Episode 74

Quiet Quitting, Zuckerberg on Rogan, Mar-a-Lago Affidavit, No Djokovic

Ravi and Rikki briefly chat about the Ben Shapiro debacle at the podcast conference Ravi was attending this weekend before starting the show on the internet’s hottest buzzword: quiet quitting. Then the hosts dive into a long discussion of Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on Joe Rogan and all the key moments from that hours-long chat with one of the world’s most powerful CEOs. The hosts then turn to an equitable admissions fight at Virginia’s acclaimed Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. Finally, they wrap things up with two updates on the heavily redacted Mar-a-Lago affidavit, and Novak Djokovic pulling out of the U.S. Open.


Ravi and Rikki share their takes on the viral phenomenon of quiet quitting and connect it to the trends we’re seeing across the U.S. labor force.

The hosts take full stock of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on Joe Rogan, including his company’s role in censoring reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, Zuckerberg’s vision for augmented and virtual reality, Facebook’s “defense budget” and how it uses algorithms.

Ravi and Rikki tackle the heated fight between parents and school officials at Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a battle for equity in admissions taking place with a SCOTUS decision on affirmative action looming in the backdrop.

The hosts finish up with two updates on the newly released and heavily redacted Mar-a-Lago affidavit and Novak Djokovic skipping the U.S. Open over his vaccination status.

Quiet Quitting [4:28]

The Truth Behind ‘Quiet Quitting’ (New York Magazine, 08/25)
Who Is Quiet Quitting For? (The New York Times, 08/23)
Employees Say ‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Just Setting Boundaries. Companies Fear Long-Term Effects (Time, 08/23)
Quiet quitting is the latest workplace trend, but it doesn’t mean what you think (CNN, 08/22)
What is ‘quiet quitting,’ and how it may be a misnomer for setting boundaries at work (NPR, 08/19)
What is ‘quiet quitting’? Gen Z is ditching hustle culture to avoid burnout (Fortune, 08/14)
If Your Co-Workers Are ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Here’s What That Means (The Wall Street Journal, 08/12)
Productivity and Costs, Second Quarter 2022, Preliminary (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 08/09)
State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report (Gallup, 2022)
The Deloitte Global 2022 Gen Z and Millennial Survey (Deloitte., 2022)
TikTok Influencers Coin A New Term – Quiet Quitting (Matt Walsh YouTube, 08/22)

Mark Zuckerberg on Rogan [13:30]

FBI says it ‘routinely notifies’ social media companies of potential threats following Zuckerberg-Rogan podcast (The Hill, 08/27)
Mark Zuckerberg Tells Joe Rogan Waking Up in the Morning Is Like Getting ‘Punched in the Stomach’ (WSJ, 08/26)
‘Every day you wake up and you’re punched in the stomach’: Mark Zuckerberg tells Joe Rogan he hates how the day starts as Meta CEO (Fortune, 08/25)
What we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s 3-hour chat with Joe Rogan (CNN, 08/26)
Zuckerberg should be deposed under oath on Hunter Biden laptop after Rogan interview: Pirro (Fox, 08/26)
Zuckerberg and Hunter Biden’s Laptop (The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, 08/26)
The Lost Debate Ep. 67 | Woke CEO’s, Alex Jones, Antitrust Push, Kansas Abortion, Crypto Crackdown (The Lost Debate, 40:32, 08/04)
Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Facebook’s Moderation of Controversial Content (YouTube, 08/25)
Augmented Reality & Not Needing Physical Objects – Mark Zuckerberg & Joe Rogan (YouTube, 08/25)
Senate Intel Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Russia’s Use of Social Media (U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 10/08/2019)

Immigrant Parents Fight Admissions Discrimination [32:40]

How “Mama Bears” Won a Court Victory—and Helped Elect a Governor—in Virginia (Education Next, 08/23)
Fairfax County School Board Member Admits ‘Anti-Asian Feel’ to New High School Admission Process (National Review, 01/11)
U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
An Inconvenient Minority: The Harvard Admissions Case and the Attack on Asian American Excellence (Kenny Xu, 07/13/2021)
How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi, 08/13/2019)
They Caused The Opioid Crisis And Now MUST PAY | The Lost Debate Ep. 72 (Lost Debate, 09:48, 08/23)

Rapid Fire Updates [41:45]

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents already examined by FBI, Justice Dept. tells judge (The Washington Post, 08/29)
Reading between the lines of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit (Vox, 08/27)
Possibility of Obstruction Looms Over Trump After Thwarted Efforts to Recover Documents (The New York Times, 08/26)
FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: 5 things the redacted affidavit reveals (Brett Tolman Op-Ed in Fox News, 08/29)
Unsealed Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit reveals the government has no case against Trump (Kevin Brock Op-Ed in The Hill, 08/28)
Trump Had More Than 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago (The New York Times, 08/23)
A Damage Assessment of Trump’s “Declassification Defense” (Just Security, 08/29)
Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic out of US Open; can’t travel to States (AP News, 08/25)
The Tragedy of Novak Djokovic (Joe Concha Op-Ed in The Hill, 08/28)