In this episode, after the sushi report, a rant about glasses, Bernie selling out, and being thankful that Trump didn’t choose Newt Gingrich so he can still like him, Andrew explores the recent phenomena of Pokemon Go. In the process he talks about, Atari, living in his mom’s basement vs. his mom’s loft, people being shocked by the public being in…well…public, the strategic use of Pokemon and pizza for evangelical ends, being bigger than Porn, digitization as the spiritualization of physical goods, fiat currency, and the Austrian’s strange love for putting piles of horseradish on things.
“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.