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Flower Power Failure and a Mother of a Day

By wthpod May 8, 2017

In this Mother’s (or is it Mothers’) Day related episode Suzie examines how the humble tulip nearly wrecked a country and Trevor discusses how Anna Jarvis, the creator of Mother’s Day, felt about Mother’s Day.

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Sources:

THE TULIP BULB BUBBLE

Beattie A 2017, Market Crashes: The Tulip and Bulb Craze, Investopedia.com http://www.investopedia.com/features/crashes/crashes2.asp

Colombo J 2012, The Dutch “Tulip Mania” Bubble (aka Tulipmania), http://www.thebubblebubble.com/tulip-mania/

Sooke A 2016, Tulip Mania: The flowers that cost more than houses, BBC Culture http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160419-tulip-mania-the-flowers-that-cost-more-than-houses

ANNA JARVIS

 

Mother’s Day’s Dark History – National Geographic

The Mother’s Day Church – Scenic USA

Mother’s Day – Wikipedia

Women Who Made a Difference by Carol Crowe-Carraco – Google Books

Other stuff:

The word history in the opening theme has been extracted from…

History Never Repeats – Split Enz (1981)

History Repeating – Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey (1998)

Flame Trees – Cold Chisel (1984)

You’re History – Shakespeare’s Sister (1989)

Centuries – Fall Out Boy (2015)

Fade out

Tiptoe Through The Tulips – Tiny Tim (1968)

All music used under fair use provisions.

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