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 for the past six years, she has suffered frequent and debilitating seizures that stopped her from surfing entirely. Thanks to the incredible people around her (and VNS therapy) she has been seizure-free since October 2019. She is the SYA Intern, focusing on Press and Fundraising. She is currently studying for a degree in International Disaster Management, Humanitarian Response and Spanish at the University of Manchester.
Contributors & Guests
Becky Sampson has been travelling the world by bicycle for 3 years, You can find her at Misadventure Magnet on Facebook.
Ian has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. His dissertation focused on the influence of epilepsy on habitual activity.
Seize Your Adventure is listener supported. Thank you to the following Patrons: