PodChatLive is a monthly video livestream show for podiatrists and other health professionals interested in the topic that is streamed live on Facebook and is available later as a replay on YouTube, the website as well as the usual podcast platforms such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio edition. In each show both hosts have on a number of guests and go over a wide range of topics of significance to podiatrists and the lower limb. During the broadcast, queries might be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond. The livestream has gathered an extensive following and is very well-known among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The show commenced one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s kitchen 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 developing a following. Craig is located in Melbourne and he runs the discussion board, 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 put on, so following the first year it was transformed to a monthly livestream.
Occasionally the discussion 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 well known within the podiatry profession and they talk about a wide range of topics with that guest. Some topics are much more popular than others and at times the hosts get surprised exactly how popular some episodes are as they weren't actually anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it was.