Health and Fitness

How did PodChatLive get started?

PodChatLive is a monthly live show that has been developed for the ongoing learning for Podiatrists and other health professionals with an interst in the topics that they cover. It is initially streamed live on Facebook and after that is later placed on YouTube. Each of the livestreams features a different person or group of guests to talk about a unique issue each episode. Requests vis Faceboook comments are responded to live by the hosts and guests throughout the livestream. Additionally there is a PodCast version of every episode offered on iTunes and Spotify as well as the other common podcast sources. They have developed a substantial following amoung Podiatrists which is growing. PodChatLive can be considered one way whereby podiatrists may get free continuing education credits and information.

In the very first event which began it all, it was entirely improvised and a spur of the moment thing to do. One of the hosts, Craig Payne from Melbourne in Australia found himself in England for 2 days whilst on the way home from conferences in Spain and Portugal with not much to do. Whilst in the UK he called in at Ian Griffith’s home and whilst chatting after dinner they discovered neither of them had ever recorded a Facebook Live so they decided to give it a go to see what happens. They did a livestream conversation from Ian’s kitchen. Regardless of the pretty amateur and thoroughly unrehearsed and improvised character of the live stream, it was met with interestingly good comments and so they got some deep thinking questions during the live. So they started wondering if there is some mileage in doing something like this more frequently on a regular basis. And thus a regular livestream came to finally be called, PodChatLive. In this first episode, Craig shares about and reveals which has been the research study that evolved his thinking the most, plus they discuss junk science, pseudoscience, research translation. Some other issues come up were issues on what is wrong with cuboid syndrome – we all know it when we view it, but its difficult to define. In addition they talked about Craig’s travels and his favourite airport to eat breakfast in.