This episode is a classic example of Andrew trying to do the show in his notes, fighting an emerging narrative, then giving in and going on the ride. Reflections on seeing Jonathan Reyes over the weekend, Fr. Riley leaving, the Reyes graduation speech, and his experience of being affirmed, all lead Andrew to cover everything from building for the 2020 election cycle, an exploration of ancient Roman exposure of infants and the games vs. our modern sins, his time with the Amator institute, his experience in confession, to how he accidentally wrote book that needs finishing. This is the thoughtful high level ADD that makes the Counter Position what it is.
“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.