In this episode, after confiding that he is coming off a string of Murphy’s Law curses that afternoon that began with needing 10s and 5s for the cash register and ended with his Passat’s front end pulled off on a curb, Andrew talks about breaking and “Edge-y” cabernet, dousing Chris Stefanick’s kitchen with delicious swiney pepper spray, being upset with Captain Kirk for not kissing a perfectly cute alien girl, the journey of Aquaman from super cool to Little Mermaid and back to badass, how Bernie Sanders at the DNC is like the Sex Pistols doing an album of Christmas song covers, and finally how if we can’t be united by love maybe we can be united by hate. Then, Andrew talks about the ISIS killing of an 84 year old priest in France, puts this in context of the Crusades, and explores why the direction this is going will get America emotional and make a new Crusade happen if that’s what ISIS wants.
“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.