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The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

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The Indoor Kids isn't just about video games, but it isn't not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Grab your Energy Swords(Mountain Dew liter bottles)!

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The Indoor Kids isn't just about video games, but it isn't not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Grab your Energy Swords(Mountain Dew liter bottles)!

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Why

By eeweewewewewew - Apr 22 2020
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Why can I look up “kids” and find this

Love and miss this show.

By LukeMcG - Jan 22 2016
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This show is perfect for people who like video games but aren't necessarily "gamers."

iTunes Ratings

1069 Ratings
Average Ratings
873
74
30
29
63

Why

By eeweewewewewew - Apr 22 2020
Read more
Why can I look up “kids” and find this

Love and miss this show.

By LukeMcG - Jan 22 2016
Read more
This show is perfect for people who like video games but aren't necessarily "gamers."
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The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Latest release on Oct 26, 2015

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The Indoor Kids isn't just about video games, but it isn't not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Grab your Energy Swords(Mountain Dew liter bottles)!

Rank #1: Sillycon Valley with Martin Starr and Thomas Middleditch

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Today Emily and Kumail welcome two of the other cast members of Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch and Martin Starr, to talk about how they game on set, what their gaming obsessions are, and lots of randomness.

Dec 15 2014

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: Better Late than Mira with Matt Mira

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This week, Kumail and Emily discuss VGX and the games they're playing now while they wait for Matt Mira, who wants to talk mainly about Batman and Bar Rescue. It's a blast.

Also, there is a spoiler about the ending of GTA 5 at 57:30-01:00:10 that we warn you of. Be aware.

Dec 09 2013

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: A Kumail and Emily Episode

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Kumail and Emily are in Denver and sharing their hotel fun with you, and not in a weird sex way. Hear them discuss games they're playing and review video game tropes from the ages!

Jan 13 2014

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Hail to the King: a Conversation with M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Matt, aka M Shadows of the band Avenged Sevenfold, to talk about his other passion: video games. This guy is in deep. We talk about the video game industry, the music industry, and how Matt has been competitive in video games since he was a kid. Plus we talk about the game he is releasing into the world this week, Hail to the King: Deathbat, and what the process of creating a game has been like for him over the past two years. Great dude, great episode. 

Oct 13 2014

52mins

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Rank #5: Emily V. Gordon and Pete Holmes

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The Indoor Kids welcome comedian Pete Holmes (Conan, Fallon), and Emily Gordon (G4's Feedback, Program Director of the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics). We discuss the pros and cons of couples gaming, as well as whether there is a difference in the way that girls and guys approach gaming in general. Also, serial killers & drug dealers in The Sims, those infernal murder-crows in Resident Evil, and extremely terrifying flower patches.

Jul 24 2011

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: News and Religion with Kumail and Emily

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Another week of travel, another hosty episode! This week, Kumail and Emily talk about all the news that's fit to discuss, plus talk about some of the world's best/worst religious video games through the ages. Enjoy the last episode done from a hotel bed for a while!

Jan 20 2014

43mins

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Rank #7: Tenacious D!

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Today Kumail and Emily are freaking out to welcome Jack Black and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, to the podcast! Hear them talk about the video game golf championship that nearly tore them apart, Jack's experience on Brutal Legend, and much more!

Aug 11 2014

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: Turtles and News with Kumail and Emily

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Spend a little time with Kumail and Emily at home today, as they discuss gaming news, come up with X Files episode pitches, talk about turtles, and way more.

Jan 26 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Indoors with Naomi Kyle

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Naomi Kyle, host of IGN's The Daily Fix and also her own YouTube stuff, to talk about what she's playing now and how she got started at IGN. Also we do a lot of Hugh Grant puns.

Feb 23 2015

50mins

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Rank #10: Gentleman with Paul F. Tompkins

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Today we welcome Paul F. Tompkins to talk about something no one ever asks him about: video games. We talk Batman (no spoilers), his gaming on set at Mr. Show and more!

Aug 03 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Animal Puns with Trevor Moore

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Today the Indoor Kids welcome their old pal Trevor Moore, member of The Whitest Kids U Know and obsessive gamer, to talk about how he plays video games versus how his wife plays them. Also they get lost in the Twitter game and cannot stop.

Mar 09 2015

58mins

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Rank #12: Church of Skyrim 2 (with Dan Harmon)

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Dan Harmon (creator of Community, Channel 101) visits The Indoor Kids again to discuss our obsession with Skyrim. We talk about how our real life personalities affect our characters and behavior within the game, and we try and ascertain specifically what makes this game so awesome and immersive. Plus we talk about celebrities. Something for everyone!
Also send your submission in for the contest! Deadline is December 9th. Get to it!

Dec 05 2011

1hr 12mins

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Rank #13: Indoor Kids of All Types with Rich Sommer

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Today The Indoor Kids welcome Rich Sommer (Mad Men) to talk about the wonders of 60s props, video games, and his lifelong obsession with board games. You guys, he's in deep, and it's awesome. Plus you get an Intro Kids beforehand where Kumail and Emily discuss games they're playing now and weird news!

Feb 10 2014

1hr 25mins

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Rank #14: Troy Baker Returns!

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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome back Troy Baker to talk about his experience as the lead character of Shadow of Mordor. We dive into what it's like to learn how to use Talion's sword, all the backstory and extra Tolkien stuff the game didn't get to, and more! There is some basic information about the game's plot here, so if you haven't played and want to play, you may want to skip it.

Nov 03 2014

57mins

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Rank #15: Arkham Days and Arkham Knights with Pete Holmes

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Today we welcome our old pal Pete Holmes (You Made It Weird podcast) to discuss the weirdness of Independence Day, the magic of Batman, and more! There are Arkham Knight spoilers starting around 30 minutes into the podcast. Not the ending of the game, but plot points. We alert you within the podcast to turn it off if you don't want to hear spoilers, but this is your other heads up.

Jul 06 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: The Salty News Hour with Emily and Kumail

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So much stuff happened this past week that Kumail and Emily decided to settle in on their own couch and talk gaming news and awards and everything else. Hear our thoughts on the Playstation Experience, the Video Game Awards, and more!

Dec 08 2014

57mins

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Rank #17: Story and Gaming, the Sequel- starring Devin Faraci

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Today we welcome back Devin Faraci, Badass in Chief at Badass Digest, to chow down a bit more on the big issue of narrative in gaming. What makes a game a game? Can video games fully master cultural relevance when you have to devote so much time to them? If you don't devote the time to them and just experience the story, are you a gamer? We don't really answer any of these questions, but we do talk about them a lot. Listen and then tell us what you think!

Apr 09 2012

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: Inside a Cat's Mouth with Kevin Pereira, Brea Grant, and Sandeep Parikh

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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their pals Kevin, Brea, and Sandeep to talk about Oculus Rift, "girlfriend mode" in gaming, horror movies, GTA 5, and all kinds of other disgusting stuff. Plus we talk about their new Nerdist video, Real Housewives of Horror, and working with someone you love!
 
The Indoor Kids merch design contest is on until November 15th! http://gynomite.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/indoor-kids-merch-design-contest-part-ii/
 
Real Housewives of Horror- REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR f. Harley Morenstein & Brea Grant! GAMES:
GTA V, Puppeteer, The Walking Dead, the Oculus Rift, Skyrim

MOVIES:
Jug Face, Grand Piano, Cheap Thrills, The Brood, Suspiria, The Fifth Element, Goblin, Creep Show, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Ender's Game, After Earth, The Book of Eli, Inglorious Bastards, The Hangover, The Goonies, Teeth, Deadgirl, The Woman, The Conjuring, Return to Oz, Tremors

TV SHOWS:
Heros, Dexter, Picket Fences, Project Runway

WEB SERIES:
Game Shop, Save the Supers, Real Housewives of Horror

BOOKS:
The Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow series, Ready Player One

Nov 04 2013

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Kevin Pereira is a F*cking Genius

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Kevin Pereira (host of G4's Attack of the Show) comes in to talk about his gaming history, about running bulletin boards at 9, and about getting to 2nd base in a pizza restaurant at 12. At 12, you guys. His story should be made into a movie starring Matthew Broderick.

Feb 20 2012

1hr 15mins

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Rank #20: Batman Batman Batman!

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Given the Batmania that the country has been infected with, we decided to do a podcast salute to the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, Gotham's Savior, World's Greatest Detective, Bats, the weirdo in the outfit, etc and so on. We discuss all Batman movies, most Batman games, some Batman comics, and a few Batman cartoons- and who better to join us than a fellow superhero Hulk, aka Film Critic Hulk (in Bruce Banner mode). Don't worry, we don't discuss anything about The Dark Knight Rises until the very end, and we give a lot of warning before the spoiler-filled discussion.

Jul 23 2012

1hr 27mins

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The Damon Poop Effect with Adam Sessler

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Today we welcome Adam Sessler to talk about gaming, apartments where terrorists live, The Martian, and Sessler's new project, Friday the 13th: The Game! Enjoy!

And if you haven't heard, we are going on a hiatus while we both have demanding full time gigs for a bit. We love you, love making this podcast, love hearing from all of you (even those of you that correct us mercilessly), and we have especially loved finding a community of like-minded, silly, smart, passionate people. We'll keep playing and keep posting about what we're playing, so don't unfollow us on Facebook and Twitter just yet. (Halo 5! Fallout! Battlefront!) Thank you for your support. You are all chicken sandwich.

Oct 26 2015

1hr 4mins

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Horror with Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden, writers of the game Until Dawn and producers/writers/genre creators of a bunch of amazing movies. We talk about the resurgence of indie horror, the challenges of writing a video game, and also Ron Perlman. There are Until Dawn spoilers, but they are late in the podcast and clearly delineated!

Oct 19 2015

1hr 12mins

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NYCC and Embarrassing Gamer Stories with Kumail and Emily

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Today you're getting a Kumail and Emily-only episode where we recap our one day at NYCC and then talk about all the games we're playing and read your best (or worst) embarrassing gamer stories. Enjoy! 

Oct 12 2015

1hr 8mins

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Virtual Reality with David "Yarvo" Yarovesky

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome their pal Yarvo, who they've been playing video games with for years, to talk about his movie The Hive! They talk about the horrors that can befall old school gamers, the time Yarvo did a 9 hour raid in Destiny, how he thinks of movies, and more!

Oct 05 2015

58mins

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The Indoor Kids at Fantastic Fest

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This week Kumail and Emily are alone in a hotel room in Austin reflecting on their annual pilgrimage to Fantastic Fest. Hear them talk about bands, movies, songs from Ren and Stimpy, and more!

Sep 28 2015

34mins

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Live from the LA PodFest

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Today you get to hear the magic of a live podcast episode with Kumail, Emily, Jared Logan, and Thomas Middleditch! Middleditch has opinions about MGS and... politics! Jared talks Cthulu! We talk Until Dawn! It's so fun!

Sep 21 2015

1hr 6mins

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She's In Everything with Laura Bailey

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome voice over actress extraordinaire Laura Bailey! We talk about Monster High, the perils of mo-cap performances, and much more!

**SPOILER ALERT** for Medal Gear Solid around 22:30 minutes

Sep 14 2015

1hr 3mins

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MegaMegas with The Megas

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Josh and Greg from The Megas to talk about their band, their influences, what they're playing now, and how useful an app that tells you how long cutscenes are would be.

Sep 07 2015

1hr 5mins

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The Indoor Kids with... You!

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The first ever crowdsourced Indoor Kids episode is here! Emily and Kumail were absolutely blown away by how charming and professional and diverse your submissions were, and thank you so much for contributing. The things you're consuming included anything from the Marvel app to Desert Golf to Better Off Ted to a really random drink, and they loved hearing about them all!

Contributors include (not in order): Angelo R Gordon B James M Danielle C Matt and Pat Matt E Zac K Candace H Mag and Mr. Kyle Bannon R Marc D Ian Q SungWon C Nazareth J Nathan and Sam Jay M Scott C Sean R Doug and Aldrin Nikki B Matt Izzy B Chris C Alex and D'arby Stephanie C Erik B Anthony S Pete D Brendan M Chris R Don B Matthew A Jacob C Diego and Erick

Aug 31 2015

58mins

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Trashman, Seaman, and You with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

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Today we are missing Kumail, so Emily decided to have comedians and couple Cameron and Rhea join her to talk about some super bizarre video games, TV, movies, and more!

Aug 24 2015

1hr 9mins

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Superheroes with Max Landis

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Today we welcome screenwriter Max Landis to talk about video games but also mainly about his extensive knowledge of superhero comics and his feelings on superhero movies. Enjoy!

Aug 17 2015

1hr 8mins

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Horses with Lisa Hanawalt

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Today we welcome Lisa Hanwalt, designer on Bojack Horseman, to talk about art, video games, that Kim Kardashian game and the itch it scratches, and horses horses horses. Plus the Twitter game!

Aug 10 2015

45mins

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Gentleman with Paul F. Tompkins

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Today we welcome Paul F. Tompkins to talk about something no one ever asks him about: video games. We talk Batman (no spoilers), his gaming on set at Mr. Show and more!

Aug 03 2015

1hr 4mins

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Nostalgia with Devin Faraci

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Today we welcome back one of our most outspoken and hilarious guests, Devin Faraci, to talk about movies, gaming news, and much much more. He's the best.

Jul 27 2015

1hr 22mins

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Pee Blade with Matt McCarthy

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Today we welcome our pal Matt McCarthy to tell us everything we didn't know about wrestling. It's fucking fascinating. Plus an extended intro where Kumail talks about being in an episode of The X Files last week.

Jul 20 2015

1hr 42mins

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Kumail and Emily's Comic-Con Diary!

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Today you're going on a journey with Emily and Kumail through their four day journey at Comic-Con! You'll go on the floor with them and their friends, backstage at The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, to parties, to a panel of Nerdist podcasters! Featuring Drew McWeeny, Pete Holmes, Taran Killam, MegaRan, Matt Mira, Thomas Middleditch, Job Stauffer from TellTale, Mo from Mondo, Lootcrate staff, Mike Rosenstein, artist Mike Mitchell, and Dan Harmon!

Jul 13 2015

1hr 3mins

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Arkham Days and Arkham Knights with Pete Holmes

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Today we welcome our old pal Pete Holmes (You Made It Weird podcast) to discuss the weirdness of Independence Day, the magic of Batman, and more! There are Arkham Knight spoilers starting around 30 minutes into the podcast. Not the ending of the game, but plot points. We alert you within the podcast to turn it off if you don't want to hear spoilers, but this is your other heads up.

Jul 06 2015

1hr 15mins

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A Conversation with Cliff Bleszinski

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While Emily was unable to record, Kumail had an in-depth conversation with Cliffy B to talk about gaming, making cool games that people want to do fun new things with, and much more. Plus an intro with Kumail and Emily talking Arkham!

Jun 29 2015

1hr 2mins

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E3 Wrap Up with Thomas Middleditch, Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson and More!

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This week, first you'll catch up on all the E3 news that's fit to discuss with Kumail and Emily, and then you'll travel the E3 floor with Kumail and Thomas Middleditch!

Jun 22 2015

1hr 2mins

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Platinum with Anthony Rapp

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome actor Anthony Rapp! Anthony was an audience suggestion and was a fantastic guest, and we delved into all of the ways that he masters video games and also talked about what a tetris sex move would be.

Jun 15 2015

1hr 13mins

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iTunes Ratings

1069 Ratings
Average Ratings
873
74
30
29
63

Why

By eeweewewewewew - Apr 22 2020
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Why can I look up “kids” and find this

Love and miss this show.

By LukeMcG - Jan 22 2016
Read more
This show is perfect for people who like video games but aren't necessarily "gamers."