Episode 388: Nyad

With fantastic energy, a rousing Alexandre Desplat score, two incredible central performances, and nifty documentary-esque use of archival footage/audio by the first-time narrative directors Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Diana Nyad’s remarkable story of swimming from Cuba to Florida in her 60s is told. It’s the kind of extreme sports, crowd-pleasing, inspirational biopic formula that is focused on the individual more than the accomplishment in a way we love.

* Note – full spoilers in effect for entire episode *

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