PodChatLive is a regular online livestream show for podiatrists and others involved in the topic which is streamed live on Facebook and it's also accessible later as a replay on YouTube, their website and the common podcast sources such as iTunes and Spotify for the sound version. In each show both hosts have on one or more guests and talk about a variety of topics of relevance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Throughout the livestream, queries might be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond. The livestream has accumulated 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 begun one evening when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s home to have a discussion live on Facebook about what came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive as they noticed that it worked and they were developing a following. Craig is located in Melbourne and he admins the discussion forum, Podiatry Arena and admins 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 first year it was transformed to a monthly show.
Sometimes the show focusses on clinical issues such as injuries, other times it talks about business topics like social internet marketing. Other times the guest on PodChatLive is someone renowned inside the podiatry profession and so they talk about a variety 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 weren't necessarily anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it ended up being.