In this episode, after the required diet update, an energetic and somewhat ranty Andrew comments on the recent "suggestions" from our glorious leader about bathrooms, locker rooms, and gender in our public schools, tracing the problem to Rene Descartes and Francis Bacon and partially blaming Protestant Charismatics and Pentecostals for making Platonism/Manichaeism popular for the masses. Then, Andrew talks about a great article by Sr. Theresa Alethiea Noble about the Catholic Right's reaction to Lady GaGa posting an Instagram with her pastor at lunch and talking about the Eucharist.
“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.