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What is PodChatLive?

PodChatLive is a regular video livestream show for podiatrists and others involved in the subject which is streamed live on Facebook as well as accessible later as a replay on YouTube, their website and the common podcast sources including iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show the two hosts have on one or more guests and go over a variety of subjects of significance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Through the livestream, queries might be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The show has gathered a wide following and is very popular among podiatrists.

The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The livestream started out one night when Craig was visiting Ian and so they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a discussion live on Facebook about whatever came up. It was later on named PodChatLive when they noticed that it worked and they were developing a following. Craig is located in Melbourne 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 livestream did start off as a weekly livestream, but as it is not monetized, it was just too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so following the first year it was changed to a monthly show.

At times the discussion focusses on clinical topics such as injuries, other times it focusses on business topics like social media marketing. In other episodes the guest is someone well known inside the podiatry profession and they talk about a variety of issues with the 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 necessarily anticipating that episode to be as popular as what it was.