The @CounterPosition Episode 164 - Old People in Hot Tubs, Liberal Education, and The Recovery of Sanity
In this episode, after talking about the deep sanity of the old people who sit in his gym’s hot tub and steam room, Andrew, spurred by a conversation with his old friend and mentor Andrew Seeley of Thomas Aquinas College and the Institute of Catholic Liberal Education, explores the nature and history of liberal education, the deep need for it in K-12, the need to train people for engagement with reality, sanity as the real in you, and the relationship between the use of pop culture forms and these more classical interventions in the life of youth. For dessert, Andrew tells the story of how a cartoon bear taught him the notion of infinite regress.catholicliberaleducation.org
“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.