In this episode Andrew makes a shocking confession, gripes and muses about the availability of online movies in digital format, and pays homage to the recently passed Fr. Raymond Gawronski, S.J. Then, he delves into a fascinating interview by Terry Gross of a John Elder Robison, author of the new book Switched On, about his experience of being autistic, having experimental Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and the emergence of feeling, emotion, and empathy in his life.
“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.