What is PodChatLive?

PodChatLive is a regular monthly online livestream discussion for podiatrists and others involved in the subject which is streamed live on Facebook and it's also available later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the common podcast platforms such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show both hosts have on a number of guests and discuss a variety of issues of relevance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Through the livestream, questions may be asked by those viewing during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The livestream has gathered an extensive following and is very popular in the podiatry profession.

The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The show commenced one night when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a chat live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was later on named PodChatLive when they noticed that it proved helpful and they were getting a following. Craig is located in Melbourne and he admins the discussion forum, Podiatry Arena and runs the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The livestream did start off as a weekly broadcast, but as it is not monetized, it was just too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so following the first year it was changed to a monthly livestream.

Sometimes the discussion is about clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it talks about business issues like social media advertising. In other episodes the guest is someone famous inside the podiatry profession and so they focus on a wide range of issues with the guest. Some episodes are much more popular than the others and at times the hosts get amazed just how popular some shows are as they weren't always anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it was.