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. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 ByNeil Drumming Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes) Act One ByImani Brown 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) Act Two ByMarlon BishopNadia Reiman 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) Song:“Hookin’ Meh” by Farmer Nappy Act Three ByIra Glass 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) Act Four ByNeil DrummingJessica Lussenhop One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. (10 minutes) Song:“We Ready” by Champion Gyal Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 249: Garbage Oct. 31, 2003 Act Three: "I'm A Legitimate Businessman...Waste Management." We hear the secret recordings that ended mob control of New York garbage collection, and talk to Rick Cowan, the NYPD detective who went undercover for three years to make them. 446: Living Without (2011) Sept. 16, 2011 Act Four: Tin Man Sometimes it's hard to figure out if you're doing something of your own choice or because someone wants you to do it. 245: Allure of the Mean Friend Sept. 5, 2003 Act One: Return To The Scene Of The Crime Jonathan Goldstein interrogates the girls, now grown up, who terrorized him and his classmates years ago in school—and finds they can be just as scary as ever. Staff RecommendationsView all 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life. 449 Oct. 28, 2011 Middle School Stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school.