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The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

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Rank #182 in Video Games category

Comedy
Leisure
Video Games
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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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Great

By Cryllica - Oct 27 2018
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Good for recommendations.

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

1051 Ratings
Average Ratings
861
74
28
28
60

Great

By Cryllica - Oct 27 2018
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Good for recommendations.

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

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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)!

Sim Life with Thomas Middleditch

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Today the Kids welcome Thomas Middleditch, friend and fellow cast member of Silicon Valley, to talk about how his girlfriend has to hide games from him, his troubles with flight sims, and the many game-related leagues that he is in. You will love him. The Burnside joins to talk news and more!

Mar 31 2014

1hr 15mins

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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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The G4 Funeral with Blair Butler and Matt Mira

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Blair Butler and Matt Mira, two employees of the Attack of the Show and X-Play, two shows that are now dead to G4. They discuss what it was like to work for the network, what they think happened, and where they think tech/video game TV is going from here. Plus we take A Walk on the Burnside with Far Cry, and more fun!

Jan 21 2013

1hr 18mins

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Getting Grumpy with the Game Grumps

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Arin (Egoraptor) and Dan (NinjaSexParty), aka The Game Grumps. We talk about how the Game Grumps got their start, what makes them so grumpy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and their new music project! Enjoy!

Dec 02 2013

1hr 11mins

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The Halo Episode, with Jordan "Gravemind" Morris

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One of our favorites, Jordan Morris, to talk about everything Halo. Backstory? We cover it. Thoughts on the new game? We've got em. Thoughts on multiplayer? We're all up in it. Halo-adjacent webshows? Watched them. Obsession with Master Chief? We've got that too. 
Plus we talk other games, Internet etiquette, and more!

Nov 19 2012

1hr 16mins

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The Indoor Kids Starr Power with Martin Starr

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This week, we are joined by the one and only Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, more!), who tells us about his gaming history, his life philosophies, and getting high and playing games with Seth Rogan. Plus, Matthew Burnside talks Dishonored and Kumail and Emily talk about the VGAs!

Dec 10 2012

1hr 13mins

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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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Time Capsule: ET Landfills and Dan Harmon

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Hello all! Kumail and Emily regrettably are too overloaded in the month of May, so they've decided to re-release four of their favorite episodes along with an extra long Intro Kids. Today, you'll hear about gaming news, how Kumail and Emily are failing at Trials Fusion, and why we chose Episode #19 with Dan Harmon as our first Time Capsule.

May 05 2014

1hr 41mins

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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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Justice Face and Jonah Ray

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their besties, Jonah Ray (you may know who he is) to discuss suspenseful TV, games we're playing, how we'd stock our personal arcades, and some of the games you might not have realized had precursors. Plus there's bonus audio of Jonah and Emily's Hootie Goo Dolls cover band!

Sep 17 2012

1hr 25mins

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Supercouple: Edmund and Danielle McMillen

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Today Kumail and Emily have a chat with Edmund and Danielle McMillen. You might know Edmund as 1/2 of Team Meat and the creator of games like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, you might know Danielle as the creator of plush toys for Edmund's games, and you might know them both from Indie Game: The Movie. It's like a regular double date as we discuss games, working at Game Stop, and living a life where you get to create things you love.

Dec 17 2012

1hr 16mins

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Hobbit Balls: A Very Hosty Episode

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Kumail and Emily are in the fine city of Baltimore, and thus, are all alone for this episode. They talk about games from Skrillex Quest to XCom to Assassin's Creed (and more), their favorite parade candy, elevensies at Denny's, gaming news and more!

Dec 03 2012

59mins

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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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Walking Dead and Road Tripping with Gary Whitta

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While in San Francisco, Kumail and Emily met on a hotel rooftop to talk to Gary Whitta, lead writer for The Walking Dead, Episode 4. Hear him talk about the differences between writing movies and video games (he wrote Book of Eli and the next M. Night movie), how you write a game that has so many different story paths, his thoughts on the importance of stories in games, and much more. Plus, hear Kumail and Emily talk road tripping, contests and more! Look out gang, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead, written by Gary Whitta, comes out tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th! Download it ASAP!

Oct 08 2012

49mins

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Team Coco/Team Sisto w/ Aaron Bleyaert

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Aaron Bleyaert, responsible for wrangling Conan O'Brien into gaming with their series, Clueless Gamer. Hear stories of gaming with Conan, followed by stories of Leisure Suit Larry remakes, bad New Years Eves, and more more more!

Sep 10 2012

1hr 14mins

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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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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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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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Motivation Farming with Dan Harmon

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Today the Kids welcome back Dan Harmon to talk about Community, other TV he's watching, and the video games he currently has the headspace for. Plus we talk news with Burnside!

Jan 27 2014

1hr 29mins

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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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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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