685 October 11, 2019 We Come From Small Places The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Richard Louissaint Photos Drums, Oil, and Early Morning Devil Horns Photos from J'ouvert and the West Indian Day parade. Prologue Prologue Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes) ByNeil Drumming Act One Writer and poet Imani Brown takes us through her experience at the parade that takes place in the early hours before the parade. (11 minutes) ByImani Brown Act Two Producers Marlon Bishop and Nadia Reiman go inside a heated steel pan competition and meet a mother and daughter who could be competing together for the last time. (18 minutes) ByMarlon BishopNadia Reiman Song:“Hookin’ Meh” by Farmer Nappy Act Three Our regular host Ira Glass talks to some Hasidic Jews who also live in the neighborhood to get a different take on the parade. (10 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Four One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. (10 minutes) ByNeil DrummingJessica Lussenhop Song:“We Ready” by Champion Gyal Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 629: Expect Delays Oct. 20, 2017 Act Three: The Longest Distance Between Two Points New York City has a paratransit service called Access-a-Ride for passengers who are disabled and elderly. 86: How to Take Money from Strangers Dec. 12, 1997 Act Three: Futures Market This episode originally included a story by reporter Stephen Glass (no relation to Ira) about working as a telephone psychic. 696: Low Hum of Menace Mar. 13, 2020 Act Two: Reality Show FBI agents question NSA contractor Reality Winner, who was later charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Even the most casual small talk takes on an air of menace. Staff RecommendationsView all 565 Aug. 28, 2015 Lower 9 + 10 We go to the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to talk to residents about what matters most to them ten years after the hurricane. 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses.