#TheCounterPosition Episode 196 - More Episode 200 teasing, Warming Ourselves at the Dumpster Fire, Wojtyla on Cultural Resistance in the Face of Meaningless Darkness, and Wine, Tri-tip, Plato, & Martyrdom
In this episode, a frustrated distraught Andrew, after leaking more possibilities about what’s up his sleeve for Episode 200, explores how to talk about anything when the world is burning down around us, re-introduces the show to new listeners lest they think they are on the wrong channel, does a dark state of the way things are address, then looks at our response to violence and meaninglessness all around through the lens of Wojtyla’s cultural resistance to the Nazis, C.S. Lewis’ essay Learning in Wartime, and Dead Poet’s Society, then finally he proposes determining your ideal martyrdom as a good sign of what to do with your life, followed by Andrew’s description of his own entry in the new volume of Lives of the Saints if everything works out. And, as a bonus, a bat that swims.
“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.