In this freewheeling and somewhat scattered episode, Andrew, after an unplanned rant about reality after this election cycle, talks about seeing the amazing singer/songwriter David Ramirez at the Larimer Lounge and muses on a great line about cell phones and the holy, then uses Dr. Strange to talk about how religions, now matter how Gnostic, can’t seem to really disconnect from the integral nature of the body and matter. Finally, after a shout out to a great couple he met in the shop, he explores how real digital community is in some ways more dangerous than mere distraction, and how it puts us in community, but keeps us from being in community with people around us.
“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.