PodChatLive is a monthly online livestream show for podiatrists and others involved in the subject that is streamed live on Facebook and it's also available later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the common podcast sources such as iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each episode both hosts have on a number of guests and go over a wide range of issues of importance to podiatrists and the lower limb. Throughout the livestream, questions can 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 well-known among podiatrists.
The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The show began one night when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a discussion live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was afterwards named PodChatLive as they noticed that it worked and they were developing a following. Craig is located in Australia and he runs the discussion forum, Podiatry Arena and runs the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The livestream did begin as a weekly livestream, but as it is not monetized, it was way too much work for the hosts to put on, so after the initial year it was transformed to a monthly livestream.
At times the PodChatLive livestream is about clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it talks about business topics like social media marketing. Other times the guest is someone renowned inside the podiatry profession and they discuss a variety of issues with this guest. Some episodes are a lot more popular than others and at times the hosts get amazed just how popular some shows are as they weren't actually anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it was.