Smile, Sweetheart

Another delightfully eccentric podcast from Radio Lab recounts how an unexpectedly appealing 19th century death mask became a wildly popular artists’ collectible and then, in 1958, the face of the contemporary CPR dummy:

This is a story about a woman. (Good.) You’ve probably seen her. (Really?) You’ve seen her face. You may have even- (Dated her?) Well, put your mouth on her. (Ewww….Explain.) So you know when you got to bring somebody back to life…?

Listen to all 17 minutes and 51 seconds here. Can’t get enough of radio lab + history? Don’t miss this earlier podcast.

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