Brian DunningWriter and Producer of Skeptoid Podcast
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast with a weekly audience of 122,000 listeners, the writer and presenter of the documentary films Here Be Dragons and Principles of Curiosity and the author of seven books. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. In 2014 Brian Dunning found himself in a position that almost nobody ever dreams of: on the way to spend a year at a federal prison camp, for a decade-old contractual matter that he never imagined would lead to legal trouble. No matter the original cause, life as a convicted felon is just as hard. His professional reputation was destroyed. Online searches permanently trumpet that he is a con man. Such challenges as these are particularly troubling as his profession is running an educational nonprofit, dependent on grants and donations that demand trustworthiness.