What is the problem? Is there a solution? We dive into the stigma associated with being “in homelessness” and discuss some of the underlying causes. Zachary throws out more statistics and Raysan drops a truth bomb.
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.
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?
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.
Education is a big can of worms. Learning is a never-ending experience in life, whether you attend school or not. As we explained, it isn’t confined to traditional academia. What has your experience been? What is something non-academic you learned in school? What is something academic you learned outside of school?
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 Is the current educational model outdated?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.
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.
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
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?