It is a very peculiar short story. “Europe has exchanged work for perpetual sun-bathing on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.” I would say it is a strange piece of speculative fiction…not sci-fi, but weird and kind of dystopian (though not in the strict grimy sense) nonetheless. It is very good and at 15 minutes is a quick and enjoyable listen.
I believe this broadcast originally aired in the early 1990s. But, I really hope Patrick Malahide starts doing more narrations. He’s really good at them, especially the stranger stories.