PodChatLive is a regular monthly online livestream discussion for podiatrists and other health professionals interested in the topic that is streamed live on Facebook and is accessible later as a replay on YouTube, their website and also the common podcast sources including iTunes and Spotify for the sound version. In each episode both hosts have on one or more guests and go over a variety of topics of relevance to podiatrists and the lower leg. During the broadcast, questions are usually asked by those viewing during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The show has accumulated an extensive following and is very well-known in the podiatry profession.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths, both podiatrists. The livestream started out one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and so they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a chat live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was later on named PodChatLive because they noticed that it worked and they were getting a following. Craig is based in Australia 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 way too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so following the initial year it was transformed to a monthly livestream.
At times PodChatLive focusses on clinical issues such as types of foot problems, other times it focusses on business issues like social internet marketing. In other episodes the guest is someone famous inside the podiatry profession and they focus on a wide range of topics with that guest. Some topics are much more popular than the others and at times the hosts get surprised just how popular some episodes are as they weren't necessarily anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it turned out being.