Full episode 686: Umbrellas Up Act One The Cursed Generation Share a clip 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) More in Hong KongView all 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Two: The Fight Ira and Emanuele go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Four: Good Cop, Dad Cop A protestor who thinks the Hong Kong police are terrible has a chat with his dad — a police officer. Alan Yu reports. (12 minutes) 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Six: Two Weeks Later The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. More by Ira GlassView all 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled Mar. 19, 2021 Act One Reporter Paul Tough and Host Ira Glass look at the biggest change in admissions this year: colleges no longer requiring the SATs. 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America.