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Jul 5, 2023

On this week’s GateCrashers podcast, the gang is here to talk all things Indiana Jones in their usual chaotic way. So join Ethan, Jake, Jon, and RJ as they dive into the man in the hat’s adventures.

Before they move into a free-ranging discussion on all things archaeology, the gang first talks about the history of Indiana Jones, from its very first beginnings to the forthcoming release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. For instance, did you know the idea for Indy was first pitched to Steven Spielberg by George Lucas while the latter was hiding out with his friend in Hawaii to what he expected to be the catastrophic debut of his newest film Star Wars? Or how about Tom Sellick almost playing Indy before his duties on Magnum P.I. pulled him away, leaving the door open for Harrison Ford to take on his most iconic role? (That’s also why Chip & Dale from Rescue Rangers are dressed up as Magnum and Indy, fun right?)

The gang then moves on to dig into each of the films in-depth. They chat about Raiders of the Lost Ark being one of the great movies, Temple of Doom’s… um, issues, The Last Crusade’s constant rewatchability and how we all love it maybe even more than Raiders, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’s undeserved reputation and how it’s actually a lot better than most give it credit for. They then close out with their hopes for Dial of Destiny as they get ready to say a final goodbye to one of cinema’s greatest icons.

Just in case it’s not clear what we covered, here you go:

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

And if you want more Indiana Jones goodness at GateCrashers, check out Jordan's retrospective series on the original films.