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The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

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Comedy
Games & Hobbies
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

1044 Ratings
Average Ratings
855
75
28
28
58

Great

By Cryllica - Oct 27 2018
Read more
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."
Cover image of The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Updated 14 days ago

Read more

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: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #4: The Indoor Kids vs. Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim

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Bryan Lee O'Malley stops in to chat about his ode to video game culture, Scott Pilgrim, the games that inspired him, and of course, the movie. And trust us you guys, he's in deep. Along the way we talk about fashion and North Carolina too.

Apr 02 2012
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #5: The Last of Us with Bruce Straley

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Today we are joined by the Game Director of The Last of Us, a guy who has been with Naughty Dog for many years, to discuss everything about directing a video game, the challenges of a game like Last of Us, character development, and much much more. We loved this interview.

SPOILER ALERT: AT 51:30-1:10:20 ABOUT END OF GAME

Jul 29 2013
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #9: I'm Missing Two Sunsets with Pete Holmes

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Today Emily and Kumail welcome their old pal Pete Holmes to discuss some Mario-related mysteries and how Pete is experiencing Mass Effect for the first time. Also, they talk about a million other different things. Very quickly. Including 90210.

Sep 15 2014
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #10: Justin Roiland

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The 2nd episode of The Indoor Kids sees Kumail Nanjiani and Ali Baker welcoming Justin Roiland (Oscar from Disney's Fish Hooks) to the show. They discuss the future of 3D gaming, the new Bioshock Infinite footage, Justin's controversial hatred of Ocarina of Time and his idea for the next Nintendo console.

**THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THE FOLLOWING** Infamous 1 Spoiler (28:15 - 29:30) and Mild Fable 3 spoiler (31:35 - 32:30)

Jul 18 2011
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #11: Movie Games! (with Jordan Morris)

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This is the time when we welcome Jordan Morris (Jordan Jesse Go!) to talk about all of the best and worst video games based on movies. Gremlins 2! Die Hard! The Lord of the Rings! We try and cover it all, from the moment you realized that you could actually play a game based in a world you'd only watched in movies, to the crappiness of the Green Lantern game. Plus some bonus talk about games we're playing now! 

Mar 12 2012
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #13: 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
52 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #15: GTA Galore with Zach Cregger

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Today, actor Zach Cregger (Whitest Kids U Know) joins Emily and Kumail to rapturously gush about the wonder that is GTAV. We talk about its success, improvements the series has made along the way, story, what it's like to live in the city the game is based on, and much much more. Plus some talk about squirmy moments, Breaking Bad talk, Twitter game and more!

Some mild spoilers in this episode, so we recommend that you play through meeting Trevor, the third main character, before listening.

There is also a Breaking Bad spoiler from about two seasons ago, but we drop in a warning about that too.

Sep 23 2013
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #16: Borderlands and Morederlands with Anthony and Ashly Burch

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Anthony Burch, writer of Borderlands 2, and Ashly Burch, voice of Tiny Tina. We talk about the game, the process of creating a balanced game, their web series Hey Ash, and way more! Plus Burnside, news, Twitter games and more!

WARNING: there are some Borderlands 2 spoilers, courtesy of Anthony, but we give you audio warning before they happen. But for real, play the game.

SPOILERS AT: 53:10-57:35 and 1:05:25-1:06:50

Aug 05 2013
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #17: What Makes You a Gamer? w/ Jordan Morris

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Kumail and Emily welcome their favorite guest, Jordan Morris, to discuss those weird Nintendo commercials where a person (usually a female) is playing a DS and proclaims herself not a gamer, but an artist. What makes a person a gamer? Is it enough to say you are one? Why do we care so much? All this and more!

Jan 28 2013
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #20: What Came First- The Chicken Rollers or the Easter Eggs? (with Dominic Dierkes)

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Indoor Kid favorite Dominic Dierkes (@dominicdierkes) to discuss some of the oldest, biggest, best, and most elusive Easter Eggs in video game history! We run through early ones up through the eggs of today, and why we love them. And then there's also talk about Mortal Kombat character ethnicities. Plus Kumail gets some odd food from a 7 Eleven and we can't seem to stop talking about it.

Apr 23 2012
1 hour 6 mins
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