686 October 18, 2019 Umbrellas Up For over 100 days now, protestors in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Transcript Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators to envision the future of the city. Prologue Prologue A 22-year-old woman has been going to protest in Hong Kong for more than four months. She’s got packing her bag for a protest down to a science. She shows host Ira Glass and producer Emanuele Berry what’s inside. (7 minutes) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Act One The 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) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Act Two The Fight Ira and Emanuele go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Act Three Uncivil Disobedience Producer Emanuele Berry has a day at the mall unlike any other. (7 minutes) ByEmanuele Berry Act Four Good Cop, Dad Cop A protestor who thinks the Hong Kong police are terrible has a chat with his dad — a police officer. Alan Yu reports. (12 minutes) ByAlan Yu Act Five A Slow Boat to China Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. A Chinese flag party. ByDiane Wu Act Six Two Weeks Later The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. Things are different. (7 minutes) ByDiane Wu Song:“Umbrella” by Ember Island Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 710: Umbrellas Down July 10, 2020 Act Four: A Slow Boat to China Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. 710: Umbrellas Down July 10, 2020 Act Two: The Fight Jennifer, Ira, and producer Emanuele Berry go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) 548: Cops See It Differently - Part Two Feb. 13, 2015 Act One: Inconvenience Store Miki Meek reports on how bad things got for black residents of Miami Gardens, Florida – and why they got so bad – by telling the story of two men, a convenience store owner and one of his employees. Staff RecommendationsView all 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.