How should we differentiate between morality and legality? Does the effectiveness of a law matter or is it purely an expression of desired values? Is there any merit to harm-reduction theory or decriminalization? Raysan and Zachary (joined by the self-proclaimed “podcast supervillain”) evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of traditional systems in another controversial episode.
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Zachary gives a quick philosophy lesson as he and Raysan explore existentialism. Was Abraham a murderer? How does the way we treat others affect our happiness? Was the Danish philosopher a time traveler? Does any of it even matter? Philosophize with us and find out.
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.
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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?