I love The X-Files. You do too, unless you’re terrible. I’ve seen every episode multiple times, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t possibly learn anything new about the classic sci-fi groundbreaker. Thankfully, a new podcast is here to help.
Kumail Nanjiani already hosts a popular podcast on the Nerdist network called The Indoor Kids, a show that “isn’t just about video games, but isn’t not about video games.” Now, he’s entering new territory with a podcast devoted to analyzing episodes of The X-Files.
Every episode of The X-Files, in fact, in order, starting with the pilot. Episodes one and two just launched, wherein Nanjiani and a guest break down “Pilot” and “Deep Throat.”
It’s called The X-Files Files, and it’s an absolutely wonderful idea.
And look – it’s already popular!
Thanks for all your support in making @kumailn's The X-Files Files the #1 comedy podcast on our first day! pic.twitter.com/mFIGNV3Y9o
— Feral Audio (@FeralAudio) June 5, 2014
The podcast’s network, Feral Audio, also house Dan Harmon’s Harmontown and Chelsea Peretti’s Call Chelsea Peretti.
Nanjiani describes The X-Files as his favorite show.
I have a new podcast launching tonight! The X-Files Files! It's about my fave show! Subscribe now & get it early! https://t.co/4LiQ7NhGCA
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 4, 2014
You may know Nanjiani from HBO’s great new show Silicon Valley, or from Portlandia. The actor/comedian should be commended for giving the world of podcasts something that it so desperately needed – painstaking analysis of every X-Files episode. I want to be clear that there is absolutely no sarcasm in that statement.
You can listen to the first episode here.
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