We have a weekly livestream called PodChatLive for the continuing professional development and education of Podiatry practitioners and also other specialists which might be keen on the foot and connected topics. It is streamed live on Facebook and then it's modified to further improve the quality and then uploaded to YouTube in order to reach a bigger viewership. Each stream features a different guest or number of guests to discuss a singular subject in each livestream. Issues have been answered live by the hosts and guests during the stream on Facebook. There's also a audio version of each livestream located on iTunes and also Spotify and the other common podcast services that will get uploaded after the initial livestream. The hosts created a significant following which keeps increasing in popularity. PodChatLive can be regarded as a good way in that podiatry practitioners could easily get free professional development hours or continuing education credits.
The plethora of topics is very diverse. In the 2nd episode as the concept of the stream was still being produced, the two hosts were asked a live question which they did not feel experienced enough to reply to, therefore for the following livestream they had on their first guest which was actually the beginning of the PodChatLive format. That first guest was Chris Bishop from Adelaide in Australia who is an expert on the 3D evaluation of gait or the assessment of how that people run or walk making use of sophisticated systems. The show talked about the key benefits of and drawbacks of these systems for use by podiatry practitioners and the costs involved with establishing a facility to complete a professional 3D analysis of gait. The problem of how much the setup costs in connection to the improvement in clinical outcomes was a fundamental part of that chat. Chris was certainly an invaluable guest and helped the hosts to check the format of getting a guest on remotely within a live episode.