PodChatLive is a regular video livestream show for podiatrists and others involved in the subject which is streamed live on Facebook as well as available later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the common podcast platforms including iTunes and Spotify for the audio edition. In each episode both hosts have on one or more guests and talk about a variety of issues of significance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Through the broadcast, questions might be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The livestream has accumulated a wide following and is very popular 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 they went live from Ian’s kitchen to have a conversation live on Facebook about what came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive as they realised that it proved helpful and they were getting a following. Craig is located in Australia and he admins the discussion board, Podiatry Arena and runs the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The show did begin as a weekly livestream, but as it is not monetized, it was just too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so after the initial year it was changed to a monthly show.
Occasionally the show is about clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it focusses on business topics like social internet marketing. In other episodes the guest is someone famous inside the podiatry profession and so they discuss a number of topics with this guest. Some topics are much more popular than the others and at times the hosts get amazed exactly how popular some shows are as they were not actually anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it turned out being.