Is Vladimir Putin a secret fan of Love Actually? It’s not the craziest theory to explain his crazy behavior. This week, writer Stuart Heritage tells Ashley and Mike that the rom-com helps decode some of the Russian leader’s erratic conduct. And speaking of leaders, there’s a look at Volodymyr Zelensky’s success as the new Great Communicator—and how it’s being orchestrated by show-runners from his days as a television star. All this and more make this week’s episode one 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 81: Is Putin a Secret Fan of the Rom-Com “Love Actually”?

Plus: a look at how show-runners have guided Volodymyr Zelensky’s media war and made him the Great Communicator 3.0