Alberto Manguel. The program is on the significance of story in human experience. It provides a brilliant insight into the nature of language and into the powerful reasons why studying/ reading/ writing literature is so important. You can hear the lecture if you go to ABCs "Big Ideas" page and click on the first listed lecture (Massey Lectures 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/
You can find out more about Manguel at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Ma
Let me know what you think about the lecture when and if you get there....
Here is the man himself:
Here is also a rather long interview with Manguel for those of you interested in his life and thought: http://www.themorningnews.org/archi