The Indoor Kids
Hosts: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Hardcore gamers might appreciate the newly minted gem Shall We Play a Game, which features Kotaku and New York Times reviewer Chris Suellentrop nerding out on new titles. But for those who more appreciate the culture surrounding games, The Indoor Kids is arguably the best podcast available. Hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon team up with industry guests and celebrity gamers alike to discuss their new and forever favorites, talk about conventions, criticism, nostalgia, indie releases, voice acting, game testing, and at one point try (and fail) to list all 47 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games. It's a fun examination of the industry from impassioned fans who grew up happy to stay inside on sunny days.
Best episode: The discussion of gaming criticism with Extra Lives author Tom Bissel is a quality listen, but any episode Jordan Morris is just as fun.