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The Fun Sized Bonus Mini…
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The Indoor Kids: The Fun Sized Bonus Mini-sode #1

The Indoor Kids recorded a 10 minute long special bonus episode in which they reviewed the PS3 re-release of Ico and discuss their annoyances with current downloadable content trends. These minisodes will always focus on reviews and current gaming news. Also, do you guys wanna help us come up with a name for these? We knew you would!

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  1. ArtChemist says:

    The InDoor Kids: Sweet Beeej

  2. Kevin says:

    Pwning it with The Nanjiani’s Anyone? Anyone?

  3. Dano says:

    I think the perfect name for these mini-sodes, since they are for reviews and whatnot, would be “Kumail and Emily: The Debriefing”

  4. KC says:

    Gripes and Yipes!

  5. Christy Fowler says:

    Mini-sode Title = Indoor Kids, DLC

  6. Vincent S says:

    I only meant that it has been a couple of weeks into the show. I dunno when that phase hits where it does become a chore but I hope it doesn’t come to that. Ohh yeah, Are you going to stick to 10-ish minutes for the minishow? lol, do you guys love this show more than playing video games?

  7. Kumail Nanjiani says:

    Vincent S. We still love doing the show. Like, a whole lot. It’s the opposite of a chore. I don’t know what you mean by “its been a while. ” our schedule has always been putting an episode out every Monday and we have stuck to that since we started. Yup yup!

  8. Vincent S says:

    Hmm, you’re the one that keeps placing the word “kids “on a couple of sentences. Not a whole lot though but it’s there. Do you want to tell Emily something? A couple of lil koopas running around? That’s a horrible vision btw… implies that your kids keeps on getting killed by a moustache’d vigilante.

    :/ I think I prefer (although I’m not necessarily against the alternative) a separate show to one massive orgy of main and small. Hmm, I don’t think the “feel” of the mini-sode (I’ll vote for “1-UP”) was that different. So, meh. Ohh yeah, I do want to ask. Is the show becoming a chore right now? It’s been a while but you guys have been willing to put out a new 10 minute refresher.

    Can I ask a personal question to Emily? Why did she quit being a therapist (I dunno what she actually did that was incredibly different to what she does now)?

  9. Kumail Nanjiani says:

    Thanks guys! Love all the names. I think we have made the decision, though, to tape these mini-sodes and tack them on at the end of the regular episodes. That way you won’t have to download separate episodes to get to them. And, people who aren’t interested in more current stuff can stop listening at that point. So, hopefully, the last 10 minutes or so of every ep will be just me & Emily reviewing/recapping news.

    Thanks again for listening guys. Seriously, these names were awesome. Now I definitely know where to go when I need a name for my kid…


  10. Rev John says:

    How about “What’s Been Keeping Us Indoors”, since this mini episode is about what they, the Indoor Kids, are currently playing.

  11. Gospel X says:

    The bonus episodes should be called “Extra DLC” or “Bonus DLC”. Some sort of DLC reference.

    And Ico is pronounced with the short I sound. It’s on Wikipedia if you’re curious.

    I agree with the complaints about different content’s being available at different retailers as well as having to go through crap to actually acquire all of the content of your games. My stance for the last few years has been that content should slowly be unlocked via time spent playing the game. Every hour or so, something should be released. This encourages constant play. You can also make it so that content is unlocked faster via performance, so players are rewarded for both doing well AND for continuing to play a game.

  12. How about calling these mini-episodes

    1. Side Quests

    2. Bonus Round

    3. Extra Life

    4. Speed Run

  13. Jeprox says:


    1. IDK: Aloha Milkyway

    2. IDK: Invisible Walls

    3. IDK: LOL Mode

    4. IDK: Combo Breaker

    5. IDK: Troller Bytes

  14. Gabe says:

    You guys are aware that these suggestions are pointless, because they have to call it gripes and yipes. They just have to. It’d pretty much be breaking the law if they didn’t. Mainly because, at the opening of every episode, Kumail would have to say “Hi, I’m Kumail Nanjiani, and this is gripes and yipes” and we would all laugh a whole lot.

  15. BluShine says:

    Oh man, wait until you get to the end of Shadow of the Colossus. It’s just… ah…

  16. Lee says:

    How about “Mini Gaming”?

  17. clivodimars says:

    yahh! liked it! keep doin um.

  18. Anthony R. says:

    Love Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. I felt the same way fighting the first couple of colossus but as I got to the more aggressive ones and the saw the visible toll the hero was undergoing to save his girl, man dynamite.

  19. Frank says:

    how about “1-ups”

  20. Mike Rodden says:

    My suggestions:
    Save Point
    Free DLC

  21. Vincent S says:

    Hehe! I bursted out laughing on the marriage proposal mention. I was just kidding on those.

    Hmm, make-up-names-for-new-indoor-kids-tiny-show time!!!!

    In Da Haus with the Indoor Kids
    The Hot Cocoa Edition of the Indoor Kids (admittedly only for the cold months)
    Melanoma-free Extravaganza because we’re the shut-in kids
    My Thumb Hurts Break with Kumail and Emily
    Meow (while blocking the TV) with Bagel the Cat
    Can’t Jerk to This with Kumail and not Emily’s hand
    Thurdays out of the Yacht, we’re inside playing video games (a Nerdcast call-back)
    The other kind of toy, the Sextra Nerd Sandra podcast
    ~~Troy and Abed in the morning!

    -__- I listen to you guys too much…

  22. Tom Wilhelm says:

    What do you think of “The Indoor Kids: Miniboss # 1”

  23. Rob O. says:

    I liked the “Extra Ball” idea. I also have…

    “IDK: The Lost Levels”
    “IDK: Bonus Round/Mission/Level” (choose one of the later, of course)
    “10-byte IDK”
    “IDK 1-up”

    By the way, I think this was a great idea and it is a beautiful supplement to the longer podcast.

  24. sam says:

    K & E’s Explosive Extravaganza of Death and Hurt Feelings!!!

  25. Brian Karasek says:

    I’m an old school pinball fan, how about “Indoor Kids’ Extra Ball?”

  26. Amanda says:

    This is awesome! I love the idea of mini-sodes. Thanks Kumial and Emily!

  27. Darryl M says:

    How about The Indoor Kids: Gametime? Just a thought….

  28. mr_fjg_son says:

    How about “Bonus Time w/Kumail & Emily” or “Time Bonus w/Kumail & Emily”(if you want to keep it factual) referencing the bonus levels in the Sonic the Hedgehog games where you would get a chance to get rings after a level.

    Or how about taking Max G’s idea & instead of Emily & Kumail just make it “Super Bite Size Gaming Fun Time”

    keep up the great work!!!

    Oh & Emily can you throw in some more “Like A BAAAWSE” comments. I know Ali used to say it all the time but I feel like it could be a little homage for the old school listeners of the show. Just a thought but love the interplay w/you & Kumail.

  29. Max G. says:

    Awesome. The more Indoor kids the better. As for a name, how about “Kumail & Emily’s Bite Size Gaming Fun Time”.

  30. I can only assume you guys have seen this comic before. 🙂

  31. Kyle says:

    How about Indoor Kids Easter Eggs?

    Like the little bonus fun stuff you find in games