In this episode, at the urging of Michael Miley and others, a frustrated and worn out Andrew does a very personal and unscripted show sharing his experience of the last week in which we’ve seen Donald Trump elected president, a nation divided even more, half the nation cast as racist, misogynist, xenophobes, and friends of different political stripes turning on each other. Then, after an attempt at levity talking about how the old men at the club think he’s crazy for taking cold showers, Andrew finishes with a stream of consciousness plea for us to live in a different way and repair the divisions by letting the wise insight of our Church’s social doctrine guide us into living in a different and compelling way.
“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.