PodChatLive is a monthly live show for ongoing education of Podiatrists. The show is streamed on Facebook and after that is later added onto YouTube. Each livestream includes a different invitee or group of guests to discuss a unique issue each time. Requests are responded to live by the hosts and friends throughout the show on Facebook. Additionally there is a PodCast audio version of each stream found on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast sources. They have developed a large following that keeps growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of many ways whereby podiatrists are able to get free continuing education points.
In the 1st show which began it all, it was 100 % unplanned and a unexpected move to make. One of the hosts, Craig Payne from Melbournein Australia found himself in England for Two days whilst on the way home from conferences in Spain and Portugal with not a lot to do. While there he called in at Ian Griffith’s house and whilst chatting after a meal they realised none of them had ever recorded a Facebook Live so they decided to give it a go and see what goes on. They did a Facebook Live discussion from Ian’s house. Inspite of the pretty “amateur” and completely “unrehearsed” character of the live stream, it was met with incredibly favourable feedback and they got some deep thinking questions through the livestream. So that they began questioning if there is some mileage in performing a thing like this more regularly. And so a regular show was developed to finally be known as, PodChatLive. In this PodChatLive, Craig talks about and reveals which was the research study which altered his beliefs the most, plus they talk about junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Some other topics come up were concerns on what is incorrect with cuboid syndrome – we all know it whenever we see it, however its difficult to define. Additionally they talked about Craig’s favourite airport to have breakfast in.