Members of the LGBTQ+ community have long been and continue to unfairly be cast as outsiders. Special guest Doyle Cowart leads a discussion with Raysan and Zachary about carrying that burden, compartmentalizing identities and healthily engaging with those we think of as “queer”.
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
Here. Educate yourself.
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!
*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.
By far the art form that has been most influential in both their lives, Zachary and Raysan share about their personal experience with music. Join them as they expound upon synchronicity among band members, the way music influences us through various elements, and learning guitar to score dates.
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.
Hey listeners, don’t miss our bonus 2020-in-review episode streaming live over on our community page facebook.com/alphabytescommunity Saturday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m. PST.
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