In this episode a restless and melancholy Andrew, after his seemingly requisite daily rant about the current political state in our country, explores a conversation in which a person looked at him suddenly like he was evil when he used the word “Catholic” and an article from Salon warning people of the danger of calling breastfeeding “natural”. After taking too long to explore ugly reality of where we are and how we got there, Andrew affirms and explores the reality of reality, our collective hunger for it, and the hope that comes with that situation.
“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.