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
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.
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.
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.
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 Is the current educational model outdated?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.
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
How have politics and religion become intertwined and what is the effect? We discuss what being a Christian should look like ideally vs. what we often see. The debate gets heated. Thank you to special guest Omar Shabazz for bringing the matches.