Sliding Doors

Jennie Becker

Have you ever really thought about those moments that shaped your life? Those decisions that could have gone either way and the opportunities presented to you? What if you had taken a risk to get that job, or not have gone on that night out? Sliding Doors is the podcast that delves into those decisions and moments that build the path of our lives, based on the premise of the 90s movie classic. Each episode we will chat to some amazing people from all walks of life about their Sliding Doors Moments, and how things might have looked if they had never happened.

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Ep88: Sliding Doors with Ade Adepitan
Ep88: Sliding Doors with Ade Adepitan
Ade Adepitan is a TV presenter, Paralympic Medallist and Journalist. With a career spanning over 20 years, he is a disability advocate and one of the first physically disabled television presenters in the UK. Born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in East London, he survived polio as youngster after he began to lose the use of his legs. Becoming a wheelchair basketball player, he was part of the British team that secured a Bronze medal at the Paralympics, Silver in the European Championships and Gold in The World Championships; And in 2005 he was made an MBE for his services to disability sport. He has won many awards for his work as a presenter at the Paralympics (including a BAFTA) and has hosted countless documentaries and Children in Need. In this episode we get stuck in with the many Sliding Doors Moments Ade has had in his life, including catching Polio and the 'what if' moment he met his wife. Ade has an incredible outlook on life, sports and the challenges we face, especially growing up as a Nigerian family in the 70s in the UK. We delve into the life saving decision Ade made in his teenage years to move to Spain to play basketball. He opens up about the incredible achievement of crawling up a volcano for a documentary, however if it wasn't for his strong will and a courageous decision things would have been very different. And of course we discuss the Paralympics - and how being part of the Channel 4 bid to host them- changed his life!@slidingdoorspodHosted by: @jenbecks28Guest: @adeadepitan Hosted on Acast. See for more information.