In this episode, after a riff on the local schizophrenic weather, Andrew muses on dancing and public intimacy, women’s advice on dating, Milo cutting axed from CPAC and the politics of remembering/discussing abuse, Trump making the school bathroom sane again, and a decision to allow women to be topless in Fort Collins, CO. Then, he explores three experiences in public spaces of a stranger buying him sushi, another stranger offering a charging cable, and a free trying to have a loud video conference in his shop. Finally, he announces another stalled out project for Calix, the decision to build a prototype shop in Denver, and his experience of hope, disappointment, and detachment in these goings on.
“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.