629: Expect Delays
Asleep at the Wheel
Traffic jams that last days are not uncommon in China. Producer Stephanie Foo talks to two people about how they pass the time. (10 minutes)
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Act One: With Great Power Comes Great Pronounceability
We test Jiayang Fan’s self-proclaimed special skill by having her listen to three Chinese-Americans speak, and then guss when they came to the U.S. (20 minutes)
Act Two: Ill Communication
Yang Yi, in China, tells the story of a strange journey he took that started at home and ended at home. But somehow took a very long path.
Act One: Cursed Generation
A bunch of 22-year-olds from Hong Kong explain why they are cursed and what that means for their and Hong Kong’s future. (17 minutes)
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Act Two: New York and Germany
Stephanie Foo talks with two Army officers with very different political views about the week’s results.
Act Two: Smell You Later
Lots of people in America share actual beds, but almost never see each other; flight attendants have crash pads near airports, oil rig workers carry their own sheets and sleep in shifts in an RV.
Act Four: Overnight Flight
Several people who just woke up on red-eye flights talk about their dreams.