Erik Blythe
Owner, Executive Producer, Host
Shows:  RC News Roundup, Echo Base, Reel Quick Reviews, Short Circuits, Aren’t You a Little Short for a Podcast, The Tightbeam
Prior Shows: RandomChatter, The Crash Couch, The Escape Hatch, LostChatter, Movie Survival Guide, AppChatter, The Pause Button, Trailer Trash Talk, DeadChatter, MovieChatter

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
Co-Network Director, Executive Producer, Host
Shows: RandomChatter, Echo Base, The Tightbeam
Prior Shows: The Escape Hatch, LostChatter, AppChatter, The Pause Button, The Sabacc Table

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.

Assistant Network Director, Host
Shows: Random Chatter, Echo Base, Movie Rampage!, 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

Lizzie Twachtman
Shows: Random Chatter, Movie Rampage!

Hey guys, I’m Lizzie and I am brand new to the wonderful world of podcasting. Once upon a time…I got connected with Tim on the Twitterverse, where we quickly became fast friends due to our mutual love of Star Wars. 3 years later, Tim and I would meet…in person and my fears were instantly relieved when he turned out to be the cool guy on hoped he’d be. Through him, I got connected to the gents on the Random Chatter podcast and I guess I said something funny cause they asked me to join the network! Huzzah!!

Other things to know about me: I studied fashion design, I have my own blog and I lead worship on Sunday mornings at the church I grew up in. Star Wars is my first love and no boy has ever been able to compete with my love for Han Solo, so I’m single and I like it that way! if you love any of the following…Star Wars, Marvel, Buffy, Star Trek, Jane Austen, Summer beach vibes, pineapples, the 80’s, flip flops, thrift store shopping, red wine…then we will get along just fine!

Andrea Cardama
Shows: The Tightbeam

Andrea was born in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, and is now happily living in Ontario, Canada.

She can be found doing a million things such as writing, gaming, reading, hiking, or watching movies/TV-shows! A good way to summarize everything she loves, without having a list, is with a fun fact: she has a Miniature Schnauzer named Luke Skywalker, had a Chameleon named Spock, and had a Hedgehog named Sonic!

Andrea loves interacting with the world and talking about anything and everything related to movies/TV-shows so follow her on Twitter at: @KatzBearz!

Thomas Harper
Shows: Dispatches From the Front

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.

Jason Labansky
Shows: April and Jay Have No Ideas

Born and raised on the “mean streets” of Connecticut, I have always been a nerd through and through.   My obsessions include Star Wars, the Marvel MCU, Doctor Who, Comic book, sci fi, and fantasy movies and TV. I am a dreamer, aspiring wood worker, amateur master builder, gamer, and nerd toy aficionado (well the ones my wife lets me keep). When not indulging in everything above, I help my wife raise our two children… ok well she does most of the raising I try not to be completely useless.

I have been podcasting for about two years on and off and I feel like I have found my passion for it! I’m ecstatic to be part of the network and looking forward to branching out!


Shows: April and Jay Have No Ideas

April is a wife, dog mom to 2 pit bulls that are too cute for their own good, and college professor that found her way back to NY after 27 years in CT. April enjoys watching terrible television that turns her brain to mush, super nerdy things (especially fan fiction, comics, and all the media that goes along with it), spending time with her husband when they aren’t being 2 ships passing in the night, reading, crocheting, being with family and friends, and sitting on the couch getting lost in YouTube holes for hours on end. April hates people that don’t know how to drive, being wrong, talking about herself, being judgmental (she is definitely guilty of being judgy), missing her friends and family that live back home and within an hour drive, and speaking in the third person.


Shows: TBA

Mike currently resides in the great land of Ohio. He is a husband and father who works feverishly to get another penny to buy something else nerdy. During the week, he is the Youth Pastor at his wife’s home church but during the night, he is something else…He is Batman…well, not really, but it would be cool if I was.
Mike is a long time Star Wars fan and a heavy advocate for the Prequel Trilogies. His first Star Wars movie he ever saw was The Phantom Menace. He is also known for his love of anything in the superhero field, but especially the DC Universe (Come on guys, Batman Vs. Superman wasn’t that bad…) And the MCU is pretty good too. He has seen every season of LOST at the minimum of 7 times and all the extras at least 3 times and hopes this may make him a Dharma recruit. He also has had a strong passion for the Dragonball anime series. He has never been a podcaster before but listens to almost 20 hrs a week, so he’s got this.


Keri Simpson
Web Master
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.