Regular show?

Aug 08 2009 Published by under Medicine, PalCast

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.

5 responses so far

  • becca says:

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

  • 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.

  • Donna B. says:

    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.

  • Stephanie Z says:

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

  • PalMD says:

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