n this episode, after basking in a bit of coffee geekery about his new Kalita Wave manual brewer, Andrew launches into a full blown pitch for his project Calix, ends up in a rant about how we have to “play offense” in the Church, and finally goes on an even more intense and more existential rant about wonder, awe, the contingent nature of our being, the givenness of reality, and the place of natural law in this context, all inspired by reading 3 or 4 pages of Giussani while in line for confession today. Some of this is seriously classic Counter Position ranty goodness.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.