Episode 142

Trump Arraigned, Covid Patient Zero, Helicopter Parents, Sex Positivity

Former President Donald Trump was arraigned in federal court on documents and obstruction charges this week. Ravi and Rikki talk through the details of the case and predict what's likely to happen in the trial of the century. Helicopter parents are now buzzing around the workplace. From job applications and interviews to work conflicts, how should employers react when mom and dad try to take over? And finally, Gen Z is the most sex-positive generation in history, yet they're having less sex. The hosts tackle this contradiction and how sex talk has evolved through the generations.



Twenty Rules for Dating (National Review, 6/8/23)

Covid Patient Zero [04:23]

First People Sickened By COVID-19 Were Chinese Scientists At Wuhan Institute Of Virology, Say US Government Sources (PUBLIC, 6/13/23)
Matt Taibbi Twitter Thread (Twitter, 6/13/23)
Wuhan lab scientists researching coronavirus were the first to contract COVID-19: report (New York Post, 6/14/23)
Michael Shellenberger Twitter Thread (Twitter, 6/13/23)
The Origins of the Covid Pandemic: What We Know and Don’t Know (New York Times, 3/17/23)
Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says (New York Times, 2/26/23)
What really went on inside the Wuhan lab weeks before Covid erupted (The Times, 6/10/23)

Epstein Chase Payout

Epstein survivors secure a $290 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase (NPR, 6/12/23)
JPMorgan reaches $290 million settlement with Epstein’s victims (Washington Post, 6/12/23)
JPMorgan Payout Doesn’t End Its Epstein Troubles: Paul J. Davies (Bloomberg, 6/12/23)
Jamie Dimon Regrets JPMorgan’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein but doesn’t think Chase Should Be Liable (Bloomberg, 5/11/23)

Trump Arraigned [08:47]

The Three Biggest Obstacles to Convicting Trump (The Atlantic, 6/11/23)
Will Trump Get a Speedy Trial? (The Atlantic, 6/13/23)
The Trump indictment. (Tangle, 6/12/23)
My initial reaction to the Trump indictment (Tangle, 6/9/23)
No, Donald Trump’s classified documents case is not like Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton cases (ABC, 6/13/23)
The Trump Classified Documents Indictment, Annotated (New York Times, 6/9/23)
Crowd cheers and chants ‘Happy Birthday’ to former president Trump (Sky News, 6/14/23)
Trump speaks out after historic arraignment. Hear AOC’s reaction (CNN, 6/14/23)
Rep. Don Bacon on Trump’s indictment (Republican Accountability, 6/14/23)
Mike Pence on Trump’s indictment (Squawk Box, 6/14/23)
Mitt Romney on Trump’s federal indictment (Republican Accountant, 6/14/23)
Rachel Maddow on Trump Indictment (MSNBC, 6/9/23)
Vivek Ramaswamy on Trump’s Indictment in Miami (Vivek Ramaswamy, 6/13/23)
Trump stops at popular Cuban restaurant after arraignment in federal court (WUSA9, 6/14/23)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (CNN, 6/14/23)

Helicopter Parents [25:12]

Helicopter Parents Show Up in the Workplace (Wall Street Journal, 6/7/23)
Helicopter Parents Are Meddling In Their Young Adult Children’s Work Lives (Forbes, 6/12/23)
Have helicopter parents changed how companies attract employees? (PBS, 2/17/23)
Here’s why ‘helicopter parenting’ won’t make kids more successful, says author and parenting expert (CNBC, 2/4/23)
The Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works (New York Times, 2/7/23)
Helicopter Mom vs Free Spirit Mom (Jean Short Comedy, 1/3/23)

Sex Positivity [30:23]

The Unsexiness of Sex Positivity (Tablet Mag, 6/12/23)
Why Sex-Positive Feminism Is Falling Out of Fashion (New York Times, 9/24/23)
What does ‘sex positivity’ mean? (BBC, 8/20/23)
Is the Next Phase of Sex Positivity Choosing Not to Have Sex? (Vogue, 4/9/23)
‘It stopped me having sex for a year’: why Generation Z is turning its back on sex-positive feminism (The Guardian, 2/2/22)
Gen Z is Calling Out Toxic Sex Positivity (Evie, 9/9/23)
What “Sex Positivity” Is—And What It Isn’t (Evie, 4/27/23)
Sex Positivity’s War on Young Women (Stanford Review, 10/13/22)
Why Men Are Left Out of the Sex Positivity Movement (Inside Hook, 4/7/21)
Some Of You Need To Start Practising Sex-Negativity (IN Magazine, 10/7/22)
These Gen Z Women Think Sex Positivity Is Overrated (Buzzfeed News, 7/29/21)