In this episode a heavily caffeinated Andrew, after an impromptu muse on the glory and nature of gloomy days, proceeds with the Monday tradition of a weekend recap involving his catering a lecture for 140, putting on a serious brunch feast, brainstorming a pilot for a new “TV” show, and going to Williams and Graham for crazy good cocktails and bone marrow. Then, he dives into the commentary around the new papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and tries to put his finger on the big picture of ideal theological reality vs. the messiness of real human family life, with the help of an article from Fr. Dwight Longnecker, his memory of an article he lost, and a very heart on sleeve exploration of what it would look like if his prayers were answered and his own father returned to the Church.
“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.