Radiolab: Death Mask

How much do I love the guys at Radiolab?

A lot.

Their newest episode is a short about “L’Inconnue de la Seine,” the (alleged) suicide by drowning whose face was immortalized in a surprising way. 

Near the end of the 19th century, a mysterious young woman with a beguiling smile turned up in Paris. She became a huge sensation. She also happened to be dead. You’d probably recognize her face yourself. You might have even touched it.

Even if you’re already familiar with the story, have a listen.