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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries / Indiana Jones • Raiders of the Lost Ark • Revisited

Raiders of the Lost Ark Revisited

"You’re not the podcast I knew ten years ago.” “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.”

It’s fun revisiting Spielberg’s 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that we used as our launching point for this podcast. In honor of our ten year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to return to where it all began and have another conversation about Raiders as well as what we’ve been doing over the last ten years. So join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we dig back into the archives with Indiana Jones to celebrate our anniversary.

It’s not just Raiders of the Lost Ark we discuss.

Sure, we talk about Spielberg’s 1981 masterpiece, but we also talk about how we came to the decision to start a podcast. Why did it take Andy so long to jump on the podcasting bandwagon all those years ago? And why did it take him so long to get a better audio system?

We also talk about the origins as Movies We Like and our early, looser format. With time, everything’s evolved and (hopefully) improved. And other than our summer hiatuses, which we started a few years ago, we’ve been keeping consistent on the podcast with a new episode every week, not counting member bonus episodes and more.

But we do dig into Raiders of the Lost Ark a bit, and we also talk about our reactions to what we thought in that first episode. We look at what Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and more have been up to since we last discussed them. We talk about the ten consistent team members who worked on all four films. And we look at awards and the numbers for the movie.

It’s a delightful conversation and a great way to return to where it all began. If you haven’t seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, by all means stop reading and go watch it immediately, but if you have, tune in and enjoy this retrospective episode! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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