On a cold January morning, a bright-eyed bushy-haired Javier Colón bribed Tim Marotta with some Starbucks coffee so he’d hear a “business proposal.” Tim was intrigued, but mostly really wanted coffee, so he obliged. Thus; Bifocal was born… sort of.

After several failed attempts starting a podcast and working through technical issues, Javi and Tim finally launched along with their very first episode on September 6, 2018. Bifocal has a devoted following that continues to grow and the rest is history!

The hosts of Bifocal hope to inspire deeper conversation in a generation lacking true face-to-face communication. Bifocal aims to pose questions that can be easily translated into a conversation that helps foster connection across generations, cultures, and eventually the world. If there is a question you would like us to answer, serious or not, email us; We will occasionally do bonus episodes with questions from our listeners, so be sure to make your voice heard! See you on the flip side!

About the Hosts

Timothy Marotta is a sophomore at Ithaca College studying computer science and emerging media design. He is incredibly passionate about music, technology, and productivity. In the year ahead, he hopes to begin to grow the Bifocal following and to inspire others to create as well.

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Javier Colón is a sophomore at the School of Visual Arts in New York City studying Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects. In the rare event that he isn’t staring at a screen, he spends time with friends and family. He hopes to inspire Bifocal listeners to engage in conversation and connect despite differences.