685: We Come From Small Places
Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes)
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Act Two: Spring Awakening
Clay Elder grew up Mormon, with a fear of outsiders.
Writer and poet Imani Brown takes us through her experience at the parade that takes place in the early hours before the parade.
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)
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Act One: Stars & Bars & Bars
Producer Neil Drumming talks with the rapper Breeze Brewin about a toy car they both loved playing with as kids: The General Lee from the hit TV show The Dukes of Hazzard.
Act Two: Daddy Lessons
Parents try to shape who we are in their own image.
Act One: Metropolis Now
Producer Neil Drumming spends a couple days exploring Detroit, first with a quirky mayoral candidate running an Afrofuturist campaign, and then with a couple of locals.