In this episode Andrew talks about Denver going from 73 a couple days ago to a full on blizzard with some of the slickest driving he’s ever encountered. Then, he turns to going to see some works by his friend the painter Ali Cavanaugh at the Abend Gallery and their new show Sight Unseen, talks about the disclosure of the Divine in the particularity of the human person, and how the experience of seeing something or someone in person the first time is analogous to what we call “encounter” in the spiritual realm. He moves on to talking about the conceptual design of the new Calix space, the search for a building, and the disappointment of finding cool spaces that are already under contract. Finally, he talks about news stories about 3 new habitable planets found in a system called Trappist-1, the claim that there is an 8th continent under New Zealand, and how the pope watched a circus performance with women in “skin tight” outfits.
“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.