In this very Counter-Position-ish episode of the The Counter Position, Andrew talks about a rough week, his alma mater TAC getting a new campus in New England, defining better without getting bigger, “crazy beautiful beauty”, existential angst, strategic confusion, physical pain, spiritual desolation, getting a credit card thrown at him, sushi fixes everything, hot-cold-repeat, bourbon, getting a neck massage from a genius songwriter, “The Odyssey of my yesterday”, in praise of the bathroom devotional, the Letter to Diognetus, Msgr. Giussani, respect and seeing two things at once, a story about a priest picking up and street preaching with Jesus disguised as a homeless dude with a lazy eye that looks up, whether Jesus would like a night off in a hotel room, why we don’t list the name of fashion models in spreads, and recognizing the made.
“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.