The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
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.

Direct download: IK223_The_Damon_Poop_Effect_with_Adam_Sessler.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK222_Horror_with_Graham_Reznick_and_Larry_Fessenden.mp3
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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! 

Direct download: ik221_nycc.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK220_Virtual_Reality_with_David__Yarvo__Yarovesky.mp3
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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!

Direct download: ik219_fantastic_fest.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK218_Live_from_the_LA_PodFest.mp3
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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

Direct download: IK217_Shes_in_Everything_with_Laura_Bailey.mp3
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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.

 

Direct download: ik216_megas.mp3
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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

Direct download: IK215_The_Indoor_Kids_with..._You.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK214_Trashman_Seaman_and_You_with_Cameron_Esposito_and_Rhea_Butcher.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK213_Superheroes_with_Max_Landis.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK212_Horses_with_Lisa_Hanawalt.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK211_Gentleman_with_Paul_F._Tompkins.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK210_Nostalgia_with_Devin_Faraci.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK209_Pee_Blade_with_Matt_McCarthy.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK208_Kumail_and_Emilys_Comic-Con_Diary.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK207_PeteHolmes_2.mp3
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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!

Direct download: IK206_A_Conversation_with_Cliff_Bleszinski.mp3
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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!


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.

Direct download: IK204_Platinum_with_Anthony_Rapp.mp3
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Today the Indoor Kids welcome back their old friend Nick Ahrens, lover of Mass Effect and games in general, to walk through all the games that are rumored to be announced at this year's E3. Plus a bunch of goofy stuff!

Direct download: IK203_E3__Rumors_and_Confirmations_with_Nick_Ahrens.mp3
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Today we welcome Ron Funches back to the podcast to talk about Witcher 3, Splatoon, he and Kumail being Mortal Kombat frenemies, and more!

Direct download: IK202_Ron_Funches_Wish_List.mp3
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Today we welcome our good friend, writer and comedian Nate Fernald, to talk about his love of Dragon Ball Z, Mad Max: Fury Road (no spoilers given), our time living in Brooklyn together, helicopters and more!

Direct download: IK201_ArmFace_Nate_Fernald.mp3
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Brent Weinbach says that video games changed in 1996, and he decided not to change along with them. Join us in an exploration of 8 bit and 16 bit games and learn to appreciate old school game music as if it were jazz.

Direct download: IK200_8_Bit_Hero_with_Brent_Weinbach_1.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Ashly Burch, of HAWP, Borderlands 2, and Mortal Kombat X fame, to talk about action figures, TV, what it's like to voice a fighting game character, and much more!

Direct download: IK199_Kumail_Wont_Shut_Up_About_He-Man_with_Ashly_Burch.mp3
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Today we've got our good pal Jonah Ray on the show to talk about movies, TV, video games, and the weird world of people making Sega Genesis games decades later. Plus a Kumail's Reddit Corner!

Direct download: IK198_DJs_and_Homebrews_with_Jonah_Ray.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Gerry Duggan, writer of countless comic books, Sunset Overdrive, Attack of the Show (RIP) and much more. We have a discussion about change in the fictional worlds we love and also got real silly with 90s references.

Direct download: IK197_The_Inevitability_of_Change_with_Gerry_Duggan.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily hang with Malik Forte, Gaming Overlord of Nerdist Industries, to obsess over Mortal Kombat X. Microtransactions! New characters! Interactive levels! A gay character! We discuss it all, plus a bunch of other stuff.

Direct download: IK196_Malikality_with_Malik_Forte.mp3
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Today we welcome Professor Shyguy, chiptune musician, to the podcast to play music, talk gaming news, and talk about how he's worked the pain of trying to fit in as a kid into his music. Also Emily sings a chiptune cover of Bel Biv Devoe's Poison.

Direct download: IK195_The_Power_of_the_Chip_with_Professor_Shyguy.mp3
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As The Indoor Kids have come to the end of a long couple of weeks of filming The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, they're unwinding at home and talking about April Fools news, canceled Nintendo games, Twin Peaks, and more! Plus Emily eats a Cadbury Egg during the recording.

Direct download: IK194_April_Fools_and_Chocolate_Eggs_with_Kumail_and_Emily.mp3
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Today we welcome back one of our favorite guests, Blair Butler, to talk about comics she's reading now, how she feels about Agent Carter, times she's kiiiiinda cheated in video games, and much more!

Direct download: IK193_The_Return_of_Blair_Butler.mp3
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Today we welcome one of our favorite guests, Jordan Morris, to talk about gaming news, Paula Deen, nose periods and more!

Direct download: IK192_The_News_to_Us_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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Today you'll join The Indoor Kids at a live event recorded at Meltdown Comics for the release of Ori and the Blind Forest! They interview the creators, Emily eats a burger onstage, and talk about the hidden emotional backstories in some of the most famous video games!

Direct download: IK191_Live_from_Meltdown_Comics.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK190_Animal_Puns_with_Trevor_Moore.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Roger Craig Smith, lead actor of Dying Light, and the voice of Captain America, Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog and more! We talk about gaming, voice acting, and lots more.

Direct download: IK189_Leading_Men_with_Roger_Craig_Smith.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK188_Indoors_with_Naomi_Kyle.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome their good friend Adam Dorsey to the show. Adam used to be a video game tester and is also really into Amiibos, so he is uniquely qualified to be an Indoor Kids guest. Also he's awesome.

Direct download: IK187_Testing_with_Adam_Dorsey.mp3
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Hi all! This week Emily and Kumail welcome their old pal David Angelo to talk about when they all lived in Bushwick, Brooklyn, his history with video games, and more. Plus Intro Kids with some hot gaming news!

Direct download: IK186_Age_of_Angelo_with_David_Angelo.mp3
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Welcome to The Indoor Kids! Today you're getting another Kumail and Emily episode, where they discuss recent movie trailers, Superbowl stuff, Fifty Shades of Gray, and also play you some of their favorite video game commercials from the 90s.

Direct download: IK185_A_Walk_Down_Video_Game_Ad_Memory_Lane.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK184_Turtles_and_News_with_Kumail_and_Emily.mp3
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Join us live from LA's own RIOT fest with Troy Baker, Thomas Middleditch and Pat Cassels. Hear Troy do funny voices, talk about dragon pornography, and much much more! Recorded 1/18 at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles.

Direct download: IK183_Riot.mp3
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Today we welcome our good friend Rhea Butcher to talk about historical movies, American Horror Story, and Rhea's obsession with games as a kid, plus we answer the old age question "What is inside a puffy sticker?"

Direct download: IK182_Dick_Tracy_and_Helicopters_with_Rhea_Butcher.mp3
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Today we welcome our favorite guest, Jordan Morris, to talk about our favorite games, movies, TV, and books of the year. You may agree, you may disagree- everyone wins! Tell us your favorite things in the comments!

Direct download: IK181_A_Look_Back_at_2014_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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