PodChatLive is the regular live show for the ongoing professional development of Podiatry practitioners and other health professionals that might be interested in the issues related to podiatry and the feet are discussed. The show is streamed live on Facebook after which is later uploaded to YouTube after being edited to each a wider audience. Each live show includes a different guest or collection of guests to talk about a different topic each month. A wide range of subjects get discussed. Issues are answered live by the hosts and their guests during the live stream on Facebook. There’s a podcast of each episode presented on iTunes and Spotify and the other typical podcast sources that get uploaded after being edited. They’ve developed a considerable following which keeps increasing. PodChatLive is considered one of many ways through which podiatrists could easily get free continuing education hours or credits that are needed in many places to maintain their professional licenses.
After the initial impromptu and unplanned episode from the lounge room after the hosts had dinner, the PodChatLive was carried out by the hosts remotely to determine if it could possibly work. Using the Zoom web seminar platform before it became popular, Craig Payne was in Melbourne and Ian Griffiths was in England. Craig and Ian wanted to find out if it could be successful. In this second stream, they talked about a range of topics and responded to questions on topic such as supination resistance, mentioned 2D Vs 3D gait analysis and were asked who our must follow accounts were on social media. It worked. They decided to continue and start inviting guests on to discuss topics. Since that time PodChatLive has grown to have a substantially following world wide within the podiatry community. They are now closing in on their 100th episode.