be Freemasons. It is not endorsed nor recognized by any Grand or subordinate lodge of Freemasons. Drawing topics from the /r/freemasonry subreddit, as well as the other Masonic networks, the After Lodge podcast discusses current-day topics within and without the fraternity.

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    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

The After Lodge podcast is the after lodge banter of some men who happen to be Freemasons. It is not endorsed nor recognized by any Grand or subordinate lodge of Freemasons. Drawing topics from the /r/freemasonry subreddit, as well as the other Masonic networks, the After Lodge podcast discusses current-day topics within and without the fraternity.

    Episode 299: Austin Shifrin

    Episode 299: Austin Shifrin

    May the Fourth be with You!
    Jamie has gone full mullet . . . FULL mullet
    Bro. Austin Shifrin, author of More Light: Collected Masonic Writings, comes to hang out with us
    What are the best three appendant degrees?
    What is one thing you would tell a new initiate?
    How Harlan vets authors (or doesn't) before we meet them
    What is the dumbest conspiracy theory Bro. Shifrin has heard?
    Being the scapegoat for conspiracy nuts
    Tolerance and toleration . . . Harlan, that means you with the messies too!
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    Special Guest: Austin Shifrin.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 298: Practical Freemasonry

    Episode 298: Practical Freemasonry

    After canning last week's episode, we're back!
    Matt Gallagher (/u/tikijack) returns to discuss his newest title: Practical Freemasonry
    Why the After Lodge method is superior-ish
    "Accessible philosophy for working-class schlubs"
    Chuck shows up to celebrate being removed from office
    Don't suck the fun out of /r/freemasonry like a dementor
    Somehow we got back to guns in Lodge
    "No, you can't insult my Brother the same way I do!"
    Properly screening candidates
    Affinity lodges
    Developing ritualists means letting go of "my spot"
    Check out Matt's other works and newsletter at Practical Freemasonry
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    Special Guest: Matt Gallagher (/u/tikijack).

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 297: Polite Society

    Episode 297: Polite Society

    Harlan takes Worshipful Jeff to a T.O. Lodge function
    We turn the mic over to Chuck because we're insane
    Happenings in the Northeast
    How not to bequest valuable Masonic heirlooms
    Jamie's work as a Canadian milkman continues
    We were going to rise above celebrity gossip . . . but then we didn't
    Reminiscing about "polite society", cannibalism, and unexpectedly grim turns
    Bro. Gardiner pops in to join us for the last laughs
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    Special Guest: Sean Gardiner.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 296: After Conclave

    Episode 296: After Conclave

    Jamie is part of the "milk" industrial complex now
    Bro. Sean, Brian, and Barry (the "Traveling Templar") come to hang out with us again
    A recap of the "Call2Conclave" . . . there was no getting around it
    Then Chuck showed up to ask the question we all wanted to know: "is this finally over?!"
    So what comes next then?
    Harlan gets summonsed away from the Masonic Restoration Foundation Symposium
    The good news: it could have been worse . . .
    Are we moving on to Continental Masonry now?
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    Special Guests: Brian Dimatteo, Bro. Barry the "Traveling Templar", and Sean Gardiner.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 295: Washington's Mistrial

    Episode 295: Washington's Mistrial

    Bruce is back! . . . and Jamie's mullet is still here
    COVID restrictions are lifting and Lodge almost feels normal
    We had George Washington night at the Scottish Rite and it wasn't what you might think
    More interesting learning opportunities coming up just about everywhere
    We've been away because of a trial that screwed up, we know it's Harlan's fault, just haven't figured out how yet
    Then we're back onto the "why" of Jamie's major mullet
    The Masonic Restoration Foundation symposium is coming up
    And then there was Jeff
    We tried, but the subject of Russia was unavoidable
    Inventing a new invitational bodie . . . that we wouldn't be invited to
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    • 50 min
    Episode 294: Brian Dimatteo

    Episode 294: Brian Dimatteo

    Bro. Brian Dimatteo, Grand Recorder, Minnesota joins us to hang out After Lodge
    Turns out, Bro. Dimatteo is the one that saved the York Rite from our own Circus
    We're battening down for the big ice storm coming for us and share some generator tips
    Updates from Reddit this week . . . there's not much
    Bro. Dimatteo gives up the updates on the upcoming Special Conclave
    How does all of this help us with new Brethren? (it . . . doesn't)
    Sean discovers the power to mute Chuck!
    Tony shows up in the middle of things to do visual signage on an audio podcast
    Federalism ends up the same way . . . whether that's Masonic bodies or nation states
    Jamie shares his un-Canadian thoughts about the "Freedom Rally"
    Tony wants to know if we've started recording yet
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    Special Guests: Brian Dimatteo and Sean Gardiner.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Twinsfan2001 ,

Keep up the great work

This is the funniest and most entertaining Masonic podcast I have ever heard. I’m a senior DeMolay and 32nd degree master mason. Awesome job guys.

mhambrecht ,

These guys are great

I love listening to this show. I never miss an episode.

The Necromancer ,

Haven't listened for over a year- just confirmed why.

Some podcasts are bad in a good way, but this isn't one of them.

This is Masonic pretty much only in the sense that the talking heads say they are Masons. However, I don't think they conduct themselves or express the opinions of, real men of the Craft in most contexts. I don't mind bad language or off-color jokes, but I don't think they are joking most of the time, and when they are joking they are not funny.

Their almost unfollowable trains of thought move with such an ADD randomness that you can listen for a multi-hour episode and not comprehend where it began, where it ended, or the seemingly disjointed path they took to get there.

Save yourself the trouble and skip this one.