In this episode Andrew muses on the election of Donald Trump, explores post-industrialism, the Rust Belt, and whether half of America is now racist and misogynist. Then he looks to a video he saw about lobsters and their shells and uses it as a metaphor for the constraints of the Liberal/Conservative dichotomy and proposes Catholic Social Doctrine as a new fresh optic on these issues. Finally, he talks about a song and playlist designed to reduce anxiety. (link below) http://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/neuroscience-says-listening-to-this-one-song-reduces-anxiety-by-up-to-65-percent.html
“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.