What is PodChatLive?

PodChatLive is a regular live show for continuing education for Podiatrists. The show is broadcast live on Facebook after which is later added to YouTube. Each episode has a different invitee or group of guests to go over a unique subject each episode. Queries are replied to live by the hosts and guests through the show on Facebook. Additionally there is a PodCast audio version of every show available on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast sources. They have developed a great following that keeps growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of many ways in which podiatrists might get free continuing education points.


In the very first event that started everything, it was 100 % improvised and a spur of the moment thing to do. One of the hosts, Craig Payne from Melbournein Australia found himself in England, UK for 2 days whilst on the way home from conferences in Spain and Portugal with not much to do. While there he dropped in at Ian Griffith’s home and whilst chatting after a meal they discovered neither of them had actually streamed a Facebook Live so decided to try it and see what happens. They did a livestream chat from Ian’s home. Inspite of the quite “amateur” and absolutely “unrehearsed” character of the live stream, it was met with amazingly favourable comments and so they got some deep thinking requests through the livestream. So that they started pondering if there is some mileage in doing a thing like this on a regular basis. And so a regular show came to be to eventually be known as, PodChatLive. In this PodChatLive, Craig speaks about and reveals which has been the research paper that altered his thinking probably the most, plus they chat about junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Some other issues come up were issues on what is wrong with cuboid syndrome – we know it whenever we see it, but its difficult to define. Additionally, they talked about Craig’s preferred international airport to have breakfast in.