Alpha-Bytes Ep. 20 | T is for Time

However you look at it, the concept of time is difficult to define. Zachary expounds on the philosophical nature of time as merely a social construct plus some of the weird science, and Raysan shares his experiences with “island time” and “hurry sickness.” Yes, it is another one of those episodes.

T is for Time


Missing days

Illusions of Time

The Culture Map

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 19 | S is for Suicide

Raysan and Zachary are joined by special guest and professional counselor Jennifer Barlow for a very deep discussion into a sensitive topic. It’s another eye-opener for them both as reality doesn’t match pre-conceived notions.

*This episode contains a detailed discussion about an extremely morbid topic. Listen at your own discretion.

S is for Suicide

Helpful resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat: The Lifeline Chat connects individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat, 24/7 across the United States. 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. The Crisis Text Line is a free text messaging resource offering 24/7 support to anyone in crisis. 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). SAMHSA’s helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health or substance use disorders.

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 15 | O is for Oil Dependency

It is a severely limited resource over which wars continue to be fought. So how did we end up in this predicament and how can we get out of it? Why does Zachary think not caring for creation is sinful? In this episode Raysan stays curious and Zachary gets a bit preachy.

We do not inherit the earth from our parents we borrow it from our children. -Unknown

O is for Oil Dependency

Here. Educate yourself.

Footprint Calculator


ASAP Science

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 14| N is for Nerd

There’s a nerd alert going off at Alpha-Bytes. Raysan and Zachary host a round-table discussion about what is popularly called “nerd-dom.” Why are nerds so passionate? How did the fringe sub-cultures become mainstream and how does that affect its artistic integrity? Why won’t Hollywood showcase Asian superheroes? Worst episode ever!

N is for Nerd

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*We apologize for the less-than-desirable sound quality. There were some unresolvable technical issues but we did our best.

**Zachary is aware of his mistakes. For the nerd record Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) is Pakistani, not Indian, and as luck would have it immediately after recording he recalled several comic books with Asian leads, but the episode had to be cut at some point.