X-Oriente
The New Voice of Brotherhood

In this episode, Eric has breakfast at Masonic Week with several podcasters including Mike "The Intern" Hambrecht, Jon "Big Data" Ruark, and Jason "The Mason" Richards of The Masonic Roundtable, and Frater O of Whence Came You? We talk about Masonic media in general, learn about how we approach things differently in Masonry, eat some eggs and bacon, and drink a lot of coffee. Pour yourself a cup and join us.

Jason Van Dyke could not join us due to a massive hangover. (Kidding! He was having a well-deserved break from the brethren.)

Direct download: 093.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm CST

Jason & Eric discuss an interesting post by Bro. Greg Starr, courtesy of Chris Hodapp's excellent Freemasons for Dummies blog. They also wish their listeners a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, and a Rockin' Kwanzaa!

Direct download: 092.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CST

Jason & Eric discuss science fiction and Masonry as we review "If This Goes On" by Robert Heinlein.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm CST

Eric and Jason are joined by special guest Jon Ruark of the Masonic Roundtable to critique John Wm. McNaughton's (Recently retired SGC of the Scottish Rite, NMJ) recent book, Reclaiming the Soul of Freemasonry.

Direct download: 090A.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm CST

In this episode Jason and Eric discuss the dark side of social media and Facebook, and why it seems so hard to have a civil discussion on Facebook, and why social media is no substitute for lodge.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am CST

In this episode, Jason and Eric talk about the apps and technologies they find useful in Masonry.

Eric also talks to Jeremy Barnes and Michael Radigan, founders of the firm Copiri, which has developed Amity, a new app that helps Freemasons around the world travel and connect with each other in safety.

To download Amity and sign up, visit you local app store:

If you use iOS, go here.

If you use Android, go here.

For more information, visit Copiri.

Special thanks to Michael and Jeremy.

Direct download: 088A.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm CST

Jason and Eric talk about Masonic identity and what Masonry feels like.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

Jason and Eric discuss their experiences with Masonic conferences. It's not about the program, it is about the people you meet there. They also propose a new type of conference for Masonic Week.

Please visit our Patreon Page and consider becoming an Xecutive Producer. It helps keep the show going and it helps us bring new and better Masonic experiences to you.

Direct download: 086A.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm CST

In this episode, Jason and Eric discuss a foundational aspect of Freemasonry: trust. What it is, why it is important and how it relates to honor.

Eric referenced items from Honor: a History, by James Bowman

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

The events in Charlottesville were disturbing. I thins episode, Jason and Eric talk about an op-ed in the New York times on the perils of identity politics, an editorial warning about the unintentional dangers of Google and Facebook, and a speech on Masonry that is as fresh today as the day it was originally given. Full show notes at xoriente.com

Here are the links to the editorials:

Google Doesn’t Want What’s Best for Us

I’m a White Man. Hear Me Out.

 

Direct download: 084-Masonry_and_Citizenship.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am CST