In this episode Andrew talks about getting hit in the face with life after his NYC trip, the deep frustration of buying insurance, the pleasant surprise of an empty DMV office, and his new car happy dance. Then, he delves into two experiences of language on the radio and how they reflect gender and relationship ideology, with the added bonus of one of his better stories about watching the Eurovision song contest in an Austrian cafe. Finally, he frustratingly rants and pleads for a new political situation in which a sane decent normal human being does the right thing after listening to Obama’s final press conference.
“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.