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.

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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


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