In this episode a jovial and energetic Andrew gives an update on the diet, then explores the Zen nature of swimming, bringing the “counter position” to the pool, gets his swimming stroke affirmed, and meets both beautiful and strange foreigners in the steam room. Then, after extolling the glories of meat, fire, and quads, he talks about a Byzantine baptism as one of the coolest things he has seen in some time. Finally, after a rant about the “man bun”, he tells the story of why he likes liver and onions, asks whether that matters to the New Evangelization, and, since he can’t help himself, rants about an article at salon.com that is so bad it is worth reading to know how stupid people are and what not to do.
“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.