Erik Blythe
Creator, Network Director, Executive Producer, Administrator, Show Runner, Host
Shows:  Getting Sidetracked, MovieChatter, Trailer Breakdown, Short Circuits, The Story Crucible, RandomChatter, ForceChatter
Prior Shows: The ForceCast, The Sabacc Table, Short Circuits, Real Quick Reviews, The Crash Couch, The Escape Hatch, LostChatter, DeadChatter, Movie Survival Guide, AppChatter, The Pause Button, Trailer Trash Talk, Flick Fights, RandomChatter News Roundup, Aren’t You a Little Short for a Podcast, The Tightbeam, Echo Base, The Outer Rim, Knights of the Holotable

Erik’s been around since the very early days of podcasting, and he was the recipient of the 2005 People’s Choice Podcast Award in the “Movies/Film” category for his podcast at He remember the early struggles of podcasting, including the fight to get podcasts into the iTunes store. He also likes to lament about having to walk to school uphill both ways in the snow…

He loves Star Wars, Babylon 5, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and more. He strongly favors science fiction over fantasy. His favorite books are Ender’s Game and Ready Player One.

He hates writing about himself almost as much as he hates referring to himself in the third person — however, if you contact him via the “Contact Us” page, he’d be more than happy to answer any questions.

Lou Secki
Network Director, Executive Producer, Administrator, Show Runner, Host
Shows: RandomChatter, The Tightbeam, MovieChatter, Trailer Breakdown, ForceChatter
Prior Shows: The ForceCast, The Sabacc Table, The Crash Couch, The Escape Hatch, LostChatter, AppChatter, The Pause Button, Trailer Trash Talk, Flick Fights, Echo Base, The Outer Rim

Lou started filling in as a guest host on LostChatter back during season 5 of the show and soon became a regular host. He then became a regular host on the AppChatter show in 2010. With the relaunch of the RandomChatter network in 2011 Lou’s role evolved to include editing and producing shows (yes, basically grunt work).

Lou’s somewhat random background makes him a good fit with the RandomChatter network. What’s that old saying, “jack of all trades, master of none”? Well, there you go. When he’s not at the computer, he’s usually on his mountain bike or behind his camera. Lou’s completest nature (let’s not mince words and call it what it really is—OCD) forces him to watch all episodes of a TV series once started, even when it’s not very good.

Network Director, Executive Producer, Administrator, Show Runner, Host
Shows: Guardians of the MCU, Trailer Breakdown, MCU TV, ForceChatter
Prior Shows:  Movie Rampage!, The Outer Rim, Echo Base, Dispatches From the Front
Meesa honored to be taking on dissa heavy burden.  Meesa accept this with moi, moi humility and…
[scuffle ensues]
Um… sorry folks. Lou apparently didn’t appreciate my acceptance speech.
Anyhow, a bit about me…
I live in central New York with my wife, niece, and two dogs.  I’m a life-long Star Wars fan and an eager (although often delayed) consumer of Star Wars novels, both EU and current, and occasionally venture into Star Wars comics.  I love Star Wars LEGO and the Black Series figures, if only I had more room for them!  I’m also a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, except Ant Man, who is completely unnecessary.

Follow Tim on Twitter @quigontimm

Keri Simpson
Network Operations Coordinator, Webmaster, Administrator, Showrunner, Host
Shows:  The Caped Chronicles, DC Talk, Enter the Dojo
Non RCN Shows: Sci-Fi Pubcast

I am a Burbank, California native, bibliophile, cook, Aikidoka, gamer and incurable geek.  When I’m not working my “day job”, I can usually be found throwing people across a room or in the kitchen or gaming or with my nose in a book.

I also have an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate… yes, all the Stars, among other things!  I’m obsessed with most things Sci-Fi and/or fantasy.  Also Douglas Adams, vampires, dragons, vikings, swords…  You get the general idea.

Shows: The Tightbeam, Caped Chronicles,
Past Shows:  Fangirl Confessional, Knights of the Holotable, The Outer Rim, Getting Sidetracked,
Andrea is a superhero by day, and a creative force by night! With coffee and tea running through her veins, she enthusiastically tackles each day, one adventure at a time. When she is not busy teaching Biology, Chemistry, English or Math, she can be found doing a million things such as writing, gaming, reading, hiking, baking, painting or watching TV! She has a wide range of interests when it comes to movies/shows, and she is not shy about breaking down, talking about and analyzing them! A good way to summarize everything she loves, without writing a novel, is with a fun fact: she has two Miniature Schnauzers (Luke & Leia), and has four Betta fish (Protey, Diogo, Miller and Amos). She used to also have a chameleon (Spock), a hamster (Bianca), and a hedgehog (Sonic)!

Andrea is a friendly Canadian who loves interacting with the world and talking about anything and everything so follow her on Twitter (@KatzBearz)! You can also catch her giving her co-hosts some loving Spanish sass in many of the RCN podcasts!

Editor, Host
Shows: The Tightbeam, Enter the Dojo
Past Shows:  Fangirl Confessional

Shannon is a talkative geek from west (of) Philadelphia, born and raised. Growing up entirely around sports and film/television, she fell easily into fandom early on, loving everything from anime to cosplay to scores and soundtracks. But not old school westerns, like her dad; she fell more into adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and superhero. Her innate ability to hold on to minute facts and trivia is both a blessing and a curse that she uses to her advantage in podcasting and annoying people on Twitter. She loves making gifs and designing “covers” on Photoshop when she’s not busy doing nothing. She holds a black belt, a degree in film from Temple University, a plethora of worldviews that often pit her against much of “traditional” geek culture, and an open mind to anything that isn’t harmful or toxic. She still loves her sports. She’s most enthusiastic about video games, The Expanse, cosplay, and coffee. No, she does not put cheese wiz on her cheesesteaks, and yes, she has run up the Art Museum steps.

You can find her over much of the internet @shankbeezy.

Thomas Harper
Shows: ForceChatter
Prior Shows: Echo Base, The Outer Rim, Dispatches From the Front
Non RCN Shows: Joint Geeks of Staff

Captain Thomas Harper is a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves. After originally enlisting as a Private, Thomas commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Army ROTC program. He went on to serve 7 years on active duty as an Army JAG attorney. During his time in the JAG Corps, he served in a variety of positions, including as an Operational Law attorney in Afghanistan, where he advised commanders on the law of war and rules of engagement. While he loves all things geek, he is a massive Star Wars fan, collector, and the reigning back-to-back Dragon Con Star Wars Super Fan trivia champion. Thomas also writes a regular Star Wars column for The Legal Geeks, breaking down legal issues in the galaxy far, far away.


Shows: Caped Chronicles,The Tightbeam
Past Show: Knights of the Holotable, The Outer Rim,

Fred is a proud West Coaster from Vancouver BC, Canada! By day, he works in a fast-paced, high-stress job in Information Technology Security, and by night, he can be found diving deep into fandoms, either by watching Sci-Fi, gaming (video, board, or table top), building a LEGO set, or even listening to a podcast or an audiobook. Fred also has a passion for cooking and enjoys throwing dinner parties or barbeques with friends. In the summer months, you can find Fred going off on adventures like Bilbo Baggins, or even Frodo: Getting lost in nature, finding his way to the top of Mount Doom (just kidding Mt. Baker), hugging black bears, and also ending up at some random lake that is only accessible by the path less taken.

Some of Fred’s favourite fandoms include: Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, Game of Thrones, Transformers, and many many more!


Shows: Guardians of the MCU, MCU TV

“Hailing from the Nation’s Capital, he is the Master of Disaster, the King of…” oh wait. This isn’t a boxing introduction. I grew up a huge SciFi fan… educated in both Star Wars and Star Trek… who grew up playing LEGOs and reading Marvel comic books. Nowadays, I get my Star Wars, LEGO, Marvel, etc. fix by educating my children in these areas. When I’m not doing that, I can be found saving DC from disasters or building furniture.

Shows: MovieChatter, Streaming Smarties

Robin is our resident movie expert, as she teaches film at a college and, therefore knows stuff. She claims she doesn’t like horror movies. This however, is a front, to cover up how much she actually enjoys toturing Tim and, by extension, Erik. She also loves the sub-genre of Time Travel movies. Yes, there is such a thing. She protests too much.

And she should really be nicer to her co-hosts.


Sheba Arifullah
Shows: Guardians of the MCU, MCU TV

Hi everyone, my name is Sheba, and I’m a teacher by profession, and cosplayer by passion! I’ve been a nerd/geek at heart ever since I could remember, and it only grew as an adult! Now, I dress up in costumes, and buy all kinds of fandom merch, to make the inner child in me happy; and I’m not sorry!

I joined the RandomChatter family when I was invited to be a guest by Tim, whom I knew through Instagram. I’ve always loved discussing all things geeky, and nerdy with anyone who would listen, so I was happy to join the team! I now have a place to share all my theories, and excitement, without having to bother my family!

My brand is #perpetuallysingle because I’ve been single forever, and in my late 30s, and being South Asian, if you’re not married by 25, it’s too late. So I created my website, and all social media accounts to show people that I am not loving a sad, lonely, spinster life, like they may think I am.  

Besides that, I am an avid fan of makeup (I own far too much for my own good), love to draw, sing, dance, watch movies and shows, play video games, read, working out, and playing/watching sports. My social media is indicative of my many passions, and hobbies. Batman has the bat signal, I have my fandoms. If I hear any one of them, I appear, ready to converse! Okay, that isn’t meant to be creepy, but you know what I mean!