PodChatLive is a monthly video livestream show for podiatrists and others interested in the topic that is broadcast live on Facebook and is available later as a replay on YouTube, their website and the usual podcast platforms such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each episode the two hosts have on one or more guests and discuss a wide range of topics of relevance to podiatry and the lower limb. During the livestream, questions can be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The show has gathered a wide following and is very popular among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths, both podiatrists. The show started one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s kitchen to have a chat live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was later named PodChatLive as they realised that it worked and they were developing a following. Craig is based in Melbourne and he runs the forum, Podiatry Arena and runs the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The show did start out as a weekly broadcast, but as it is not monetized, it was just too much work for the hosts to put on, so after the first year it was changed to a monthly show.
Sometimes the show focusses on clinical issues such as injuries, other times it focusses on business issues like social media marketing. Other times the guest is someone well known within the podiatry profession and they discuss a wide range of issues with that guest. Some topics are much more popular than others and at times the hosts get surprised just how popular some episodes are as they were not necessarily expecting that episode to be as popular as what it was.