In this episode, after an extended weekend recap involving a TMI report on eating Indian food without having his stomach destroyed (avoid the chickpea flour), popcorn gluttony, Denver turning into Siberia overnight, a brisket recipe, an impromptu section on box wine, the three things he buys from restaurant supply stores for the home kitchen, and Tools for Titans by Tim Ferris, Andrew talks about the electoral college and how we are not a strict democracy, how numb he is getting to terrorism and death, how news is becoming entertainment, that the headlines struck him as something out of the sci-fi of his youth again. Then he talks about seeing Rogue One, the diversity in it, flashbacks to Eddie Izzard, and how Kylo Ren will be the new Steve Jobs. Finally, he sends the show off for the year with a quick riff on Christmas and the motive of gift in the Incarnation.
“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.