About The Host

My name is Ross Balch, I host and produce Skeptically Challenged. I have been a skeptic for as long as I can remember and have been closely following the movement since I was 20 after downloading podcasts such as Skeptoid and the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, eventually I decided to start my own podcast.

I am currently studying two bachelors in science, one in medical laboratory science and the other in microbiology and biotechnology. My interest extends to most science though and I attempt to apply my knowledge in these areas in a skeptical context.

In the interest of full disclosure I am a junior laboratory scientist at a clinical trials facility, however the company I work for does not produce any pharmaceuticals of their own and in no way funds any of my endeavours including Skeptically Challenged.