Fran Johnson, aka Film Buff Fran, contributor to Keep the Flame Alive Podcast is on to showcase an Olympic-related film.

Episode 163: Film Buff Fran on “Gold”

Release Date: November 19, 2020

Film Buff Fran is back for the first non-English-language movie we’re featuring in Movie Club: “Gold: The Dream that United Our Nation,” on the 1948 Indian field hockey team that competed as an independent nation for the first time at the London 1948 Olympics. Will it move us? Will we break out into a Bollywood song and dance number? Will Alison show us her abs? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Our next movie will be “The Other Side of the Mountain,” about skier Jill Kinmont who learns how to live after a devastating skiing accident.

Our TKFLASTAN Update includes news from:

  • John Register
  • Erin Jackson
  • Clare Egan
  • Alex Diebold
  • Chloe Kim
  • Lauren Gibbs
  • Josh Williamson
  • Leah Fair
  • The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant

TBach and Coatesy have also hit the road and made a visit to Tokyo. We have the latest updates from their meetings with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee, Japan’s prime minister and Tokyo’s mayor.


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