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The Indoor Kids #66: Walking Dead and Road Tripping with Gary Whitta

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 The Book of Eli and the next M. Night Shyamalan movie), how you write a game that has so many different story paths, his thoughts on the importance of stories in games, and much more. Plus, hear Kumail and Emily talk road tripping, contests and more! Look out gang, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead, written by Gary Whitta, comes out tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th! Download it ASAP!

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  1. John says:

    I will never understand how you guys put yourselves out there on the internet to be torn apart by people who don’t understand how level one human interaction works and that internet comments will be read. Your show is wonderful. You are both wonderful. My life is more wonderful with The Indoor Kids.

  2. Daniel says:

    Hey, since Emily said she like concept bands, here’s one for you: Port Mahadia. They’re near impossible to find (they ARE on Spotify, however), but their music is quite interesting.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Tommy C says:

    Love you guys!!!! I Marathoned all your podcast and now that I’m caught up I hate that I have to wait for the next show to come…..Just like the Walking dead episodes…

  4. Dr. Loveless says:

    For other Elizabethean rock, check out Steeleye Span’s “All Around my Hat” video, which is like the Renaissance Fair mixed with ABBA. And speaking of Renaissance, there is a band of the same name with an amazing singer named Annie Haslam… the video to see is “Northern Lights.”

  5. WesFX says:

    You roped me in for another one because I want to hear about his part in the next M. Night film.

  6. Alex Stone says:

    Gary is the man, great guest. I highly recommend the This is Only a Test podcast if you enjoyed him.

  7. Rob P says:

    Thanks for making my job enjoyable.
    Indoor kids is my favorite podcast and I cannot wait to get my shirt when you guys decide the winner.

  8. Ian Prettyman says:

    I’m sitting here waiting for XCOM to unlock on steam at midnight. I can’t remember being so pumped for a game to come out. You guys have got to play this. I’d love to hear your impressions.

  9. Alec says:

    Speaking of narrative branches, I really enjoy the Alpha Protocol -style approach to conversations this game takes, as opposed to the more standard Mass Effect type.

    That’s just a simple introductory conversation where you arrive at the Moscow hub and try to get some information about weapons smugglers.

    Another thing about the Walking Dead that I really love is the sound design. When the storm was (literally and figuratively) brewing in episode 2, I actually took off my headphones and checked the sky outside because I wasn’t sure if the sounds were real or not.

  10. Kyle S. says:

    Fairport Convention is the shit, you guys. I assure you.

    Listen to “Meet on the Ledge” and feel your innards glow with joy:

  11. Bwandon says:

    okay I NEVER thought Id heard Fairport Convention on this podcast…….

    Also the leader sing of that band dated Robert Plant from Zeppelin

  12. Joseph says:

    The Walking Poverty is basically Grapes Of Wrath: The Videogame.

  13. Aeshir says:

    Wooooaah it’s Gaz! Been reading stuff of his for basically a decade, and I hear him every week on the Tested podcast. Rad to see him on here.

  14. Matt says:

    I love that you guys are going to see GWAR! Wear some clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and have a blast.