PodChatLive is a monthly online livestream discussion for podiatrists and others interested in the subject that is streamed live on Facebook and is available later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the usual podcast sources including iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show both hosts have on one or more guests and go over a wide range of subjects of significance to podiatrists and the lower limb. Through the livestream, queries can 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 livestream started off one night when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a chat live on Facebook about what came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive because they noticed that it proved helpful and they were getting a following. Craig is located in Australia and he runs the online community, Podiatry Arena and runs the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist London, UK. The livestream did start off as a weekly livestream, but as it's not monetized, it was way too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so after the first year it was changed to a monthly show.
Sometimes PodChatLive focusses on clinical issues such as types of foot problems, other times it talks about business issues like social internet marketing. Other times the guest is someone renowned inside the podiatry profession and so they discuss a wide range of issues with this guest. Some episodes are a lot 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.