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. Share a clip Transcript Artist: Yu Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators — Noble Wong, Tse Sai Pei, and Yu — 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 34: Democratic Convention Aug. 30, 1996 Act Two: Campaign Diaries The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries. 168: The Fix Is In Sept. 15, 2000 Act One We hear the first part of our story about Archer Daniels Midland and FBI informant Mark Whitacre. 232: The Real Story Feb. 14, 2003 Act One: Jarhead Anthony Swofford reads an excerpt from his memoir, Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, about his experience fighting in the first Gulf War in 1991, as a Marine sniper. Staff RecommendationsView all 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.