In this episode, after various musings about traffic, faith and road construction, the weather shift, and gratitude of not having to show up early to defend a cubicle job, Andrew talks about a friend’s ordination, a trip to St. Louis, and his love of Fall in MO. Then, he looks at the role of reason and our ability to know reality in light of Pope Benedict’s Regensburg Address, Bank of America analysts taking a cue from Elon Musk and saying there is a 20%-30% chance we live in a simulation, and the exposure of a payoff in the 1950s that led to a journal article that let sugar off the hook and implicated saturated fat in relation to heart disease.
“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.