PodChatLive is a monthly video livestream discussion for podiatrists and others involved in the topic which is streamed live on Facebook and it’s also accessible later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the usual podcast platforms including iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show the two hosts have on one or more guests and discuss a variety of issues of relevance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Through the broadcast, questions may be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The livestream has gathered an extensive following and is very popular among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The show started off one night when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a conversation live on Facebook about what came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive because they noticed that it worked and they were getting a following. Craig is based in Australia and he admins the discussion board, Podiatry Arena and admins the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The show did begin as a weekly broadcast, 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 livestream.
Sometimes the show is about clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it talks about business topics like social media marketing. Other times the guest is someone renowned within the podiatry profession and so they discuss a wide range of issues with this guest. Some topics are much more popular than the others and at times the hosts get amazed just how popular some shows are as they weren’t actually expecting that episode to be as popular as what it ended up being. A recent episode with Alicia James on calcaneal apophysitis was popular.