Full episode 169: Pursuit of Happiness Act One One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash Share a clip Transcript David Rakoff tells a story about an actual pursuit—a scavenger hunt—that takes hundreds of hours to create ... done for the sheer pleasure of it. (18 minutes) ByDavid Rakoff Song:“Everybody's Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks More in New York CityView all 775: The Possum Experiment July 8, 2022 Act Two: Spring Awakening Clay Elder grew up Mormon, with a fear of outsiders. 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 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) 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 Act Four One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. More by David RakoffView all 470: Show Me the Way July 27, 2012 Act Two: Oh! The Places You Will Not Go! A man who believes he's turning into a cockroach reaches out to a world famous doctor for advice. 464: Invisible Made Visible May 18, 2012 Act Three: Stiff as a Board, Light as a Feather David Rakoff tells this story, about the invisible processes that can happen inside our bodies...and the visible effects they eventually have. 433: Fine Print 2011 Apr. 15, 2011 Act Two: Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice David Rakoff tells the story of a contract between a son and his visiting mother.