PodChatLive is a monthly video livestream discussion for podiatrists and other health professionals involved in the subject area that is broadcast live on Facebook and it’s also accessible later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the common podcast sources such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show the two hosts have on a number of guests and go over a wide range of topics of relevance to podiatry and the lower leg. Through the livestream, questions might be asked by those viewing during real time and the hosts and guests respond. The show has accumulated an extensive following and is very popular among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths, both podiatrists. The livestream started off one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and so they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a conversation live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive because they realised that it proved helpful and they were getting a following. Craig is located in Melbourne and he admins the discussion board, Podiatry Arena and admins the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist London, UK. The show did start out as a weekly broadcast, but as it’s not monetized, it was just too much work for the hosts to put on, so following the first year it was transformed to a monthly show.
At times the discussion is about clinical issues such as injuries, other times it focusses on business topics like social media marketing. Other times the guest is someone famous within the podiatry profession and so they discuss a variety of topics with the guest. Some topics are a lot more popular than others and at times the hosts get surprised exactly how popular some episodes are as they weren’t actually expecting that episode to be as popular as what it was.