In this episode, after some shout outs and the clarification of the official position of the Counter Position on Jennefir’s obsession with Pokemon and other related fake digital news, Andrew explores a new game of pretending you don’t know what someone is obsessed with as the key to everything based on an article about Ignoring Slavoj Zizek, what that has to do with his friend who is a Cistercian monk, and how to apply that to your Thomist friends. Then, after the frivolity, he gets down to talking about the tragedy in Nice, France, Pope B16’s Regensburg address, a father throwing his daughter off a bridge, late term abortion, and how all of these are instantiations of the same putting of false ideology in front of reality before making decisions on actions.
“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.