Happy Place

Happy Place

By Fearne Cotton

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

Episodes

earthrise - Jack Harries, Finn Harries, and Alice Aedy

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
26/07/2150m 25s

Caitlin Moran

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
19/07/211h 0m

Charly Cox

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
12/07/2156m 3s

Anne-Marie

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
05/07/2149m 4s

James Arthur

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. Vote for Happy Place as your Listeners’ Choice at the British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote?utm_source=emailoctopus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Listeners%27%20Choice%20Sell Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
28/06/2157m 25s

Ella Mills

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
21/06/2156m 29s

Meik Wiking

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.  
14/06/2148m 49s

Jedidiah Jenkins

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
07/06/2149m 9s

Mike Kerr

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.  
31/05/2148m 47s

Rag 'N' Bone Man

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
24/05/2143m 48s

Dr Olivia Remes

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. Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.
17/05/2152m 34s

Dr Alex George

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.
10/05/2151m 18s

Ian Wright

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. 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 domestic abuse. In the UK, the National Centre for Domestic Violence can be reached www.ncdv.org.uk or 0800 9702070 The Hampton Trust can be found https://hamptontrust.org.uk Safe Lives can be found https://safelives.org.uk/node/7
03/05/2151m 47s

Billie Piper

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. 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.
26/04/2145m 3s

David Katz

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. A big thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/ Natural Haircare. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy  
19/04/2143m 58s

Lawrence Okolie

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. 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.
12/04/2146m 23s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

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. 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, 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.
05/04/2157m 45s

Jake Humphrey

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?  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 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.  
29/03/2157m 50s

June Sarpong

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. 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 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.
22/03/2147m 10s

Gelong Thubten

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. 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.
15/03/2155m 19s

Stacey Solomon

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.
08/03/2145m 8s

Rhonda Byrne

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. 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 www.wedoact.com/happy.
01/03/2159m 28s

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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 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 www.wedoact.com/happy. 
22/02/2149m 9s

Robbie Williams

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.
07/12/2050m 52s

Gareth Southgate

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. 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.  
30/11/2050m 11s

Pandora Sykes

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 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. 
23/11/2047m 43s

Deepak Chopra

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.love.   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. 
16/11/2041m 20s

Gabby Bernstein

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. 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. 
09/11/2047m 15s

Amahla on Bold 🎵

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.
05/11/2012m 9s

Kye Sones on My Mind And Me 🎵

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.
04/11/2018m 3s

Lockdown Kittens Dancing: Behind The Scenes

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.
03/11/2020m 42s

Sam Smith

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 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. 
02/11/2051m 36s

Laurie Vincent on Love You, Bye 🎵

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.
01/11/2021m 16s

Emeli Sandé on Happy Place the Album 🎵

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.
30/10/2014m 31s

Simon Neil

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.  
26/10/2042m 46s

Ludovico Einaudi on Happy Place - The Album

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. 
23/10/2014m 6s

Phillip Schofield

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. 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. 
19/10/2054m 25s

Billie Marten on Happy Place - The Album

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.
16/10/2012m 34s

Skin

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. 
12/10/2043m 25s

Wim Hof

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.
05/10/2048m 10s

Jay Shetty

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. 
28/09/201h 1m

Holly Tucker MBE

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
06/07/2052m 20s

Aimi Maunders

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
29/06/2054m 30s

Jonathan Yeo

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. 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
22/06/2048m 17s

Freya Ridings

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
15/06/2052m 24s

Alicia Keys

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  
08/06/2050m 17s

Chris & Rosie Ramsey

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 Vote for Happy Place at the British Podcast Awards: britishpodcastawards.com/vote 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 
01/06/2049m 23s

Glennon Doyle

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 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
25/05/2049m 47s

Daisy May Cooper

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. 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
18/05/2050m 43s

George Ezra

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. 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
11/05/2044m 50s

Vex King

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. 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
04/05/2043m 10s

Ricky Gervais

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. 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
27/04/2052m 19s

Kelly Jones

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.
20/04/2047m 53s

Busy Philipps

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. 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.
13/04/2044m 54s

Dynamo

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.
06/04/2039m 20s

Happy Place X GABA Meditation: reconnecting to our happy place

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…
01/04/207m 1s

Russell Brand: in isolation

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/happyplace   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.   People can connect with Russell on social media: Twitter: @rustyrockets Instagram: @russellbrand YouTube: youtube.com/russellbrand
30/03/2054m 57s

Lisa Taddeo

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.
23/03/2040m 51s

Erling Kagge

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. For 25% off your first 4 boxes at Mindful Chef, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to mindfulchef.com/HAPPYPLACE or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.
16/03/2043m 44s

Myles Hopper & Giles Humphries

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.
09/03/2041m 31s

Special: International Women's Day (Part 2)

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. 
08/03/2028m 27s

Special: International Women's Day (Part 1)

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.
08/03/2043m 1s

Flo Perry

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
02/03/2045m 53s

Joe Wicks

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.
24/02/2048m 14s

Rio & Kate Ferdinand

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.
17/02/2042m 35s

Tom Kerridge

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.
10/02/2037m 29s

Nadiya Hussain

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.
13/01/2043m 3s

Scroobius Pip

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.
06/01/2046m 2s

Tom Odell

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.
30/12/1939m 9s

Sarah Wilson

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.
23/12/1946m 32s

Jessica Ennis-Hill

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.
16/12/1944m 30s

Elizabeth Day

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.
09/12/1954m 29s

Ellie Goulding

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.
02/12/1950m 36s

Ludovico Einaudi

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.
25/11/1943m 55s

Jonathan Van Ness

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.
18/11/1945m 23s

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

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.
13/11/1938m 38s

Gerad Kite

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!
11/11/1944m 23s

Jada Pinkett Smith

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.
04/11/1944m 30s

Niki Schilling

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...
21/10/1947m 33s

Catherine Gray

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. 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...
14/10/1940m 39s

Sophie Walker

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. 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...
07/10/1940m 20s

Dame Kelly Holmes

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.  If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123. 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
30/09/1942m 51s

Billy Monger

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...
23/09/1936m 30s

Katie Piper

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. 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...
16/09/1954m 17s

Bodyposipanda (Megan Jane Crabbe)

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. 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...
09/09/1935m 11s

Reggie Yates

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. 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...
02/09/1939m 57s

Sweaty Betty special: Victoria Pendleton & Sophie Everard

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  
05/08/1940m 54s

Hozier

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            
29/07/1940m 25s

Elizabeth Gilbert

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            
22/07/1951m 14s

Juno Dawson

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). 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            
15/07/1939m 32s

Alice Temperley

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
08/07/1946m 28s

Philippa Perry

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
01/07/1948m 3s

Rebecca Dennis

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
24/06/1958m 17s

Dolly Alderton

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
17/06/1951m 29s

Mary Berry

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
10/06/1940m 29s

Sam Fender

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: 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
03/06/1944m 12s

Ruby Wax

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
27/05/1950m 28s

James Bay

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.fm   * joke
20/05/1951m 39s

Maisie Williams

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
13/05/1954m 37s

Chessie King

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?
11/02/1937m 30s

Grace Graham

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.
04/02/1939m 57s

Davina McCall

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.
28/01/1945m 29s

Henry Fraser

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/
21/01/1930m 48s

Bryony Gordon

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/
14/01/1956m 56s

Natalie Dormer

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/
07/01/1947m 3s

Wanda Canton

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/
31/12/1847m 50s

Jamal Edwards

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/
24/12/1836m 39s

Zoe Sugg

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/
17/12/1857m 48s

Poorna Bell

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. 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
10/12/1851m 39s

Melanie C

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.
03/12/1848m 19s

Russell Brand

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
26/11/181h 4m

Kris Hallenga

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/
19/11/1843m 33s

Gary Barlow

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
12/11/1846m 30s

Emma Willis

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.
07/05/1824m 30s

Gok Wan

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.
30/04/1849m 43s

Lena Headey

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.
23/04/1829m 17s

Kirsty Young

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.
16/04/1839m 4s

Alexandra Shulman

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.
09/04/1841m 17s

Zephyr Wildman

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.
02/04/1848m 36s

Stephen Fry

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.
26/03/1842m 18s

Matt Haig

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
19/03/1847m 21s

Paloma Faith

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.
12/03/1835m 21s

Dawn French

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 Thanks to our sponsors Garnier, who have launched a fab new initiative called Commit To Care. Find out more here.
05/03/1845m 43s

Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black

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. New to the podcast? Subscribe to Happy Place now at officialfearnecotton.com/happyplace Thanks to our sponsors Garnier, who have launched a fab new initiative called Commit To Care. Find out more here.
05/03/1839m 41s
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