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Leeds Light Blues Podcast

Leeds Light Blues Podcast

By Leeds Light Blues Podcast
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.
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March 16, 2020

Leeds Light Blues Podcast

Episode 18 - Conspiracy Theories & Hot Chili Eating
W.Bro Matt, Bro's Matt & Josh are outside in the great outdoors for this podcast! We talk about common conspiracy theories that Freemasonry are often associated with and how to handle conspiracy theorists. Josh also braves the challenge of a Carolina Reaper Chili for the first time ever. You can check out the video on our Facebook!
August 5, 2020
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! 
July 15, 2020
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. 
July 8, 2020
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.
June 24, 2020
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!
June 17, 2020
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.
June 11, 2020
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.
June 3, 2020
Episode 11 - M.W.Bro. Christine Chapman, Grand Master of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons
This week, Bro's Matt, Matthew, Stephen & W.Bro Andy and Saul are joined by M.W.Bro. Christine Chapman, Grand Master of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons. We talk about Christine's Freemasonry and how it all started, Christine's Top 3 Lodges that she's visited, being Grand Master, consecrating lodges overseas, a Masonic Summer School, Festive Boards and the history of the Fraternity. We also cover Christine's membership of the Holywell Light Blues Club, why they dislike being called "Lady Mason's" and much, much more. A really interesting episode with great insight into Freemasonry for Women!
May 27, 2020
Episode 10 - Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Ian Lewis
This week, we talk to W.Bro. Ian Lewis, APGM for Area 5 in the Province of Yorkshire West Riding. Ian gives us an insight into his personal and family history of Freemasonry, what a day in the life of an APGM looks like, how he found out he was going to be an APGM, Scuba Diving and much more. We're also joined this week for the first time by W.Bro Saul. Both Ian and Saul give us a summary of their Top 3 Lodges they've ever visited and we give updates on charity that's been going on locally as well as more lectures that we have planned.
May 20, 2020
Episode 9 - PART 2 - Freemasons Podcast - Puppet George, Chamber of Reflection, Swords and other hilarity
The education continues and the hilarity begins! We get locked in the Chamber of Reflection at Morning Star Lodge No. 47 in Seymour CT, we talk about the Masonic Monuments in the US and what Life Memberships are. We compare Aprons some more and talk about the difference in Past Masters Aprons. We're then joined by W.Bro Joe Zannino who gives Puppet George his Microphone back, just as Bro. Jordan (a.k.a Bro. Jesus) and Bro. Stephen join in... We talk cutting room floor material, Santa Claus Sabotage, Ric Flair and one of us is duly appointed as the British Joe Exotic by Puppet George.... After this we talk about the recent appointments of Provincial & Grand Honours and give an update on the exciting lectures we've got coming up!
May 13, 2020
Episode 9 - PART 1 - The Freemasons Podcast! R.W.Bro George, Connecticut Masonry, Tables Lodges, Ghost Hunting and Transatlantic Comparisons
Bro's Matt, Josh, Matthew, Dean, Paul and W.Bro Andy are joined by R.W.Bro George Mudry. Part 1 of this Episode covers one of the most successful Masonic Podcasts in the United States, its notable topics and hilarious shenanigans. We get an educational insight into Freemasonry in the State of Connecticut, USA and draw it's comparisons to the craft in England. Table Lodges, Ghost Hunting, The 'Morgan Affair', Apron comparisons and more topics are covered in this insightful and fun episode.
May 13, 2020
Episode 8 - Harry Houdini, Oscar Wilde & Frédéric Bartholdi, a Yorkshire Lodge in London and a Cryptic Question...
This weeks episode supports that daily advancement in masonic knowledge! W.Bro Andy gives us an education on three famous men from history, famous for their deeds but not well known for their masonry. We're joined by Bro. Paul who gives us a run down on the Yorkshire Lodge he founded down in London. We highlight the 'May Day' Masonic Meal Appeal as well as the usual updates, the weekly riddle and a cryptic question this week, along with a report on the upcoming lectures we have in store for you. 
May 6, 2020
Episode 7 - Brothers from Southern Mothers. It's the Essex Cornerstone Club!
In this weeks slightly longer podcast, Bro Matt, Josh & Matthew are joined by Bro's Jack and Barry from the Essex Cornerstone Club, who give us an insight into their Light Blues Club, one of the very first to be established in the country! We find out how Cornerstone became established, it's challenges in keeping connected during lockdown, other triumphs and the forming of its very own Lodge! Standard banter between Northerners and Southerners and a great time had by all. 
April 29, 2020
Episode 6 - Side Orders! Holy Royal Arch Masonry, Mark Masonry & the Forget-me-Not
In this episode, Bro. Matt, Josh & Matthew are joined by W.Bro Andy & Bro. Jordan for the first time, as we discuss the two side orders immediately available to a Master Mason on completing the Third Degree, that of the Royal Arch and the Mark. We also talk about the origin of the Forget-me-Not as a masonic symbol and overall we have a lot of fun in this episode!
April 22, 2020
Episode 5 - Why we joined Freemasonry and what our partners thought about it!
In this episode, Bro's Matt, Josh, Dean & Matthew discuss what got them into freemasonry, what they found when they joined and more importantly... What the other halves thought about it! More updates on the upcoming masonic lectures, we present our new logo as well as other news around the masonic circuit in the previous week. Bro. Dean gives us an insight into his Belgian Freemasonry!
April 15, 2020
Episode 4 - Bridging the Social Divide during Lockdown, April Fools Day and other masonic resources
In this podcast, Bro's Matt, Josh and Matthew discuss what their lodges are doing to try and bridge the social gap during lockdown. We give a summary of a couple of this years' masonic April Fools Day jibes and highlight information on new lectures planned, including promotion of other masonic resources you may like, including the 'Brother' podcast and 'The Square' Magazine. Finally, we toast to absent brethren at 9PM, but not before remembering a dear brother, who will be missed by us all...
April 8, 2020
Episode 3: Freemasonry in Film & TV, Freemasonry in Northern Ireland and a Masonic Poem
This week we talk about the well known and less well known Masonic references in Film and on the telly! We introduce Bro. Stephen, who gives us an insight into Northern Irish Freemasonry and lastly we read out a poem written recently by a fellow brother, that is very relevant to all of us brethren in these unprecedented times...
April 1, 2020
Episode 2 - Churchill, Planting Trees and our Top 3 Lodges visited
In this episode Bro's Matt & Josh welcome Bro's Matthew Wharton & Dean Leach to the podcast! We dig into some facts about Sir Winston Churchill's Freemasonry, Matthew and Josh tell us what they were doing in a field off the M62 on a Saturday morning and as Dean joins us, we talk about the Top 3 Lodges we've ever visited, just as the Whiskey takes full effect. (Note:  Headaches may or may not have been suffered the next morning after recording this podcast).
March 25, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction!
Our very first episode, where Bro. Matt & Bro. Josh introduce themselves, say a few words, drink to some shout-outs and outline the plans for the new podcast going forward.
March 18, 2020
Special Announcement - Corona Virus Update
Listen to a Special Annoucement Podcast from The Leeds Light Blues Club, conveying an important message from the United Grand Lodge of England on the present situation.
March 17, 2020
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