Adaptdefy

Adaptdefy

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Welcome to Adaptdefy®. Here you’ll meet wheelchair users 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. This is a podcast to strengthen the adaptive community. It’s a podcast for Adaptdefiers, and those who want to become one. Hosted by paraplegic Mike Brown all the way from New Zealand.


#20 Injured Veteran Turned Med Tech Inventor
May 13 • 42 min
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 Singularity, a company that is developing…
#19 Sophie Morgan - Inclusion Revolutionist
Apr 29 • 59 min
Sophie Morgan is a prolific TV personality, artist, adventurer, entrepreneur, and paralysed icon who never sits still. She is the face and star of numerous BBC TV series and is at the forefront of a global movement for inclusivity. A self described wild…
#18 Rob Smith - Active Hands Founder
Apr 15 • 34 min
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 company which would improve the lives of thousands around the world. Rob is an athlete, entrepreneur and…
#17 Nathalie McGloin - Tetraplegic Female Racing Driver
Mar 30 • 49 min
Nathalie McGloin is the world’s first female tetraplegic racing driver. She races a hand-controlled Cayman S in the Porsche Club Championship, competing against able-bodied men. She has an impressive list of sponsors, is the President of the FIA…
#16 Christian Bagg - Engineering Trailblazer
Mar 21 • 54 min
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, adventurer, and entrepreneur on a mission…
#15 Josh Dueck - Adaptive Skiing Legend
Mar 6 • 47 min
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 the first person to do a backflip in a sit ski. He is a Paralympic gold medalist, ambassador and mentor,…
#14 Aaron Baker - Holistic Recovery Expert
Feb 25 • 28 min
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 of the Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E.) and believes that exercise is medicine. Send in a voice…
#13 Roy Tuscany - High Fives Founder
Feb 19 • 24 min
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, and has paid his experience and…
#12 Erik Kondo - Wheelchair Boarding Pioneer
Feb 12 • 37 min
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 sounds foolhardy, there is some real logic behind his pioneering way of thinking about movement in a…
#11 Quentin Smith - The Great All-Rounder
Feb 4 • 36 min
From remote wilderness rafting trips, to yacht racing, to business and politics, paraplegic Quentin Smith is a true all rounder. But it’s took Quentin time and introspection to get there. Finding the cause, and a way to move past, “depression” helped…
#10 Tara Llanes - Adaptive Sporting Legend
Jan 28 • 70 min
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 mountain biking community. Send in…
#09 Bruno Hansen - Soul Surfing Survivalist
Jan 22 • 56 min
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 world adaptive surfing champion with a wealth of physical, spiritual and emotional wisdom to share after years…
#08 Helen Smith - Bush Wheeling Adventurer
Jan 14 • 79 min
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 rafting adventures. She takes a lightweight approach and has many wheelchair life-hacks to share. She is the…
#07 Samanta Bullock- Inclusive Fashion Icon
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
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. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/adaptdefy/message
#06 - Jezza Williams - Inclusive Tourism Dynamo
Nov 4, 2018 • 32 min
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 encourage and assist tourism operators…
#05 - Fellipe Lima - World Adaptive Waveski Surfing Champion
Nov 4, 2018 • 23 min
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 surf waves all over the world, run a…
#04 - Tanelle Bolt - RAD Society Founder. All Round Adaptive Charger.
Nov 4, 2018 • 23 min
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 started to make it easier for people to try expensive adaptive equipment, or rent it and take it to enjoy with…
#03 - Joe Stone - Learning to Fly Again
Oct 31, 2018 • 50 min
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 become the first person with his injury to complete a full ironman, and his latest passion is learning to fly…
#02 - Ira Edwards - Wheelchair Hunter Gatherer Extraordinaire
Oct 8, 2018 • 30 min
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 to help fund adaptive ski equipment…
#01 - Darryl Tait - Wheelchair Back Flips, Overcoming Depression, X-Games and more…
Oct 2, 2018 • 34 min
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 exploring what he could do physically and he shares, among other things, his top tips for using a wheelchair,…