John “TotalBiscuit” Bain is a radio host with over a decade of experience in both traditional FM and online broadcasting. John began broadcasting when he was just 13 years old and was a founding member and beta-tester for Live365.com, John went on to run his University’s radio station and host a prime-time extreme metal show after which he took his talents to the realm of talk radio, hosting the groundbreaking World of Warcraft show “Blue Plz”, which is still the most popular solo-hosted WoW show on the internet. After 5 years at WoW Radio, 4 of which in the role of managing director, John decided to take his rigorous standards, work ethic and extensive experience and apply them to a new site. Thus “The Cynical Brit ” was born.
He is a firm believer in the values of live broadcast, shunning pre-recorded podcasts in favour of online shoutcast streaming. In his own words, “presenting ideas to an audience without the comfort of a safety net and multiple takes allows one to speak from the heart, in the most honest way possible. The audience responds well to that and in turn, one can feed off of their energy, allowing it to drive the performance to greater heights, even if they’re half a world away”
His unique, passionate style of speaking is forceful and entertaining, never missing a beat and covering the issues that matter to his listeners with care and precision. He describes his broadcast voice as a fusion of the emotive, indignant style of American “shock-jock” radio personalities and the cynical, sarcastic nature of British comics and presenters such as Jeremy Clarkson and Paul Merton. A law graduate, John utilises critical thinking and analysis in his productions to create compelling, logical arguments. He is an interviewer of some repute within the World of Warcraft and Gaming communities, with an extensive portfolio of personalities and developers. He is also an accomplished e-sports commentator, having beaten rivals to secure the grand prize in the Official Blizzard Shoutcasting Contest 2009.
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