In this episode Andrew does a whirlwind show to recap a whirl wind weekend in NYC for the New York Encounter of Communion and Liberation, including but not limited to: hailing a cab makes you feel like a man, cabbies use near collisions instead of turn signals, honking does not replace physics, Katz’s Deli has life changing pastrami, Richard Cabral, Helen Keller, Emily Green is a genius and an amazing human being, an ex-alcoholic Irish rock star journalist talks to the guy 20th in line to the Holy Roman Empire, You should read Flannery O’Connor, RR Reno and David Brooks understand limiting your freedom is freedom, cardamon buns exist and you should have one, La Colombe NoHo has designed a truly original coffeebar, bodegas are for breakfast, got to Eataly and eat things, and finally, entertaining angels or Haitian ex-seminarian cab driver.
“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.