In this episode of The Counter Position, Andrew relays being awakened by being suffocated by his CPAP machine during a power outage, how it seems the Super Moon has made this Super Monday, and shares a new go-to recipe template for Caramelized Onion and Spaghetti Squash casserole. Then, he takes SNL to task for using the memory of one of the greatest songwriters to ever live, Leonard Cohen, for a cheap political bit. Finally, he explores the new movie Arrival and uses it to muse on the nature of language and it’s relationship to experience and communication.
“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.