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 Is the current educational model outdated?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

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 4 | D is for Depression

Our good friend Josh Sheahan joins us for a discussion about depression and mental health. We examine the varied nature of depression, argue different means for living with depression such as medication, as well as analyze the impact of cultural stigmas.

“Depression in itself isn’t always sadness.” -Josh Sheahan

D is for Depression

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Christ-followers

In the episode C is for Christianity we discussed a lot about the Christian church as a whole but never really addressed the head, Jesus Christ, or specific teachings. With regard to Christ, what teaching(s) do you admire? Are there any that rub you the wrong way? With regard to Christians Is it possible to critique an institution and still be a part of it? Why is American Christianity so uniquely controversial?

New Jim Crow

In the last episode we mentioned the “new Jim Crow” that is affecting black Americans today. Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to discuss any specific examples. How is the “new Jim Crow” affecting black people today? How should we fight it? One such example is the over-incarceration of people of color. To find out more click here to go to Michelle Alexander’s website and book.