Stuff from elsewhere, links and embedded.
Walter Benjamin on the radio. There's a good basic intro on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed, and, going up a notch, a lecture by George Steiner, broadcast originally in 1997 (Steiner sounds uncannily like Jacob Bronowsky, there are only a couple of weeks left to listen to that one). Finally Michael Rosen talking about his radio broadcasts for children made in Berlin in the 1920s and 30s, the scripts of which are due to appear in English translation soon. I find Rosen a bit irritating, not quite sure why, he sometimes seems rather self-satisfied and intrusive as a presence, and the programme contains a certain amount of padding and duplication at the expense of the source material, but there are some fascinating and shivery stories and details in there. I didn't know about Benjamin at all until quite lately and still don't know much; but his name seems to come up more; Heather was a great admirer, and now I begin to see why.
On a lighter note, for those of us never quite sure when to use 'vous' and when 'tu' (vousvoyer/tutoyer), here's a guide in flow chart form.
And lighter still, my Niece Who Makes Me Laugh started the day for me appropriately by e-mailing this video, which I've surely seen before but not for a long time.
Well, I never said I'd be original every day, did I?