686 October 18, 2019 Umbrellas Up For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Artist: Yu Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators to envision the future of the city. Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Katherine has been going to protest in Hong Kong for over 4 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) Act One The Cursed Generation ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry 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) Act Two The Fight ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Katherine, Ira and Emanuele go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) Act Three Uncivil Disobedience ByEmanuele Berry Producer Emanuele Berry has a day at the mall unlike any other. (7 minutes) Act Four Good Cop, Dad Cop ByAlan Yu A protestor who thinks the Hong Kong police are terrible has a chat with his dad — a police officer. Alan Yu reports. (12 minutes) Act Five A Slow Boat to China ByDiane Wu Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. A Chinese flag party. Act Six Two Weeks Later ByDiane Wu Katherine catches up with producer Diane Wu and things are different. (7 minutes) Song:“Umbrella” by Ember Island Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 695: Everyone's a Critic Feb. 28, 2020 Act Two: Mr. Chen Goes to Wuhan An average Chinese citizen decides to go to Wuhan, the heart of the coronavirus epidemic, to see for himself what’s happening there. 657: The Runaways Sept. 21, 2018 Act One Hannah Dreier with ProPublica spent a year reporting in Brentwood, Long Island where three teenagers mysteriously disappeared. 332: The Ten Commandments May 4, 2007 Commandment Eight: You Shall Not Steal Ira talks to a waiter named Hassan at Liebman's Deli in the Bronx about some audacious thefts he's witnessed in his years in the restaurant business. Staff RecommendationsView all 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.