White Coat Underground

Regular show?

It’s true that I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands, but last nights UStream event with the crew was lots of fun. Isis and Arikia have been hosting a regular Friday night get-together on UStream, which is a total blast, but last night Isis couldn’t tear herself away from her hot, hot science to host. As an experiment, I opened up a UStream channel and we happily chatted far to late into the evening.

And…the format is interesting. I can broadcast live video, and have a parallel text chat. This got me thinking. There are one or two online doctor shows (OK, only one that I know of…Dr Anonymous). He uses a call-in format. I’m thinking about having an occasional series where I’ll broadcast and take questions, etc, via text. This is simply an embryonic idea, as I’m not sure I can find the time slot in my life, but it could be great fun, discussing medicine, health care, skepticism…we’ll see.


  1. #1 becca
    August 8, 2009

    Woo! Do it!
    Although, 12am on Saturday mornings might not be the best regular schedule.

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    August 8, 2009

    I like the idea a lot – I don’t have the tech skillz of Doc Anon but the UStream/chat questions format works great. My local wine merchants do this to have virtual winetastings and we even futzed with it at the ScienceOnline’09 winetasting.

    You’ve got a great voice and presence for this format and you can hold forth on a wide variety of topics, medical and otherwise. I’d participate for sure.

  3. #3 Donna B.
    August 8, 2009

    Youse science guys are gonna finally make me replace my screwy USB ports and get my headphones working again, aren’t you?

    It does sound like fun.

  4. #4 Stephanie Z
    August 9, 2009

    It sounds like a blast and has every time you’ve Tweeted it, but Friday nights are out for me. Have fun.

  5. #5 PalMD
    August 9, 2009

    I haven’t decided on any potential time yet. Friday sortta belongs to Dr Isis and @justarikia

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