PodChatLive is a regular monthly online livestream show for podiatrists and other health professionals interested in the the foot and podiatry that is broadcast live on Facebook as well as accessible later as a replay on Facebook and YouTube, the PodChatLive website and also the usual podcast sources such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show both hosts have on a number of guests and talk about many topics of significance to podiatry and the lower limb. Through the broadcast, queries are usually asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The show has accumulated an extensive following and is very well-known among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths, both podiatrists. The livestream started off one night when Craig was visiting Ian and so they went live from Ian’s kitchen to have a chat live on Facebook about what came up. It was later named PodChatLive when they noticed that it worked and they were developing a following. Craig is based in Australia and he runs the discussion board, Podiatry Arena and admins the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist London, UK. The livestream did start off as a weekly livestream, but as it’s not monetized, it was way too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so following the first year it was transformed to a monthly show.
Sometimes the livestream is about clinical topics such as injuries, other times it talks about business topics like social media marketing. In other episodes the guest is someone well-known within the podiatry profession and they focus on a variety of topics with that guest. Some episodes are much more popular than others and at times the hosts get amazed just how popular some episodes are as they were not necessarily anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it was.