In this episode both Zachary and Raysan share about their plant-based diets and the assumptions that follow. Is veganism an ethical imperative or just a healthy lifestyle? Either way it and other forms of socially conscious dining have changed how our communities eat.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 21 | U is for Urban
Zachary and Raysan examine the political, social, cultural, and theological ramifications of living in an urban context. Are cities becoming too large? What is the impact of investing in local communities? To help answer these questions, “non-expert” guest Jason Lim joins the conversation.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 20 | T is for Time
However you look at it, the concept of time is difficult to define. Zachary expounds on the philosophical nature of time as merely a social construct plus some of the weird science, and Raysan shares his experiences with “island time” and “hurry sickness.” Yes, it is another one of those episodes.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 19 | S is for Suicide
Raysan and Zachary are joined by special guest and professional counselor Jennifer Barlow for a very deep discussion into a sensitive topic. It’s another eye-opener for them both as reality doesn’t match pre-conceived notions.
*This episode contains a detailed discussion about an extremely morbid topic. Listen at your own discretion.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat: The Lifeline Chat connects individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat, 24/7 across the United States.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. The Crisis Text Line is a free text messaging resource offering 24/7 support to anyone in crisis.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). SAMHSA’s helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health or substance use disorders.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 18 | R is for Robot
Automation, the advancement of technology and its ever-increasing prominence in daily life raise a lot of questions and concerns. Raysan and Zachary, along with returning guest Doyle Cowart, go deep into the importance of responsible users, ethical developers, and if we are already cyborgs.
Alpha-Bytes Season 4 Sneak Peek
WE’RE BACK!!! After a long hiatus, we are happy to be bringing you more full episodes. Get ready to dive deep with us in this next season.
Alpha-Bytes Special Characters | Lost in the Stream
We are so close to launching the next set of episodes for you. There have been a number of delays and we apologize for the long wait. In the meantime, here is another mini-episode.
Alpha-Bytes Special Characters | Boba Fett
Happy Star Wars Day! New episodes are coming soon. While you wait, here is a small bonus from us. May the Fourth be with you, always.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 17 | Q is for Queer
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have long been and continue to unfairly be cast as outsiders. Special guest Doyle Cowart leads a discussion with Raysan and Zachary about carrying that burden, compartmentalizing identities and healthily engaging with those we think of as “queer”.
Alpha-Bytes Ep. 16 | P is for Phineas
This is an episode for all the pet owners and dog lovers out there. Raysan and Zachary reminisce about adopting their dog and the rough training that followed. Raysan draws parallels to parenting and Zachary eats some humble pie.