Seize Your Adventure is like the multi-tool in your backpack: a great adventure podcast that is also an epilepsy podcast, run by female adventurers and telling diverse stories. And you wonder how you lived so long without it!
From long-distance hikes in Europe to skiing in snowstorms, the storytelling episodes share life-changing journeys and the smaller moments spent between seizures.
The ‘chats’ with guests dive into the deeper stuff, the hidden aspects of taking on adventures with epilepsy - from carrying medication in a backpack, to assessing seizure risks in the wilderness and recognising limitations.
And we investigate the perceptions of epilepsy in society and the adventure community.
Kind things people say about the podcast:
"I absolutely adore the way that this podcast has been put together; it's super professional and highly entertaining!"
"We want to celebrate all the content Seize Your Adventure provides. The stories and interviews are really powerful"
"I think it’s incredible how much of a light it shines on developing independence and making the outdoors more accessible."
So get ready to explore the whole spectrum of adventure sports and outdoor living, through narratives and interviews from people living with epilepsy.
After she walked the Camino de Santiago, solo, in 2017, Fran became uncomfortable with descriptions such as 'brave' and 'inspirational' when people learned about her epilepsy diagnosis. She created Seize Your Adventure to normalise the idea of epilepsy in adventure. As host, editor and producer, she collates all audio and visual content on the podcast, website and social media.
Frankie is a passionate surfer, but she has suffered frequent and debilitating seizures that stopped her from surfing entirely for years. She is currently studying for a degree in International Disaster Management, Humanitarian Response and Spanish at the University of Manchester. Frankie is the fuel behind the Seize Your Adventure YouTube.
Contributors & Guests
Jade practices the
ketogenic diet. She enjoys SUP, yoga, hiking and swimming.
Find her at jadenelson.net
Hiking hobbyist Joe is a member of Manchester and District Walkers (MAD Walkers)He runs a blog (joestevenson.net).
Jake Quigley is the executive director of Outdoor Mindset. He can be found adventuring with his wife, Jeanie, by foot, bike, or ski.
Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy from Canada. She blogs about both on her website Tremors of My World.
Becky Sampson has been travelling the world by bicycle for 3 years, You can find her at Misadventure Magnet on Facebook.
Soldier, Adventurer, Author. Jordan is the brains behind Running Dangerously and Rowing Dangerously. Find him at jordanwylie.org
Ian has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. His dissertation focused on the influence of epilepsy on habitual activity.
Annie Brooks, is a blogger and Youtuber from the award-winning blog Tales of Annie Bean, covers fitness, travel, lifestyle and adventure!
Jewel is a mom, a wife, a teacher and blogger from Brooklyn, New York. Her Instagram and blog, Life's A Jewel, focuses on motherhood and healthy living.
An epilepsy warrior from London, Martin wants to show others with epilepsy that it can't stop you from doing some travelling! Find his blog Epilepsy Traveller, and on Insta @EpilepsyTraveller
Seize Your Adventure is listener supported. Thank you to the following Patrons:
Vicky & Maggie
Kathi Kamleitner (Wild For Scotland podcast)