Armie Hammer’s fall from grace, two years ago, was among the most sensational in recent Hollywood history. Accusations of violence, rape, and—most shocking of all—cannibalism triggered outrage, ridicule, and a criminal investigation against him. Now he has decided to tell his side of the story to Air Mail Writer at Large James Kirchick, and this week Kirchick joins us to take us inside his reporting. He’ll tell us how our perceived facts of the story collide with the real facts, and he’ll show how so few of the accusations against Hammer were examined seriously by the media or law enforcement. Then, on an entirely different note, David Downton has been front-row at the couture shows in Paris, and he will share what’s been capturing his eye. Finally, best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand stops by. If you know Hilderbrand’s work, chances are you love her. She specializes in what some people call “beach reads,” her 29 books have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and she’ll answer some of life’s most pressing questions. All this and more make this week’s show 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 125: A New Look at the Armie Hammer Scandal

Plus: David Downton, from the couture shows in Paris; author Elin Hilderbrand; and more