Alpha-Bytes Ep. 10 | J is for Jail

It’s another tough conversation, and we aren’t shying away from it. We examine the disenfranchisement and downward spiral that follows incarceration, as well as consider questions of justice and punishment. Omar Shabazz joins us again to re-imagine the jail system.

“Jail is often a finishing school for criminals.” -Omar Shabazz

J is for Jail

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Alpha-Bytes Ep. 9 | I is for Internet

It is everyone and no one. It is anything and everything so of course we are diving in deep. Author and media manager Micah Lambert joins the conversation on how the Internet is shaping culture. We discuss proper internet use and etiquette, setting healthy limits, and living in a jet-ski age.

I is for Internet

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Alpha-Bytes Ep. 7 | G is for Guns

Raysan and Zachary are joined by special guest Eric Cope, a.k.a. Pop, for a friendly debate on the most controversial topic yet. Together they seek common ground in an attempt to define the role of firearms in American society and discuss modeling responsible ownership.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals therein. Alpha-Bytes Podcast has no official stance on the issue. We strived to present this discussion in an unbiased way recognizing that it is a highly controversial topic. Every aspect from the title to the description to how we edited the conversation was done with meticulous care. It is by-far the most difficult episode we have so far undertaken, and like all episodes of Alpha-Bytes we remind you that although we research our topics, we are not experts in any sense of the word, nor are we attempting to persuade our listeners to agree or disagree with any given perspective, rather we discuss different views to broaden our own worldviews by understanding those other than ours.

G is for Guns

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Resources:

https://www.politifact.com/article/2019/aug/05/viral-tweet-about-mass-shootings-country-it-needs-/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/08/05/743579605/how-the-u-s-compares-to-other-countries-in-deaths-from-gun-violence

https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/americas/us-gun-statistics/index.html

Father Figures

In the latest episode we addressed various traits we often see in fathers. We recognize that not everyone has the ideal experience let alone the same ones we have. So we want to open it up to you and ask you to share. What is the ideal level of involvement a father should have? What are some positive or negative traits you see in yourself as a father or witnessed in your upbringing? Who are father figures in your life?

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 6 | F is for Fatherhood

What does parenting, fathering specifically, look like in the modern age? Has it really changed? Should it change? Raysan shares his personal experience as a father as we examine various styles of child-rearing.

F is for Fatherhood

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Resources: https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_senior_for_parents_happiness_is_a_very_high_bar#t-1075579

https://www.verywellfamily.com/single-parent-census-data-2997668

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304140871_Fathers_Fatherhood_and_Fathering_Across_Cultures_Convergence_or_Divergence

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 5 | E is for Education

Raysan and Zachary examine the paradigm shift happening in higher education. Is the cost worth it? Why is it so costly to begin with? Is the current educational model outdated? Also, Zachary goes on multiple philosophical rants.

E is for Education

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Resources:

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Changing Education Paradigms

Finding Your Community

The last episode was hard-hitting. Depression afflicts people in numerous ways and living with it is challenging. We all get anxious at times. So listeners, how do you manage anxiety? How do you deal? Who is your community? Below are resources to help you help each other.

https://up2sd.org/

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml

https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics