Full episode 169: Pursuit of Happiness Act One One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash Share a clip ByDavid Rakoff 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) Song:“Everybody's Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks More in New York CityView all 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? July 13, 2018 Act Two: Hole in the Wall Producer Neil Drumming has steadfastly avoided one bar in his neighborhood because of the controversy that surrounds it—until recently, when he noticed that lots of people he didn’t expect to go there were becoming regulars. 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. 628: In the Shadow of the City 2017 Oct. 13, 2017 Act One: Brooklyn Archipelago Out for a simple pleasure cruise with two friends, Alex Zharov was planning to see Jamaica Bay in New York City. 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.