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 Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators to envision the future of the city. Prologue Prologue 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) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Act One The Cursed Generation 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) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry 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) ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Act Three Uncivil Disobedience Producer Emanuele Berry has a day at the mall unlike any other. (7 minutes) ByEmanuele Berry 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) ByAlan Yu Act Five A Slow Boat to China Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. A Chinese flag party. ByDiane Wu Act Six Two Weeks Later The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. Things are different. (7 minutes) ByDiane Wu Song:“Umbrella” by Ember Island Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 710: Umbrellas Down July 10, 2020 Act Five: Nine Months Later Host Ira Glass calls Jennifer to talk about the new security law. (12 minutes) 467: Americans in China June 22, 2012 Act Two: Beautiful Downtown Wasteland There are so few farmers in the United States that in 1993, the census stopped counting the number of Americans who live on farms at the time. 611: Vague and Confused Mar. 3, 2017 Act Two: A Dave in Court A judge in a suburban New Jersey courtroom wants the people who come before him to see the rules as fair. Staff RecommendationsView all 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration. 563 Aug. 7, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part Two A city goes all out to integrate its schools.