In this episode: back on planes, getting swoll, a recipe for meta beef stock, didnâ€™t blind trust of the intelligence community get us into Iraq?, the irony of guys in Che Guevara shirts protesting a rich white capitalist not taking a former KGB agent to task like Ronald Reagan did the USSR, Obamaâ€™s speech on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mandela, Obama vs. the shout down culture, Fox shout down culture, callout/shoutdown vs. wonder on FB, poop vs a kosher cafe, what happened to anti-Semitism, designer babies, Gattaca, mutant zombie baby army, Alexander the Great, mummies, The One, death metal sign language, vibration as hearing, reality over experience, the Great Electric Fish Fiasco of TAC, the value of the other if understanding is your goal, the necessity of doors that lock for hospitality to be meaningful, Â a repeated call for a generous and orderly embrace of the refugee and the alien as a good to be welcomed, and so...much...more.
In this episode: 30 days on the diet, nightshades are shady, ugly vs. fat, a scandalous story of Andrew accidentally picking up a model in a bar, fashion advice for historical Steve Jobs, Mac purging as a spiritual discipline, being accosted by beauty with affection at Aldi and other public places, Facebook questions about toilet paper, climateâ€™s effect on worldview, and the Jaques Maritain/Saul Alinksky correspondence, Thai soccer boys buried hidden in a cave are valuable and to be saved, Elon Musk is the awkward Tony Stark, Brett Kavanaugh is evidently a Catholic boy scout, babies hidden in wombs are not valuable and not to be saved evidently, NPR women donâ€™t believe your really pro-life and they might be right, blinding flash of the obvious and CSD is the answer, a correction from last week, hacking StoryBrand for a before the brand soul searching process, website building as discernment, millennials are magic, distributed cognition, a crazy La Guardia coincidence story, Godâ€™s weird method of getting Andrewâ€™s attention, St. Benedict poking Andrew, mathematics as metaphor, the Limit as the spiritual life, and On the Assignment of Impossible Tasks, and shout outs.
In this very Whaley episode with something offend or confuse everyone: Â mea culpas for a week off, DNA and humidity, lemons as transporter/kick in the gut, Mom report = Mom is killing it, diet on track, massive shout out to Shrine Coffee, StoryBrand, Unrepeatable, narrative as a pattern, political rant with border babies, abortion, defending Trump by saying Obama did it, the last honest journalist at NPR, ICE, Obamas immigration record in contrast, Independence Day narrative rant with a reflection on America being wrong, but so was everyone, a short history of the world, and the beauty of the American Experiment, at least on paper, freedom and religion, what is freedom for, open borders being exploited gets you taken over and your culture supplanted- we did it- its called America.Â
Finally, after a long asideâ€¦your story to sainthood, sucking air = a story for your sainthood, Thomas Merton, Aquinas, ideas in the mind of God, the search for self, functioning as designed = sainthood, recap of the structure of story, the heroâ€™s journey, being aware of where you are in your story, awareness and frustration in desire, Disarming Beauty by Julian Carron, The Religious Sense, the awakening of desire, persons are stories, you are a story, evangelization as the crossing of stories, The Zone as metaphor for sainthood, finding Luke Skywalker and being Obi-Wan, outreach as an information gun.Â
In this episode, after an update on keto, weight loss and hope, Missouri weather acclimation, The Long Cut,Â Fatherâ€™s Day grub getting, the joy of horseradish, annoying giggly girls, the new office, StoryBrand, Fr. Leo and Shoot the Shiitake, and a super huge birthday shout out to Hope Schneir, with epilogue on Catholics making good music, Andrew settles in for a good old fashioned rant, with moments of musing, but still rantingâ€¦.â€ťrant-musing?â€ť in his usual frustrated, worked up, and non-linear way about the Border issue. Includingâ€¦whether or not the last honest journalist out the door shut off the lights, on seeking reality and just telling the truth, CGI, blinding flashes of the obvious, just because itâ€™s legal doesnâ€™t make it moral, people are persons, you can make a tacky table out of a stuffed coyote, but you canâ€™t make a table out of people, borders are legitimate, people have the right to migrate to feed their family, CSD taking people to the woodshed, don't build a wall, Â build a wall, what kind of wall, could policy be a wall, Oculus Rift, cows, be generous, the need for sushi in MO and more tacos everywhere, The Teacher Formerly Known as The Farmer Formerly Known as Zack the Space Plumber, Adam Beach, Denver Faith and Culture Meeting, and Joe Marocco and his move to Mill City roaster. Something to make everyone cheer and something to tick everyone off. Boom!
In this episode: Altra running shoes revisited, meditations on keto, being fat and interventions, a family reunion, fights about Wal-mart, the little UN of Jayâ€™s Crispy Chicken, on the killing of chickens, the Peloponnese in Southern MO and IL, the Civil War, a hack for automotive technology as a communication of human intention, Trump in Singapore and a recalling of predictions, Anthony Bourdain, suicide revisited, on being removed as the star of your film, longing and happiness, hog killing as community, Giussani and The Religious Sense, the baby washed up on the desert island revisited, Mr. Rogers, humanity and sanctity, insider stories about a normal saint, shoutouts, more things revisited, revisited revisited, and so- much- more.
In this episode Andrew talks about Spring making him homesick, traffic filled with retired farmers, the healing power of Pearl Jam, sushi-ish, a new discovery of the largest organ in our body, life as the hermeneutic, Charles DeKonnick, teleology, a magic abortion video, what it means to be an Irish Catholic and what that has to do with where you get married, Big Chicken, hunter/gatherer savings accounts, weird running shoes, Austrian coincidences, near misses, Kate Spade, his bad and history with depression/anxiety, a mass intervention, shout outs, and so much much more.
In this episode a tired and very non-linear Andrew covers the difficulty of numbering during an epic time shift, the new iTunes feed, being ripped out of being a selfish bachelor and into making another first, braving the bra section at JC Penny, The Grateful Dead, a strange and arresting encounter with some deer, attention as a super power, Dr. Blum imitating an analog rhythm in a digital communication, Ireland breaking his heart, a brilliant piece by John Waters, and an incredible article about bums by the lovely and talented Noelle Mering.Â
In this episode, Andrew limps and trips through his rusty yet triumphant return to the world of podcasting with his newly rebranded show.Â He covers where heâ€™s been, where he is, his momâ€™s BFS (Big Fat Stroke), The Royal Wedding, liturgy and fashion, homiletics and Mad Libs, the Trinity, deification, Troy:The Fall of a City, Facebook questions and shout outs, and so much more.Â