Alpha-Bytes Ep. 22 | V is for Vegan

In this episode both Zachary and Raysan share about their plant-based diets and the assumptions that follow. Is veganism an ethical imperative or just a healthy lifestyle? Either way it and other forms of socially conscious dining have changed how our communities eat.

V is for Vegan


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.