Full episode 685: We Come From Small Places Act One Share a clip 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) More in New York CityView all 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 Act Three 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) 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 Act Four One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 Act Two 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. Staff RecommendationsView all 419 Nov. 12, 2010 Petty Tyrant The rise and fall of a school maintenance man in Schenectady, New York who terrorized his staff and got away with it for decades. 165 July 28, 2000 Americans In Paris David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris.