685 October 11, 2019 We Come From Small Places The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Richard Louissaint Photos Drums, Oil, and Early Morning Devil Horns Photos from J'ouvert and the West Indian Day parade. Prologue Prologue ByNeil Drumming Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes) Act One ByImani Brown Writer and poet Imani Brown takes us through her experience at the parade that takes place in the early hours before the parade. (11 minutes) Act Two ByMarlon BishopNadia Reiman Producers Marlon Bishop and Nadia Reiman go inside a heated steel pan competition and meet a mother and daughter who could be competing together for the last time. (18 minutes) Song:“Hookin’ Meh” by Farmer Nappy Act Three ByIra Glass Our regular host Ira Glass talks to some Hasidic Jews who also live in the neighborhood to get a different take on the parade. (10 minutes) Act Four ByNeil DrummingJessica Lussenhop One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. (10 minutes) Song:“We Ready” by Champion Gyal Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 194: Before and After Sept. 21, 2001 Act Two: Watching From The River's Edge David Rakoff tells the story of the day that used to hold the record as the worst disaster in New York history: June 15th, 1904, when the steamship The General Slocum, caught fire and sank in the Hudson river, killing 1,031 passengers. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country. 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural July 4, 1997 Act Three: Good Blacks, Bad Blacks Writer Malcolm Gladwell, reads from a story that he first wrote for the New Yorker magazine about his cousins, who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica 12 years ago. Staff RecommendationsView all 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.