“Every child recognizes that it is in the interest of radio to bring anyone before the microphone at any opportunity,” Walter Benjamin wrote in 1930 or 1931. Yet when he visited the microphone he mostly brought only himself. Why?
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Can you describe a German brassworks factory on the radio? #walterbenjamin said it wasn’t possible, then proved that it was.
“A proper puppeteer is a despot, one that makes the Tsar seem like a petty gendarme.” – #walterbenjamin
Who knew that Walter Benjamin would generate this much correspondence?
“Maybe someday I’ll meet one of you there,” Walter Benjamin once said to his radio listeners. “But we won’t recognize each other.” Was Benjamin right about that?
Walter Benjamin’s first radio essay focused on the Berlin “Schnauze” or snout, but selectively so.
In which I comment on each and every one of Walter Benjamin’s radio broadcasts. But first, a quick introduction to some of his ideas.