In this episode, after a chatty first segment including insomnia, trolling rock stars by text, Trump and torture, and the March for Life actually got some coverage. Then, based on a breakfast conversation with Chris “Special Treat” Stefanick, Andrew explores the emergence of VR, the dangers and opportunities, the role of the porn industry in innovation in general, a muse on whether the future is backlash or embrace of technology, and then an “ad” for a cutting edge “app” and then a tease of a real app he is working on. Finally, a warrior’s grave near the Palace of Nestor has shown very early interaction and collaboration between the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations in roughly 1600 BC, which gets interrupted by a surprise visit to the Counter Position by Zach “The Space Plumber” Candler and Adam “The Guy Who Almost Got Shot By Wendell Berry” Beach.
“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.