067: Twilight of the Belle Époque

Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci.

A final look at the Belle Époque. Alfred Binet invents intelligence testing, Picasso and Matisse become frenemies, Gertrude Stein moves to Paris, the Mona Lisa is stolen, and Jim Thorpe wins two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.






Opening Theme

Pavane pour une infante défunte
Composed in 1899 by Maurice Ravel. Public domain.
Performed by Thérèse Dussaut, and used pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 (CC-BY-SA 2.0) license. Source.

Closing Theme

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