686 October 18, 2019 Umbrellas Up For over 100 days now, protestors in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators to envision the future of the city. Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry A 22-year-old woman has been going to protest in Hong Kong for more than four 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 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 The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. Things are different. (7 minutes) Song:“Umbrella” by Ember Island Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 740: There. I Fixed It. July 2, 2021 Act Two: The Lonely Island For the last year, writer Karen Cheung has been watching her hometown of Hong Kong change in big and small ways under a new law, and wondering when and if leaving will be her last resort. 382: The Watchmen June 5, 2009 Act Two: Investigation Report #2 Alex Blumberg and NPR correspondent (and "Planet Money" reporter) Dave Kestenbaum examine what went wrong with the credit ratings agencies. 309: Cat and Mouse Feb. 24, 2006 Act Four: Spray My Name, Spray My Name In a way, it's the most classic cat-and-mouse game of all: A nimble graffiti writer dashes out into the night to leave his mark. 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. 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!