PodChatLive is a monthly live show for ongoing education of Podiatrists. The series is broadcast live on Facebook and then is later placed on You tube. Each episode features a different guest or number of guests to discuss a different issue each time. Requests are answered live by the hosts and friends through the livestream on Facebook. There is also a PodCast audio version of every stream available on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast places. They have created a significant following which is growing. The series is seen as one of the ways by which podiatrists could possibly get free ongoing education hours.
In the very first episode that began it all, it was totally improvised and a unexpected thing to do. One of the hosts, Craig Payne from Melbournein Australia found himself in England, UK for 2 days during the way home from meetings in Spain and Portugal without much to do. While in the UK he dropped in at Ian Griffith’s house and while chatting after a meal they realised none of them had ever streamed a Facebook Live so they decided to give it a go to see what goes on. They did a livestream chat from Ian’s home. Regardless of the quite “amateur” and absolutely “unrehearsed” nature of the live stream, it was met with incredibly good feedback and they got some deep thinking requests through the livestream. So they began pondering if there is some mileage in doing something like this more reguarily. And so a regular livestream was developed to in due course be known as, PodChatLive. In this PodChatLive, Craig talks about and reveals which has been the research paper that modified his beliefs probably the most, plus they chat about junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Some other issues come up were concerns on what is incorrect with cuboid syndrome – we all know it whenever we see it, however its challenging to define. In addition, they talked about Craig’s favourite airport to have breakfast in.