Presidential Odd Fellows
Inspired by current events, Ainslie and Toby are joined by guest host Christopher McHale for a historical overview of Odd Fellows who have served as President, Vice President, or Canadian Prime Minister. The brothers give some solid historical information on important parts of history like the highly-contested 1876 election and its lasting effects on US politics. They also throw in some irreverent discussion of things like which president had better facial hair (Chester A. Arthur or Martin Van Buren) or how much value there may be in a bucket of warm piss. Along they way they give a historical overview of the contributions of Sir John A. Macdonald, Ulysses S. Grant, Schuyler Colfax, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Hendricks, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, John Nance Garner, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Listeners will discover what caused Colfax's fall from grace, how the phrase "fall guy" came about, and the nickname of Vice President Garner. This episode's Shoutout goes to Washougal Lodge #194 of Washington for their exemplary support of a local domestic violence shelter.