Full episode 686: Umbrellas Up Act One The Cursed Generation Share a clip Transcript 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 740: There. I Fixed It. July 2, 2021 Act Two: The Lonely Island For the last year, writer Karen Cheung has been watching her hometown of Hong Kong change in big and small ways under a new law, and wondering when and if leaving will be her last resort. 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) More by Ira GlassView all 737: The Daily May 14, 2021 Act Four: Here’s What Else You Need To Know Today Host Ira Glass with the last piece in today’s show, inspired by the New York Times podcast, The Daily. (3 minutes) 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.