It’s officially summer, which means the blockbuster movies are here. But will any of them win an Oscar for best picture? As Sam Wasson reports, the gatekeepers in Hollywood just made it a lot harder for any movie to win an Academy Award for best picture. He’ll tell us why. Then, if you’re still undecided about your summer-escape destination, Catherine Fairweather has a great idea for where to go in Greece. And the answer may surprise you. Finally, here’s a question: How did a once glamorous restaurateur become Putin’s most powerful, feared, and brutal military commander? Andrew Ryvkin joins us with his insightful report on the rise of the man some call “Putin’s chef” and tells us whether the mercenary leader of the Wagner Group is truly out to put Russia’s elite on the chopping block. All this and more make this a show you won’t want to miss. Listen by clicking Play below. And be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode.

Episode 142: Should You Be Moving to Athens?

Plus: Andrew Ryvkin on the man who may topple Putin; Sam Wasson on new rules for the Oscars; and more