Brother Mike Hambrecht of Village Lodge is pleased to be joining the Masonic Roundtable as a host. The Masonic Roundtable is a popular YouTube show discussing Masonry. Mike has helped the show behind the scenes for some time, and now with one of the hosts stepping down he has been promoted to a full host.
You can read their promo below for more information and follow his Masonic Roundtable host page on Facebook here. Congrats Mike, and we hope you have success in this new endeavor!
The Masonic Roundtable: Relevant Masonic Discussion and Education in a Digital Age
Every Tuesday at 10:00PM EST, brethren from across the country assemble to discuss a specific Masonic topic of interest, engage in digitally-enabled fellowship, and learn something new about the Masonic fraternity. Each discussion begins the same way: “Hello, and welcome back to The Masonic Roundtable…” Composed of hosts Jon Ruark and Jason Richards (Virginia), Juan Sepulveda (Florida), Robert Johnson (Illinois), and Mike Hambrecht (Ohio), The Masonic Roundtable is a show that streams live on YouTube, and is also available as an audio-only podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The singular goal of the program, now well into its third year with over 170 episodes in total, is to spread Masonic light and education by providing balanced discussion on a wide range of educational and socio-cultural topics and encouraging Masons to bring those discussions back to their home lodges.
Since all episodes of the show are open to the public, the hosts refrain from discussing anything that would require a tiled setting; however, they have learned over the past three years that Freemasonry provides seemingly endless opportunities for open philosophical discussion and debate. As a result, The Masonic Roundtable’s show topics–many of which come directly from listener requests–vary greatly from episode to episode. Past episode topics have included discussions on the Scottish Rite, Clandestine Masonry, the Illuminati, Internet Lodges, the Russian Freemasonry, Prince Hall, social media, the Kabbalah, the Masonic “elevator pitch,” enlightenment philosophy, and the Masonic apron. The hosts often augment their own experiences with those of subject matter experts to include notable authors Josef Wages, Charles Harper, and John Hairston, or Masonic figures like the 2016 Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia, Don McAndrews.
The hosts of The Masonic Roundtable not only bring brethren from across the globe together virtually, but physically as well. Last year, they appeared at the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge, and this past June, they welcomed over 130 brethren from across North America to Washington, D.C. for their tricentennial celebration of the advent of modern Freemasonry, entitled “300: Freemasonry’s Legacy, Freemasonry’s Future.” Other special events they have hosted include episodes raising awareness for the Scottish Rite’s “Celebrating the Craft” event, as well as special “live” episode discussing Masonic education in the 21st century.
Freemasonry is just as relevant today as it was 300 years ago. The hosts of The Masonic Roundtable are doing their part to carry forward those time-honored Masonic traditions into the digital age, and invite you to do the same by joining them in their conversations every Tuesday night at 10PM EST at www.themasonicroundtable.com. Thanks for reading, and keep searching for more light!