In this episode, after a giant rant about his tech woes, insomnia, and falling cheese trays, Andrew dives into the issue of friendship vs. sexual relationship in light of the new BBC documentary about JPII and life long deep friendship he had with a married woman. In this discussion he turns to two articles to discuss, but gets caught up on the first one, How to Stop Sexualizing Everything, by D.C. McAllister over on thefederalist.com. He explores the nature of phileo love, vs. eros, and looks at the nature of friendship, with help from C.S Lewis and dives into his own experience of deep intimate friendship with people of both sexes, and with McAllister looks at how deep attraction in a sexualized world may account for the rise of homosexuality among the young, blaming the “big gay high five.” This is Andrew at his amped up ADD bestest. He promise Part II will be more sober and organized, but we don’t believe and kind of don’t want it to.
“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.