In this episode Andrew talks about getting tagged by Kenn Cramer to do the 22 Day 22 Push Up Challenge for Veteran Suicide Awareness, gripes about being a fat guy having to do push-ups on the internet, then talks about his own experience of a close friend who was suicidal and his own experiences with depression and feeling unable to go on. Finally, based on a conversation with a friend in AA, Andrew explores how CL is the same as AA, but for addiction to concepts and abstractions instead of chemicals to numb us and shield us from reality.
“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.