In this episode Andrew talks about working a 12 hour shift on 2 hours sleep, having his confession heard in the storage/dish room, on having friends as priests who hear your confession, and going through an entire dinner and hot tub sessioin without speaking English. Then, he relays the story of a nice atheist guy with a philosphy background who came into his shop, talking about abortion from a philosophy perspective, how to "move the conversation backward" to more fundamental presuppositons where a real conversation can take place, and a rabbit trail on how man can be defined as "the animal that can't be encapsulated by where or how it gets it's nutrition."
“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.