In this episode, a bedraggled Andrew records an early morning edition after his marathon of Calix travel through 3 cities in three weeks. As best as caffeine would allow, he attempted to tell the story of his amazing providence-haunted trip to Flint, MI, including: a singing bus driver, White Castle, an amazing singer/songwriter who’s a priest and totally Andrew’s new BFF for ever, the stark beauty and decay of post-industrialism, bumping into a roaster, bumping into a farm, bumping into his old roommate, bumping into an OT prophetess/Dorothy Day, and returning an entire city’s Church to the model in the New Testament. He forgot to mention almost being blown up by a gas leak. And so so so much more.
“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.