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. Share a clip Transcript Richard Louissaint Photos Drums, Oil, and Early Morning Devil Horns People come from all over the world to attend one of the biggest parties in New York City. We asked the photographer Richard Louissaint to go to J'ouvert and the West Indian Day parade to document the day. 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 76: Mob Sept. 19, 1997 Act Three: Neighbors To The Mob Jerry Capeci, dean of the New York reporters who cover organized crime, on the decline of the mob in recent years. 171: Election Nov. 3, 2000 Act One: Fools Rush In A Michigan millionaire tries to swing his swing state, using only his voice, his millions, and major market radio ad time. 206: Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Mar. 1, 2002 Act Five Wendy talks with sailors Cynthia and David, who are waiting for the 8PM movie to start. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan.