Based in Chicago, USA, X-Oriente is a podcast by R.W. Eric Diamond and W. Jason Van Dyke that explores the ideas and values of Freemasonry in the 21st century.

005: The Perfect Storm

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Dan Brown has become a publishing phenomenon. with over 30 million books in print, he has spawned a publishing genre. His next book is about Freemasonry. Will we be prepared for the publicity and awareness that's sure to follow?

00:00 Welcome, show announcements

01:38 Alert: Feed is Changing!

02:50 Is anyone going to AMD Masonic Week in Washington DC?

05:04 Proposal: X-Oriente Masonic Book Club?

06:10 About Dan Brown's books

07:30 Why Dan Brown is compelling

08:28 The publishing industry spawnd by the DaVinci Code

11:15 The publicity and what it means to us

17:42 What we can do about it, discussion with Paul Scheeler

23:27 Postscript

24:29 A few more announcements/Outro


Special Thanks to W. Bro. Paul Scheeler. Paul is a Past Master and a Certified Lodge Instructor and works in the public relations field. He is currently the editor for Illinois Freemasonry the magazine of the Grand Lodge of Illinois.

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