|200 Episodes! Be happy!|
|This is more like it.|
Swoopy explained that she is no longer with the show as she has a fulltime job, and going to school full time. Which is great, and I admire such can-do people. It seemed pretty clear that it seems unlikely that she will ever be returning to the show in any regular capacity. She clearly does not have the time. Then the chat wondered a bit into the current skepto-controversy-of-the-moment problems, which was a bit of a downer. I don't know. Typically, milestone episodes are cheerful. I don't want to give the impression it was a complete dirge, but things picked up once Tim Farley's segment was cued up. Also, Derek made it quite clear he intends to carry on unless something substantial occurs to put the show on ice.
The interview was of Michael Shermer of being Michael freaking Shermer of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society. Derek touched upon a number of topics with Shermer, although being a one time professional bike racer and continued bike enthusiast the discussion of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal was enlightening. Shermer also gave his, somewhat controversial, views on gun control in light of the Connecticut school slaying. I enjoyed hearing Shermer's take directly from him.
All in all, it was a good episode. We here at the Skeptical Review wish Skepticality a successful, continued run for another 200 episodes. However, the first third of the episode is not the expected cheery celebration of 200 episodes you might expect.