Episode 106

DNA, Crime & Privacy, Workplace Hustle

Ravi and Rikki begin by addressing two voicemails responding to their last episode, dealing with TikTok and pornography. The hosts then turn to the push and pull between two sides of an emerging debate: the power of public DNA in criminal investigations, and the privacy concerns around its use. Finally, the hosts respond to a provocative piece in the Wall Street Journal, turning back to the nation’s ongoing work-life balance debate from another perspective: employers’.


Voicemail Response [0:34]
DNA, Crime & Privacy [10:52]

Should ancestry DNA be used to solve crimes? (Yahoo, 1/4/23)
Idaho murders: Suspect was identified through DNA using genealogy databases, police say (ABC, 1/2/23)
How police can use your DNA to solve crimes without consent (New York Post, 10/1/22)
What You’re Unwrapping When You Get a DNA Test for Christmas (The New York Times, 12/22/19)
Your DNA Profile is Private? A Florida Judge Just Said Otherwise (The New York Times, 11/5/19)
Your DNA Test Could Send a Relative to Jail (The New York Times, 12/27/21)
We May Be Entering a New Era for Using Consumer Genetic Information to Solve Crime (Slate, 11/8/19)
DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say (Pew, 2/20/20)
Bridging Disciplines to Form a New One: The Emergence of Forensic Genetic Genealogy (Genes/MDPI, 8/1/22)
Ethical Concerns of DNA Databases used for Crime Control (Bill of Health, 1/14/19)

Ambition in the Office [29:49]

Your Coworkers Are Less Ambitious; Bosses Adjust to the New Order (The Wall Street Journal, 12/31/22)
The Year in Quiet Quitting (The New Yorker, 12/29/22)
Quiet Quitters Make Up Half the US Workforce, Gallup Says (The Wall Street Journal, 9/29/22)
Home Depot’s Bernie Marcus: I’m Worried About Capitalism (Financial Times, 12/29/22)
Is Elon Musk Your Boss’ Anger Translator? (The Wall Street Journal, 11/22/22)
Workism Is Making Americans Miserable (The Atlantic, 2/24/19)
The Four-Hour Work Week (Tim Ferriss, 2007)
Are You Showing Signs of Burnout? Use This Quiz to Help Diagnose (and Cure) Yourself (The Wall Street Journal, 2/7/22)