Why is this not a movie?: The Man who Challenged the Olympics To a Rematch

Boo Morcom was heavily favored to win the gold in pole vault at the 1948 Olympics.

But he was playing hurt, in the rain, and missed his shot at the gold.

So he tracked down the competitors who beat him, and challenged them all to rematches, just to prove he was the best.

Morcom’s grandson, former editor-in-chief of Gameological Society and The A.V. Club, and current host of the delightful podcast Pop Mom, where he and his mom discuss pop culture, joins us to talk about how you can’t get back a moment in time, but you can still be stubborn enough to challenge the Olympics to a rematch.