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This American Life

686: Umbrellas Up

1:14:19 | Oct 20th, 2019

14 recommendations
For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.

Recommendations

readingsusan recommended:Jan 18th

This is a must listen episode. It was eye opening hearing from the young adults who are right there.

dannyJan 18th

@readingsusan ditto. I was thinking the same thing 😁

danny recommended:Oct 21st, 2019

Personal stories from the Hong Kong protests. ❤️'ed it.

mmOct 22nd, 2019

@matresstester @yskevinhuang This episode about personal stories from the HK protests.

matresstesterOct 26th, 2019

Thanks. Amazed at how much time was spent on a show called American Life

matresstester recommended:Oct 27th, 2019

The ideological split within Hong Kong families is real, I experienced it myself between different family members within and between generations,

drcongo recommended:Oct 31st, 2019

Superb, nuanced episode on the Hong Kong protests.

mmNov 2nd, 2019

@drcongo So well done and very nuanced! Thanks for the echo on this!

mm recommended:Nov 2nd, 2019

This is such a fantastic episode on the HK issues 💯💯💯 It captures the complexity on all sides so well. The on the ground recordings are 👌

mijustin recommended:Nov 3rd, 2019

This was interesting to get a “boots on the ground” story.

yveehops recommended:Nov 19th, 2019

After listening to this episode, all I can think whenever I hear about the Hong Kong protests is umbrellas. Empowering episode about a generation’s the fight for freedom.

kyotea recommended:Nov 19th, 2019

I was in Hong Kong 5 years ago during the Umbrella movement protests & was amazed at how peaceful it was. Things have changed and protests have gotten violent. Who's to blame? I think it's a little of each on both sides. However, as a "bamboo root" whose Cantonese is bad, I can appreciate how proud...Show More