PodChatLive is a monthly livestream for continuing learning of Podiatrists. PodChatLive is broadcast live on Facebook after which it is later placed on YouTube. Each livestream includes a different invitee or number of guests to discuss a unique theme each time. Requests are answered live by the hosts and guests throughout the show on Facebook. Additionally there is a PodCast version of each stream offered on iTunes and Spotify and also the other usual podcast sources. The hosts have developed a sizeable following which is growing. PodChatLive is regarded as one of the ways in which podiatrists can get free continuing education points.
In the 1st event that began it all, it turned out entirely unplanned and a unexpected action to take. One of the creators, Craig Payne from Melbourne in Australia found himself in England for two days during the way home from meetings in Spain and Portugal without much to do. Whilst there he dropped in at Ian Griffith’s house and while discussing after a meal they realized none of them had ever recorded a Facebook Live so they decided to have a go to see what happens. They did a Facebook Live discussion from Ian’s kitchen. Inspite of the very “amateur” and completely “unrehearsed” character of the live stream, it was met with interestingly good feedback and so they got some deep thinking questions during the live. So that they began questioning if there is some mileage in performing something like this more frequently. And therefore a regular livestream was developed to in due course be called, PodChatLive. In this PodChatLive, Craig speaks about and reveals which was the research paper which changed his beliefs the most, and they also chat about junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Some other topics come up were concerns on what is inappropriate with cuboid syndrome – we all know it whenever we see it, but its difficult to define. In addition, they talked about Craig’s favourite airport terminal to have breakfast in.