The Counter Position Episode 232- Lowering the French Press Bar, iPhones and FOMO, Blowing Up Lightbulbs, and the Slippery Teleological Slope of The Matrix
In this episode Andrew gets up early, loads up on a french press coffee, and does a show. After getting his new iPhone in the mail, he works through whether to keep it or get a PlusOne like the Google fellow he met on the plane. Then, while talking about why he is going to Flint, MI this weekend, he tries to explain how he began his love of the business “blank slate” of empty buildings and gets sidetracked by one of his best childhood stories about burning trash and exploding florescent light bulb tubes. Finally, he explores the evidence being offered for why we are in a simulation by Elon Musk etc. and shows that much of it is religious evidence in a context where faith is not acceptable.
“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.