My mistakes

This page logs important mistakes I’ve made during podcast episodes. It focuses on factual errors. I don’t list missteps whose main character was stylistic, nor do I list missed opportunities or things I generally could have done better. If you hear other items that should be listed here (and you’re not a crank), please contact me.

Last updated: January 2021

2020

During the introduction to my podcast with Anne Goldgar, I mentioned that the satirical pamphlets spread in the wake of tulipmania were issued by Dutch governments. They were, in fact, the work of individuals, some associated with chambers of rhetoric (drama societies).

2019

During my second podcast with John Hempton I mentioned that there had been three Australian asset price bubbles. The research I was referencing was this conference paper by John Simon, which examined three examples of Australian asset price bubbles but did not state they were the only examples.