In this episode, after apologizing for the recent reruns, Andrew examines the current political situation in light of the exit of Marco Rubio, explores Rubio’s critique of Trump’s relation to the anger in the populace, and looks at the likely outcomes for the Fall election. Then, he makes a plea for a third party candidate that can pull votes from both sides in Ron Paul fashion if we have nothing to lose. Finally, he makes a brief proposal for a new political movement to begin now, in which all men of good will return to the table and begin to look at the core principles at play, using the Declaration, Constitution and Catholic Social Doctrine as a framework in which to find the maximum level of agreement and enter a substantive conversation about the underlying issues in areas of disagreement.
“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.