This week, we have a riveting conversation with Katya V., a young poet and teacher living in Russia who is also pro-Ukraine and anti-Putin. Rather than flee to the West, she has decided to stay and protest—and risk imprisonment. It’s a powerful, moving interview. In addition, Ashley and Mike are joined by Bridget Foley, who discusses her profile of Romeo Gigli, perhaps the most influential fashion designer of the late 80s, who lost his label and vanished. Foley tracks him down and tells us what he’s been up to. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode

Episode 78: A New Russian Dissident—the Young Poet Defying Putin

Plus: we track down a long-lost fashion titan of the 1980s.