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Trotsky & the Wild Orchids is back from summer break 2019! Our schedules have been quite busy, but we will try to release new episodes on the 1st of the month.

Oct 19, 2021

Andrew and Ray are back from summer break! In this episode Andrew provides an update on his book before the conversation transitions to the New Deal's legacy as well as sports and our contemporary moment. For this episode we read Michael Kazin's review of Eric Rauchway's book Why the New Deal Matters and "You can't...


Apr 20, 2021

Andrew & Ray check in about the Biden administration and discuss New Monetary Theory, the strategic objectives of the American military and how Andrew became a lefty. Kim Hjelmgaard's USA Today article "A Reckoning is Near" and Jed Purdy's "A Possible Majority" in Dissent...


Mar 11, 2021

Keith Pluymers comes on the show to talk about environmental history, wood in the early modern world, and contemporary environmental politics.


Feb 25, 2021

Nicole Hemmer sits down with Ray and Andrew to discuss a range of topics from conservative media and the NYT to public history and "Welcome to Your Fantasy," a podcast about the Chippendales!


Feb 9, 2021

Harvey joins Andrew and Ray to discuss the inaugural address as well as Biden's bipartisan hopes.