In this episode Andrew tries to put his finger on something that is stirring in him about the big picture of the public sphere in America, especially in the political realm. Through the lens of looking at each of the sets of candidates, their agendas, and the motives behind their support, he tries to get a feel for what is going on in the hopes, fears, longings, and lives of the people of our nation. Mostly he just rambles and gets increasingly frustrated by not being to put his finger on what is the underlying theme and issue at hand and what might be the answer. He should probably give up the news for the rest of Lent.
“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.