This week, we have a very funny example of what happens when Donald Trump tries to crash a party and it’s your job to stop him. Dana Brown, a former deputy editor for Vanity Fair, dishes the dirt from his new, tell-all memoir about his time at the magazine—where he started as an assistant in the 1990s—and how he had to work the door at events, including the night Trump tried to get him fired after he refused to let him crash. It’s a hilarious story. Plus, Alessandra Stanley, a co-editor of Air Mail, reveals how it was not Putin who created the corrupt oligarchs the West has now demonized but actually know-it-all American elites in the 1990s. 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 77: When Trump Tries to Crash Your Party—Tales from Behind the Velvet Rope

Plus: Alessandra Stanley on how American elites helped create Russia’s oligarchs; and more