Happy Place

By Fearne Cotton

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Ash
 Jun 8, 2020
I love this podcast. Fearne is a natural kind soul who brings out the best in all her guests.

Kay Smith
 Feb 26, 2019
i absolutely love this very down to earth, heartfelt podcast.it has been very educational and mind opening.im going to recommend wherever I can.it does make me happy listening while I work.i also him along to the very catchy theme tune! thank you fearne

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Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.

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Owen O'Kane
1:08:01

If you tend to doubt yourself, do you know why? Psychotherapist, best-selling author, and former NHS lead for Mental Health Owen O’Kane has spent a lifetime unpicking his own past as a gay Irish Catholic child who was bullied and surrounded by bombs and bullets in the hope of understanding where his fear and shame in adulthood came from.


In this chat, he and Fearne talk about why therapy isn’t just about talking – that’s just one part – it’s actually about so much more, like who you surround yourself with, how you set boundaries, and the types of choices you make. Owen also explores what he’s learnt about living a full life from working with people who are dying in palliative care.


Owen’s new book, How To Be Your Own Therapist, is out now.



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Jun 27, 2022
Emma Barnett
59:02

Do you have open conversations at work when you’re in pain emotionally or physically? After going through numerous rounds of IVF, as well as having a miscarriage, broadcaster, writer, and author Emma Barnett wants to re-brand pain as weakness into pain as strength, especially at work.


In this chat with Fearne, she talks through the worries she had that she might be seen as greedy for wanting a second child through IVF when she’d already had a wonderful son by IVF, and how she’s put this shame to bed. They also explore the often cruel language around infertility, and the difference between sympathy and empathy when it comes to difficulties conceiving.


You can sign up to Emma’s new newsletter, ‘Trying’, here: https://emmabarnett.substack.com/



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Jun 20, 2022
Sara Cox
1:01:11

Broadcaster and author Sara Cox joins Fearne for a special live episode of Happy Place at The Podcast Show in Islington. A brilliant storyteller, Sara talks about the process of finding her own voice and becoming a confident raconteur both on the radio and in her personal life.


In this chat, Fearne and Sara also explore friendships – how our friends heavily influence who we are as individuals, how to sustain friendships over a lifetime, and how to kindly break up with a friend if you notice they’re really just a drain on your energy.


Sara’s novel, Thrown, is out now.



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Jun 13, 2022
Denise van Outen
53:06

Heartbreak is a universal feeling, but everyone copes with it differently. Presenter, actor and singer Denise Van Outen tends to throw herself into work, keeping busy with exciting professional opportunities, to distract from any pain.


In this chat with Fearne, Denise talks about how she’s learnt to accept being alone after heartbreak and acknowledge the stillness without constantly trying to fill the void. Close friends Fearne and Denise also share their experiences of raising blended families, and chat about how much of your heartbreak – or any other pain – you should share with your kids.


Denise’s book, ‘A Bit of Me: From Basildon, to Broadway, and Back’, is available to buy now. 



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Jun 06, 2022
Bonnie Wright
54:39

We can all feel paralysed by the guilt that we might not be doing enough to combat climate change, but actor, director, and environmental activist Bonnie Wright feels we should celebrate imperfect and in-process actions. A little can go a long way.


In this chat with Fearne, Bonnie explains why it might be helpful to stop thinking about how we can make ourselves and our impact on the planet smaller, and instead think about how to make our positive impact even bigger. They also talk about how to find the best place to start making that impact in your own life, by concentrating on an area you’re already interested in like cooking, gardening, cleaning, or technology.


Bonnie’s book, Go Gently: Actionable Steps To Nurture You And The Planet, is out now.



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May 30, 2022
Prince's Trust Awards Special
37:00

Fearne is a Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health and Wellbeing for The Prince’s Trust, a brilliant charity that helps people who have faced disadvantage and adversity to get their lives on track, supporting them into education, training, and jobs.


In this special episode, Fearne chats to Emma-May about the role The Prince’s Trust has played in helping her grow in confidence, both practically and emotionally. Emma-May has been a carer for her parents since she was eleven-years-old, and struggled with her mental health after many years of personal challenges at school that left her with severe anxiety and low self-confidence. Now, she’s studying for a law degree and is much more comfortable in larger groups of people.


As well as catching up on Emma-May’s progress, Fearne has a very special surprise for her at the end of the episode...


The Prince’s Trust Awards in association with TK Maxx & Homesense will be on TV on Thursday 26th May at 8.30pm on ITV.



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May 26, 2022
Amanda de Cadenet
1:02:42

Who gets to decide who and what you are? Amanda de Cadenet quit the fame she’d found on British TV after being hounded by the press. She was seen through the eyes of others – journalists, photographers, and viewers – so she chose to reclaim her image by becoming a photographer herself, and reclaimed her voice by starting her own chat shows.


In this chat with Fearne, Amanda talks about speaking up when you can’t hear the conversations you and others like you need in order to feel understood and supported. They also explore how ego can get in the way of allowing ourselves to learn and grow.


Amanda hosts VS Voices, an interview podcast for Victoria’s Secret. Season two kicks off in June. Alongside her ongoing show The Conversation, she’s launching a new series called The Conversation: About The Men, which will be available in August.


Amanda has also developed an online community called the Conversation Community: https://www.amandadecadenet.com/community



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May 23, 2022
Minnie Driver
55:33

What do you feel the meaning of life is? Purpose? Happiness? Does it matter if we’re not sure? In this chat, Fearne and actor Minnie Driver explore how it might gently fluctuate as we go through different stages of our lives.


Minnie also talks about her innate ability to articulate emotion, something that was often agony during her childhood, but has now allowed her to parent her own son in a deeply empathetic way.


Minnie’s memoir(ish) is out now; it’s called Managing Expectations.



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May 16, 2022
Jonny Wilkinson
1:04:56

Rugby player Jonny Wilkinson was once driven by a quest for perfection, and an obsession with becoming the best player in the world. Now though, he’s learning to be content with who he is in the present.


In this chat, Jonny and Fearne explore the idea that sometimes our own imagination is what’s limiting our idea of success before we’ve even begun, and they wonder if our understanding of ‘ambition’ needs to be reframed to be more inclusive of the journey, not just the final outcome.


Listen to Jonny’s podcast, ‘I Am’, wherever you’re listening to this right now.



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May 09, 2022
Hanson
58:13

It’s been thirty years since brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson started making music together, but despite growing up under the spotlight they’ve retained an incredibly strong sense of self. In this chat with Fearne, they talk about the role their parents and faith played in helping them stay grounded in a turbulent world.


They also give an insight into the unique role each of them plays in the band, and share their thoughts on social media and the way it drives us to feel we have to have opinions on things we might not be qualified to comment on.


Hanson’s latest album, ‘Red Green Blue’ is released on May 20th, and their UK tour starts on June 26th. For tickets, head to https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/hanson-tickets/artist/787227



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May 02, 2022
Giselle La Pompe-Moore
1:02:57

We’ve been encouraged to suppress our intuition, to look to others for answers instead of trusting that we already have the answers within ourselves. Spiritual guide and teacher Giselle La Pompe Moore is determined to help us return to our authentic selves.


In this chat, Fearne and Giselle share their belief that spirituality isn’t an elite club that centres around buying stuff. Physical items like crystals, sage, or tarot cards can be a wonderful addition if you ascribe meaning to them, but fundamentally being spiritual is about using your own mental power to find joy, bliss, and peace in every day life.


Giselle’s book ‘Take It In: Do The Inner Work. Create Your Best Damn Life’ is out now.



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Apr 25, 2022
Emma Gannon
55:13

You might feel aware that the internet makes you feel strangely disconnected from others, but writer and podcaster Emma Gannon feels it makes us disconnect from ourselves too. In this chat, Emma and Fearne dissect cancel culture and why we’ve got to allow each other the space to learn and grow, as well as why our offline activity should take precedence, because actions speak louder than token words on a screen.


They also talk about how the biggest crime now seems to be not having an opinion. Fearne and Emma believe it’s ok not to know, or have an opinion on, absolutely everything. In fact, that’s probably better both for the world and your own mental health.


Emma’s book is called Disconnected: How to Stay Human in an Online World, and it’s out now.



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Apr 18, 2022
Will Young
1:05:30

If you’re a high achiever, do you ever wonder if you sometimes use success to mask pain? Performer Will Young recognises this is something he did for many years. Now though, he’s discovered the importance of actively connecting to others and physically moving trauma out of his body when he finds himself in a low place.


In this chat with Fearne he explains how he spent much of his career comparing himself to others in a way that was crippling for his mental health, and they both explore why they struggle to deal with rejection.


Will’s podcast, The Wellbeing Lab, is out now and Will’s new book Be Yourself and Happier: The A-Z of Wellbeing is out on April 21 via Penguin Books.


CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains conversations about suicidal thoughts.



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Apr 11, 2022
Dr Rangan Chatterjee
0

Does being happy make us healthier, not only mentally, but physically too? Dr Rangan Chatterjee explains the very real effect chronic mental stress can have on our bodies. 80% of ailments he sees as a GP are due to our collective modern lifestyle – that’s not to shame anyone, it’s to help us understand the lifestyle changes we can all make to alleviate both mental and physical symptoms. In this chat, he and Fearne talk about why core happiness isn’t the billboard image of a smiling family on the beach, and why the truth often doesn’t matter when it comes to our happiness, it’s about the story we choose to tell ourselves...


Rangan’s book, ‘Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways To Feel Great Every Day’ is out now.



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Apr 04, 2022
Ruth Wilson
0

Actor Ruth Wilson feels she can’t help but bring the essence of herself to all the characters she plays. She’s learnt that in both her professional and personal life the most rewarding moments come from being the most authentic version of herself.


In this chat with Fearne, Ruth wonders whether embodying so many different characters has helped her be less judgemental of other people and herself in real life, and they both explore how we can learn more about ourselves through our relationships with others.


True Things is out in UK cinemas on April 1st.



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Mar 28, 2022
Happy Place – Mother’s Day Special
42:12

Why can it feel more difficult to talk about mental health with the people you’re related to? In this Mother’s Day special of Happy Place, Fearne and her mum Lin explore their shared ancestry, wondering how much of who they are and what they feel is down to nature, and how much is nurture.


In this chat, Fearne hears about her maternal grandmother, who she’s always known suffered mentally, but has only recently learnt more of the details from her own mum. They also touch on how Lin inspired Fearne’s connection to spirituality and the idea that there’s something bigger at play in the universe.




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Mar 27, 2022
Clover Stroud
1:10:45

Death is often viewed as something dark and muted, but after the death of her beloved sister, author Clover Stroud began to see the world in vivid colour. In this chat Fearne and Clover explore how death can teach us that it’s the tiny moments in life that truly matter; it’s the in jokes and funny glances that we remember about people. That realisation should be liberating for us in the here and now: we can slow down, stop seeking grand success, and focus on the little things.


They also talk about their take on signs after someone’s died. Can they be mentally and emotionally helpful even if some part of us knows they’re not real?


Clover’s book is as much about life as it is death - The Red of My Blood is out now.



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Mar 21, 2022
Sophie Morgan
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At 18 years old, Sophie Morgan was in a car crash, and was instantly paralysed from the chest down. Eighteen years on, she is now one of the only TV presenter’s in the world with a physical disability. She’s also an artist and an award-winning disability advocate. Sophie speaks passionately about how adversity influences her life to be filled with more gratitude.


In this chat with Fearne, Sophie talks about how, after her injury, she felt as paralysed by fear as she was by her physical body, but as she adapted to her body, and the inaccessible world around her, she found ways to embrace her situation, to throw herself into physical challenges and test the limits of her ability, so that ultimately she became more alive, more purposefully and more fulfilled in life. She and Fearne also share an admiration for Mexican painting, the icon, Frida Kahlo, and they chat about how art can bring us all back to life.


Sophie’s first book, a powerful and remarkable memoir, that Fearne said “will change your perspective on life,” called ‘Driving Forwards’ will be available to buy in hardback, e-book, and as an audiobook from March 17th.



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Mar 14, 2022
Tuppence Middleton
57:41

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Actress Tuppence Middleton is very clear that as an introvert, she is overwhelmed by being around other people and needs time alone to recharge. In this chat with Fearne, Tuppence discusses her OCD. Mental counting, checking lights, and checking taps are all current manifestations of it, but she acknowledges that her panic has taken different forms across different periods of her life. They also explore the themes touched upon in her new ITV show Our House, such as the practical aftermath of a relationship breakdown, particularly when there are shared homes and children involved.


Four-part series Our House starts on ITV and ITV Hub on the March 7th.

 



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Mar 07, 2022
Gabby Bernstein
1:02:33

Do you ever stop and ask what’s driving your behavioural patterns? New York Times bestselling author and self-confessed spiritual junkie Gabby Bernstein has spent the last few years thinking about how traumas from her past were manifesting in the present as workaholism, drug abuse, and alcoholism.

 

In this chat with Fearne, Gabby talks through how we use things like work, substances, or even spirituality to numb parts of ourselves that we don’t want to look at, but that they do serve a purpose in protecting us. She also explains how trauma can lead to us dissociate from, and even erase, memories.

 

Content warning: this episode contains frank chat about sexual abuse so do take care while listening.



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Feb 28, 2022
Björn Natthiko Lindeblad
1:15:58

For 17 years Björn Natthiko Lindeblad lived in Thailand’s jungle as a forest monk. He learnt how calm can encourage clarity of thought, that he preferred walking meditation to sitting, and that freedom can come from not being bound to material possessions.


At the time of recording, Björn was very ill; he had ALS, a progressive nervous system disease. He knew that he would not be alive when this episode was released. In this chat with Fearne, he talks about how his time as a Buddhist monk helped him make peace with the idea of death.


Björn’s book is called I May Be Wrong: And Other Wisdoms from Life as a Forest Monk, and it’s out now.



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Feb 21, 2022
Johnny Marr
1:02:49

There’s bravery in wanting to connect with people in a truly authentic way. Musician Johnny Marr has found that across his career the songs people resonate with most are his most vulnerable, autobiographical tracks. Outside of music, there are lessons to be learnt there about how we might all best connect with each other.


In this chat with Fearne, Johnny explains why it’s more valuable to be an expert than be famous, and why his best creative work often comes in the moments he’s not putting any pressure on himself to write a masterpiece.


Johnny’s new double album ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ is out on February 25th, and he'll tour UK arenas with Blondie beginning in April 2022.



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Feb 14, 2022
Julia Cameron
43:30

What would you try if you didn’t have to do it perfectly? Best-selling author, and the ‘High Priestess of creativity’ Julia Cameron feels perfectionism is a stalling device. When we deny ourselves the right to attempt something, we in turn deny ourselves pleasure and joy.


In this chat with Fearne, Julia explains why jealousy tells you what you really want and care about, and how this can be positively harnessed to shape your future. Plus she talks through non-religious prayer, and how getting in touch with a benevolent higher power – you might call this God, the universe, or something else – can help focus your creative mind.


Julia’s new book, Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection, is out now. 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of her classic The Artist’s Way, which is published by Souvenir Press in the UK.



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Feb 07, 2022
Dr Pippa Grange
56:31

It’s often the case that fear is running the show. Dr Pippa Grange says it’s not always obvious that you’re afraid – you might be more familiar with the kind of fear you feel in the moment, like taking a driving test or giving a presentation – but it can in fact sneakily manifest as the chronic fear of not being good enough, and of being rejected.


In this chat with Fearne, psychologist Pippa explains why you have to fail before you succeed. As the woman who supported the England football team during the 2018 World Cup, she explains when it’s important to set performance based goals, and when to let go of thinking you can control the outcome.


Pippa’s book, Fear Less, is out now.



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Jan 31, 2022
The Happy Pear
57:40

Do you find fitness and keeping your body healthy fun? Twins Dave and Steve Flynn – perhaps better known as The Happy Pear – love keeping fit in a way that feels like play. They listen to their bodies; they move intuitively. Sometimes that means handstands, sometimes it means yoga, and a lot of the time it means a cold morning swim in the Irish Sea.


In this chat with Fearne, Dave and Steve explain why they feel community is the antithesis of loneliness, as all human beings ultimately have the same needs: to be accepted, seen, and loved. Plus, as fellow vegans, the three discuss getting more vegetables into your diet when you’re time poor.


The Happy Pear’s latest book, The Veg Box, is available to pre-order now.



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Jan 24, 2022
Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive
2:12:37

Audiobook exclusive: Bigger Than Us.


Calm anxiety through connection. Find happiness through purpose. Feel comfort in the universal. Think bigger to unlock you.


In her new book, Bigger Than Us, Fearne Cotton seeks out the insight and advice of wise minds to explore what they can teach us to achieve happiness, connection and hope. 


Here, Fearne exclusively shares the introduction and first chapter of the book with Happy Place listeners.


Bigger Than Us is available as a hardback, an ebook, and an audiobook from the 20th of January: https://smarturl.it/biggerthanusbook


You can get your audiobook version on Audible, Apple Books, and Google Play.





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Jan 19, 2022
Freya North
1:09:39

It’s important to take time to figure out how to trust your own opinions of yourself rather than believing other peoples’ opinions of you. This is something author Freya North has been meditating on recently.


In this chat, she and Fearne talk about how many of us are used to functioning at an extremely high level of stress without realising we’re pushing ourselves to breaking point, and Freya explains why she now gives as much attention to her emotional self as her physical self.


Freya’s 15th novel, Little Wing, is published on 20th January by Welbeck, and is available in hardback or ebook.



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Jan 17, 2022
Tara Brach
52:04

You shouldn’t always believe your thoughts. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Tara Brach feels freedom comes from understanding that you are not your thoughts; they’re real, but they’re not necessarily true. In this chat with Fearne, Tara explains how to challenge what you think your mind is telling you, especially about yourself. Plus, they discuss how gratitude and compassion towards others can alleviate suffering.


Trusting the Gold is Tara’s new book, and it’s available now in hardback.



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Jan 10, 2022
Tom Daley
58:15

Are you conscious of where the pressures you feel are coming from? Are they external or internal? Diver Tom Daley has been meditating on these different types of pressures recently, so in this chat he and Fearne discuss the power of validating ourselves rather than waiting for others to tell us we’re doing well. Plus, he explains the process he and husband Lance had to go through to adopt as a same sex couple, and how having a son has changed his view on chasing perfection.


Tom’s book is called Coming Up For Air, and it’s out now.



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Jan 03, 2022
Best of the year on Happy Place
1:09:41
In this special episode, Fearne is joined by Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes from The High Performance Podcast. They all share their favourite moments from Happy Place and High Performance in 2021, and discuss the impact those chats had on them, as well as reflecting on what their guests have taught them this year.

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Dec 31, 2021
Matt Edmondson
1:16:59

Reflecting on experiences from childhood can help us understand who we are today. Radio 1 presenter Matt Edmondson has been learning music production – an entirely new skill for him – and has been using it to explore feelings about his past.


In this chat with Fearne, he opens up about being diagnosed with cyclothymia and how this new knowledge of his moods has changed his life for the better, and how he’s learnt to control his flow states, rather than them controlling him.


Matt’s podcast, Not Another Love Song, is available to listen to on all podcast platforms.


CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank conversation about suicide and alcoholism, so do take care while listening.


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Dec 27, 2021
Andy Cato
59:57

Treating our soil differently could have a knock on effect on our physical and mental health, as well as the health of the environment. As one half of Groove Armada, Andy Cato travelled the world playing music, but for the last 15 years his MO has been revolutionising the way we grow food.

 

In this chat with Fearne, he talks about the importance of re-connecting with nature and how we can all positively impact the planet via the food we eat.

 

Discover more about Andy’s work at Wildfarmed: https://wildfarmed.co.uk/ and watch their short 7-minute film: "A Story About Bread"

 

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Dec 20, 2021
Jamie Oliver
1:03:40

There’s never going to be anything comfortable about facilitating change, but if we deeply care about a cause we should do it nonetheless. As well as entertaining the nation on TV, Jamie Oliver has spent decades learning about, and fighting for, healthier food policies. In this chat, Fearne and Jamie explore how failure can ignite more fire in your belly, and why a little optimistic naivety might initiate more ground-breaking change than a measured approach.


Jamie’s new recipe book is called Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy, and is available to buy now.


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Dec 13, 2021
Gregory Porter
50:33

How good are you at getting quiet and sitting with yourself? Jazz singer Gregory Porter feels that this is the place your most authentic, distinctive creativity will come from.


In this chat with Fearne, Gregory explains why you don’t need to be an overnight success. It’s ok to take your time, indeed you’ll benefit from taking that time to learn, and hone your craft. He also talks through the false starts his career has seen, and why it was his vivacious mother who encouraged him to keep persevering.


Gregory’s new album, Still Rising, is out now, and he’ll be on tour in the UK in May 2022.



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Dec 06, 2021
Brené Brown
56:15

It’s much more productive – and will ultimately make you happier – to strive for excellence rather than perfection. A research professor at the University of Houston, Brené Brown has spent 20 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s clear that perfectionism is actually a defence mechanism to shield us from failure and shame.

 

In this chat with Fearne, Brené explains the difference between guilt and shame, as the former can be helpful in some situations, whereas the latter can be debilitating and define entire lifetimes. Plus, they explore why humility and self-compassion are needed for us to admit when we’re wrong.

 

Brene is a prolific writer; her latest book, Atlas of The Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connections and the Language of Human Experience, is out on November 30th.

 



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Nov 29, 2021
Leona Lewis
48:48

Although she keeps much of her life private, Leona Lewis has recently felt a real need to speak up. In this chat with Fearne, she talks through why she’s so passionate about issues including racism and animal welfare, as well as explaining where her impressive work ethic comes from.

 

Leona is the UK’s Queen of Christmas; she’s all for embracing the magic the festive period brings because it’s so important for her to spend quality time with family. ‘Christmas, With Love Always’, a special repack of Leona’s 2013 festive album ‘Christmas, With Love’, is out now. Leona is also on a UK tour with Gary Barlow throughout November and December 2021.




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Nov 22, 2021
Jo Bowlby
55:00

We are not living at a natural pace. The modern world forces us to move through life incredibly quickly; Shaman Jo Bowlby helps people slow down and embrace stillness.

 

In this chat with Fearne, Jo explains why we should be pursuing wisdom rather than just intellect, why quieting our analytical mind can help us get back in touch with our human essence, and how to rid ourselves of self-limiting beliefs.

 

A Book For Life: 10 Steps to Spiritual Wisdom, a Clear Mind and Lasting Happiness is out now.



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Nov 15, 2021
Annie Mac
52:38

It’s never too late to make a change; Annie Mac has left Radio 1 after 17 years of broadcasting and is ready to embrace parts of her identity she hasn’t had time to explore until now.

 

In this chat with Fearne, Annie talks about feeling that we need to allow people to be more than one thing - that we need to embrace the sunshine and joy, but the darkness and sadness too.

 

Fearne and Annie also think about the notion of having endless space out in front of you and why, although scary, it might be positive to allow time to exist without plans.

 

Annie’s debut novel, Mother Mother, is out now, and her podcast Changes is available to listen to on your favourite podcast app.



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Nov 08, 2021
Holly Willoughby
55:23

You’ve achieved the goals you set yourself for your career and personal life; what’s next? That’s the question Holly Willoughby has found herself asking recently.


When you’re used to excellence and achievement, how do you break the loop of constantly living in the future, looking ahead instead of existing in the present and thinking about what will bring joy right now? In this chat with Fearne, Holly explores her experience of detaching from herself in order to feel safe, and how she’s discovered ways to come back to herself.


Reflections: Life Lessons on Finding Beauty – Inside and Out untangles topical and emotional issues and explores what it means to live a beautiful life in the modern world. The book is published by Century and out now: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1445093/reflections/9781529135718.html



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Nov 01, 2021
Dr Jane Goodall
52:12

It can at times feel like the cycle of negative news is endless, and living in fear can be debilitating, but ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, is able to turn despair into hope. In this chat, she and Fearne talk about why we might want to be in nature to heal when feeling low, and where science and spirituality can interact.

 

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide For an Endangered Planet is Jane’s new book, and it’s out now.



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Oct 25, 2021
Bimini Bon Boulash
53:13

A person’s identity is not up for debate; drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash is on a mission to ensure everyone feels safe to express who they are without fear. In this chat, Fearne and Bimini explore how everyone can question and choose to reject societal rules that they don’t personally resonate with, as well as how to better understand and support others as they do the same.


A sense of belonging can directly impact mental health, so they also discuss the benefits of social media in finding a community of likeminded people, and what we can learn about unleashing our inner confidence from drag queens.


Bimini’s book is called Release the Beast: A Drag Queen’s Guide to Life, and it’s out now.



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Oct 18, 2021
Mel Robbins
1:13:46

How kindly do you talk to yourself? TV host, author, and speaker Mel Robbins spent a lifetime caught in a loop of negative self-talk, but she’s now learnt how to validate herself in the way she champions others.


In this chat with Fearne, she explains the importance of daily habits. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to building confidence; you have to be disciplined and put in the daily grind. Mel also explains what panic attacks actually are on a physiological level.


Mel’s book, The High 5 Habit, is out now.


CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual abuse



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Oct 11, 2021
Jesy Nelson
49:13

It’s often said that comparison is the thief of joy, and this proved to be true for Jesy Nelson. In this chat, she and Fearne talk through the fear of not being liked, and the freedom that’s come with reinventing herself as a solo artist.


Jesy’s first solo single, Boyz, is out on Friday 8th October.



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Oct 06, 2021
Dave Grohl
37:15

There’s adventure in not knowing what comes next, and having the confidence to throw yourself in anyway. Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has spent a lifetime doing just that. In this chat with Fearne he explains why he wants to grow old gracefully, but stay young at heart by embracing the spirit of exploration and curiosity.


More of Dave’s stories from his energetic life can be found in his new book, The Storyteller, out 5th October.



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Oct 04, 2021
Paul Merson
57:41

Gambling addictions are not well understood; former footballer Paul Merson is hoping to change that by sharing his own story. In this chat with Fearne, Paul explains why his having a gambling addiction really isn’t about the money. It’s about escapism, and experiencing extreme highs and lows.


He also talks through the role that lying plays in addiction, and the relationships and practical coping mechanisms that now help him tackle one day at a time. It’s taken him many decades, but he now understands that addiction is an illness, and doesn’t make him a bad person.


Paul’s book, Hooked: Addiction and the Long Road to Recovery, is out now.


CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about suicidal thoughts, as well as gambling, alcohol, and drug addiction, so do take care while listening.



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Sep 27, 2021
Miriam Margolyes
43:11

You are the sum of everyone who’s come before you in your family, and it can be useful to learn about your ancestors in order to understand how much of their character is in you. Actress Miriam Margolyes has a passion for genealogy and family trees; in this chat with Fearne, she discusses her own identity, and the parts of it that have made her feel like an outsider at times.


We’re often scared to challenge things we don’t agree with, perhaps for fear of being disliked or cancelled, but Miriam explains how and why she’s always spoken her truth, even if it might be controversial.


Miriam’s book, This Much Is True, is out now.



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Sep 20, 2021
David Harewood
57:45

Psychosis is very rarely talked about, even within spaces dedicated to mental health. Actor David Harewood had an episode that saw him sectioned at 23 years old, and wonders that psychosis is still seen as the ‘scary’ mental health issue, a perception he’s now working hard to change.


We often hear about post-traumatic stress, but in this chat with Fearne, David discusses the concept of post traumatic growth, and what that’s looked like for him. Plus, he explores how this journey of discovery has changed his perception of his father, who also had psychosis. 


David’s book, Maybe I Don’t Belong Here, is out now.


CONTENT WARNING: as David recalls racist abuse, this episode contains offensive and distressing language.




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Sep 13, 2021
Joe Sugg
56:44

We often write ourselves a story about the type of person we are, and the things we can do with our lives, but YouTuber, actor, and singer Joe Sugg doesn’t like to put limits on what he can achieve. In this chat with Fearne, he explains why he’s given himself opportunities to change as a person and not be limited by what his fans might expect of him. Plus, having grown up online, Joe talks through what he feels needs to be done to make the Internet a kinder place.


Joe’s new single, Wild Things, is out now.



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Sep 06, 2021
Christian O'Connell
55:28

The concept of a mid-life crisis has become a funny cliché, and that’s what Christian O’Connell jokingly told people he was having when he left his successful radio career in the UK to start a new life in Australia in 2018. The truth was that he had had what he now recognises as a break down, and needed to find adventure and joy as an adult to reignite the fire in his belly.


In this chat, Fearne and Christian share their experiences of having panic attacks, and compare notes on how they both use distraction techniques to avoid confronting difficult realities.


Christian’s book, No One Listens To Your Dad’s Show, is out now.



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Aug 30, 2021
Ashley Cain
1:02:42

In April 2021, Ashley Cain’s eight month old daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain passed away. At eight weeks old she had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia; Ashley and his partner Safiyya captured the nation’s hearts as they used social media to document their journey, raise awareness for childhood cancer and encourage people to become bone marrow donors both for their daughter and thousands of other children.


In this chat with Fearne, Ashley talks for the first time since Azaylia’s death about losing his child, about helping others grieve, and about why he feels he now has a real purpose for the first time in his life.


To find out more about the Azaylia Foundation, and to donate, visit www.theazayliafoundation.com 


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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about the grief of losing a child throughout, so do take care while listening.



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Aug 27, 2021
Frankie Bridge
56:54

Becoming a parent will have its highs and lows for everyone, but Frankie Bridge became a mum knowing she already had existing mental health issues to contend with too. In this chat with Fearne, Frankie discusses how she talks to her children about their own emotions as well as hers.

 

Publicly we’re having more frank conversations about post-natal depression, but antenatal depression still isn’t discussed as widely, so Frankie also opens up about her mental health while she was pregnant.

 

Frankie’s book, Grow: Motherhood, Mental Health, and Me, is out now.



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Aug 23, 2021
Natalie Imbruglia
47:25

Confidence fluctuates and has to be practiced daily. Natalie Imbruglia feels writing her new album has allowed her to regain confidence after finding herself on shaky ground. In this chat with Fearne, she explains why she now chooses to live in the moment and not make plans, and why she thinks there’s strength in allowing yourself to fall apart, because there’s often a breakthrough on the other side.

 

Natalie’s new album, Firebird, is out on September 24th.



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Aug 16, 2021
Suranne Jones
59:09

Many of us are guilty of refusing to stop, of continuing to distract ourselves while anxieties build beneath the surface. This is something BAFTA-winning actress Suranne Jones tackles in her new TV show I Am Victoria. In this chat with Fearne, Suranne talks about the grief of losing her mum shortly after having a baby, and why she wanted to draw on her own experience of managing her mental health to create character Victoria.


I Am Victoria is available to watch now on All4.



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Aug 09, 2021
earthrise - Jack Harries, Finn Harries, and Alice Aedy
50:27

Climate change will cause the biggest mass migration in history. Filmmakers and storytellers Jack Harries, Finn Harries, and Alice Aedy have founded creative studio earthrise to document the human stories of those on the climate front lines. They believe in progress, not perfection, and hope the stories they tell will encourage action through inspiring hope for a better future.

In this chat with Fearne, the powerful trio talk through what they’ve learnt about managing their own mental health as activists being constantly bombarded with overwhelming and exhausting information.

You can keep up to date with earthrise, read their articles, donate to CHOOSE EARTH and watch their documentary content by heading over to www.earthrise.studio.

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Jul 26, 2021
Caitlin Moran
1:01:01

Over the last ten years, author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran has learnt that we have to allow feminism to evolve as both society and our own priorities change. In this chat with Fearne, Caitlin explores the benefits of social media in amplifying women’s voices, why it’s so important for women to stop picking apart their own bodies, and how best to prepare children for the adult world they’ll soon find themselves in.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about eating disorders and sexual assault.

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Jul 19, 2021
Charly Cox
56:05

Nostalgia – keeping souvenirs of poignant moments – plays a big part in allowing poet and bestselling author Charly Cox to fill her life with meaning. Choosing to be sentimental can help us take stock and celebrate where challenges have been overcome. In this chat with Fearne, Charly explains what it means to live with Bipolar II, including both manic highs and depressive lows, and how writing helps her make sense of her thoughts.

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Jul 12, 2021
Anne-Marie
49:06

You might not expect a global pop star to want to embrace being average, but Anne-Marie feels that might be one of the keys to happiness. She’s been seeking therapy from both writing music and seeing a psychiatrist, and in this chat with Fearne shares what she’s learnt about how being bullied at school affected her, and how to boost self-worth as an adult.

Anne-Marie’s second studio album, Therapy, is out on 23rd July, and her first book, You Deserve Better, is available from 30th September.

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Jul 05, 2021
James Arthur
57:27

Practicing being present has been huge in helping James Arthur manage his anxiety and panic attacks. He’s sold 30 million records worldwide, but with incredible success and adoration comes scrutiny and judgement. In this chat with Fearne, James shares how he handles outside opinion, and what he’s been learning about how trauma during his formative years still affects him now.

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Jun 28, 2021
Ella Mills
56:30

Wellness doesn’t have to mean crystals and spirulina. Ella Mills, who’s been synonymous with wellness as the founder of deliciously ella for almost a decade, feels that it needs to be rebranded to encompass super simple principles like sleeping well and breathing calmly. In this chat, Fearne and Ella share stories of the people in their lives who keep them rational and grounded, as well as talking about why it’s probably healthy to accept that women can’t have it all.

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Jun 21, 2021
Meik Wiking
48:50

Some elements of happiness are circumstantial – where we’re born, and our biology – but there are many elements that we personally have control over. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, based in Denmark, and he feels we’d all be happier if we focused more on the smaller choices we can control. That, he explains, is where the Danish art of hygge comes in.

In this chat with Fearne, Meik explores why policy makers would do well to consider the happiness of their country as an important element of national health – happy citizens are more likely to earn more, less likely need the health service, and more likely to perform random acts of kindness.

Meik’s books, The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Lykke, and The Art of Making Memories are all out now.

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Jun 14, 2021
Jedidiah Jenkins
49:11

Radical vulnerability is something New York Times bestselling author Jedidiah Jenkins does his best to practice with those around him. As he entered his 30s, he travelled from Oregon to Patagonia by bicycle, and the journey turned out to be just as much emotional as it was physical. One of the things he learnt is that vulnerability breeds vulnerability, that once you share your truth, others will feel safe to share their true selves with you too, and that can only be a good thing. 

In this chat, Fearne and Jedidiah explore their own experiences of using disembodying as a coping mechanism during difficult or painful moments in life, as well as what they each believe the soul really is.

Both of Jedidiah’s life-changing books, To Shake The Sleeping Self and Like Streams To The Ocean, are available now.

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Jun 07, 2021
Mike Kerr
48:49

Mike Kerr is the lead singer and bassist of Royal Blood. As the band’s success grew, alcohol became an integral part of his life, but he’s now been sober for two years, and is thriving both personally and as a musician. In this chat with Fearne, Mike explores the new ways he’s found to release the energy and adrenaline that come with being a live performer, including running, kite-surfing, and cold-water swimming. Plus, Fearne explains why she thinks this game-changing moment in Mike’s life might be something to do with his Saturn Return…

Royal Blood’s latest album, Typhoons, is out now.

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May 31, 2021
Rag 'N' Bone Man
43:50

Becoming a father has opened Rag ‘N’ Bone Man - real name Rory - up to being more honest about his emotions both with his family and in his music. In this chat, he and Fearne bond over their shared love of tattoos and inability to sleep well, and talk through how they’ve learnt to say ‘no’ to projects and events they’re just not enthusiastic about.

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s album, Life By Misadventure, is out now.

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May 24, 2021
Dr Olivia Remes
52:36

Panic, indecisiveness, procrastination – all common, every day moods that can frustrate, and even paralyse, our ability to move forward. Dr Olivia Remes, a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, wants to help you overcome these moods so that you can really thrive.

In this chat with Fearne, she explains how characteristics like confidence and charisma can be learned, how to make new healthy habits stick, and how real personal growth can come from the most painful of situations.

Olivia’s book, The Instant Mood Fix, is published by Happy Place books. It’s perfect for dipping in and out of during those moments when you need it most, and is available to buy now at bookshop.org.

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May 17, 2021
Dr Alex George
51:20

Recently appointed by the Prime Minister as Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George is on a mission to make mental health education compulsory in schools. In this chat with Fearne, the A&E doctor explains why his goal is to ensure mental health sits alongside the likes of maths and English on the curriculum, and what we can all be doing to look after both our mental and physical health every day.

Alex’s book, Live Well Every Day, is available to buy from May 13th.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.

Content warning: this episode includes conversations about suicide, so please do take care while listening.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.



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May 10, 2021
Ian Wright
51:48

Former footballer Ian Wright is adored and revered by millions of people, but as a result of his traumatic childhood he hasn’t always recognised or trusted his success. The victim of domestic abuse as a child, Ian has spent the past few years bravely delving into his past experiences, both personally, and for a BBC documentary that he hopes will help others feel supported. In this chat with Fearne Ian is incredibly introspective about what he’s learnt about feeling anger and accepting love over his lifetime.

Ian Wright: Home Truths airs on the BBC on May 6th at 9pm, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer for you to watch in your own time.

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Content warning: this episode includes conversations about domestic abuse.

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May 03, 2021
Billie Piper
45:04

We’re beginning to understand that ‘having it all’ is an unrealistic and stressful goal to work towards. Instead, perhaps we need to be thinking about where to prioritise our energy. Family? Social life? Work? There’s no right or wrong answer, but we do have to be honest with ourselves about how much we can cope with. 

In this chat with Fearne, Billie Piper explains why she’s so passionate about portraying characters who are just as complex on screen as we are in real life. She’s not willing to hide away from tricky emotions, in fact her latest TV work has seen her really lean into pain, with the ultimate goal of making us all feel less alone.

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Apr 26, 2021
David Katz
43:59

We’re surrounded by 2 billion tonnes of plastic – 8 million of which flow into our oceans every year. Those are some pretty upsetting numbers, but by the end of this episode you’ll understand that you’re not helpless; you personally have a huge amount of power to reverse the problem.

David Katz is the compassionate founder behind a clever enterprise that turns plastic into wealth. Plastic Bank works with communities under the poverty line to simultaneously empower individuals, and reduce ocean plastic. David explains to Fearne exactly how you can make a real difference in reducing ocean plastic by voting with your wallet. For example, the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, professional natural hair care brand weDo/, have teamed up with Plastic Bank, so for every one weDo/ product you buy, an incredible eight items of plastic waste are removed from our environment and our oceans. 

WeDo/ buyers have helped collect over three million plastic bottles since launch, and this Earth Day they’re inviting you to join WeDo/ and Plastic Bank to achieve their next partnership goal of removing 5 million items of plastic waste. So by simply switching to natural haircare brand WeDo/, together we can make a big positive impact for our planet!

For more information about Plastic Bank’s game changing work, head to plasticbank.com.

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Apr 19, 2021
Lawrence Okolie
46:24

Fear can paralyse us into inaction, but boxer Lawrence Okolie has learnt to use it to his advantage, to motivate him to keep fighting both physically and mentally. In this chat, he and Fearne talk through how to be disciplined, stop making excuses, and keep yourself accountable when you have an important goal to achieve.

Lawrence’s is the first of many exciting new voices in the modern wellness space that Fearne’s new endeavour, Happy Place Books, will be championing. Dare To Change Your Life is the first book to be published by Happy Place Books, and is out now.

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Apr 12, 2021
Dr Rangan Chatterjee
57:47

Believing that medicine is more art than science, Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s MO is understanding how lifestyle factors like upbringing, social status, stress levels, sleep, and even phone use might be affecting your physical and mental health. In this chat with Fearne, they talk through lots of practical methods that’ll help you understand and alter the way you feel. For example, the act of journaling won’t change the problem you have, but what it will change is how you interact with the problem – and that could be life changing.

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Content warning: this episode includes conversations about suicide, domestic abuse, anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, and depression, so please do take care while listening.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.



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Apr 05, 2021
Jake Humphrey
57:52

Has your life turned out the way you thought it would? Jake Humphrey thinks it’s only with hindsight that he can see that he’s ended up exactly where he’s supposed to be. In this chat, life-long friends Fearne and Jake talk about what role a safe and loving home life plays in allowing us to spread our wings. Plus, they take on grind culture – does a relentless work ethic really lead to greatness? Or are consistency and a work life balance more important? 

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Content warning: this episode contains conversation about the suicide of a family member, so take care while listening.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

 



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Mar 29, 2021
June Sarpong
47:12

Does feeling different to others – or perceiving others as different to you – make you uncomfortable, or do you celebrate uniqueness? June Sarpong reckons we all need to own our differences. In fact, she’s now using her own experience of working in TV to make the industry a kinder and more inclusive place for everyone to thrive in, regardless of their background. In this chat with Fearne, she’s honest about when she, as someone who considers herself an activist, still has had to check her own behaviour and unconscious bias.

June’s brilliant book, The Power of Privilege, is out now.

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Content warning: this episode contains frank conversation about grief following the suicide of a loved one, so do take care while listening.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.



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Mar 22, 2021
Gelong Thubten
55:21

We're constantly being told happiness will come from material objects, but in this chat with Fearne monk Thubten explains why the outside world is trying to sell us an unrealistic dream. You don't need fixing; Thubten explores how meditation can help shift your focus from outside validation to finding contentment in your inner world.

A Monk's Guide To Happiness is out now, and contains lots more detail on those guiding principles.

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Mar 15, 2021
Stacey Solomon
45:09

Meditating doesn't have to mean sitting still, in fact for Stacey Solomon calming an anxious mind is about keeping her hands busy with tidying and crafting. In this chat with Fearne, Stacey also talks about body image, and where she finds her now infamous confidence to stand up to media outlets and trolls who are determined to shame her. 

Stacey's book, Tap To Tidy, is out now, and has lots of brilliant ideas to help you live by the mantra 'tidy house, tidy mind'.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.

Content warning: this episode contains discussion of intrusive thoughts, catastrophising, panic attacks, and body dysmorphia.



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Mar 08, 2021
Rhonda Byrne
59:30

Do you believe the thoughts in your head without question? Rhonda Byrne explores why you shouldn't believe any of your negative thoughts, because none of them are true. In this chat with Fearne, the iconic author of The Secret explains why embracing your inner child might just be the key to ever-lasting happiness.

If you feel ready to remove all negative thoughts from your life, Rhonda's latest book, The Greatest Secret, is out now.

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Mar 01, 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
49:10

Insecurity isn’t something you’d expect a Miss World winner to feel, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas has learnt that confidence isn’t ever-present. In fact, in this chat she and Fearne explore how confidence and satisfaction with life have to be actively practiced and cultivated. 

It’s in her memoir, Unfinished, that Priyanka reflects on the past experiences that built her incredible resilience, and it’s available to buy now www.unfinishedbypriyanka.com

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Feb 22, 2021
Robbie Williams
50:53

He's the man who had everything - and it's taken Robbie Williams years to work out why that didn't make him happy. To finish series eight, Fearne catches up with Robbie to talk about his life in lockdown, wrestling with the impact we have of our kids - and the things he misses (and doesn't miss) about his hometown of Stoke.

Content warning: reference to suicide

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Stripe and Stare - for 20% off your first order, head to stripeandstare.com and enter the code HAPPY20 at checkout.  

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.



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Dec 07, 2020
Gareth Southgate
50:12

The England football manager opens up to Fearne about his life in the public eye - and how he copes in such high pressure roles as player and now as coach.

Along the way they discuss star signs, the importance of getting back to nature and the most unusual things people have said to him in the past.

His new book, Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams is available now.

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Nov 30, 2020
Pandora Sykes
47:44

What if all the work we're doing on ourselves is part of the problem? Pandora Sykes has been wrestling with our obsession with wellness to see if we're taking it all a bit too seriously - and in this chat with Fearne, they chat about the simple principles we can remember to keep ourselves grounded.

How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? by Pandora Sykes is published by Hutchinson

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Nov 23, 2020
Deepak Chopra
41:21
Deepak has been at the forefront of all things well being for the best part of four decades - and in this conversation with Fearne, they get to grips with what has been probably the hardest year for most of us.  If you’re interested in Deepak's new initiative on championing positive mental health support, you can find out more at neveralone.loveThanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Stripe and Stare - for 20% off your first order, head to stripeandstare.com and enter the code HAPPY20 at checkout. 

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Nov 16, 2020
Gabby Bernstein
47:16

The bestselling author joins fangirl Fearne to discuss superattactors, rewriting your story, tuning out the noise, the resistors in your life... a cornucopia of tools that Gabby has written about to help you make sense of the world.

Gabby's new book, You Are The Guru, is available right now as an audiobook.

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Nov 09, 2020
Amahla on Bold 🎵
12:08

The year started so strong for the Ivor Novello nominated Amahla - and as her new track Bold shows, she is not letting the current crisis stop that flow. Fearne chats to the singer about the track, which features on, you guessed it, Happy Place - The Album.

You can hear the full track now, plus exclusive new work from:

Ludovico Einaudi

Emeli Sande

Sam Fender

Rhys Lewis

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN 

Tommy Ashby

Billie Marten

Luke Sital Singh

Stephan Moccio

Lissie

Geejay

Kye Sones

...all available, right now, wherever you get your music.



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Nov 05, 2020
Kye Sones on My Mind And Me 🎵
18:02

They've been friends since they were kids, but this is the first time Fearne has interviewed Kye Sones - and all because Kye has written My Mind & Me, a brand new song for Happy Place, the album.

In this (only slightly awkward) conversation, they talk about the making of the track, love, loss and healing.

Discover My Mind & Me, and the whole Happy Place album, right now, whereever you get your music.



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Nov 04, 2020
Lockdown Kittens Dancing: Behind The Scenes
20:42

How did Dame Helen Mirren come to appear on Happy Place the album? Fearne is joined by collaborator Adam Martin (from the excellent meditation podcast GABA) to reminisce on the making of their song, with a score by Amelia Warner.

Happy Place - The Album is out now.



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Nov 03, 2020
Sam Smith
51:38

Start your week with this powerful chat with one of Britain's best singers. In this in-depth interview, Fearne talks to Sam about self-acceptance, pronouns, and making big decisions while you're in the public eye.

Sam's new album, LoveGoes, is out now.

Content warning: references to anorexia, body image, OCD

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Nov 02, 2020
Laurie Vincent on Love You, Bye 🎵
21:16

He's one half of Slaves and Larry Pink The Human - and it's in that guise he joins Fearne to talk about heartbreaking story behind his beautiful song, Love You, Bye.

Love You, Bye is part of Happy Place - The Album, which also features new songs by Emeli Sande, Sam Fender, Ludovico Einaudi, Amahla and more. Download it wherever you get your music.



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Nov 01, 2020
Emeli Sandé on Happy Place the Album 🎵
14:30

An exclusive listen to the new track by Emeli Sandé, available on the new Happy Place album.

In this chat with Fearne, the singer discusses how music can help make a difference to all our lives in these challenging times.

You can hear the full track right now as part of Happy Place - The Album on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music AND on limited edition vinyl.

The full album features Sam Fender, Ludovico Einaudi, Amahla... and Dame Helen Mirren. Discover it now.



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Oct 30, 2020
Simon Neil
42:47

Biffy Clyro's frontman Simon Neil has always written moments from his life into his songs - and, as he tells Fearne, it's something that he has had mixed feelings about.

In this wide-ranging talk, they discuss standing still after years on the road, opening up about mental health in young men, meditation and the joy of expressing yourself through art.

Content warning: suicide

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

 



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Oct 26, 2020
Ludovico Einaudi on Happy Place - The Album
14:06

Fearne's favourite pianist jumps on a Zoom to talk about his contribution to Happy Place - The Album: a cover of Prince's Sometimes It Snows In April. Along the way they talk about the power of dreams and marvel at the view outside his Italian home.

You can hear the track right now as part of Happy Place - The Album on Apple Music, Spotify and wherever you get your music. 



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Oct 23, 2020
Phillip Schofield
54:27

He's been on our screens in five different decades, but Phillip Schofield can still surprise us. In this podcast exclusive, Fearne chats to Phillip about his extraordinary life on camera, his continued fear of singing, and the mental loops he trapped himself in as he came to terms with his sexualty.

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Oct 19, 2020
Billie Marten on Happy Place - The Album
12:34

To celebrate the launch of Happy Place - The Album, singer-songwriter Billie Marten joins Fearne to talk about the writing of Orange Tree, her exclusive track for the album.

You can hear the full track right now as part of Happy Place - The Album on Apple Music, Spotify AND on a limited edition vinyl. 

The full album features Emeli Sande, Sam Fender, Ludovico Einaudi, Amahla and more.



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Oct 16, 2020
Skin
43:27
As the lead singer in the indie band Skunk Anansie, Skin was one of the iconic faces of the nineties. These days, she mixes her singing with Djing, and has written a new book called It Takes Blood and Guts. In this chat with Fearne, she recounts some of the ways she dealt with the prejudice she faced as a black, queer woman fronting an indie band - and how a chance encounter with Judi Dench helped her find her own voice. Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Stripe and Stare - for 20% off your first order, head to stripeandstare.com and enter the code HAPPY20 at checkout. 

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Oct 12, 2020
Wim Hof
48:12
There are only a few people in this world to have a 'method' named after them. The Wim Hof Method, and the man behind it, are game-changing and rule-breaking in equal measure. And whilst he has been called controversial in his enthusiasm for cold showers and controlled breathing to enhance general health and well-being, Wim is rare in embracing the scrutiny of scientists and sceptics. In this conversation with Fearne, The 'Ice Man' talks about the tragic circumstances that brought him to this epiphany - and the lives he has changed since then. Content warning: strong language, references to suicide, depression In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

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Oct 05, 2020
Jay Shetty
1:01:29

At 21 years old, Jay became a monk. For the next three years he applied himself to a simpler life, away from modern trappings.

Ten years later, he tells Fearne what he learned from that time that he still applies today - helping him on the road to helping others - and becoming a best-selling author and podcaster to boot.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Stripe and Stare - for 20% off your first order, head to stripeandstare.com and enter the code HAPPY20 at checkout. 



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Sep 28, 2020
Holly Tucker MBE
52:22

She may have founded one of the biggest online retail success stories in British history, but Holly Tucker hasn't stopped dreaming big. In this inspiring chat with Fearne, she discusses the hard work that went into starting Not On The High Street, her new project Holly & Co, and the stresses that success has put on everyone involved.

Discover the Happy Place Virtual Festival - all for free - at happyplacefestival.com

This series of Happy Place is supported by Happiful - to discover their magazine or if you're looking for online counselling support in your area, head to happiful.com/happyplace



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Jul 06, 2020
Aimi Maunders
54:31

Aimi and her sister Emma both experienced anxiety and depression while they were at school - and whilst there's a stigma around mental health today, back then it was even worse. So they came up with Happiful.

Fearne connects with co-founder Aimi to discover how those early experiences came to shape her life, and how the support network she created came to help her again, a little further down the road.

Discover Happiful - including its directory of over 17,000 professionals including counsellors, life coaches, hypnotherapists and nutritionists - at happiful.com/happyplace



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Jun 29, 2020
Jonathan Yeo
48:18

Celebrated portraitist Jonathan Yeo has spent a long time staring into people's eyes. And not just anyone's eyes: some of the most influential and powerful people in the world.

Because of that, he's in quite a unique position to talk about body language and how we express ourselves, and the importance of face-to-face communication.

See the finished portrait of Fearne here.

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Jun 22, 2020
Freya Ridings
52:25

Fresh from her Happy Place Virtual Festival performance, Freya talks to Fearne about her difficult school days, her unconventional approach to learning piano and the importance she places on writing her own songs.

Discover the full Happy Place Festival line-up - all for free - at happyplacefestival.com

This series of Happy Place is supported by Happiful - to discover their magazine or if you're looking for online counselling support in your area, head to happiful.com/happyplace



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Jun 15, 2020
Alicia Keys
50:18

After finding chart-topping success at a formative age, Alicia Keys has spent a lot of time thinking about the high expectations we put on each other. From her own people-pleasing tendencies in her early career, to her very recent breakthroughs in valuing her own self-worth.

In this conversation with Fearne, held under lockdown conditions, they explore those discoveries, her book More Myself, and her forthcoming studio album, Alicia.

This series of Happy Place is supported by Happiful - to discover their magazine or if you're looking for online counselling support in your area, head to happiful.com/happyplace

 



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Jun 08, 2020
Chris & Rosie Ramsey
49:25

Through their own podcast and social media, they have shared their most intimate parenting highs and lows - and in this late night chat with Fearne, the Ramseys discuss how they've coped in lockdown, what topics are still out of bounds, and how to be themselves as well as a couple.

Warning: discussion of miscarriage

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Jun 01, 2020
Glennon Doyle
49:48

The author of Untamed and Body Warrior has a lot to say - and in this interview with Fearne she packs it all into one podcast. From getting angry, to her battles with alcohol and body image... and on to her personal journey of sexuality... oh, and her latest parenting woes. It's all in here. 

Warning: references to body dismorphia

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May 25, 2020
Daisy May Cooper
50:45

The star and co-creator of This Country talks to Fearne about writing comedy, getting to meet your heroes and celebrating the life of close friend Michael Sleggs, who passed away in July.

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May 18, 2020
George Ezra
44:51

In the midst of lockdown, George Ezra's new project seems tailor-fitted to our times: calling up an old friend and celebrating that relationship, despite the distance.

Speaking to Fearne, the singer-songwriter reveals his own anxieties and the ways he manages them.

You can listen to Phone A Friend on your podcast app now with this link.

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May 11, 2020
Vex King
43:11

From homeless child to Instagram star, Vex King has spent a lot of time thinking about thought. The author of Good Vibes, Good Life is on a mission to challenge our ideas about self-love, and in this chat with Fearne the mind coach discusses those early challenges to the issues that face him today.

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May 04, 2020
Ricky Gervais
52:21

Fearne dials in to discover Ricky Gervais is living the dream: one that involves pasta, red wine and talking about the new series of After Life on Netflix.

Also on the agenda are Ricky's thoughts about criticism, controversy and Fearne's duvet studio.

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Apr 27, 2020
Kelly Jones
47:54
The lead singer of the Stereophonics has often written from experience, and always from the heart - but his most recent work hints at some big upheavals in his life, and the lives around him. Fearne drops into Kelly's studios (pre-lockdown!) to discuss what's been happening, and how he's taking on these changes with positivity and compassion. Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first four recipe boxes, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.

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Apr 20, 2020
Busy Philipps
44:56

Resilience can be hard-earned characteristic - and Busy Philipps has lived through some tough times and has the tough personality to match it.

In this pre-lockdown chat with Fearne, they discuss how to own your past without letting it define you, and making sense of the uncomfortable situations we end up in. 

Content warning: reference to abortion.

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Apr 13, 2020
Dynamo
39:21

Bradford-born magician Dynamo has had quite a journey - from taking on the local bullies with magic to a TV career and millions of fans across the world... and then there's the impact Crohn's disease has had on his health. He talks to Fearne about his positivity and the way he's had to adapt his act to meet his circumstances.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first four recipe boxes, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Apr 06, 2020
Happy Place X GABA Meditation: reconnecting to our happy place
7:00
A special meditation episode composed for you by the podcast GABA (which you'll have heard Fearne mention in our chat with Russell Brand), designed to place you in an ethereal world using sound science to activate the GABA neurotransmitter and promote calm.    A thought provoking, emotion releasing, soothing meditation with ASMR, music and storytelling. A beautiful, intoxicating listen. Shut your eyes, sit still, and enjoy…

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Apr 01, 2020
Russell Brand: in isolation
54:59

Back by popular demand, Fearne dials up Russell Brand to hear how the comedian and writer has approached the sudden change in all our lives - this is one chat that will leave you feeling more positive about the future...

Russell’s own podcast, ‘Under the Skin’ is available exclusively on Luminary. And you can access a ONE MONTH free trial of the Luminary app by visiting luminary.link/happyplaceThanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first four recipe boxes, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout. People can connect with Russell on social media: Twitter: @rustyrockets Instagram: @russellbrand YouTube: youtube.com/russellbrand



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Mar 30, 2020
Lisa Taddeo
40:52

Over several years, and after interviewing dozens of women, Lisa Taddeo settled on three stories of women and their unique relationships with sex.

In this interview with Fearne about the resulting book, Three Women, she talks about how their experiences will sound familiar to many others - even though their cases can be quite extreme.

Thanks to our sponsors for series six, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first four recipe boxes, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Mar 23, 2020
Erling Kagge
43:46

Silence can seem quite frightening to many people - but not Erling Kagge. You wouldn't think the explorer, lawyer, art collector, entrepreneur, politician, author and publisher has any time on his hands to sit in silence but, as he tells Fearne, that's the secret of his many successes.

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Mar 16, 2020
Myles Hopper & Giles Humphries
41:32

Starting a business can take its toll - so what can you do to make the process that bit easier? The founders of Mindful Chef join Fearne to talk about the highs and lows of working together to deliver healthy ingredients and tasty recipes to your door.

For 25% off your first 4 boxes at Mindful Chef, plus a free recipe book from founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Mar 09, 2020
Special: International Women's Day (Part 2)
28:27

Bryony Gordon, Poorna Bell and Annie Price are back with Fearne for part two of their chat, in front of a live audience, in west London.

Thanks to Sweaty Betty, who collaborated with Happy Place to make this episode. Find out more about their work for International Women's Day at sweatybetty.com/fearnecotton



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Mar 08, 2020
Special: International Women's Day (Part 1)
43:02

In this live, two-part special in partnership with Sweaty Betty, Fearne is joined by journalist Bryony Gordon, writer Poorna Bell and presenter and fitness trainer Annie Price to discuss their experiences in front of a live audience.

To find out more about the work of Sweaty Betty on Interational Women's Day, visit sweatybetty.com/fearnecotton.



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Mar 08, 2020
Flo Perry
45:54
How have we got to 62 episodes without mentioning sex? Flo Perry, author of How To Have Feminist Sex, drops by to discuss with Fearne some of our hang-ups and what we can do to celebrate our bodies in a more healthy and celebratory way. Warning: strong sex references

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Mar 02, 2020
Joe Wicks
48:15

The Body Coach himself turns up at Fearne's door (they're neighbours, don't you know) to discuss being a father of two, meeting your work goals... and being named GQ's worst dressed of the year.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first 4 boxes, plus a free recipe book from founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Feb 24, 2020
Rio & Kate Ferdinand
42:36

What does it take to be a stepparent? Following their hit BBC One documentary, Kate Ferdinand is joined by husband Rio to talk about the fallout from making the programme, diving deeper into their story of loss, love... and building a new family together.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first 4 boxes, plus a free recipe book from founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Feb 17, 2020
Tom Kerridge
37:30

Chef Tom Kerridge works hard and, for a long time, played hard too.

In this open and honest conversation with Fearne, one of Britain's finest chefs talks about his process, his addiction to work and the sacrifices he's made along the way.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series, Mindful Chef. For 25% off your first 4 boxes, plus a free recipe book from founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.



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Feb 10, 2020
Nadiya Hussain
43:05
The Bake Off winner, writer and presenter talks to Fearne about her upbringing, arranged marriage and the realities of being a British celebrity raised with Bangladeshi traditions.

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Jan 13, 2020
Scroobius Pip
46:04
The host of Distraction Pieces talks to Fearne about their mutual love of podcasting, the link between trauma and stutters... and how to reframe fear as something positive.

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Jan 06, 2020
Tom Odell
39:10
Tom's first panic attack was only a couple of years ago, and since then he has learned his own ways of managing his anxiety. In this revealing interview, he talks to Fearne about that first attack, and share their own stories and methods of coping.

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Dec 30, 2019
Sarah Wilson
46:34
Sarah is not looking to be happy. At least, not always happy: the bestselling author wants to live a fuller life than that - and as she tells Fearne, that means making decisions that have baffled her friends, family and peers.

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Dec 23, 2019
Jessica Ennis-Hill
44:31
As an heptathlon Olympic champion and one of the key faces of the London 2012, Jessica could have packed it all in as soon as she decided to have a baby. But then she came back, to further medal-winning glory. In this chat with Fearne, she reveals how she did it, what she learned, and what we can all apply to our lives.

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Dec 16, 2019
Elizabeth Day
54:31
The host of How To Fail drops in to talk about her own experiences with failure, and what she's learned from hearing the mistakes of dozens of guests from her show.

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Dec 09, 2019
Ellie Goulding
50:37
Fearne drops into the studio of singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding - as she records a new album - to discuss her chart-topping career and how she has navigated the challenges that fame and success can bring.

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Dec 02, 2019
Ludovico Einaudi
43:56

The most-streamed classical artist in the world meets his biggest fan, as Fearne travels to Sicily to meet Ludovico Einaudi.

Together, the pair discuss the inspiration for some of his most impactful work, the challenges he has faced, and sharing emotions through music.



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Nov 25, 2019
Jonathan Van Ness
45:25
There is still plenty of unecessary stigma and shame still in the world - but what can we do about it? The star of Netflix hit Queer Eye and web series Gay Of Thrones talks with Fearne about coming to terms with his HIV status, how therapy has tamed his addictions... and his ambitions for a cat hotel.

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Nov 18, 2019
Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton
38:39
The former US secretary of state, senator and First Lady, is joined by her daughter Chelsea to share with Fearne stories of their favourite females from across the world - all taken from their new book, Gutsy Women.

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Nov 13, 2019
Gerad Kite
44:24
Fearne takes a deep dive into the world of five element acupuncture with Acupuncture Master Gerad Kite. If you've ever wondered about the origins and applications of this ancient remedy, let Gerad be your guide!

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Nov 11, 2019
Jada Pinkett Smith
44:31

The actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, businesswoman (and wife to Will Smith) kicks off series five of Happy Place with an amazingly revealing chat about marriage, emotional independence and much, much more. A perfect pick-me-up to start your week.

You can watch Jada's latest show, Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch now.



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Nov 04, 2019
Niki Schilling
47:34
When is yoga not enough? This week Fearne travels to Amsterdam to meet Niki Schilling, who heads up Innovations & Sustainability for Rituals, to discuss how she found her Happy Place, and the missteps she made along the way. Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, Rituals. Who create bath, body and home products designed to help you slow down and feel good. Visit rituals.com, where there's a welcome gift waiting for you...

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Oct 21, 2019
Catherine Gray
40:40

After twenty years of a boozy social life, Catherine gave up drinking. In this conversation with Fearne, recorded live at Tatton Park for the Happy Place Festival, she discusses her past relationship with alcohol, and the affect it had on friends, lovers and family.

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Oct 14, 2019
Sophie Walker
40:21

Live from Manchester's Tatton Park, Fearne is joined by the founding leader of the Women's Equality Party Sophie Walker to talk about the feminism of the future, how to channel anger into positive change, and what we can all be doing to make life better for everyone.

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Oct 07, 2019
Dame Kelly Holmes
42:52

Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes drops in to the Happy Place Festival in Tatton Park, Manchester, to discuss her life pre and post Olympics: including growing up in a care home, gaining respect in the army, pushing for gold medals despite injury and illness, and celebrating what makes her unique.

Thanks to the sponsors of the Happy Place Festival, Rituals. Who create bath, body and home products designed to help you slow down and feel good. Visit rituals.com, where there's a welcome gift waiting for you...

Triggers: references to suicide, self-harm. 

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  • Finland: 010 195 202
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  • Holland: 09000767
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  • Hungary: 116123
  • India: 8888817666
  • Ireland: +4408457909090
  • Italy: 800860022
  • Japan: +810352869090
  • Mexico: 5255102550
  • New Zealand: 045861048
  • Norway: +4781533300
  • Philippines: 028969191
  • Poland: 5270000
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Sep 30, 2019
Billy Monger
36:31

After a catastrophic accident in a Formula 4 car, racing driver Billy Monger would be forgiven for decided to end his motor racing career. The fact that he returned, just months later, is a remarkable feat.

In this live recording with Fearne, Billy tells a packed audience in London how he's adjusted to life without legs, the trauma he still faces everyday, and his hopes for the future.

Thanks to the sponsors of the Happy Place Festival, Rituals. Who create bath, body and home products designed to help you slow down and feel good. Visit rituals.com, where there's a welcome gift waiting for you...



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Sep 23, 2019
Katie Piper
54:19

It's hard to describe Katie Piper and her extraordinary career without using a bunch of words she dislikes: inspiring, heroic, brave... but use them we must, as Fearne discusses her life in front of a packed live audience at Happy Place Live.

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Sep 16, 2019
Bodyposipanda (Megan Jane Crabbe)
35:12

Megan spent a long time hating her body - and then, just three years ago, she discovered the body positive movement and her life changed.

In this live interview with Fearne, she describes how she took that message to Instagram, how she deals with the haters (both online and in her head) and found her happy place.

Content warning: contains references to anorexia, self harm.

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Sep 09, 2019
Reggie Yates
39:58

They have been friends for over half of their lives: working together, travelling the world... so it was only a matter of time before Reggie joined Fearne on the podcast.

And just to make it extra special, this conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the recent Happy Place Festival weekend in London. We'll be bringing you more live interviews over the coming weeks.

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Sep 02, 2019
Sweaty Betty special: Victoria Pendleton & Sophie Everard
40:55

Why do we have best friends? And what part do they play in finding our happy place?

In this special bonus episode of Happy Place, Olympian track cyclist Victoria Pendleton and her BFF Sophie Everard discuss with Fearne their friendship and what it means to them.

Triggers: reference to eating disorders, depression

Thanks to our sponsors, Sweaty Betty, for arranging this interview with their brand ambassadors. Find out more about their amazing activewear, and - for one week more - get an exclusive special offer when you visit sweatybetty.com/happyplace



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Aug 05, 2019
Hozier
40:26

Hozier makes you think. It's in his lyrics, in his music... even his music videos. So it's no surprise to find out that he spends a long time thinking about how he writes and performs his chart-busting songs.

In this chat with Fearne, Hozier describes his approach to songwriting, how indecision can sometimes be his downfall, and why performing doesn't come naturally to him.

Thanks to our sponsors Sweaty Betty - find out more about their amazing activewear, and get an exclusive special offer, when you visit sweatybetty.com/happyplace

 



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Jul 29, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert
51:16

You would think that the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love would define her occupation as 'writer' - but, as she reveals to Fearne in this interview, most of her time is dedicated to managing her mental health.

In this wideranging chat, Fearne and Elizabeth share their tips for navigating the stress of work, social media, the pressures of success and her tips for surviving.

Thanks to our sponsors Sweaty Betty - find out more about their amazing activewear, and get an exclusive special offer, when you visit sweatybetty.com/happyplace

 



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Jul 22, 2019
Juno Dawson
39:33

Up until the age of 28, Juno was known to most as the best-selling author of young adult fiction - James Dawson.

But in that year, she entered the process of physically becoming the person she always felt she was and adopted the female pronoun. Now Juno talks to Fearne about the transition she's made, how she celebrates her femininity, some questionable fashion statements, and what we can all learn about her journey.

Triggers: suicide, mental health, #metoo. This episode also contains a transphobic word that some will find offensive (in order to discuss its offensiveness).

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Jul 15, 2019
Alice Temperley
46:29

Fashion designer Alice Temperley MBE has conquered the world from her shop in Mayfair. Fearne, a long time admirer and wearer of her clothes, drops in to find out what it takes to cut it in the world of fashion... and what she does to unwind.

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, whose new range launches on Tuesday at 8am. Get ready - and visit Sweatybetty.com/happyplace in the morning



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Jul 08, 2019
Philippa Perry
48:05

How should we talk to children, so that they can find their own happy places? Fearne meets child psychotherapist Philippa Perry to discover the latest thinking and advice we can take to help the next generation be their best selves. 

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace



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Jul 01, 2019
Rebecca Dennis
58:19

There are many things we can do to help us find our happy place, and the one that works for Rebecca Dennis is transformational breathing.

Fearne visits Rebecca's studio for a chat about her own attempts to reconnect with her body, how it's helped with panic attacks and more else besides.

Rebecca will be running workships at the Happy Place festivals in London and Manchester - find out more at happyplacefestival.com.

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace



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Jun 24, 2019
Dolly Alderton
51:31

Our relationship with lovers, friends and family can be complicated, and something that Dolly has documented through her newspaper columns and podcasts.

In this conversation with Fearne, the podcaster and author discusses her most recent forays into dating, as well as the importance of daydreaming.

Get your tickets to Happy Place Festival, coming to London and Manchester this summer: happyplacefestival.com

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace



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Jun 17, 2019
Mary Berry
40:30
Be upstanding for the queen of cupcakes and all things baking, as Mary Berry talks to Fearne about the importance of food in making us happy, and which recipes remind her of family, friends and happy places. Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace

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Jun 10, 2019
Sam Fender
44:13

From working in a pub in North Shields to winning a Brit award by the age of 23, Sam Fender is still a grounded guy.

He speaks to Fearne about the people behind his exceptional lyrics, including one who took his own life, and the impact they've had on his outlook.

Sam's debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, is released August 9.

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty. For a limited time only you can get 20% OFF with the code: HAPPYPLACE. And if you visit sweatybetty.com/happyplace you can also see some of Fearne's favourite picks.

If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call or text The Samaritans on 116 123.

For those outside the UK, you can call:

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  • Australia: 131114
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  • Belgium: 106
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
  • Botswana: 3911270
  • Brazil: 212339191
  • Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
  • Croatia: 014833888
  • Denmark: +4570201201
  • Egypt: 7621602
  • Finland: 010 195 202
  • France: 0145394000
  • Germany: 08001810771
  • Holland: 09000767
  • Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
  • Hungary: 116123
  • India: 8888817666
  • Ireland: +4408457909090
  • Italy: 800860022
  • Japan: +810352869090
  • Mexico: 5255102550
  • New Zealand: 045861048
  • Norway: +4781533300
  • Philippines: 028969191
  • Poland: 5270000
  • Russia: 0078202577577
  • Spain: 914590050
  • South Africa: 0514445691
  • Sweden: 46317112400
  • Switzerland: 143
  • USA: 18002738255


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Jun 03, 2019
Ruby Wax
50:29

The transition from comedian to psychotherapist is not an obvious one, but Ruby Wax has never been predictable. In this fascinating interview with Fearne, she discusses how she made the leap, the science behind mindfulness... and why we should be ready for the coming of artificial intelligence.

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace



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May 27, 2019
James Bay
51:41
Fearne returns to the Troxy to meet James Bay, in front of a live audience. Together they discuss the pressures of songwriting, fame, touring... and the constant messages from Fearne*. Recorded at the Troxy, this show was produced in partnership with DICE. From epic arena shows and sweaty exclusive gigs, to immersive film screenings and food festivals, DICE is on a mission to help you discover and buy tickets to your next amazing event, check them out at dice.fmjoke

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May 20, 2019
Maisie Williams
54:38

Game of Thrones royalty Maisie Williams takes to the stage with Fearne for this special LIVE episode of Happy Place.

There's no spoilers here, so GoT fans and newbies alike are welcome to hear how Maisie keeps it altogether amidst the highs and lows in her world.

Recorded at the Troxy, this show was produced in partnership with DICE. From epic arena shows and sweaty exclusive gigs, to immersive film screenings and food festivals, DICE is on a mission to help you discover and buy tickets to your next amazing event, check them out at dice.fm



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May 13, 2019
Chessie King
37:30
How can we use Instagram and Facebook without doing ourselves harm? In the last episode of the series, Fearne speaks to social media mentor - and Fiit fitness trainer - Chessie King.  The pair speak about their own battles online, and how Chessie's managed to take on the trolls... and win.  Our sponsor for this episode was Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/.  We'll be back with new episodes very soon - in the meantime, why not leave us a review on Apple Podcasts?

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Feb 11, 2019
Grace Graham
39:58

Warning: this episode contains a short reference to sexual violence

This week Fearne has a very special honour: to let a remarkable person know that she has won a national award, on behalf of The Prince's Trust.

Grace Graham has faced more than her fair share of obstacles to become a success in business. In this candid interview, she tells us what she's overcome and how it led her to be the person she is now.



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Feb 04, 2019
Davina McCall
45:30

The nation's favourite Davina McCall drops by to chat marathons, drug abuse and learning to love yourself again.

This episode of Happy Place was recorded in front of an audience as part of Happy Place Live with Vita Coco. It was a day of live events, workshops and talks and a fabulous time was had by all. If you'd like to attend the next live event... keep listening to Happy Place! We'll tell you all you need to know.



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Jan 28, 2019
Henry Fraser
30:48

Henry was paralysed from the neck down after an accident on holiday. He was seventeen.

Now, ten years later, he speaks to Fearne about how his life changed that day and made him the person he is proud to be: the sporty kid who became a bestselling author, motivational speaker... and artist.

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Fiit. Discover their remarkable FREE workout videos at https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Jan 21, 2019
Bryony Gordon
56:58

Running saved Bryony Gordon from herself. After years struggling with alcohol and depression, she found a fresh perspective on the world after slipping on some trainers and... doing the London marathon in her underwear.

The writer and journalist joins Fearne for a chat about how she went from the couch to 5k - and then to 26 miles - whilst still dealing with the huge mental stress of her day-to-day life.

Recorded in front of an intimate, live audience in Babington House, Somerset. Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Fiit. Discover their remarkable FREE workout videos at https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Jan 14, 2019
Natalie Dormer
47:05

Understanding your own intentions is part of the journey to better mental health, but actor Natalie Dormer makes a habit of adding another entire character to the mix.

In this funny and insightful chat with Fearne, she tells us what she does to get inside the head of the character she's playing - and what that can do to her own mind.

On the way we discuss her roles in Game of Thrones, The Tudors and Picnic At Hanging Rock, as well as her own movie (which she co-wrote) In Darkness.

Our sponsor for this episode was Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Jan 07, 2019
Wanda Canton
47:51

Wanda did not have a great break-up with her boyfriend, but it did spur her to get on stage for the first time... and explain how angry it made her feel.

From that moment, Wanda became a spoken word artist and over the years has helped to change the lives of many facing mental health crisis, through creative writing - including out very own Fearne.

In this ep they discuss their first meeting and how writing and performing in front of others can help in lots of ways.

Find our more about Wanda via her website. Thanks, as ever, to our sponsors Fiit - discover their remarkable FREE workout videos at https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Dec 31, 2018
Jamal Edwards
36:40

Driven by a relentless energy to succeed, and by the lessons he learned from his mother, Jamal Edwards MBE has many stories to share with us about work, pressure and creativity - and what makes him happy.

Fearne drops by the offices of music channel SBTV, to meet its founder and discuss how to be successful as well as content... and how his mistakes and failures have helped him to be the success he is today.

Thanks again to our sponsors Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Dec 24, 2018
Zoe Sugg
57:50

This week, Fearne travels to the south coast to meet YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg.

From anxiety and panic attacks to the role of social media, the pair chat about how they've overcome those inner demons.

Thanks again to our sponsors Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Dec 17, 2018
Poorna Bell
51:41

When Poorna discovered her husband's heroin addiction, she described it as an earthquake. What followed next was unimaginable and now, several years' later, she tells Fearne about her experiences and how she has come to terms with them.

Trigger warning: contains references to suicide.

If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123.

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  • Botswana: 3911270
  • Brazil: 212339191
  • Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
  • Croatia: 014833888
  • Denmark: +4570201201
  • Egypt: 7621602
  • Finland: 010 195 202
  • France: 0145394000
  • Germany: 08001810771
  • Holland: 09000767
  • Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
  • Hungary: 116123
  • India: 8888817666
  • Ireland: +4408457909090
  • Italy: 800860022
  • Japan: +810352869090
  • Mexico: 5255102550
  • New Zealand: 045861048
  • Norway: +4781533300
  • Philippines: 028969191
  • Poland: 5270000
  • Russia: 0078202577577
  • Spain: 914590050
  • South Africa: 0514445691
  • Sweden: 46317112400
  • Switzerland: 143
  • USA: 18002738255


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Dec 10, 2018
Melanie C
48:21

Fresh from announcing the big Spice Girls reunion, Melanie C joins Fearne for the first ever *live* edition of Happy Place.

The singer discusses the high of Girl Power and the impact it had on her life, both positive and negative... and how the years afterwards brought greater understanding of her relationship with depression and herself.

This recording took place at the Google Pixel 3 Curiosity Rooms in central London - a series of free workshops, talks, podcasts and more. Go visit them, in Piccadilly, until the 16th December.



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Dec 03, 2018
Russell Brand
1:04:27

From his many addictions through to his very public recovery, Russell Brand has some things to say about the way we live our lives. In this episode, Fearne travels to his home to discuss childhood, his path to recovery and the tools we need to find our own happy place.

Thanks to our sponsor, Fiit, the fitness app that helps you train with professionals from your own living room. Find out more at fiit.com/fearne



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Nov 26, 2018
Kris Hallenga
43:34

When Kris was just 23 years old, she was told by doctors that she had an incurable breast cancer.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is Kris' story ends... but, ten years on, she tells Fearne that whilst it changed her life in many ways, some of them were for the better.

If you would like to find out more about the charity Kris set up, CoppaFeel!, visit their website: coppafeel.org

Thanks to Kris, and to the sponsors of this episode, Fiit. Discover their new offering, Fiit Free, and more about their classes at fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/



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Nov 19, 2018
Gary Barlow
46:31

We're back for season two! And there's no better way to start than with Gary Barlow.

In this chat with Fearne, the celebrated songwriter and Take That frontman talks candidly about his life after the group split. From depression and food obsessions, to his renewed sense of family and his slow recovery.

Gary's new book, A Better Me, is available to buy now.

This episode of Happy Place is sponsored by Fiit, the fitness app that helps you train with professionals from your own living room. Find out more at getfiit.tv/fearne



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Nov 12, 2018
Emma Willis
24:30
Surprise! We have a special bonus episode for you this week, in which Fearne talks to broadcaster and BFF Emma Willis about beauty: whether that's inner, outer or imagined. In return, we'd love it if you could vote for Happy Place in the British Podcast Awards - it's really simple and free to do: just head to britishpodcastawards.com/vote. Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work, just search Garnier Commit to Care.

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May 07, 2018
Gok Wan
49:44
Gok Wan is a hard worker - and it’s his eye for detail and relentless drive that has endeared him to millions of TV viewers. But it’s also responsible for some of the more difficult times of his life, including extreme waves of anorexia. In this searingly honest chat with Fearne, Gok talks about his childhood, how fashion turned his life around, and the many paths he’s taken to his happy place. Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work, just search Garnier Commit to Care.

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Apr 30, 2018
Lena Headey
29:18
When she's not playing Cersei Lannister in the hit show Game of Thrones, Lena Headey could kick back and relax. Not Lena. In this delightfully sweary interview with Fearne, the pair discuss life outside the set - from avoiding small talk at parties to visiting Syrian refugee camps and facing demons on social media. Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work, just search Garnier Commit to Care.

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Apr 23, 2018
Kirsty Young
39:05

Can you be successful and stay grounded? After twelve years presenting radio's biggest interview show, Desert Island Discs, there are few people better placed to understand than Kirsty Young.

From Nobel-winning scientists to Hollywood royalty (and actual royalty), Fearne talks to Kirsty about what makes them tick - and what words of wisdom they've shared with her over the years.

Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work, just search Garnier Commit to Care.



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Apr 16, 2018
Alexandra Shulman
41:18

What does it take to run one of the most influential magazines on the planet? And what do you need to be a great leader?

Alexandra Shulman spent 25 years as the editor of British Vogue - here she tells Fearne about the things she learnt about herself, and how to cope once you decide to walk away from the job you love.

Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work, just search Garnier Commit to Care.



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Apr 09, 2018
Zephyr Wildman
48:38

We will all lose someone close to us, and the way we cope with that is never certain. But the way Zephyr speaks about the death of her husband has been an inspiration to Fearne.

In this episode we hear stories of bereavement, raising a family on your own, and finding a happy place amongst the darkness. There's also a farting dog.

Thanks to Garnier for supporting this podcast through their Commit to Care initiative. For more information on their work just search Garnier Commit to Care.



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Apr 02, 2018
Stephen Fry
42:19

It's hard enough speaking in public about your mental health - so how is it to be the figurehead?  Stephen Fry speaks to Fearne about his work as president of the charity Mind, and the issues he is forced to confront when speaking to others about their own problems. Along the way we hear how Stephen likes to unwind, his new life as a vegetarian, and the many, many wonderful turns of phrase that makes spending time with Stephen such a lovely experience.

Subscribe to Happy Place now at officialfearnecotton.com/happyplace

Thanks to our sponsors Garnier and their Commit to Care initiative. Find out more here.



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Mar 26, 2018
Matt Haig
47:22

At the age of 24, Matt Haig was working in Ibiza with his girlfriend when he had a life-changing panic attack. Today he talks to Fearne about what happened next, his slow road to recovery and acceptance - and how the author of Reasons To Stay Alive found writing and talking about his experiences has helped him and others.

This episode contains references to suicide and suicidal thoughts. If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, this is a great list of people.

For those outside the UK, you can call: Argentina: 02234930430 Australia: 131114 Austria: 017133374 Belgium: 106 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05 Botswana: 3911270 Brazil: 212339191 Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal) Croatia: 014833888 Denmark: +4570201201 Egypt: 7621602 Finland: 010 195 202 France: 0145394000 Germany: 08001810771 Holland: 09000767 Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000 Hungary: 116123 India: 8888817666 Ireland: +4408457909090 Italy: 800860022 Japan: +810352869090 Mexico: 5255102550 New Zealand: 045861048 Norway: +4781533300 Philippines: 028969191 Poland: 5270000 Russia: 0078202577577 Spain: 914590050 South Africa: 0514445691 Sweden: 46317112400 Switzerland: 143 USA: 18002738255



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Mar 19, 2018
Paloma Faith
35:22

How do you stop ambition becoming addiction? Paloma Faith has walked that tightrope for many years now, and is still hitting new career highs. So how does she do it, and stay grounded in reality?

The singer reveals to Fearne how she keeps it altogether, from the new energy of motherhood, to guilty pleasures and the occasional bout of revenge.

Subscribe to Happy Place now at officialfearnecotton.com/happyplace

Thanks to our sponsors Garnier - the amazing video that Fearne mentions at the start of the show can be found here.



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Mar 12, 2018
Dawn French
45:45

Over her amazing career she's made millions laugh - and isn't shy of a good chuckle herself. But what makes Dawn French happy? And what are the difficult decisions has she made over her sixty years that have helped her stay so positive?

Fearne travels to Cornwall, to Dawn's family home, to find out...

Subscribe to Happy Place now at officialfearnecotton.com/happyplace

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Mar 05, 2018
Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black
39:42

Fearne drops in to Tom and Lance's flat in south London to celebrate the news of their first baby, and to learn what makes them happy.

Amongst the joy and goodwill messages, there have been some negative comments. We hear the way in which they deal with people’s opinions and continue to celebrate the good news.

They discuss the fine details of surrogacy, what it means for them as a gay couple to start a family, and how they think it will impact their already busy and successful lives.

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Mar 05, 2018