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 Share a clip Transcript Richard Louissaint Photos Drums, Oil, and Early Morning Devil Horns People come from all over the world to attend one of the biggest parties in New York City. We asked the photographer Richard Louissaint to go to J'ouvert and the West Indian Day parade to document the day. 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 124: Welcome to America Mar. 19, 1999 Act One: What Do Arnold Schwarzenegger And Sigmund Freud Have In Common? Because of a shortage of math and science teachers, New York City decided to import instructors from Austria. 7: Quitting Dec. 29, 1995 Act Three Lisa Buscani reads a two-part story about not being able to quit something or someone. 574: Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Dec. 11, 2015 Act Three: History Lesson Ira and music contributor John Conners on Sinatra's worst songs. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.