The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Remember back when every video game had an ice level, a fire level, and an underwater level, regardless of if it fit into the plot? We do, and we invite you to come reminisce with us on some of the best and worst individual levels in video games from the 80s through today! Then tell us about your favorites!

Direct download: IK57_Levels.mp3
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This week, joining Kumail and Emily to talk about this freakishly long console life cycle is Stephen Johnson of G4TV.com! We'll discuss what long console cycles mean for the industry, what the next cycle could improve upon, and some of the greatest hits of this endless summer of gaming. Plus we may apologize to people we were mean to in high school.

Direct download: IK56_Consoles.mp3
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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.

Direct download: IK55_Batman.mp3
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The Comic-Con episode with Devin Faraci, Matt Mira, Jordan Morris, and more!
Kumail and Emily wanted to bring Comic-Con to you, so they decided to bring along a recorder, Twin Peaks-style, to capture every floor walk, (almost) every friend, every weird party, and every exhausted, stinky, fun moment.
Direct download: IK54_The_Comic-Con_Episode.mp3
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Kumail and Emily welcome Adam Sessler to the show to talk about how he became one of the most well-respected industry voices (hint: it involves banks), what he plans on doing next, and what he thinks the gaming industry needs to continue evolving as an art form and an entertainment form.

Direct download: IK53_Adam_Sessler.mp3
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This week, Kumail and Emily are on vacation in beautiful Santa Barbara, which means that Emily got sunburned the first day and we've spent the rest of the time playing Skyrim Dawnguard, LEGO Batman 2 DC Superheroes, and Spec Ops: The Line. Plus we watched all of the new Mass Effect endings and discuss those, but we do it at the end and give you warnings if you don't want it spoiled.

Direct download: IK52_Santa_Barbara.mp3
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First The Indoor Kids talk with Keith Apicary, video game fan boy whose overzealous demeanor has gotten him kicked out of video game events and conventions from coast to coast. He has a lifetime ban from PAX. Then, we talk to Keith's creator, comedian Nathan Barnatt, about his life long love of games and how he used it to make a career for himself.
Direct download: IK51_Keith_Apicary_Nathan_Barnatt.mp3
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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their good pal Film Crit Hulk to talk about all the obsessive achievement hunting, score beating, game finishing moments of our gaming lives, from childhood on. Plus we also discuss Prometheus and Moonrise Kingdom. 

PS- We know OCD is a serious disorder, and we are not making light of it.

Direct download: IK50_OCD_Gaming_Moments_with_Film_Crit_Hulk.mp3
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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Ali Baker, the original cohost of Indoor Kids, to catch up on life, talk about games we're playing, and discuss all the biggest news out of E3. What games wowed us? What press conferences embarrassed us? What is Smart Glass? We'll discuss it all!

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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their own personal Alec Baldwin to the studio to talk about the games they've been playing, the things they're looking forward to out of E3, and the nature of child psychopaths. Plus Emily tries to explain the appeal of Minecraft. Enjoy!

Direct download: IK48_E3_is_coming_and_so_are_child_serial_killers_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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