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Episode 012: Two Lip Mania

This week’s guest…tried and true Dakota Potts!

Claire and Dakota in Halloween costumes.
Context: Halloween. Left: LeBron James after winning the 2016 NBA Finals and Hades from Disney’s Hercules. I did the eyeshadow.

Happy Spring! Spring means flowers. Inevitably it reminds us all of the famed 17th century Dutch Tulip Market Crash. Every year I ruminate on this fabulous story and sigh in happy remembrance of the joyful fact that an entire country got really stoked about a flower market. In this telling of the tale, we nod to the mania that think-pieces on Business Insider or something loved to point at frantically when Bitcoin got popular, but also use the new information from Anne Goldgar’s new book “Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age” to acknowledge that, in fact, it wasn’t really much of a mania at all.

Misc Mentions:


Poot Lovato


Tulip Meanings and Folklore:


The Basics:


Charles Mackay’s “Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”, 1852:




Anne Goldgar’s Book:

Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age

Questions? Comments? Miscellania?

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