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. 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 265: Fake Science May 21, 2004 Act Two: Government Science The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a report condemning the Bush Administration for what it called "distorting and censoring scientific findings that contradict" Administration policies. 581: Anatomy of Doubt Feb. 26, 2016 Act One We go to Lynnwood, Washington to retrace the steps of a rape investigation gone undeniably wrong. 147: A Teenager's Guide to God Dec. 17, 1999 Act One: Exodus These teenagers are the children the Christian right has in mind when it holds conferences on what's at stake in America's culture war. Staff RecommendationsView all 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.