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About the Hosts of Skepticality

Derek Colanduno

Derek Colanduno

Derek Colanduno grew up in Las Vegas. (That explains just about everything. Too close to Area 51 and nothing he could do about it.) Raised by his New Jersey parents to question the world around him, Derek has been seeking truth in every day things, for as long as he can remember.

In his day job, Derek works for an Environmental Engineering firm as a IT Consultant. For fun (and sometimes profit), he’s a 3D graphics developer, audio engineer, and HD video editor.

Derek is currently spending his time rebuilding his super-genius brain following his September 8, 2005 brain overload and subsequent inner-cranial explosion. Derek 2.5 is in final beta testing.

Derek is the Director of Skeptrack, promoting skepticism at Dragon*Con (the world’s largest culture convention) which is held in Atlanta, Georgia every Labor Day weekend. Derek is one of the co-hosts of Dragon-Pod, the Official Podcast of Dragon*Con.

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Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy

Co-host, Swoopy, is skeptical of many things, but mostly Derek. Previously her Skepticality contributions included the fun stuff like Whimsicality, and all of the music that is featured on the show. After her accomplished coup d’état of 2006, Swoopy became a one woman podcasting machine and now does all the writing, most of the research and all of the editing and post-production on the program.

Swoopy is the Co-Director of Skeptrack, promoting skepticism at Dragon*Con (the world’s largest culture convention) which is held in Atlanta, Georgia every Labor Day weekend.

For fun and profit, she works in audio editing, graphic design, digital composition, cinematography, still photography, fine arts including oils, acrylics, charcoal, and pen & ink drawing. She has been, rarely, heard on the show lately due to her going to school full-time.

In her spare time (when she had spare time), Swoopy enjoyed ballet, composing spooky electronic music and staring longingly at her collection of Howard Dean campaign posters.

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