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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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A fantastic insight into Gaming Journalism

By NotQuiteATriangle - Apr 21 2019
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Joseph Knoop is a fantastic host and always finds ways to make his conversations casual, entartaining, and informative. The show always has interesting guests on that talk about a wide array of topics. I'm always glad when I decide to give it a listen.

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By raoulduke117 - Jul 11 2017
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Has a great voice! Love the show man. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
4
1
0
1

A fantastic insight into Gaming Journalism

By NotQuiteATriangle - Apr 21 2019
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Joseph Knoop is a fantastic host and always finds ways to make his conversations casual, entartaining, and informative. The show always has interesting guests on that talk about a wide array of topics. I'm always glad when I decide to give it a listen.

Josiah

By raoulduke117 - Jul 11 2017
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Has a great voice! Love the show man. Thank you!

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The 1099

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

Rank #1: Episode 07: Greg Kasavin of Supergiant Games

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In this week's episode, former GameSpot editor-in-chief and current developer at Supergiant Games, Greg Kasavin, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about past and present review writing, how to transition from writing about games to writing for games, and methods for bettering yourself through proper scheduling.

Aug 17 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: Episode 121: Giant Bomb's Jason Oestreicher on Games Media's Shift to Video and Ignoring SEO

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On this week's episode, video maverick for Giant Bomb, fighting game guru, and former Game Informer video editor, Jason Oestreicher, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss creating videos on the internet. Jason explains his journey to Giant Bomb, what it's like training new hires, the growth of crowdfunding, the struggles of doing live shows, showing your personality online, and how important the community really is.

Nov 27 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Episode 14: Polygon Entertainment Reporter Julia Alexander

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On this week's episode, new entertainment reporter at Polygon, Julia Alexander, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about landing a full-time job in the industry, finding a writing mentor, writing weekly feature pitches, and why Drake might be the best living human.

Oct 12 2015

1hr

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Rank #4: Episode 200 PART 2 - Morgan Webb on X-Play's legacy and building Bonfire Studios

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THE BIG ONE, folks! Former X-Play host Morgan Webb joins us to talk about the glory days of broadcast games media, plus a big focus on how she's building a constructive culture over at Bonfire Studios as they work on their first game, and all the lessons she's learned between. Also there's some stuff about cutie oranges, morbid jokes about book clubs, and swearing. It's fun for the whole family.

Thank you for coming this far on this incredible journey with us. Time to start planning for Episode 300. Anyone got President Obama's number?

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Follow Joe on Twitter: @JosephKnoop
Follow Morgan: @MorganWebb
Follow the 1099: @The1099Podcast

May 06 2019

57mins

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Rank #5: Episode 144: John Vignocchi on Life After Disney Infinity and How Developers Play Video Games

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On this week's episode, the former vice president of production at Disney Interactive Studios, a former lead designer and product strategist at Midway, and a legend in the Giant Bomb community, John Vignocchi, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about everything that's been going on since the end of Disney Infinity. John details his recent wedding bonanza, what he went through after Disney Infinity ended. how being a developer makes him play games differently, what he's working on next, and the Giant Bomb community.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #6: Episode 129: Jan Ochoa on Giant Bomb, MythBusters, and Personality-Based Media

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On this week's episode, Jan Ochoa, the brand new associate video producer at Giant Bomb and former cameraman for MythBusters, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss the interview process for Giant Bomb and adjusting to the new games media landscape. Jan explains his Giant Bomb fandom, the surreal nature of meeting your heroes and getting your dream job, what it's been like suddenly having a Twitter following, how he got to work for MythBusters, his Giant Bomb goals for 2018, and his surprise answer to a well-known GB community question.

Jan 15 2018

52mins

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Rank #7: Episode 217: Sam Barlow on writing Telling Lies, a love for Hitchcock, Walmart, and David Beckham

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In what might be one of my favorite episodes in some time, Telling Lies and Her Story creator Sam Barlow joins the 1099 to talk about how you write, shoot, and build a live-action mystery game like Telling Lies. Oh, and we also talk about how Alfred Hitchcock was the first great game designer, how reading grocery receipts can tell you all you need to know about a person's life, and how a video of a sleeping David Beckham served as inspiration for Telling Lies' more intimate tone.

Support the 1099! Follow us on Twitter (@ the1099podcast), follow Joe (@ JosephKnoop), and retweet/share the show on Twitter, Facebook, and your local NSA wiretap.

Sep 09 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: Episode 03: Brian Shea and Nathan Meunier

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On this week's episode, Game Informer's Brian Shea and freelancer Nathan Meunier join host Josiah Renaudin to talk about breaking into full-time work, self-publishing books, how Florida has terrible weather, and the best ways to become a better writer.

Jul 13 2015

1hr

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Rank #9: Episode 168: Top 10 Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Games with Jeff Bakalar

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On this week's episode, a big-time editor and host at CNET, as well as the king of the rotating chair on the Giant Beastcast, Jeff Bakalar, joins host Josiah Renaudin to list off the top 10 side characters who need their own games/series. Characters from franchises like Alan Wake, Banjo-Kazooie, BioShock, and Viewtiful Joe are all mentioned and discussed in detail.

Oct 01 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: Episode 158: Giant Bomb's Matt Rorie on Community Management, Obsidian, and Game Production

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On this week's episode, the senior community producer at Giant Bomb, former lead editor at Whiskey Media, and former marketing and PR producer at Obsidian Entertainment, Matt Rorie, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss moving from media to development and back again. Matt details how he got into games media, his work at Obsidian on Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas, the struggles of video game production, freelancing before Giant Bomb, what he does at Giant Bomb, and some of the craziest support emails.

Jul 23 2018

51mins

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Rank #11: Episode 117: Nick Scarpino on Kinda Funny, Leaving IGN, and Overcoming Personal Barriers

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On this week's episode, co-founder/host for Kinda Funny and former IGN head of production, Nick Scarpino, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss starting Kinda Funny and overcoming personal barriers. Nick details why he left IGN, how expectations have changed for Kinda Funny over time, dealing with different fears, what it's like doing open mic appearances, and how to become comfortable being on camera.

Oct 30 2017

58mins

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Rank #12: Episode 183: Top 10 Game Franchises That Should Change Genre with Jake Baldino and Todd Schlickbernd

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On this week's episode, a video producer for PeanutButterGamer, producer for Hardcore, and video wizard, Todd Schlickbernd; the leader of the Gameranx video team, internet celebrity, and first-ever The 1099 guest, Jake Baldino; and podcast founder Josiah Renaudin come together to discuss 10 different series that should change their genres. Jake and Todd join Josiah for his final show to pitch new ideas for franchises like Assassin's Creed, Dead Rising, Dark Souls, and much more.

Jan 16 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: Episode 140: Danny O'Dwyer on Noclip, Modern Games Media, and How to Talk to Devs

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On this week's episode, the founder of the video game documentary company Noclip, a former host and editor at GameSpot, and former Trending Gamer nominee, Danny O'Dwyer, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss how media should talk to developers. Danny details his exit from GameSpot, how he's able to get access to major developers, why developers have been so transparent with him, future dream projects, finding motivation after GameSpot, and what you can expect from Noclip in the future.

Mar 26 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: Episode 18: Lorne Lanning on Sony's Indie Focus and the State of the Industry

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On this week's episode, co-founder and president of Oddworld Inhabitants, Lorne Lanning, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about behind-the-scenes craziness from Sony's E3 2013 press conference, how indie games are where all the risks and innovation now take place, and why now is the best time to make a game.

Nov 09 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #15: Episode 192: IGN's Cassidee Moser on Captain Marvel & Top Star Wars Games

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On this week's episode, IGN social editor and dear friend of the pod CASSIDEE MOSER joins Joe to gush about Captain Marvel and what it means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans. PLUS, being huge nerds who have a questionable affinity for Disney products, we list out the five best Star Wars video games ever!

Cassidee: https://twitter.com/CassideeMoser
Joseph: https://twitter.com/JosephKnoop
1099: https://twitter.com/The1099Podcast

Mar 18 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: Episode 21: Jake Baldino on Becoming a YouTube Personality

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On this week's episode, Gameranx host and producer, Jake Baldino, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about reaching 1.2 million YouTube subscribers, how he was able to focus on making videos full-time, and what you need to do to become a successful YouTuber.

Dec 08 2015

51mins

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Rank #17: Episode 191: IGN Editor-in-Chief of Games Tina Amini on running a games media giant

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On this week's episode, the one and only Tina Amini -- Editor-in-Chief of Games at IGN -- joins Joe to talk about how she runs one of the biggest names in games journalism. We dive into Tina's one year anniversary with IGN, what she's learned about leading such a huge team, the evolution of games media over the past decade, and the perspective of the industry she's been afforded as IGN's Big Boss.

Support the show by following us @The1099Podcast and @JosephKnoop on Twitter, and support our resident musician at ZWBuckley.com.

Mar 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #18: Episode 163: Top 10 Underappreciated Games with Tommy Toe Hold

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On this week's episode, popular YouTuber and podcaster in the world of MMA, Tommy Toe Hold, joins host Josiah Renaudin to list the top 10 hidden gems/underappreciated video games. From Full Metal Furies to 20XX, the duo details a medley of different games you missed out on—all available for download on modern consoles.

Aug 27 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: Episode 162: Julie Muncy and Blake Hester on Game Reviews and Hiring for Passion

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On this week's episode, a creative writer, journalist, and critic for Wired, Waypoint, and Gizmondo, Julie Muncy, and a writer seen on Polygon, Variety, Playboy, Motherboard, and Rolling Stone, Blake Hester, join host Josiah Renaudin for a games media round table. The group tackles what should and shouldn't be in a game review, how we talk to developers, avoiding PR messaging, why so many reviews read similarly, what it means to hire for passion in games media, and tips for writers getting into games.

Aug 20 2018

51mins

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Rank #20: Episode 08: Kevin VanOrd of Trion Worlds

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On this week's episode, Kevin VanOrd, former GameSpot senior editor and current English editor at Trion Worlds, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about changing jobs, the best ways to start writing reviews for a major website like GameSpot, and tips to make your writing better. They also discuss Journey for a solid 15 minutes, because why not?

Aug 24 2015

1hr 20mins

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