In this episode, after ranting about traffic and sun glare, a note stuck to his microphone arm asks to be on the show and Andrew obliges, which was a bad idea. Then, Andrew, reluctantly, and not without hesitation and qualification, congratulates the Cubs on their World Series win. Moving on from the pain of that, Andrew talks about his weekend in Flint, MI, being beat up by travel on Tuesday, and his flight attendant in First Class on the plane making the most of his limits and working beautifully and humanely in such a confined service model. Finally, he talks about cork taint in wine and shares a cool hack to fix it, followed by a quick last minute big picture look at Hillary and Trump.
“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.