This week, Johanna Berkman shares the details of her shocking report on Leon Black, the billionaire titan of Wall Street who now stands accused of raping a teenager at sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side town house. Then Ash Carter discusses an unflinchingly honest new memoir by Martin Peretz, one of the most influential media figures, a man whose New Republic magazine was read by presidents and shaped policy but later came on difficult times. Finally, Elena Clavarino reports from the Riviera, where, in the late 19th century, the French and Italian coasts became places of refuge, thanks to their moderate climates. But with climate change destroying the Mediterranean fantasy, will vacationers go elsewhere? 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 151: Did Jeffrey Epstein Blackmail This Wall Street Titan?

Plus: Elena Clavarino on the future of the Riviera; Ash Carter on Martin Peretz; and more