In this episode Andrew sits down for a chat with his “friend” and former employee Sara “The Quitter” Stacey. After she curses on the air, which hopefully gets bleeped or silenced, they talk about her cursing habit, dead people’s FB pages, an episode of Black Mirror, a creepy phone booth in rural Japan where people leave voicemail for dead loved ones, the Incarnation, and the human impulse to stay connected to those we’ve lost by physical and now digital means. Then, he tries to get her, mostly unsuccessfully, to explain what it is like to be a girl.
“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.