When was the last time you thought about the good things in your life; the things you value, and that bring you pleasure and happiness?
After years of exile through the Second World War, in 1954 the German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote a simple poem called 'Vergnügungen' or a list of pleasures. The list features dogs, showers, new music, comfortable shoes...and of course, dialectics! And without getting too philosophical, 'The Pleasures of Brecht' will make you think a bit.
'The Pleasures of Brecht' is produced by Phil Smith who also composed the music (and recorded it in Brecht's house in Germany), and is a Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4, and it appeared in its 'Seriously...' podcast.