The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Today The Indoor Kids are joined by John DiMaggio to talk about his insane roster of voices (Bender, Jake the Dog, Marcus Fenix), and his relationship to the characters he plays. Plus an extended Intro Kids where Kumail and Emily talk about the stuff they've been consuming over the holidays!

Direct download: IK180_Voices_with_John_DiMaggio.mp3
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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.

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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!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Wil Wheaton to talk about tabletop games, his show Tabletop, tons of Dragon Age and Far Cry and stories about 80s parties. 

(no spoilers for any games)

 

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Today our pal actor/comedian Jon Daly joins us to talk about how he is playing all old Atari and Sega games on emulators, and discusses the good, the bad, and the horrible (Custer's Revenge). Also a longer Intro Kids where Kumail and Emily teach you song lyrics for Dragon Age and more! NO SPOILERS.

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Today we welcome gamer and voiceover actress Britanni Johnson to talk about all the amazing games recently out and coming out soon, as well as how she got into the video game business and more!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their dearest friends, Jared Logan, to talk about being a presidential history buff, shows he's enjoying, and how he feels D&D and video games have influenced each other. Jared's been a DM for most of his life, and he's also hysterical. Enjoy!

Direct download: IK174_Nerding_Out_with_Jared_Logan.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK173_Troy_Baker_Returns.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily are alone on their couch, talking about the scariest video game experiences they've ever had, and reading your letters about the scariest video game experiences you've ever had. Insert treat instead of trick pun here!

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Today we welcome our favorite guest Jordan Morris to chat with us about... well a lot of things. TV. Movies. Halloween. Games we're playing. SNL. The nature of fandom. DC movies. More. Enjoy it.

Direct download: IK171_The_Steve_Martin_of_The_Indoor_Kids__Jordan_Morris.mp3
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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. 

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Today we welcome Anthony Burch, from Hey Ash Whatcha Playin'?, writer of Borderlands 2 and the upcoming pre-sequel of Borderlands, to talk about storytelling in gaming, how he got started in the biz, his thoughts on TV and gaming now, and more!

WARNING: There are possible spoilers for Borderlands 1 and 2, Heavy Rain, LA Noire, The Walking Dead Season 2 (video game), and possibly the TV show Gotham in this episode.

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Today we welcome Stephen Falk, creator of the awesome FX show You're the Worst, to talk about the process of getting a show on the air, the video games he loves, and more! Plus an intro where Kumail and Emily talk Fantastic Fest and the new LotR game, Shadow of Mordor!

Direct download: IK168_Youre_the_Best_with_Stephen_Falk.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Raheem, aka Random, aka MegaRan, on a break from a tour of the US and UK! We discuss how to make music out of 8-bit game music, how he comes up with lyrics, and we play a couple of his favorite songs. Plus an intro where Kumail and Emily discuss Destiny, Doctor Who and more!

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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.

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Kumail and Emily are traveling and therefore are bringing you an episode from a hotel, which you will be pronouncing differently from now on. We talk horror movies, gaming news, dinosaur and serial killer news, and more! Enjoy!

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In today's episode, journey to Denver for the High Plains Comedy Festival, where the jokes are genital-related, and the toilets will be rated. Plus, you get an Intro Kids full of the TV shows and games Emily and Kumail have been consuming in the last week!

Direct download: IK164_Live_from_Denver_with_Pete_Holmes_and_Ian_Karmel.mp3
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Today you're getting a special Kumail and Emily episode chock full of game talk and news talk. And yes, to answer all your questions, we have played P.T. Plus in the intro Kumail realizes the X Files episode of The Simpsons is on and freaks out.

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Our best girl Jordan Morris joins us today to talk about games he's playing, stuff he's watching, and we go over 25 of the 50 games that are coming out in the next few months that we are either anticipating with baited breath... or shrugging over. Enjoy!

Direct download: IK162_Games_to_Write_Home_About_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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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!

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Today we welcome our good pal Jonah Ray to talk to us about The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, one of the grossest trends in fanfic, and we walk through some of the best bands that create covers of video game music.

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Kumail and Emily bring you all the news you need to know about (read: all the news they care about) that came out of this year's SDCC! Also they stop along the way to take you to an arcade in Montreal, to make AntMan puns, and to sing the A-Team Theme. So, pretty standard.

Direct download: IK159_SDCC_News_Wrapup_with_Kumail_and_Emily.mp3
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Today we welcome Nerdist News' own Jessica Chobot to talk with us about why she hates anthropomorphized animals, why people are so mad at Kim Kardashian, and what she thinks of the Destiny Beta. Plus Twitter game and more!

 

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Today The Indoor Kids welcome Brian Thompson (Amateur Scientist.org) to talk with us about games he's playing now, cartoons from his childhood that get him excited, and much more! Also some gaming news!

Direct download: IK157_Canon_and_Old_Cartoons_with_Brian_Thompson.mp3
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Today we welcome comedian Ian Karmel to walk with us through the hallowed halls of the most patriotic video games in our American history. Also we talk about a lot of other stuff, plus we discuss Snowpiercer and Shovel Knight in the Intro Kids!

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Today we welcome Jesse Thorn (Maximum Fun, Bullseye) to talk about being a parent, his long and baseball-filled history with video games, and a ton of important philosophical, psychological, and social issues. Plus Skyrim. Enjoy!

Direct download: IK155_Too_Many_Potions_with_Jesse_Thorn.mp3
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Kumail and Emily had so much to do at E3 that they couldn't cram it in to one episode! This week, you'll come with them as they tour the Midwest, and then you'll jump back in time and come with them as they go to parties at E3, walk the floor at E3, and run into buddies like Malik Forte, Troy Baker, Zach Woods, Kyle Hilliard of Game Informer, and more!

Direct download: IK154_E3_Part_2_and_more_with_a_Cavalcade_of_Stars.mp3
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Today we are joined by the wonderful Griffin McElroy (Polygon, Maximum Fun) to talk about the wonders of E3- what were the trends? What fell flat? What got everyone excited? Let's find out!

Next week, you'll hear the Indoor Kids con diary from E3, as they took their trusty tiny recorder to all the parties and demos, but had too much fun with Griffin to include it here!

Direct download: IK153_E3_Part_1_with_Griffin_McElroy.mp3
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Today The Indoor Kids welcome Max Silvestri, good friend and avid gamer, to talk about Game of Thrones, action movies, gaming news, and much more!

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AND WE'RE BACK! After a month-long hiatus, Kumail and Emily are back with new episodes, and we decided that we should return with an education. We decided to pick a person who has been raised in a dark dungeon to introduce them to videogames since their inception until today. What are the highlights? What are the advances? Joining us on this adventure is Jordan Morris, one of our favorites.

Direct download: IK151_Educating_Cameron_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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Welcome to the final time capsule episode of The Indoor Kids (relax, that just means we're going back to all-new episodes next week!), and by far one of the most thought-provoking episodes we've ever done. This one was recorded in 2013. We welcome Tom Bissell, video game critic turned video game writer, to talk about how wrong he was in approaching video game criticism. Plus you also get Kumail and Emily, in the here and now, talking about our week in entertainment consumption and everything else worth discussing.

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Curl up by fire but leave all the lights on as you listen to this genuinely creepy episode with DC Pierson where we discuss some game-related stories that defy explanation... or are just a really good haunted cartridge story. Plus you'll get Intro Kids with Kumail and Emily, in the here and now, discussing Godzilla, Infamous 2, gaming news and more!


Join us, won't you, as we reintroduce you to one of our favorite episodes- #23! In this episode, Jordan Morris joins us to discuss lost and unreleased games that have become near urban legends. Also, you'll hear Emily and Kumail, here in present day, talk about games they're playing now, movies they're watching, and much more!

Direct download: IK148_Time_Capsule__Junior_Mints_and_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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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.

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Today we welcome Abbie Heppe, Community Manager of Respawn, to talk about how Titanfall has taken her around the world, how she got her start in the gaming industry, and much much more. Plus a bonus Intro Kids with just Emily!

Direct download: IK146_Titanfalling_for_Abbie_Heppe.mp3
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Today we welcome our good friends Kevin and Jordan to the madness that is WonderCon in Anaheim! You'll hear us talk about racist TMNT toys! You'll hear Snoop Dogg! You'll hear Matthew Burnside being teased for how young he is! You'll hear top ten lists and more!
(We apologize if we talk over each other a bit, it was impossible for the panelists to hear each other on stage.)

Thanks to everyone who came out to listen to us talk for an hour in a big room, and special thanks to everyone who asked questions and to Bob the Sign Language Interpreter!

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Devin Faraci, one of our favorites, joins us to talk about gaming news, video game movies on the horizon, movie news, Archie comics news, the trouble with Kickstarter, and much more. Really. We pack a lot into this episode. And Matthew Burnside joins us for the whole episode.

 

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Please join Kumail and Emily as they end a very busy week and wind down by talking to you guys about video games and their lives. You'll hear about their trip to Miami, hear stories of arcades and IPad gaming, hear about news from PAX East to NPR pranks, and much more! Plus, if you stick around until the very end, you'll hear a bonus lesson in historical moments in social justice!

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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!

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This week Kumail and Emily welcome actor Jason Ritter, a Twitter guest request, to talk about working, gaming, and growing up gamer. Plus we play a Twitter game! You'll love it.

Direct download: IK141_Completionism_with_Jason_Ritter.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Malik Forte, the brand new games editor for Nerdist.com! We're also joined by Matthew Burnside for a discussion of XBox One games, SXSW, movies that are uncomfortable to watch with your parents, the Street Fighter movie, and much more. 

 

GAMES: 
Titanfall, Nidhogg, Tales From The Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, Mario Kart, Uncharted, Infamous: Second Son, Call of Duty, Gears of War 3, Gears of War: Judgement, Saint’s Row IV, Towerfall, Rayman, Battlefield 4, Dark Souls II, Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Ninja Gaiden, NBA 2K14, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Final Fantasy 7, Bravely Default, Threes, Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game
 
MOVIES: 
Veronica Mars, The Hobbit, Jerry McGuire, Nation Lampoon’s European Vacation, Sleepwalkers, Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Street Fighter, JCVD
 
TV:
True Detective, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Portlandia, Flower Deranger
 
BOOKS:
The Bible
 
MUSIC:
Kylie Minogue

 

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This week we are joined by Brandon Boyer, Chairman of the Indie Games Festival, to talk about the landscape of indie gaming, some of his favorites to play, and why he loves games that come from the mind of one person. Plus you can come with Kumail and Emily to Austin, where they eat weird meats and delve into some gaming expos!

Direct download: IK139_Indie_Gaming_and_SXSW_with_Brandon_Boyer.mp3
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This week, it's raining so hard that Kumail and Emily decide to podcast from their house instead of going into the studio. That means you get lots of talk about games, TV, and movies, lots of talk about gaming news, and Kumail getting emotional about Harold Ramis.

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This week we welcome hosts of Horrible Movie Night, fellow married couple, and parent gamers John Mathot and Susan Wright to discuss all the ins and outs of being gamers and parents. You'll hear how they encouraged their three year old to play video games. You'll hear their code name for Grand Theft Auto and how they modded the game for their 6 year old! All this plus big gaming news and Indoor Kids haikus!

Direct download: IK137_Video_Game_Family_Modding_with_John_and_Susan.mp3
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Today we welcome our pal Jordan Morris to talk about the Titanfall press event we sent him to, and along the way we discuss Robocop toys, True Detective, Emily and Kumail's broken XBox One, and more! And Matthew Burnside returns for a Walk on the Burnside!

Direct download: IK136_Catching_Up_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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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!

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Today The Indoor Kids welcome David Wain (director, writer, former member of The State) to talk about how he had a real live arcade in his garage at the age of 12 and why he can't play games that much anymore, plus an Intro Kids with punchy and tired Kumail and Emily. Where else are you going to hear card tricks on a podcast?

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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!

Direct download: IK133_Motivation_Farming_with_Dan_Harmon.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK132_News_and_Religion_with_Kumail_and_Emily.mp3
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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!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their favorite humans, Steve Agee, to discuss some of our favorite TV, movies, games, and music from 2013. Plus both Emily and Kumail excuse themselves at different parts of the podcast. Also, Matthew Burnside returns!!

Direct download: IK130_Listsplosion_with_Steve_Agee.mp3
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