In this episode Andrew talks about his upcoming weekend in New York for the New York Encounter of Communion and Liberation, what the Encounter is like, and how stoked he is about the whole thing. Then, at the request of Michael Miley, Andrew dives into the Meryl Streep political speech and combines it with his reflections on the final Obama speech, including the riffs on the people needing to hate who they disagree with or like who they agree with, or approve of their actions in a certain sphere, as well as Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Merton in relation to the American Founding and the essence of our republic. Finally, Andrew reluctantly refers to the “genius” of the Trump machine in putting out an economic agenda that unites and excites Wall Street big shots, small business owners, and classical Democrat union workers.
“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.