In this episode Andrew celebrates Singles Awareness Day, that darkest day of the year for single people, by doing a weekend recap including Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, a delirious and brilliant Perry West, an “Abortion on demand without apologies!!” button, sketchy punch chicks at The Skylark, Luke Carey the host of Catching Foxes, Megan Mastroianni, people turning coffeehouses into cubicles, and a Faraday Cage. Then, Andrew turns to a story in which the East Coast Dominican Friars let 100s of women use there bathrooms during the D.C. Women’s March, what happened next, why this is the model of evangelization, why most of us don’t do this, and finally, how not doing this and treating people as placeholders for culture war issues is the same as porn.
“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.