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A lawyer turned funtrepreneur's investigation into how some of the world's most inspiring people find their "yay", whether it's through work, rest or play and any other pearls of wisdom they have along the way.

Seize the Yay Sarah Davidson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 823 Ratings

A lawyer turned funtrepreneur's investigation into how some of the world's most inspiring people find their "yay", whether it's through work, rest or play and any other pearls of wisdom they have along the way.

    Josh Piterman // The Phantom of the Opera is here....

    Josh Piterman // The Phantom of the Opera is here....

    Welcome back, lovely yayborhood! Oh my goodness me, it is not settling into my brain that it’s 2023.... let alone the end of January! We had the loveliest break, but we’re BACK IN A BIG WAY and have such an exciting year planned – our first IRL event is already booked in for the 16th Feb now that we have Ang back on board properly so stay tuned for more details.
    On that note, you’ll be getting a dose of #yaysofourlives every fortnight and in next week’s episode we’ll follow up on Ang’s HUGE revelations from her Q&A, our reflections on last year, hopes and dreams for this year – all that "new year, new me" jazz. But for now, we have our first guest episode for the year and as you’ll hear we are SO lucky to have access to this incredible voice as it’s a precious one!
    We are starting the year on a musical note, with the incredible Josh Piterman – musical theatre performer and classical crossover artist who also just happens to be – at this very moment - the actual Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. During my research, I read an older article where Josh was asked his biggest dream in the industry and it was to play the Phantom – nobody will be surprised that the way his pathYAY has developed makes me so very happy!
    But even more true to seize the yay form is that he didn’t even fancy himself a career in the arts until later than you’d expect, had a few diversions in his career along the way including opening a fitness studio and so much more before finding his ultimate yay (and if you’ve heard him sing, you’ll know he’s exactly where he’s meant to be). I found it so fascinating to hear all about what it actually takes to sing professionally, protect your voice, train for shows and all that jazz so I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

    >>>> Follow JOSH here!!

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    • 58 min
    Ang's Anonymous Q&A // PART II

    Ang's Anonymous Q&A // PART II

    WELCOME TO 2023, LOVELY YAYBORHOOD!!
    For various reasons, we didn't release this straight after Ang's Anonymous Q&A Part I as originally mentioned - we wanted to release it when we were together (it will probably become clear why when you listen) and have only just reunited after our travels. So thank you, again, for your patience and I hope you had a beautiful break and holidays yourselves!
    This year, we are so excited to have Ang on board properly, so there's already SO much more in the works (in a much more organised and structured fashion). Cannot WAIT for everything we have in store for you - in the meantime, hope you enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ang's Anonymous Q&A // PART I

    Ang's Anonymous Q&A // PART I

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    • 51 min
    On a good wicket with Alyssa Healy

    On a good wicket with Alyssa Healy

    If you’re sick of the Antarctica content, this week we’re back to our regular programming with one of the loveliest, most well-adjusted and inspiring humans - you know those people you speak to and they just have SUCH a good head on their shoulders you want to be around them more? And I didn’t realise this until after we finished recording but we have the SAME BIRTHDAY just a year apart, so it was always going to be love at first chat for me especially having followed her from afar for so many years.

    I’m talking of course about Alyssa Healy, a superstar Australian cricketer who joined us from Mumbai in India where she is currently CAPTAINING the Australian women’s T20 team. The things she has achieved in her career to date are far too many to list here but right back from the early days when she was the first girl to play among boys in the private schools' competition, Alyssa has continued to change cricket both women’s and men’s since then. Just one of many records she has set, in April this year she nabbed the highest-ever score in a World Cup final, usurping Adam Gilchrist's previous record of 149 runs in 2007 and Ricky Ponting’s of 140 in 2003. But the most amazing part about Alyssa is how humble she is about these achievements and her impact on the sport, her reluctance to even compare men’s and women’s performances and the perspective she has on life (and yay) beyond cricket itself.
     
    I’ll let you hear the rest from Alyssa herself, but even if you have no interest in cricket, I think you’ll love her as much as I do! Ladies and gentleman, Alyssa Healy!!

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    • 40 min
    Yays of our lives // The Antarctica edition

    Yays of our lives // The Antarctica edition

    The Dear Diary recap of Antarctica with Ang...
    Next up is Ang's Anonymous Q&A so don't forget to send us your questions!!
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    • 50 min
    Martin Cohen // Polar play, passion projects and PENGUINOLOGY

    Martin Cohen // Polar play, passion projects and PENGUINOLOGY

    Beautiful people, I am finally back from the great white continent and am genuinely speechless. The yay involved with every moment in Antarctica was absolutely indescribable!!! 
    Although, as per usual, when I say “there are no words” I follow with a million words so you’ll be getting bombarded with reflections and feelings in due course - I’m sitting down with Ang this week to unload and that will be coming your way very soon. Thank you so much for your patience by the way during the repeated breaks we’ve had this year to allow for travel and chaos and the general rollercoaster now turned polar-coaster of this year! 
    To keep you going in the meantime, I was so lucky to interview many of the incredible Intrepid crew and passengers on the Ocean Endeavour during our travels and will compile all the audio eventually - there were so many fascinating pathways that expanded my mind over and over. But I recorded one very special full episode with someone whose story made me tear up and whose passion project I am desperate to share as far and wide as possible. I gravitated towards Martin Cohen immediately because, if anyone on board qualified as the team penguinologist, it’s him (although his expertise is much broader as an overall wildlife biologist - and yes, he’s had drinks with one David Attenborough in his time). But as time went on, I also heard the most heartwarming and heart wrenching story behind the scenes and I hope you are as moved as I was. 
    I won’t give you any hints as it’s so much more beautiful told by Martin himself, but I WILL include links below so you can support the beautiful project he’s embarked on that you’ll hear all about. I’m sure many of you will be as passionate as I have become about helping him spread the word and hope the yayborhood can get behind him. Excuse the background noise the ship was pretty loud but it gives you a taste of the adventure.. Ladies and gentleman, Martin Cohen…. 

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
823 Ratings

823 Ratings

Kristy Donnelly ,

Frothing it!! 🫶🏼👌🏼

Absolutely loving this podcast. I can’t believe I only just found it! As a baby entrepreneur myself, I love listening to a podcast that brings me inspiration, passion and entertainment all in one. I find myself buying all the guests books because I get obsessed with their success and trying to encapsulate that myself. I tell a lot of people about this podcast as I love it so much! Keep it up Sarah!

betts91 ,

Love!

Love love love this podcast! Sarah is an amazing host. Every episode is so well thought out and you can tell she is so genuinely interested in what each and every guest has to say. Such a refreshing, beautiful person!

ana-amor ,

Since 2018 :)

I don’t know where to start as I am listening to Seize the Yay since 2018... This podcast brought me so much joy and light :)
Thank you Sarah for the Quote of the Day, the Weekly Yay, the inspiration, the work and your French (hehe).

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