In this episode, after a random opening segment in which Andrew talks about his travels to New Mexico for a wedding, pitches a cheap hotel, and has a long rabbit trail about his wife’s lack of being, Andrew sits down for a fun random chat with his friend moral theologian Pia De Solenni about Christian marriage, the current state of crisis, the idea of union, how we got into the mess we are in, the role of nature, the definition of health, and so much more, along with a revealing opening segment that outs Pia as a Starbucks customer who has not seen The Get Down or Stranger Things. (Scandal!)
“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.