In this episode Andrew talks about the Oscars, gets sidetracked into musing on his experience with race in America, and explores our (and his own) inherent fear of talking about race, even in good will and in an attempt to share personal experience or understand another’s experience. Then, he talks about being in a funk over the weekend, about the different paradoxes of loneliness, and relays a story of being taught about love and happiness by a little girl in a wheelchair.
“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.