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The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

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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 tak...Show More
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1:04:32 | Oct 26th, 2015

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...Show More

1:12:19 | Oct 19th, 2015

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,...Show More

1:08:58 | Oct 12th, 2015

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!

58:18 | Oct 5th, 2015

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 ...Show More

34:13 | Sep 28th, 2015

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!

1:06:05 | Sep 21st, 2015

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!

1:03:04 | Sep 14th, 2015

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

1:05:59 | Sep 7th, 2015

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.

58:16 | Aug 31st, 2015

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 anyt...Show More

1:09:07 | Aug 24th, 2015

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!

1:08:02 | Aug 17th, 2015

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!

45:51 | Aug 10th, 2015

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!

1:04:50 | Aug 3rd, 2015

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!

1:22:53 | Jul 27th, 2015

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.

1:42:29 | Jul 20th, 2015

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.

1:03:22 | Jul 13th, 2015

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! Feat...Show More

1:15:45 | Jul 6th, 2015

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...Show More

1:02:17 | Jun 29th, 2015

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!

1:02:11 | Jun 22nd, 2015

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!

1:13:38 | Jun 15th, 2015

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.

1:21:03 | Jun 8th, 2015

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!

57:40 | Jun 1st, 2015

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

1:08:28 | May 25th, 2015

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!

1:10:14 | May 18th, 2015

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.

1:12:21 | May 11th, 2015

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!

59:41 | May 4th, 2015

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!

1:10:39 | Apr 27th, 2015

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.

1:05:59 | Apr 20th, 2015

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.

1:06:25 | Apr 13th, 2015

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.

55:34 | Apr 6th, 2015

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 Eg...Show More

1:04:51 | Mar 30th, 2015

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!

1:14:05 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Today we welcome one of our favorite guests, Jordan Morris, to talk about gaming news, Paula Deen, nose periods and more!

46:00 | Mar 16th, 2015

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 f...Show More

58:57 | Mar 9th, 2015

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.

58:04 | Mar 2nd, 2015

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.

50:28 | Feb 23rd, 2015

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.

1:13:45 | Feb 16th, 2015

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.

1:14:15 | Feb 9th, 2015

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!

57:21 | Feb 2nd, 2015

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.

1:02:42 | Jan 26th, 2015

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.

1:07:51 | Jan 19th, 2015

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.

1:12:33 | Jan 12th, 2015

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?"

1:15:24 | Jan 5th, 2015

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!

1:09:39 | Dec 29th, 2014

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...Show More

1:09:42 | Dec 15th, 2014

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.

57:39 | Dec 8th, 2014

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!

1:22:34 | Dec 1st, 2014

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)

1:01:56 | Nov 24th, 2014

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 ...Show More

1:15:51 | Nov 17th, 2014

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!

1:09:59 | Nov 10th, 2014

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, a...Show More

57:24 | Nov 3rd, 2014

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 ...Show More

58:46 | Oct 27th, 2014

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!

1:12:48 | Oct 20th, 2014

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.

52:40 | Oct 13th, 2014

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...Show More

1:11:13 | Oct 6th, 2014

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! WARN...Show More

1:18:24 | Sep 29th, 2014

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...Show More

1:09:13 | Sep 22nd, 2014

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 wher...Show More

1:11:10 | Sep 15th, 2014

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.

55:07 | Sep 8th, 2014

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!

1:13:00 | Sep 1st, 2014

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...Show More

54:36 | Aug 25th, 2014

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.

1:08:52 | Aug 18th, 2014

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. En...Show More

1:20:32 | Aug 11th, 2014

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!

1:15:23 | Aug 4th, 2014

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.

1:09:50 | Jul 28th, 2014

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 Them...Show More

1:01:38 | Jul 21st, 2014

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!

1:13:48 | Jul 14th, 2014

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!

1:11:01 | Jul 7th, 2014

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!

1:25:25 | Jun 30th, 2014

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!

46:53 | Jun 23rd, 2014

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, ...Show More

1:09:52 | Jun 16th, 2014

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, a...Show More

1:10:24 | Jun 9th, 2014

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!

1:19:58 | Jun 2nd, 2014

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 th...Show More

1:19:29 | May 26th, 2014

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 To...Show More

1:37:09 | May 19th, 2014

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 Ki...Show More

1:40:07 | May 12th, 2014

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,...Show More

1:41:48 | May 5th, 2014

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 faili...Show More

1:08:44 | Apr 28th, 2014

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!

57:54 | Apr 21st, 2014

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 lis...Show More

1:32:55 | Apr 14th, 2014

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...Show More

42:02 | Apr 7th, 2014

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 pra...Show More

1:15:48 | Mar 31st, 2014

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...Show More

1:07:38 | Mar 24th, 2014

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.

1:04:35 | Mar 17th, 2014

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...Show More

1:20:11 | Mar 10th, 2014

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 an...Show More

52:12 | Mar 3rd, 2014

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...Show More

1:18:48 | Feb 24th, 2014

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 ...Show More

1:29:00 | Feb 17th, 2014

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 Bur...Show More

1:25:13 | Feb 10th, 2014

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 Emi...Show More

1:18:43 | Feb 3rd, 2014

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...Show More

1:29:57 | Jan 27th, 2014

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!

43:29 | Jan 20th, 2014

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 ...Show More

1:02:19 | Jan 13th, 2014

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!

1:08:36 | Jan 6th, 2014

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 re...Show More

1:42:26 | Dec 30th, 2013

Today we welcome our pal Film Crit Hulk to talk about how story has evolved in video games over time- plus we play the Twitter game and discuss games we're playing now. In the beginning you'll be treated to an extended Intro Kids where Kumail and Emi...Show More

1:14:29 | Dec 16th, 2013

Today the Indoor Kids welcome Troy Baker, the leading man of video games, to talk about what it's like to voice Joel (The Last of Us), Booker (Bioshock:Infinite), the Joker (Arkham Origins), and an epic ton of other characters. Plus a lot of sillines...Show More

1:14:19 | Dec 9th, 2013

This week, Kumail and Emily discuss VGX and the games they're playing now while they wait for Matt Mira, who wants to talk mainly about Batman and Bar Rescue. It's a blast. Also, there is a spoiler about the ending of GTA 5 at 57:30-01:00:10 that we ...Show More

1:11:34 | Dec 2nd, 2013

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!

1:12:11 | Nov 25th, 2013

With all the hubbub about the two new consoles on the market, we thought we'd go back and look at the launch titles for consoles through the ages. Plus we discuss Doctor Who, Hunger Games, and a lot of disgusting stuff. Seriously, we start out the ep...Show More

1:27:47 | Nov 18th, 2013

This week, The Indoor Kids combined forces with the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show for an event that will blow the doors off the podcasting world! Jeff Rubin, Pat Cassels, Kumail Nanijani, and Emily Gordon get together to play the newest prototype of The...Show More

1:06:34 | Nov 11th, 2013

Today we welcome our pal Danny Tamberelli. You might know him as Little Pete from The Adventures of Pete and Pete, or you might know him as Jimmy from GTAV. Now you'll know him as an awesome dude, gamer, and child star that didn't turn into an insane...Show More

1:02:33 | Nov 4th, 2013

This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their pals Kevin, Brea, and Sandeep to talk about Oculus Rift, "girlfriend mode" in gaming, horror movies, GTA 5, and all kinds of other disgusting stuff. Plus we talk about their new Nerdist video, Real Housewives...Show More

1:25:25 | Oct 28th, 2013

Today we welcome back one of our favorite guests, Tom Bissell, to discuss his new book about the making of The Room, how he plays games now versus how he played games 10 years ago, and much much more. Don't worry, we still get real silly with it.

1:35:23 | Oct 21st, 2013

Today we welcome back our old pal Devin Faraci, Badass in Chief of Badass Digest, to the show to talk about anything from GTA torture to weight loss tips to the problem with fandom. Plus we play a Twitter game all about your biggest gaming disappoint...Show More

1:05:18 | Oct 14th, 2013

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 ne...Show More

1:18:31 | Oct 7th, 2013

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 ...Show More

1:11:37 | Sep 30th, 2013

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 Cl...Show More

1:12:02 | Sep 23rd, 2013

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...Show More

1:11:03 | Sep 16th, 2013

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.

1:13:59 | Sep 9th, 2013

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 e...Show More

1:16:03 | Sep 2nd, 2013

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...Show More

1:03:14 | Aug 26th, 2013

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...Show More

1:00:52 | Aug 19th, 2013

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...Show More

1:04:42 | Aug 12th, 2013

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!

1:36:57 | Aug 5th, 2013

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 ga...Show More

1:20:45 | Jul 29th, 2013

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. W...Show More

52:34 | Jul 22nd, 2013

Like we always do for Comic-Con, Emily and Kumail spent their time roaming the floor and talking to their friends about the wonders of Comic-Con. You'll come with us to exclusive parties, hear us react to booths, and then hear a run down of the thing...Show More

1:01:59 | Jul 15th, 2013

After numerous requests, we brought on one of our favorite guests, Jeff Rubin, to play the Metagame with us, talk about the games we're playing now, and much more. Burnside was late but joins us at the end to play too! Please excuse Kumail and Emily ...Show More

1:14:31 | Jul 8th, 2013

Today, Kumail and Emily welcome Spencer Crittenden, the resident Dungeon Master of Harmontown, to talk about how he started world-building, how that applies to his love of video games and life, and also how he's a time traveler in Animal Crossing. Pl...Show More

1:21:27 | Jul 1st, 2013

Today we welcome back one of our favorite guests, Jordan Morris, to sit around and discuss some of the weirder aspects of nerd culture: dissenting opinions, piling on criticism, changes to origin stories, and more. Plus we talk gaming news, stuff we'...Show More

1:26:57 | Jun 24th, 2013

Chronicles of Mistara, Far Cry 3, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Batman: Arkham City, Skyrim, State of Decay, The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 4, Infamous: Second Son, Hitman, GTA, Revenge of Shinobi, Ghostbusters, P...Show More

54:09 | Jun 17th, 2013

This week, you'll come along with Kumail and Emily as they brave the crowds of E3. You'll be at the conferences and on the floor with us as we watch games, play games, become obsessed with the song from Metal Gear, and listen to Mario talk. Although ...Show More

1:13:43 | Jun 10th, 2013

Today is a special day, as it's the 100th episode of The Indoor Kids, so we decided to bring back our 1st ever guest, way back when Emily wasn't even on the show- it's Steve Agee! We answer questions from listeners, we each count down our top five vi...Show More

1:19:37 | Jun 3rd, 2013

Today we decided to take on some of the bigger news stories of the week- damsels in distress, the used games controversy, which Tetris piece you would be, games being added to the MoMA, and all the stuff these three Indoor Kids are playing! It's host...Show More

1:19:44 | May 27th, 2013

Today we welcome the wonderful Kevin Pereira to talk all about the XBox announcement from last week- the good, the bad, what we still don't know. Plus we talk Arkham Origins, EA passes, and Burnside joins us to play (within the episode) an iOS game c...Show More

1:08:03 | May 20th, 2013

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon welcome their pal Jake Fogelnest to talk about his gaming history, and then we go through some of the most storied romances in all of video game history. Are Mario and Peach codependent? What is happening with love in...Show More

1:16:10 | May 13th, 2013

Kumail and Emily welcome Ders from Workaholics to talk about games that celebrities have "starred" in through the years, Workaholics, douchiness, and Infinity news. We also play an epic Twitter game with Burnside.

1:10:08 | May 6th, 2013

Today we welcome pal Dominic Dierkes to run through the history of video game mascots. From Pac-Man to Alex Kidd to Bubzy to Nathan Drake, we go through them all. Plus we talk the games were playing, the movies we just watched, tv and more! And Burns...Show More

1:26:30 | Apr 29th, 2013

Please enjoy this hodgepodge episode, pulled together from multiple podcasting expeditions. In it, you'll hear video game news talk, TV show talk, discussion of games we're playing now, an interview with Max and Ben, two of the guys responsible for t...Show More

1:20:46 | Apr 22nd, 2013

We've talked around it for weeks, but now it's time to unbutton our gaming pants and let loose. Kumail and Emily welcome old friends Blair Butler (on her second playthrough) and Film Critic Hulk (who thinks about narrative for a living) to discuss ev...Show More

1:11:58 | Apr 15th, 2013

Today The Indoor Kids welcome Tom Bissel, author of some of our favorite video game essays and writer of Gears of War: Judgment. We talk about how we evaluate games, why you should always play games on hard, and how writing a video game has changed t...Show More

1:16:19 | Apr 8th, 2013

Today The Indoor Kids welcome back their favorite couple, Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot! We haven't seen them since they had a baby a few weeks ago, so there's lots of discussion about that, which the squeamish might want to skip. Plus we talk abou...Show More

1:16:07 | Apr 1st, 2013

In honor of Tabletop Day (which was Saturday), we invited King of the Nerds/Outbreak:Undead creator Ivan Van Norman on the show. As both a gamer and a tabletop gamer, Ivan schools us (and you) on the different types of tabletop games, what they offer...Show More

1:33:44 | Mar 25th, 2013

Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Steve Yeun, aka Glenn on The Walking Dead, to talk about being a minority on TV, zombies, comic books, Steve's lifelong love of RPGs, and more! Plus we have fun with #videogamebands, Matthew Burnside joins us to t...Show More

1:14:32 | Mar 18th, 2013

Chris Kluwe plays for the Minnesota Vikings, and also, he is a legit obsessive gamer. Today he joins us to talk about his gaming history, what he's playing now, how he became a pro-football player, how he applies gaming skills to the real world, gay ...Show More

1:13:37 | Mar 11th, 2013

This week Kumail and Emily welcome Josh Ovenshire of Smosh Games and King of the Nerds to talk about being on a reality show about nerds, how he got his start in the gaming world (hint: it involves ghosts), sexism in gaming and more. Plus, at the beg...Show More

48:14 | Mar 4th, 2013

Today Kumail and Emily welcome our old pal Steve Agee to discuss games we're playing, some recent gaming news, how we deal with motion sickness and addiction to games, and way more. Also, we gear up for March, when one huge game comes out every singl...Show More

1:23:08 | Feb 25th, 2013

First up, Matthew Burnside stops by for an extended news segment- we discuss all the PS4 news, IGN news, Bioshock news and more! Also, both Burnside and guest Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Invader Zim) have played Aliens: Colonial Mari...Show More

1:26:31 | Feb 18th, 2013

Today we welcome podcast pal DC Pierson to talk about the latest video game news, odd things we used to do while playing video games, depression as a video game, and more! Plus we welcome Matthew Burnside with a review of Ni No Kuni and more!

1:27:19 | Feb 11th, 2013

Today is the Indoor Kids' dear friend and director extraordinaire Jordan Vogt-Roberts. He is a lifelong gamer and talks about how growing up in gaming has influenced his choices as a director, and how they're influencing all of our careers. They also...Show More

1:24:52 | Feb 4th, 2013

Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Devin Faraci of Badass Digest to talk about a very hot, very annoying topic to many gamers: the role video games play in violent behavior. We talk some science, some opinion, but don't worry, we also keep it fun a...Show More

1:16:52 | Jan 28th, 2013

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...Show More

1:18:15 | Jan 21st, 2013

Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Blair Butler and Matt Mira, two employees of the Attack of the Show and X-Play, two shows that are now dead to G4. They discuss what it was like to work for the network, what they think happened, and where they th...Show More

56:07 | Jan 14th, 2013

Today Kumail and Emily welcome back to the show one of our favorite guests, the fast-talking, fast-thinking genius that is Aisha Tyler. We discuss the perils of fame, Aisha's E3 experience, games she's playing, and some of our favorite mental disorde...Show More

1:23:26 | Jan 7th, 2013

In this episode, we are joined by Veep's Tim Simons (aka Jonah, the POTUS lackey), a guy we spent some time hanging out with. Hear tales of Baltimore, obsessive gaming, breaking and entering, and all the video game news that's just weird enough to be...Show More

1:25:16 | Dec 31st, 2012

It's the end of another year of all the forms of art and entertainment you can cram into your eyes and ears. Kumail and Emily go through their top picks for movies, games, and more, and are then joined by Gil, 10 year old boy genius, son of the owner...Show More

1:16:20 | Dec 17th, 2012

Today Kumail and Emily have a chat with Edmund and Danielle McMillen. You might know Edmund as 1/2 of Team Meat and the creator of games like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, you might know Danielle as the creator of plush toys for Edmund's g...Show More

1:13:40 | Dec 10th, 2012

This week, we are joined by the one and only Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, more!), who tells us about his gaming history, his life philosophies, and getting high and playing games with Seth Rogan. Plus, Matthew Burnside talks Dishonored...Show More

59:11 | Dec 3rd, 2012

Kumail and Emily are in the fine city of Baltimore, and thus, are all alone for this episode. They talk about games from Skrillex Quest to XCom to Assassin's Creed (and more), their favorite parade candy, elevensies at Denny's, gaming news and more!

1:10:37 | Nov 26th, 2012

Today, Gabe Delahaye (Videogum, Emily's cohost on Love in the Time of Robots) joins Kumail and Emily to talk about some of the weirdest news stories to hit our ears and eyes in the past few weeks. We talk Skyfall, Leisure Suit Larry, The Walking Dead...Show More

1:16:28 | Nov 19th, 2012

One of our favorites, Jordan Morris, to talk about everything Halo. Backstory? We cover it. Thoughts on the new game? We've got em. Thoughts on multiplayer? We're all up in it. Halo-adjacent webshows? Watched them. Obsession with Master Chief? We've ...Show More

1:24:04 | Nov 12th, 2012

Emily and Kumail welcome Jeff Rubin (College Humor, Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show) to talk about games he's playing, games we're playing, The Wire, TV shows based on games, and more more more!

1:24:30 | Nov 5th, 2012

This week Matt Mira (Attack of the Show, Nerdist podcast, duh) joins Kumail and Emily to discuss the Star Wars/Disney news, the upcoming Skyfall, and every single Bond game that Matt has played, which is a lot.

1:17:17 | Oct 29th, 2012

This week, Kumail and Emily are joined by Justin Pierre and Tony Thaxton of the band Motion City Soundtrack to talk about things that scare us in life, in video games, in movies, and more! Plus you'll get an inside look into the life of a touring per...Show More

1:14:42 | Oct 22nd, 2012

One of our favorite guests, former X-Play head writer Guy Branum, returns to discuss relationships, election simulation games, nerd TV programming, how games have evolved over time, and much more. Come on in!

1:17:20 | Oct 15th, 2012

Kumail and Emily sat down to talk with Howard Phillips, who has an impressive resume. He was one of the original workers in Nintendo's first American warehouse, which meant he shipped out Donkey Kong cabinets in his early days, and this led to produc...Show More

49:08 | Oct 8th, 2012

While in San Francisco, Kumail and Emily met on a hotel rooftop to talk to Gary Whitta, lead writer for The Walking Dead, Episode 4. Hear him talk about the differences between writing movies and video games (he wrote Book of Eli and the next M. Nigh...Show More

51:05 | Oct 1st, 2012

The Indoor Kids have put together this cornucopia of video game fun, including (but not limited to) our thoughts on Wii-U, an interview with the general manager of Ground Kontrol in Portland, us geeking out at Ground Kontrol, and an interview with An...Show More

1:25:31 | Sep 24th, 2012

Finally, Borderlands 2 has been released, and we report back to you from knee deep in its wonderful depths with the help of our pal and fellow Vault Hunter Jordan Morris. Also discussed: the best co-op games of all time, movies, Gidget and more! Tell...Show More

1:25:52 | Sep 17th, 2012

Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their besties, Jonah Ray (you may know who he is) to discuss suspenseful TV, games we're playing, how we'd stock our personal arcades, and some of the games you might not have realized had precursors. Plus there'...Show More

1:14:29 | Sep 10th, 2012

Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Aaron Bleyaert, responsible for wrangling Conan O'Brien into gaming with their series, Clueless Gamer. Hear stories of gaming with Conan, followed by stories of Leisure Suit Larry remakes, bad New Years Eves, and ...Show More

43:41 | Sep 3rd, 2012

Kumail and Emily journey to Seattle, where the coffee is famous. We bring you all the backstage and floor juiciness from both Bumbershoot and PAX. With special guests Jessica Chobot, Ron Funches, John Hodgman and more more more!

34:46 | Aug 27th, 2012

The Indoor Kids are coming to you at the end of their long journey to Scotland. Learn about the Mac and IPhone games Emily has been playing! Feast your eyes on the wonders of Vita games! Hear about Scottish food and the Fringe Festival! Revel in Kuma...Show More

1:08:41 | Aug 20th, 2012

This week, Kumail and Emily welcome our good friend Pete Holmes to talk about what we're thinking and feeling when we sit down to play a shooter versus a puzzle game versus a MMORPG, and why thinking about stuff like that matters. Plus we get real si...Show More

1:14:45 | Aug 13th, 2012

Today, Kumail and Emily welcome James Gunn, writer and director of movies like Super and Slither, and writer of the videogame Lollipop Chainsaw, to talk about... well, everything. We talk about religion, sexism in games, anal sex, and more, and to st...Show More

1:20:48 | Aug 6th, 2012

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...Show More

1:06:56 | Jul 30th, 2012

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 h...Show More

1:27:03 | Jul 23rd, 2012

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 mo...Show More

48:01 | Jul 16th, 2012

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 we...Show More

1:11:31 | Jul 9th, 2012

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 ...Show More

1:05:25 | Jul 2nd, 2012

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 wa...Show More

1:14:16 | Jun 25th, 2012

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, comedia...Show More

1:13:19 | Jun 18th, 2012

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....Show More

54:26 | Jun 11th, 2012

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 G...Show More

1:11:55 | Jun 4th, 2012

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 appe...Show More

1:09:56 | May 28th, 2012

This week, Guy Branum joins us! He was one of the original employees of TechTV and the former head writer of X-Play, and he and the kids talk how video game entertainment has changed, his place in it, and whether or not the online gaming world needs ...Show More

58:20 | May 21st, 2012

Welcome to another live version of The Indoor Kids, where we talk about porn versions of video game titles, dreamcast our favorite video games into the movies that'll never be made, wallow in the worst of video game dialogue, and Kumail reveals an un...Show More

1:17:10 | May 14th, 2012

Today on The Indoor Kids, Kumail and Emily are joined by Kellee Santiago (@kelleesan), one of the founders of thatgamecompany, the company behind Flower, Journey, and more! Kellee joins us to talk about how she got into game design, the theory of fun...Show More

1:24:27 | May 7th, 2012

This week, The Indoor Kids sit down with Mike Z and Alex Ahad, the respective game designer and creative director of Skullgirls, to find out all the dirt. How did these two create such a badass game? How did they meet? How did they get into the busin...Show More

1:17:08 | Apr 30th, 2012

Nick Ahrens (iam8bit) joins us again to talk all things Mass Effect, now that we're all done with the entire series. Did you guys hear that there was some controversy over the ending? Weird, huh? We delve into all of it, reveal the fates of our Shepa...Show More

1:06:28 | Apr 23rd, 2012

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 ...Show More

52:46 | Apr 16th, 2012

Kumail and Emily have been traveling like crazy, both together and separately, so this episode was recorded with the Indoor Kids at home discussing all the video game news that's fit to print. They also talk the games they've been playing while they ...Show More

1:22:59 | Apr 9th, 2012

Today we welcome back Devin Faraci, Badass in Chief at Badass Digest, to chow down a bit more on the big issue of narrative in gaming. What makes a game a game? Can video games fully master cultural relevance when you have to devote so much time to t...Show More

1:11:51 | Apr 2nd, 2012

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.

56:39 | Mar 26th, 2012

The Indoor Kids get smart and take a break from playing video games to read books about playing video games. Man, we read so many books. And then we compiled an awesome report to tell you guys about them. Reading about video games. Because we... are ...Show More

1:03:15 | Mar 19th, 2012

The Indoor Kids welcome Nick Ahrens (I am 8 bit) to enter the lair and discuss the entire Mass Effect franchise. We talk about the good, we talk about the bad, we talk about who has had sex with which people & what race they were. We also address the...Show More

1:26:43 | Mar 12th, 2012

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 a...Show More

1:06:46 | Mar 5th, 2012

Today, Kumail and Emily welcome Dominic Dierkes (DERRICK Comedy, Workaholics) to talk about all kinds of hot topics in gaming. We'll discuss the PlayStation Vita (and compare it to a zoo animal), the recent scandal in the fighting game industry, and ...Show More

1:45:24 | Feb 27th, 2012

It’s another The Indoor Kids Livestravaganza as we invite Blair Herter (G4’s Attack of the Show, Feedback) & DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy, author of The Boy who Couldn’t Sleep & Didn’t Have To) to discuss such important topics as Parappa The Rappa, the...Show More

1:15:51 | Feb 20th, 2012

Kevin Pereira (host of G4's Attack of the Show) comes in to talk about his gaming history, about running bulletin boards at 9, and about getting to 2nd base in a pizza restaurant at 12. At 12, you guys. His story should be made into a movie starring ...Show More

1:18:00 | Feb 13th, 2012

Isn't co-op gaming the best, especially when it's with friends and not with strangers who call you terrible words? This week, Blair Butler and Stephen Johnson of G4 join us to talk about co-op gaming throughout our lives, our loves, and how we all pl...Show More

1:32:38 | Feb 6th, 2012

Today Kumail and Emily welcome Jensen Karp, owner of Gallery 1988 and curator of all things pop culture, to discuss the games throughout our lives that have caused us to rethink how video games work. We also try and address the games that changed the...Show More

1:23:56 | Jan 30th, 2012

This week, Kumail and Emily welcome Devin Faraci (Kick ass movie reviewer/Badass-in-Chief at Badass Digest http://badassdigest.com) to pour his passion for movies into video games. We discuss old and new narratives, special effects, storytelling, and...Show More

1:48:18 | Jan 23rd, 2012

The Indoor Kids minus Kumail plus Matt Mira host our first EVER live show! In which we basically do the Oscars, but for videogames. Best videogame hair of 2011! Most sexable videogame character of 2011! Other categories! Plus, guests Jordan Morris & ...Show More
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1:15:26 | Jan 16th, 2012

Grandmaster Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, drops in to discuss growing up nerdy, obsessing over things & how he learned to use those obsessive qualities for good rather than evil. For instance, using them to save Hyrule or Skyrim from Ganon & the d...Show More

1:33:44 | Jan 9th, 2012

The Indoor Kids fortify their walls & reinforce their chairs, because Film Crit Hulk (badassdigest.com) stops by to discuss the most ultimatest topic of all: are videogames art? Don't worry; we don't get pretentious. (Ok we do a little bit.) HULK PON...Show More

1:25:56 | Jan 2nd, 2012

This week, DC Pierson (DERRICK Comedy, "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To") joins Kumail and Emily to discuss some of the video game world's most bizarre and interesting mysteries. Alien demons in Mario Galaxy? A Russian game that only exis...Show More

1:14:33 | Dec 23rd, 2011

It's the holidays, which means it's time for a visit from your friend and ours, Matt Mira. Join us as we discuss superheroes, Christmas memories, old consoles, and the political structure of Super Mario World. No one gets us off topic like Mira!

1:00:49 | Dec 19th, 2011

Al Madrigal (Free Agents, The Daily Show) drops in to take us back to the days when cigarette burns adorned Street Fighter 2 cabinets & the possibility of an actual street fight was all too real. Yep: we talk about video game arcades. How they were s...Show More

1:26:35 | Dec 12th, 2011

Jordan Morris & The Indoor Kids put on their Indiana Jones hats and go Indian Jonesing into the world of rare and unreleased/canceled games. Walk with us through this seedy underbelly of missteps, mistakes & mysteries. "This belongs in a museum!" we ...Show More

1:12:24 | Dec 5th, 2011

Dan Harmon (creator of Community, Channel 101) visits The Indoor Kids again to discuss our obsession with Skyrim. We talk about how our real life personalities affect our characters and behavior within the game, and we try and ascertain specifically ...Show More

1:23:48 | Nov 28th, 2011

G4's Blair Herter & Jessica Chobot visit The Indoor Kids to share how they broke into the gaming industry, and to give tips on how you can too. Then everyone starts raving about Skyrim. It's all Skyrim this and Skyrim that and Kumail starts formulati...Show More

1:40:17 | Nov 21st, 2011

Jeff Rubin (College Humor, The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show) decided to watch every single video game released theatrically in the United States. He visits The Indoor Kids to tell the story of their successes and their failures. Mostly their failures. ...Show More

1:29:54 | Nov 14th, 2011

Dan Harmon (creator of Community and Channel 101) stops in at The Indoor Kids headquarters to discuss linear vs. open world games and how evolutionary theory ties into gaming. The singularity comes up again. Also, Minecraft. And then, in the Side-Que...Show More

1:11:09 | Nov 7th, 2011

Steve Heisler (AV Club Writer and Game Reviewer) stopped playing video games around Super Nintendo. A year ago, for The AV Club, he started playing the blockbuster games of today and reviewing them with fresh, childlike eyes. What's it like to make t...Show More