The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

This week, Kumail and Emily bring you our patent-pending Con Audio Diary (if anyone has a snappy name for that, holler) all the way from New York Comic-Con! Be with us on the floor as we run into strangers, get over stimulated, see old friends and new, and then reflect on it all from the safety of their home. With Patrick Cassels of College Humor and comedian Mike Lawrence!

Direct download: IK119_New_York_Comic-Con.mp3
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This episode comes to you live from the LA Podcast Festival, where Kumail and Emily are joined by their pals Blair Butler, Jordan Morris, Jonah Ray, and Matthew Burnside to talk GTA, do some dramatic readings of bad video game cutscenes, and pretend to play baseball. Plus we get the audience involved in a debate about brunch, and give out chicken sandwiches. Enjoy!

Direct download: IK118_Podfest.mp3
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We didn't even get to the topic last time, so we thought we should bring Jordan Morris back for an in-depth discussion of the trends that started in this console cycle, the trends that died in this console life cycle, plus Kumail saw The Breakfast Club for the first time and comic books and GTAV talk and more!

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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.

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Today we are joined by our favorite regular guest, Jordan Morris, to discuss all the latest gaming news, movies we've seen, books we've read, and Kumail's connection to Tay Zonday.

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This week, Emily and Kumail have a chat with Brian Colin, the director of Game Refuge and the creator of games like Rampage and General Chaos! Learn about the dynamics of designing for an arcade versus a home console. Learn about how hard it was to even choose colors when designing games. Hear billions of stories! Plus Emily and Kumail go to Europe and record from their hotel, discussing gaming news, gaming while traveling, McDonald's commercials, and more!

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This week, our guest Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario, ran a bit late, so you are treated to Kumail and Emily just hanging out and discussing video games and movies and Harry Potter centaurs. Then Jeff Ryan joins us for a discussion about the history of Nintendo and what it needs to do in the future, and finally, we have a fun chat with Matthew Burnside backstage at The Meltdown, catching up on gaming news. Enjoy this hodgepodge of an episode.

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Today, the Indoor Kids welcome our old pal DC Pierson to talk about the wonders of educational games that try, with varying degrees of efficiency, to make learning fun. Also we talk about Saved by the Bell for a weirdly long time.
And yes, we know we forgot to mention an educational game that was very important in your life. We apologize.

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This week, Kumail and Emily are in Portland and managed to sit down and chat with three of the four creators of Gone Home, the indie game that is the new hotness. We chat with Steve Gaynor, Karla Z, and Johnnemann about X-Files, storytelling in games, growing up in the 90s, their awesome cookies, and much more. Plus Kumail and Emily chat about GTA V news, Dragon's Crown, Papers, Please and more!
No Walk on the Burnside this week but we'll catch a few moments with him soon, we promise!

Spoiler warning: At 29:50 in the discussion about Gone Home we drop in a spoiler warning that will tell you to fast forward 15 minutes in order to avoid hearing spoilers about the game. You have been warned.

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Today we welcome our good friend Aaron Bleyaert of Team Coco to discuss the newest Clueless Gamer episodes, the ET game, skin conditions, and a host of lost video games that never made it out of development. Listen up!

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