In this episode, after the obligatory weekend recap, a tired, unsettled, and flustered Andrew recaps the process of looking at the vision for his project Calix from the outside and with all causality, strategy, and himself removed to get a real feel for what the desired outcome isa and the deep difficultly of removing ego from a closely held vision. Then, he muses on how this latest terrorist bombing in NYC feels different, since it happened on a block he has stayed in and spent time in, how perception is linked to the psychological effect of terrorism, and how weirdly personal it can feel. Finally, he goes on a bit of a political rant about one side having their head in the sand and the other having bad ideas and reactions to real problems.
“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.