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.

010: It's about time Part 1

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Recently, a special task force from the Masonic Information Center (MIC), part of the Masonic Service Association published a paper called "It's About Time! Moving Masonry into the 21st Century" This paper is different and important. It's the first paper I've read in a long time that takes a truly critical look at the problems of our fraternity without a partisan position. It dovetails nicely with the goals here at X-Oriente, so we're going to take an in-depth look at the paper in its entirety. This will probably be a 3-part series. Also did you miss the Secrets of the Freemasons that aired this week on the National Geographic Channel? Well you didn't miss much. More on that too.


00:00 Intro (segment from Secrets of the Freemasons)

01:10 Why Secrets of the Freemasons kinda sucked. There were a few bright spots though!

05:35 Shoutout to Naval Lodge No. 4 in Washington, DC and Frontier Lodge in Stillwater, Oklahoma

05:56 Intro to the paper

08:35 Part 1 of It's About Time!

30:36 Wrap-up

31:50 Outro

Theme music by Charlie Crowe

Music of the Spheres by Music of the Spheres, available at Magnatune.com

Outro: Joy, by Charlie Crowe

011: It's About Time Part II

009: Movie Night Part 2