In this episode Andrew gets super excited about playing Michael Miley’s pro drum kit on Saturdayduring sound check, then inspired by an interview with British rapper MIA, he looks at our current racial tension and possible answers to it by looking at two clothing brands, United Colors of Benetton and FUBU. Finally, coming off a pre-show conversation with Zach Candler about the Benedict Option, Andrew muses over what is a reactionary presence vs. an original presence in light of the desire to strengthen and rebuild Catholic culture.
“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.