Full episode 169: Pursuit of Happiness Act One One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash Share a clip ByDavid Rakoff David Rakoff tells a story about an actual pursuit—a scavenger hunt—that takes hundreds of hours to create ... done for the sheer pleasure of it. (18 minutes) Song:“Everybody's Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks 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. More by David RakoffView all 470: Show Me the Way July 27, 2012 Act Two: Oh! The Places You Will Not Go! A man who believes he's turning into a cockroach reaches out to a world famous doctor for advice. 464: Invisible Made Visible May 18, 2012 Act Three: Stiff as a Board, Light as a Feather David Rakoff tells this story, about the invisible processes that can happen inside our bodies...and the visible effects they eventually have. 433: Fine Print 2011 Apr. 15, 2011 Act Two: Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice David Rakoff tells the story of a contract between a son and his visiting mother.