In this episode, after woefully overdue birthday shout out, a pitch for a friend’s book, and extolling the glories of having roommates out of town, Andrew dives into the dangerous area of race by telling very personal stories from his growing up in a small town, very beautiful human interactions he’s had over the years, and exploring the nature of police training vs. human nature under pressure. Then, he explores the philosophy of what unites us, talks about the error of elevating something non-essential to the level of essential and why that divides us, making things worse.
“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.