PodChatLive is a monthly live show for ongoing education of Podiatrists. It goes broadcast live on Facebook and then is later put onto YouTube. Each episode includes a different guest or group of guests to go over a unique topic every time. Queries are replied to live by the hosts and guests throughout the show on Facebook. There's also a PodCast audio version of each show found on iTunes and Spotify and also the other usual podcast places. They have developed a substantial following that keeps growing. PodChatLive can be considered one of the ways whereby podiatrists could get free ongoing education hours.
In the initial episode which began everything, it turned out completely unplanned and a spur of the moment move to make. One of the creators, Craig Payne from Melbournein Australia found himself in England for 2 days whilst on the way home from meetings in Spain and Portugal without much to do. While there he called in at Ian Griffith’s house and whilst chatting after a meal they realised neither of them had actually streamed a Facebook Live so decided to have a go and find out what goes on. They did a Facebook Live conversation from Ian’s kitchen. Regardless of the pretty “amateur” and absolutely “unrehearsed” character of the live stream, it was met with surprisingly favourable feedback and they got some deep thinking requests during the livestream. So that they started wondering if there was some mileage in doing something like this with greater frequency. And therefore a regular livestream was given birth to to eventually be known as, PodChatLive. In this PodChatLive, Craig shares about and reveals which was the research paper that altered his beliefs the most, and they also chat about junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Other subjects come up were concerns on what is incorrect with cuboid syndrome – we all know it whenever we see it, but its hard to define. They also talked about Craig’s most liked airport to eat breakfast at.