In this episode- one of the most stream of consciousness episodes ever- Andrew starts by analyzing how he seems to be experiencing both deep existential dread and intense worry, while at the same time a deep optimism bordering on Hope. In the process he explores pictures of dead kids on FB, Jane’s Addiction, video games, Sally Struthers and African kids with flies on their faces, Plato’s Cave, Gay pastors in coffeehouses, the Conservative/Progressive dichotomy, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Trump lovers in a focus group, Mexicans at Home Depot, Port-o-potties, bling covered shock collars, gun dispensers in bathrooms, Moon suits vs. Earth suits, Pentecostal anthropology, Caitlyn Jenner, Arias getting punched by Santa Claus, St. Athanasius, C.S. Lewis, Francis Bacon, and so so much more.
“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.