SYMHC Classics: The Lady Who Turned to Soap


Charnel house at the Saints Innocents Cemetery, Paris. Saponified bodies were found at the cemetery when it was closed in the late 1700s. Public domain

We're revisiting a 2015 episode on a very fascinating corpse. Saponification is the process of turning to soap, and in certain conditions, cadavers do it. The Soap Lady is one of the most famous cases of an adipocere-covered corpse, but there are many like her.

Here is the original episode: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-lady-who-turned-to-soap.htm

And here are the show notes from 2015: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-soap-people.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics