Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani On today's Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.
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Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani

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Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani

Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani

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Comedian Kumail Nanjiani performs during One Kid One World's 3rd Annual Night Of (At Least) 18 Laughs at Largo on April 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Jason Kempin/Getty Images or One Kid One World hide caption

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Comedian Kumail Nanjiani performs during One Kid One World's 3rd Annual Night Of (At Least) 18 Laughs at Largo on April 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Kumail Nanjiani is a standup comedian, the co-host of the comedy show The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail for Comedy Central, an actor (including a regular gig on HBO's Silicon Valley), and a popular Twitter presence. But the reason we sat down with him today is that he's also a podcaster, who has both a show about games called The Indoor Kids and a show called The X-Files Files.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (pictured above) are both returning to The X-Files. Getty Images hide caption

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (pictured above) are both returning to The X-Files.

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As its name suggests, The X-Files Files is a show in which Nanjiani and guests — who have included at times X-Files writers and guest actors — break down episodes of the show in great detail. Who better, we thought, to comment on the news that The X-Files is returning to Fox for a handful of new episodes?

So this is a conversation about the new episodes, some of the old episodes, the importance of remaining hopeful, and how hard it is to be a werewolf.

We'll be back tomorrow with our regular full episode.