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32 EpisodesProduced by Mike BrownWebsite

Welcome to Adaptdefy®. Here you'll meet people who have learnt to adapt to intense physical and psychological challenges, and defy what they, and those around them, thought was possible. We'll dive into the tools and equipment they use, and the mindset that allows them to succeed and find freedom. T… read more

32 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

#32 Jeremy McGhee - Adaptive Mountain Biking Pioneer

April 2nd, 2020


Jeremy McGhee is one tough dude. He's pushed his paraplegic body to breaking point in the mountains, in the surf, and in the gym, and is now on a mission to document the world's mountain bike tracks for adaptive riders, …

#31 Katherine Beattie - WCMX Champion & Award Winning Script Writer

March 26th, 2020


What do you get when you combine skate, BMX and motocross culture with a fiery redhead who was born with Cerebral Palsy? You get Katherine Beattie, …

#30 Richard Corbett - Paraplegic YouTube Sensation

February 17th, 2020


It's unbelievable that Richard Corbett is still alive. A 50 foot fall into an underground parking lot didn't kill him, but an addiction to pain medication and a mental breakdown,  nearly did. Finding his way out of the …

#29 Teal Sherer - Award Winning Actress

September 25th, 2019


Teal Sherer is an award winning actress, who also happens to be a wheelchair user after a car accident left her a paraplegic when she was 14 years …

#28 Garrison Redd - Brains, Brawn and a Wheelchair

September 2nd, 2019


Brooklyn might be considered the hood, but to Garrison Redd it has always been and always will be home. Even after the self-proclaimed authentic Brooklynite was shot in the back just steps away from his childhood home. …

#27 Reveca Torres - Using Art For Social Change

August 19th, 2019


Paralyzed in a car accident at age 13, Reveca thought her dreams of a career in art and fashion were over, but rolling in the footsteps of Mexican …

#26 Martyn Sibley - World Changing Blogger

August 6th, 2019


Martyn is a man on a mission. A mission to make our society a more inclusive place to live.  He's had to overcome major spinal fusion surgery, fundraise for vital mobility equipment, manage strangers to do his personal …

#25 Yannick Benjamin- Sommelier Extraordinaire

July 22nd, 2019


Yannick Benjamin is a world class sommelier (wine expert), the founder of charities Wine On Wheels and Wheeling Forward, and a man who knows what it's like to push through barriers to do what he loves. Yannick has paved …

#24 Sebastian Westin - Comedy, Adrenaline & Meditation Mix Master

July 8th, 2019


Paraplegic Sebastian Westin is a Swedish prankster, para bobsledder, wheelchair instructor, musician, YouTuber, and meditation advocate. Giving himself a year to overcome the depression which almost killed him, he moved …

#23 Alana Nichols - Adaptive Sporting Oracle

June 24th, 2019


Alana Nichols is a world-class athlete with a passion for challenging herself and others. From a young age, her passion for sports and adventure has …

#22 Stuart Dunne - Mobility Master

June 11th, 2019


Nothing seems to stop mobility master Stuart Dunne. After breaking his neck at 17 years old, following a car accident, Stuart quickly learned he just …

#21 Karen Darke - Adaptive Expedition Legend

May 27th, 2019


Karen Darke, MBE is nothing short of legendary. What she has achieved with her life after becoming paralysed from the chest down at age 21 is extraordinary. Her wild streak and love of adventure drove her to …

#20 Injured Veteran Turned Med Tech Inventor

May 13th, 2019


Derek Herrera is a former Marine Special Operations Officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the spine while on duty in Afghanistan. Derek re-focused his energy and skill to complete an MBA and started Spinal …

#19 Sophie Morgan - Inclusion Revolutionist

April 29th, 2019


Sophie Morgan is a prolific TV personality, artist, adventurer, entrepreneur, and paralysed icon who never sits still. She is the face and star of …

#18 Rob Smith - Active Hands Founder

April 15th, 2019


When Rob Smith broke his neck he never thought he'd go onto play sport for Great Britain, or apply his mechanical engineering skills to create a …

#17 Nathalie McGloin - Tetraplegic Female Racing Driver

March 31st, 2019


Nathalie McGloin is the world’s first female tetraplegic racing driver. She races a hand-controlled Cayman S in the Porsche Club Championship, …

#16 Christian Bagg - Engineering Trailblazer

March 22nd, 2019


Paraplegic Christian Bagg is a brilliant engineer. He’s the founder of BowHead Corp. and designer of the Bowhead Reach, which is the world’s gnarliest and most capable off-road electric trike. He’s a family man, …

#15 Josh Dueck - Adaptive Skiing Legend

March 6th, 2019


Josh Dueck is an absolute legend in the adaptive community. He became an instant celebrity after he appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show for becoming …

#14 Aaron Baker - Holistic Recovery Expert

February 25th, 2019


When doctors said Aaron Baker would never regain function he visualised the outcome he wanted and set about proving them wrong. Aaron is the founder …

#13 Roy Tuscany - High Fives Founder

February 19th, 2019


Roy Tuscany is the founder of The High Fives Foundation whose vision is to be the “safety net of the outdoor action sports community”. Roy is such a positive guy, he hardly has a bad word to say about breaking his back, …

#12 Erik Kondo - Wheelchair Boarding Pioneer

February 13th, 2019


As if riding a skateboard wasn’t hard enough, paraplegic Erik Kondo has found ways to ride them while in his wheelchair. And while at first this …

#11 Quentin Smith - The Great All-Rounder

February 4th, 2019


From remote wilderness rafting trips, to yacht racing, to business and politics, paraplegic Quentin Smith is a true all rounder. But it’s took …

#10 Tara Llanes - Adaptive Sporting Legend

January 28th, 2019


From the highs of a professional mountain biking career to the deepest lows of living life paralysed from the waist down, Tara Llanes has risen again to become a world class wheelchair athlete and leader in the adaptive …

#09 Bruno Hansen - Soul Surfing Survivalist

January 22nd, 2019


South African Bruno Hansen has more survival stories than anyone else we know. A paraplegic following a carjacking attack, he’s now a three time …

#08 Helen Smith - Bush Wheeling Adventurer

January 14th, 2019


Paraplegic Helen Smith has found novel ways to explore the outdoors by literally harnessing her friends so she can go on multi-day camping and …

#07 Samanta Bullock- Inclusive Fashion Icon

November 30th, 2018


Samanta is a wheelchair tennis champion, an inclusive fashion model, sought after speaker, and a health and wellbeing expert who is changing the way the world views inclusivity.

#06 - Jezza Williams - Inclusive Tourism Dynamo

November 4th, 2018


Jezza's mindset is astounding and infectious. Becoming a tetraplegic(quadriplegic) hasn't stopped him from becoming an expert in accessible adventure tourism. He is the founder of Making Trax who are on a mission to …

#05 - Fellipe Lima - World Adaptive Waveski Surfing Champion

November 4th, 2018


Brazilian paraplegic Fellipe Kizu Lima is a legend. In a country with little money to support those with spinal cord injuries he found ways to "just get on with it" In a laid back interview we explore how he manages to …

#04 - Tanelle Bolt - RAD Society Founder. All Round Adaptive Charger.

November 4th, 2018


Paraplegic Tanelle Bolt hasn't let the cost of adaptive equipment stop her from being rad again! She is the founder of the RAD society which she …

#03 - Joe Stone - Learning to Fly Again

October 31st, 2018


Joe Stone hasn't let his quadriplegia (tetraplegia) stop him from exploring his limits. His film, "It's Raining, So What" , shares his journey to …

#02 - Ira Edwards - Wheelchair Hunter Gatherer Extraordinaire

October 8th, 2018


Ira Edwards is a paraplegic living in Alaska who has found creative ways to harvest the bounty from the land and sea despite using a wheelchair. He's also an adaptive skier, and created a business that uses its profits …

#01 - Darryl Tait - Wheelchair Back Flips, Overcoming Depression, X-Games and more...

October 2nd, 2018


This is the very first Adaptdefy podcast episode and what a guy to kick it off with. Paraplegic Darryl Tait didn't let his accident stop him from …

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