In this episode Andrew, after regrettably giving away the recipe for the Curry Pumpkin Chicken Soup on Monday, continues his sickness induced generosity and, after musing on the nature of being sick, the emergence of the cravings of childhood, and the role that rituals and their development play in being sick, gives out recipes for his quick fast chicken stock, hot toddy, and the famous and fabled Coffeeboy Sick Tea, with a bonus of the role of bourbon in all this. Then, he defends it being within the bounds of Charity for a Cardinals fan to hate the Cubs and root for Cleveland, looks at the role Google plays in what political mail lands where in our inboxes, and finishes with the impression of having witnessed a liturgy that comes from watching an Apple keynote.
“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.