In this episode a frustrated and possibly getting sick Andrew attempts to do his weekend recap segment, including the epic yearly event that is Crocktoberfest, but gets distracted and does an impromptu buying guide on dutch ovens, followed by an even more impromptu and ill-advised tutorial, giving away his most popular soup recipe. (He must be getting sick.) Then, inspired by the Facebook post of an eccentric priest, he muses on whether we can just punt from now on in the political realm and just expect martyrdom from one side or the other, but fights that idea/impulse with his newfound optimism with Catholic Social Doctrine, his reading of Loaves and Fishes by Dorothy Day, and a NYT article on the “The Power of a Dinner Table.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/opinion/the-power-of-a-dinner-table.html?_r=0
“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.