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. Download 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 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 338: The Spokesman Aug. 10, 2007 Act Three: Impeachment Day Joe Lockhart was press secretary for President Bill Clinton. 428: Oh You Shouldn't Have Mar. 4, 2011 Act Two Nancy Updike follows up on a Haaretz newspaper story about a sting operation against a medical marijuana supplier in Israel—a case where being giving was not the best idea. 480: Animal Sacrifice Nov. 30, 2012 Act One: Semper Fido Susan Orlean tells us about the moment America asked untrained household canines to make the ultimate sacrifice: to serve in World War II. Staff RecommendationsView all 565 Aug. 28, 2015 Lower 9 + 10 We go to the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to talk to residents about what matters most to them ten years after the hurricane. 449 Oct. 28, 2011 Middle School Stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school.