The Counter Position Episode 150 - State of the Position Address, The Death of Prince, & Pop Music as Biographical Soundtrack
In this episode Andrew takes the milestone of 150 episodes to muse on what this show has meant to him in the context of his life and history. Then, he turns to the death of #Prince at age 57, talks about Prince’s journey as a sort of Augustinian figure, the moment that Prince’s path coincided with his own, and explores the nature of #PopMusic and how it attaches to us in a deep way as the embedded soundtrack to moments in our life and development.
“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.