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The Indoor Kids #134: Tricks and Relapses with David Wain
Episode 134: The Indoor Kids
Tricks and Relapses with…
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The Indoor Kids #134: Tricks and Relapses with David Wain

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?


Dark Castle, Combat, Defender, Ms Pac Man, Lemonade Stand, Tetris, GTA Vice City, Crazy Taxi, Crazy Taxi 2, Guitar Hero, Rocksmith, GTA IV, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Candy Crush Saga, Pokemon, Tearaway, Assassin’s Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate


Hits, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Wanderlust, They Came Together, The Ten, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Superman/Batman, Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, Gremlins


The State, Children’s Hospital, The Meltdown, 24


Morris Day and The Time, Daft Punk


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  • His story about his arm reminds me of the time I spent ages playing Pokemon Sapphire, my thumbs went stiff for a little while after, and to this day they still click sometimes.

  • I actually saw The Ten at the opening night of the Sidewalk Moving Picture festival a while back. It was the opening movie for the festival, and wonderfully rebellious for a festival in Birmingham, Alabama. It was hilarious, silly fun and it’s a shame it isn’t better known.

  • I was also very much into Doug Henning and Harry Blackstone Jr. My dad took me to see both of them on tour back in the day and it was so wondrous to me as a kid. I learned a lot of slight of hand as a kid and it was just so much fun, even when I wasn’t good at it.

  • In response to the playing as a dragon discussion, Divinity 2 lets you do just that. It’s like a regular action RPG with randomized loot, but then you have the option to turn into a fucking dragon whenever you want…

  • I love you guys and empathize with you on the plight of hiccups….but please, please, PLEASE don’t record an intro when you are plagued by hiccups. I had to fast forward the show because I actually got nauseous over the hiccuping. Not that I think YOU are nauseous, but hearing people hiccup makes me really queasy. I’m sensitive. I’m sorry.

    In other news, I had to DVR Community for a while and finally got to catch all the way up. When I saw Kumail guest star, I went like this, “OMGit’sKumaillllll!” Now Emily needs to guest star on it as well and then my life will be complete.

  • I have to say that Kumail hiccupping in the podcast was disgusting. It was too much and I really think that shouldn’t happen again since it’s worse than people chewing on microphones. It really wouldn’t matter to just stop for a while.

    I love the podcast but sometimes I feel they talk too much about physical ailments especially Kumail. I can understand the going to the bathroom mid podcast but sometimes stuff like Kumail taking aderrall and having his teeth clatter or other occasions like that are kind of TMI. If it added something to the podcast besides having people reminded of those feelings, but I don’t think it does. Still that is ok if people dig it. But please no more hiccupping into the podcast or plowing thru on the podcast. That was just too disgusting.

  • Haha I didn’t even realise people being disgusted by hiccups was a thing.

    PS I don’t think that all-your-cells-are-replaced-every-seven-years fact is true. Because if it was wouldn’t people be able to heal spinal damage and stuff? We’d all be like Wolverine. Just a much slower Wolverine.

    PPS Sodastream was really popular in Britain in the 80s. These days it’s seen as a nostalgic thing that hacky comedians make jokes about. “Hey guys do you remember when we all had sodastreams and spacehoppers and that Mousetrap game?” It’s funny that it’s recently become a popular product in the US, I was genuinely confused when I first heard people mentioning it a while back on other podcasts. I didn’t know if I was missing out on some cultural in-joke

  • The “every 7 years” is a myth… some cells like blood cells or sperm cells are replaced on a very short timeline, days to weeks, while others like your gametes (eggs for the ladies) or neurons (How else could you remember events from your childhood?) last your whole life.