Podcast - And Why Not? The Barkley Marathons


Every episode, our podcasting Barry Norman, aka Stuart Mulrain, lets a guest choose a film to discuss, reminisce over and share why they love it. This week, Stuart and guest John Tucker take their marks for The Barkley Marathons...

From Amazon: Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray's historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years.

With many spoilers and bonus chat about Lost in Translation amongst other sidetracks, Stuart and John don't run 100 miles up a Tennessee mountain (or even the 60 mile "fun run") but instead watch a documentary about other people doing it.





Further Viewing & Reading, from Stuart's production notes:

Where Dreams Go To Die, Tales From Out There (book), When We Were Kings, Paris Is Burning & One Day In September.

PLEASE NOTE; In the episode it is mentioned that the film is available on Netflix UK. Since recording the film is no longer in their library, but it is available to rent HERE.


Presented in association with The Nerds Who Haunted Themselves.

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Title music - Storytelling Man by Ruth's Curtain

Image - Stuart Mulrain/Amazon