PodChatLive is a monthly online livestream discussion for podiatrists and others involved in the subject that is streamed live on Facebook and it's also accessible later as a replay on YouTube, the website and also the usual podcast platforms including iTunes and Spotify for the sound version. In each episode the two hosts have on one or more guests and talk about many topics of relevance to podiatrists and the lower limb. Throughout the broadcast, questions may be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond. The show has gathered a wide following and is very well-liked among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths, both podiatrists. The show started off one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and so they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a discussion live on Facebook about what 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 online community, Podiatry Arena and admins the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The livestream did begin as a weekly broadcast, but as it is not monetized, it was way too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so after the initial year it was transformed to a monthly livestream.
At times the discussion on PodChatLive focusses on clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it focusses on business topics like social media marketing. In other episodes the guest is someone famous within the podiatry profession and so they discuss a wide range of topics with that guest. Some episodes are a lot more popular than the others and at times the hosts get surprised just how popular some episodes are as they were not actually anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it ended up being.