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Fort Worth #148

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Aug 24, 2017

Part three of three! Here we take a look at the Blue Lodge degree that receives the least love but has the most to offer in terms of learning. The Fellowcraft degree is deep and rich - it's hard to discuss it outside a tyled lodge, so we'll be talking in generalities for the most part. What do you do with so much knowledge? What's the best way to look for light? Let's tackle this. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss the Fellowcraft degree.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host Introductions
00:01:54 - 64th.org Updates
00:03:18 - Traveling as a New Mason
00:06:52 - Interjurisdictional Visits & Facebook Facilitation
00:09:28 - Episode Content: I'm a Fellowcraft, What Now?
01:06:52 - Quote of the Week
01:07:14 - Closing Thoughts

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Aug 17, 2017

Let's reel it WAY back. You've been initiated as a Mason... Where do you go from here? We've decided to expand our episode, "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?" to include the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees. While the path is narrower, and more-clearly defined, it's often difficult to get the best mileage out of these two degrees. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush, as they discuss just some of the many ways you can make the most out of being an Entered Apprentice.Let's reel it WAY back. You've been initiated as a Mason... Where do you go from here? We've decided to expand our episode, "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?" to include the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees. While the path is narrower, and more-clearly defined, it's often difficult to get the best mileage out of these two degrees. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush, as they discuss just some of the many ways you can make the most out of being an Entered Apprentice.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:02:18 - In-Person Question: Why Can't Women Be Masons? (And why Gabe won't answer that question on the podcast today)
00:06:41 - Main Content: "I'm an Entered Apprentice, Now What?"
00:07:56 - Questions for Entered Apprentices to Ask
00:39:11 - Memory Work: the Why & How of Conquering the Beast
01:11:43 - General Information for Entered Apprentices
01:36:45 - Fraternal Quote of the Week & Closing Thoughts

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Aug 10, 2017

So, you're a master mason now. Where do you go from here, and what's in it for you? Please join brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush as they try and tackle the challenge of leaving the structured safety of going through the degrees, and getting lost in the world of the travelling man. Sure, the world is your oyster, but how do you take advantage of that? What's your motivation to keep going? How do you go through that process? Where do you find value in Lodge? How do you best use your Masonic career as a learning tool? How do you master yourself? We'll tackle all this and more on this episode. We'll also address some questions about last episode's content!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:35 - Host Introduction
00:01:10 - Legal Clarifications on Title V of Grand Lodge Law and the Grandmaster's Decisions
00:03:49 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:04:13 - What are the rules for using a holy book other than the Bible for degree work?
00:06:59 - Can I be a Knight Templar if I am not a Christian?
00:09:09 - Rhit asks a question and Gabe begins rambling about the York Rite
00:13:54 - Main Episode Content: "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?"
00:16:23 - Setting Goals: The Finite Playing Field vs the Infinite Playing Field
00:18:23 - Staying Motivated When You Get Lost in the Quarries
00:32:09 - The Process of Becoming a Better Man
00:41:24 - Finding Value in Your Lodge
00:53:12 - The Lodge as a Classroom
01:04:54 - Mastery of the Self
01:26:38 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:27:57 - Closing Thoughts


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Aug 3, 2017

Join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down to discuss "The Laws of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M.," colloquially known as the "Grand Lodge Law Book." This is an essential read for any Texan Mason, as is the respective law book for our brothers in other Jurisdictions. Gabe has a lot of questions, and Rhit and Grant have a lot of answers. Can you get in trouble for suggesting changes to the rules? Are you allowed to be a Communist and join a Masonic Lodge in Texas? Who's in charge of the rules, anyway, and what happens when you break them? Learn the answers to these questions, and more, in this episode!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host Introductions
00:02:08 - Discussion Question: What ritual parts are you currently learning?
00:07:48 - Discussion Question: Can Mormons be Masons?
00:10:51 - Main Episode Content: "Following the Rules - Grand Lodge Law"
01:12:42 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:13:41 - Closing Thoughts

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Jul 27, 2017

Read this first!
http://lancekennedy.com/2017/06/09/10-propositions-for-texas-freemasonry/

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with Brother Lance Kennedy for the second of two episodes discussing Brother Lance's article, "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry." TWe mentioned that this article caused some controversy and good discussion - this half is where it really gets going. This episode covers Lance's last seven points: "Academia", "Enter the Mysteries", "Memento Mori", "Tacere", "Männerbund Metaphysics", "Remove the Dying Appendages", and "Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is." The ninth point, "Remove the Dying Appendages," has gotten an especially interesting amount of attention, and we highly recommend listening to that section of the podcast in particular.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:35 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:00:50 - Listener/Discussion Question: Should I wait until after college to join Masonry?
00:01:00 - Main Content: Lance Kennedy's "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry"
00:01:03 - 4th Point: "Academia"
00:20:43 - 5th Point: "Enter the Mysteries"
00:37:12 - 6th Point: "Memento Mori"
00:51:16 - 7th Point: "Tacere"
00:55:49 - 8th Point: "Männerbund Metaphysics"
01:02:51 - 9th Point: "Remove the Dying Appendages"
01:18:05 - 10th Point: "Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is"
01:26:50 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:27:25 - Lance's Contact Info & Closing Words

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Jul 20, 2017

Read this first!
http://lancekennedy.com/2017/06/09/10-propositions-for-texas-freemasonry/

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with Brother Lance Kennedy for the first of two episodes discussing Brother Lance's article, "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry." This has been a pretty stimulating read! It has stirred both controversy and fruitful discussion. This episode covers Lance's first three points: "Guard the West Gate", "Aristocrats of the Soul", and "Leave the Gavel Be." We are excited to have this discussion and hope that others can get a lot of mileage out of it.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:31 - Listener/Discussion Question: Does your Lodge have a time capsule?
00:05:22 - Main Episode Content: Lance Kennedy's 10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry
00:11:26 - An introduction to "10 Propositions"
00:40:21 - 1st Point: "Guard the West Gate"
00:57:46 - 2nd Point: "Aristocrats of the Soul"
01:12:00 - 3rd Point: "Leave the Gavel Be"
01:30:19 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jul 13, 2017

The funeral of Sam E.J. Levisee will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel, located at 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX, US, 76107. We will miss him dearly.

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with this week's special guest, Brother Robert Marshall, Past Master & sitting Secretary of Waco Lodge #92. Brother Robert is incredibly passionate about history and has a lot to bring to the table for Masonry in Texas. In this episode, we chat about being younger guys in a fraternity of older men, notable figures in the history of Waco #92, how we have to look at our past to understand our future, how a brother of Waco #92 got away with murdering one of the founders of the City of Fort Worth, how to preserve old documents, how and why to make meetings shorter, the party after Grand Lodge that so many people have talked about, and much, much more!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:00 - Obituary for Sam E.J. Levisee
00:02:19 - Eulogy for Sam (by Rhit Moore)
00:08:48 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:11:18 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:11:57 - Discussion Question: Does your Lodge/building have any resident ghosts?
00:16:50 - Episode Content: Lone Star Masonry w/ Special Guest, Robert Marshall
02:06:26 - Robert's Closing Thoughts
02:07:10 - Fraternal Quote of the Week - Illustrious Brother Arturo de Hoyos
02:08:23 - Waco #92 Contact Info / Plugs

Minor Bookmarks:
00:22:00 - Being a younger guy in an older fraternity
00:26:32 - Notable figures in Waco #92
00:40:36 - Relating across generations
00:43:23 - Looking backwards to go forwards
00:50:26 - What motivates Robert
00:51:28 - Cool discoveries in the Waco #92 archives
01:00:04 - John Wayne and George Washington are overrated (It's not what you think, we swear)
01:09:36 - How a brother of Waco #92 got away with murdering one of the founders of the City of Fort Worth
01:22:01 - the importance of traveling
01:23:48 - How the archival process of old documents works
01:35:10 - Making meetings shorter
01:40:09 - The importance of being friends as well as brothers
01:59:51 - The Party at Grand Lodge, Round 2

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Jul 6, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, and Gabriel Jagush this week as we sit down with our special guest, Brother David Bindel, the 2016-2017 Worshipful Master of Jewel P. Lightfoot Lodge #1283! "JPL," as it is known, has attracted a lot of attention for their high-calibre take on the Craft. We finally got the chance to sit down with Brother David and have a chat, and boy, it was great. We'd like to thank David for taking the time to hang out with us! This is our first 2+ hour podcast - just barely - so be advised, you're in for a good ride.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:59 - Discussion Question: is being a great leader and running a great lodge the same thing?
00:05:53 - Episode Subject: Jewel P Lightfoot Lodge
02:05:33 - Closing Thoughts
02:06:53 - Weekly Fraternal Quote

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Jun 29, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush this week as we sit down with our special guest, Worshipful Master-elect of Arlington Lodge #438, Brother Corey Harris. Brother Corey is getting ready to be installed in the east in a few days and we wanted to pick his brain for a bit. What does Corey want to get done this year? What is the history of Arlington #438? Who are those guys wearing the weird(er) hats at the Scottish Rite dinners? What sound awakens the slumbering Sam Gibbins? All this and more, this week!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:04:15 - Masonic News
00:08:12 - Discussion Question: What non-princippal, non-progressive line officership do you want to see take a bigger role in your lodge?
00:18:43 - Episode Content: Fraternal Spotlight - Corey Harris
01:34:28 - Upcoming Events
01:37:36 - Closing Thoughts
01:39:32 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jun 22, 2017

Please join us for our newest "Fraternal Spotlight" episode. Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush sit down to chat with Right Worshipful Brother Brad Billings, 2017 District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District #64B of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas! In this episode, we get to know Brother Brad a little better, and we ask him a lot of questions. From his Blue Lodge experiences, to who his influences are, to the whole "Scottish Rite vs York Rite" discussion (and why there shouldn't be a "vs" in there), to obscure invitational bodies, there's a lot to cover. We will definitely have to have Brad back for Round 2. Maybe Rounds 3 & 4, too. What's Brad been up to lately? What's the deal with chartering bodies? What do we need to do right now in order to survive & thrive as a fraternity? What's the deal with the super-exclusive invitationals? How should one best tackle the search for additional light? All this, and more, in this episode.

This is one of our longest episodes, so we have omitted news & events for the sake of time. Thank you for understanding.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:02:24 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:02:32 - How do you feel about lodges going dark for the summer?
00:05:02 - What do you think about formal evaluations for officers?
00:07:42 - What books are on y'all's nightstands right now?
00:11:25 - Episode Content: Fraternal Spotlight with Brother Brad Billings
01:50:26 - Brad's Personal Definition of Masonry & Closing Thoughts
01:56:31 - 148 Contact Info
01:57:06 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jun 15, 2017

The dreaded DUES discussion. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit with special guest, Brother Matt Fisher. When it comes to keeping lodges financially happy, it often seems like something is going sideways - what's up with that? Is your lodge financially healthy? What can you do to get yourselves stable, and then fortified after reaching stability? Is there a need for a "lodge exit plan?" Let's talk about that. This week's episode skips news/events in favor of content length.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:02:28 - Listener Question: Can I join the Widow's Sons in Texas?
00:03:17 - Discussion Question: How to deal with long commutes to Lodge?
00:10:15 - Discussion Question: Other that your Bible/VSL, what has been the most important book to your Masonic experience?
00:18:41 - Episode Content: Dues, Dues, Dues
01:34:48 - Closing Thoughts
01:39:01 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jun 8, 2017

Installations are coming up! Let's talk about that! Are you ready for one of the biggest events of your lodge's year? How do you make it go smoothly? Has Gabe actually read the Monitor or is he just playing along? How many times will Grant talk about Star Trek this week? Find out all this and more, this week. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush, as they discuss officer installations.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host Introduction
00:01:06 - Masonic News
00:06:06 - Listener/Discussion Question: How do we present change to the lodge in a healthy way?
00:13:12 - Episode Subject: Officer Installations
01:11:01 - Masonic Events
01:15:02 - Contact Info
01:15:24 - Closing Thoughts
01:17:36 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jun 1, 2017

Prior to the beginning of this episode, we will play a short obituary for our friend and Brother, Paul Solomon, followed by a silent 12-count.

Please join us this week as Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush discuss the Four Cardinal Virtues.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thank you.

00:00:00 Obituary for Brother Paul Solomon
00:02:50 Regular Episode Start
00:04:41 News
00:08:27 Listener/Discussion Question: Protecting Your Lodge's Finances
00:14:37 Listener/Discussion Question: Businesses Using Masonic Emblems
00:19:46 Episode Content: The Four Cardinal Virtues
00:25:56 Episode Content: Temperance
00:37:47 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & the Cardinal Virtues
00:39:22 Fortitude
00:52:07 Prudence
01:04:59 Justice
01:18:01 Upcoming Events
01:23:27 Contact Info
01:23:50 Weekly Fraternal Quote

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May 25, 2017

"Masonic High Priestess of Satan" is one heck of a job title. Join us this week as Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush talk about the infamous Taxil Hoax. It's a classic subject in Masonic practical education, and for good reason! Do you know how to make tables float and turn furniture into crocodiles? Have you encountered the greatest pre-Internet trolling ever? Was Albert Pike a Satanist? Why did the Devil buy real estate in South Carolina? Let's take a peek inside the mind of one of the most convincingly charismatic con-men ever to walk the planet.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:01:23 - Masonic News
00:06:00 - Discussion Question: Are Skulls Appropriate, or Tacky?
00:14:10 - Discussion question: Favorite Podcasts to listen to?
00:19:51 - Episode Main Content: The Taxil Hoax
00:42:49 - Fake Albert Pike Quote
01:03:52 - Events Listing
01:13:13 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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May 18, 2017

Join us in this special episode as Brother & Noble Cody Cox gives us a crash course in the Shrine. Are you a Shriner? Are you thinking about being one? Do you have no idea what a Shriner is? Settle in, and enjoy, as Brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush learn about the Shrine and its great works from Brother Cox.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:39 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:01:22 - Masonic News
00:04:15 - Listener Questions
00:18:28 - Brother Cody Cox tells us his story and gives us a Shrine 101 crash course.
01:32:05 - Events Listing
01:43:32 - Cody & Moslah Contact Info
01:44:34 - Weekly Quote

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May 11, 2017

Please join us this week for our fireside chat! Our special guest, Brother Billy Hamilton, tackles all sorts of subjects with our hosts, Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush. Brother Billy tells us about his long road to joining up with us at 148, and we wax poetic on all sorts of things serious and non-serious. Did you know that some states have written proficiency work? What are secrets, anyway? Who is this Jack Chick guy? What does your significant other think of your schedule? How long will it take Gabe to find something in the Grand Lodge Lawbook? All these questions, and more!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:01:41 - Masonic News
00:04:59 - Listener Question: What is the biggest misconception you had about Masonry, prior to becoming a Mason?
00:23:24 - Episode Content: Brother Billy Hamilton Tells Us His Story
01:18:48 - A bird interrupts the conversation
01:43:39 - Events Listing
01:54:08 - Weekly Quote
01:54:43 - Closing Words

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May 4, 2017

Do you have a mentorship program? Yes? That is awesome. No? You need one now! Here at Fort Worth Lodge, we're still experimenting, but we've starting using one that really seems to work. Join Brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush and our very special, homegrown, Brother Junior Warden, Will Wier! Brother Gates could not join us for this episode but he'll be on again next week. Let's talk mentorship!

News: 1:50

Discussion Questions (Public Displays of Intolerance): 6:47

Main Content - The Big Brother Program: 22:02

Events Listing: 1:15:04

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Apr 27, 2017

Oh, if only we were as dreamy as Brad Pitt. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss Masonry in the movies! There's a lot of movies that didn't get covered in the podcast - there's so many! In answering a listener question, what the heck are are the goat jokes about? Is Masonry in the movies a good thing? How cheesy does it get? Do we really control the world? Does Gabe have a mildly embarrassing reason for joining the Craft? Find out all this, and more!

News: 0:57

Discussion Questions (Goat?): 12:23

Main Content - Masonry Gone Hollywood!: 21:17

Gabe gets distracted and talks about esotericism in Harry Potter: 1:14:45 - 1:17:15

Events Listing: 1:19:01

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Apr 20, 2017

Before we get to it: we will definitely need a followup! This subject has a lot to offer. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, Gabriel Jagush, and Omar Galiazzi as they tackle the subject of member retention. What drives away new members? Is there a difference between what keeps an Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master at lodge? Are stated meetings really that boring? Do we get distracted too often? Find out all this and more.

Guest Intro: 1:52

News: 2:20

Discussion Questions (Ring, or no ring?): 13:13

Main Content - Omar's Journey: 18:52

Main Content - Membership Retention: 40:55

Events Listing: 1:29:00

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Apr 13, 2017

Join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss officer duties. In this episode, Rhit confesses to us that he is capable of burning pasta. Thanks for listening!

Rhit's Shrine Visit / Appendant Body Membership discussion: 1:45

News: 10:35

Discussion Questions (Favorite Officer Positions): 17:30

Main Content - Officer Duties: 28:10

Events Listing: 1:16:45

 

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Apr 6, 2017

The boys had research projects to do this week! Join us as we talk about fraternal organizations outside of Masonry. What are the Knights of Pythias? What's the story behind those marble tree stumps in cemeteries? How badly can we butcher names? What was Albert Pike up to before he was a Mason? Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush take a look outside of the Masonic family. Thank you for listening.

News - 1:11

Questions - 5:58

Main discussion - 14:24

Knights of Pythias - 18:31

Knights of Columbus - 29:21

Ordo Templi Orientis - 39:33

Fraternal Forestry - 44:40

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - 53:37

Independent Order of Odd Fellows - 1:04:02

Rosicrucian Fraternal Organizations - 1:16:52

Local Events - 1:28:34

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Mar 30, 2017

Join us this week while we talk about what Masonry seems to be. Are we an educational organization? Are we a charitable group? Are we just a frat? What about that guy in the corner with the ritual cipher; what's his deal? Can we fix the issue of social isolation? Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush wax eloquent (or yap endlessly, take your pick) on the subject. Thank you kindly for listening!

Main discussion starts at 17:55 and events listing starts at 1:14:04.

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Mar 27, 2017

A preview for episode 7.  Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your podcast app so the episode will automatically download over wifi and you can listen in your car or free time without using data.  If you search for Fort Worth 148 in most any podcast app we should come up and you just click the subscribe button.  Most episodes will be uploaded late Wednesday night and if you subscribe it will be ready for the ride into work Thursday.  Next episode will be this Thursday 3/30/17.   Be safe and travel well brothers. #daretobesquare 

Mar 23, 2017

On this week's fireside chat, Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush are joined by a special guest: Brother Junior Warden Will Weir of Fort Worth #148! Brother Will is the head of the 148 degree team. What are the benefits of a degree team? Who needs to get involved? How should you approach running and maintaining a team? D'ya got a fancy look? These questions and more get tackled in this episode as Will gives us some insight. Thanks for listening!

Main discussion starts at around 11:37 and local events listing starts at 1:29:30.

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Mar 21, 2017

Just a quick teaser for episode 6 and a fun fact about Texas Masonry.  Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your podcast app so the episode will automatically download over wifi and you can listen in your car or free time without using data.  If you search for Fort Worth 148 in most any podcast app we should come up and you just click the subscribe button.  Most episodes will be uploaded late Wednesday night and if you subscribe it will be ready for the ride into work Thursday.  Next episode will be this Thursday 3/23/17.   Be safe and travel well brothers. #daretobesquare 

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