A Brief History of Finance

A podcast that examines some of the most interesting developments, deals and crashes in financial history. We will use these to try to create new insights into finance and human nature. What's past is prologue.
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Mar 31, 2017

In part 1 of this multi-part series we will be discussing hyperinflation in post-WW1 Germany. This episode covers WW1, the gold standard and the punitive measures of the Treaty of Versailles.


Main Sources:

Ahamed, Liaquat Lords of Finance: The Banker's Who Broke The World

Fergusson, Adam When Money Dies

Taylor, Frederick The Downfall of Money: Germany's Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class

Shirer, William The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich


Jan 27, 2017

Tulipmania and the story of the flower that bankrupted some and captivated an entire country.


Source material



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

Dash, Mike  Tulipomania: The story of the world's most coveted flower

Mackay, Charles Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds