The Joe Wicks Podcast

The Joe Wicks Podcast

By BBC Radio 4

What makes you feel mentally and physically strong? Fitness coach Joe Wicks ask some of his favourite people their secrets to health and happiness.

Episodes

24. Russell Brand: A true point of light

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. In this episode Joe speaks to podcaster, writer and comedian Russell Brand, who since scaling the heights of Hollywood, now lives a quiet family life in rural England. In his podcasts and guided meditations, he focusses on exploring spirituality and mindfulness. And he's the one who introduced Joe to meditation. Russell tells Joe about the ongoing impact of his well-documented drug and alcohol addiction on his life since getting clean. They discuss fatherhood and going grey. And in return for some fitness tips, Russell guides Joe through an emotional meditation. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
26/07/2156m 31s

23. Ellie Goulding: Reaching the soul

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. In this episode, Ellie Goulding shares what it's like to headline one of the world's biggest music festivals, and how she ensures the audience always get her best performance, even when she gets up on the wrong side of bed and is not in the mood to perform at all. Joe and Ellie catch up on life since they last saw each other - at her wedding two years ago, and they reminisce about how they first met. She explains why it was important that all the packaging for her latest album Brightest Blue, is as sustainable as possible and how she’s trying to cut out single use plastic. During lockdown, Ellie found herself turning to classical music to keep her nervous system calm, and she also reveals why she wrote a fitness and wellness book. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Ellie Richold Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
19/07/2139m 42s

22. Daniel Ricciardo: I love the rush

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. If you're getting excited for the British Grand Prix this summer, you're going to love this chat with Formula 1 legend, the 'Aussie Honey Badger' himself, Daniel Ricciardo. And if you don't watch the Grand Prix, you may know him from the hit Netflix show 'Drive to Survive' which followed him and fellow F1 drivers living their lives in the fast lane, both on and off the track. In this chat, Daniel shares what it's like to be at the top of one of the world's most competitive, and exclusive sports, and how he deals with the phenomenal pressure. The pressure to win, and the G-forces on his neck too! He takes us back to one of his most iconic victories: 2018, Monaco, with technical problems and a seriously underpowered car, Daniel managed to hold the line and cross the line in first - an incredible win. Joe and Daniel nerd-out about dirt-bikes, music and what keeps him feeling great, and he's got some great mental health tips too - when things get rough, Daniel finds that writing in a journal is the thing that keeps his thoughts in order. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
12/07/2141m 6s

21. Olly Murs: 8 days a week

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. Olly Murs shot to fame after he came second on TV reality singing competition The X Factor back in 2009 and he's now sold over 16 million records worldwide, as well as becoming a regular fixture on TV screens as a presenter. You may know him from his chart-topping pop hit Dance With Me Tonight. In their conversation, Olly opens up to Joe about the challenges of life in the public eye, how he stays on top of his anxiety and how his new girlfriend is not only bringing him a new level of happiness but a new level of fitness too. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Ellie Richold Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
05/07/2143m 5s

20. Kate Silverton: Getting back to nature

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. You may know Kate Silverton as a veteran BBC news broadcaster, newsreader and reporter. Or perhaps you may know her as a contestant on Strictly! But you may not know that she's also a qualified child psychologist and training to be a children's counsellor. Her recent book "There's No Such Thing as Naughty" delves into the psychology of the child's mind, and offers tips on understanding what they mean when they're having tantrums or troubles. Joe is a massive fan! In this chat, Joe and Kate compare notes on parenting, on figuring out what's going on under the hood of their children's brains, and share stories of how hard keeping your cool can be. Kate shares her own struggles becoming a mum in the first place, before having her two 'miracle' children in her 40s. She also shares a bunch of stories from her long career in journalism, from cutting her teeth in the newsroom of BBC Look North, to reporting on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
28/06/2142m 42s

19. Dermot Kennedy: Disconnecting from reality

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. Dermot Kennedy went from busking in Dublin to being one of the most streamed Irish artists, and his story is one of self-determination and hard work. During the 2020 lockdown, he's been working on the follow up to his debut album which reached number 1 in the UK and Irish charts and sold more than a million copies. Just back from a solo road trip across the United States, in their conversation, Dermot opens up to Joe about the pressures of life on the road, and the importance of keeping healthy and grounded. He explains why he finds true escapism in a couple of hours playing PlayStation, and why he's never happier than being surrounded by the Irish countryside. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
21/06/2145m 29s

18. Melanie C: Everyone is good enough

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. This week, Joe caught up with Sporty Spice, the back-flipping queen of Girl Power herself, Melanie C. She shared what it's like to finish, release and promote an album all through an international lockdown, and how her and her family have been keeping healthy while stuck at home. Melanie also shared stories about the Spice Girls days - the highs and lows of being in one of the most stratospherically popular bands of all time, and the pressure that put on all of them. These days, her music is all about self-acceptance and being who you really are, and that's a message that Melanie wants ALL her fans to get on board with. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
14/06/2147m 11s

17. Sam Claflin: Dad goals

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. You'll know Sam Claflin from his roles in The Hunger Games film franchise, Enola Holmes, Journey's End, and for playing fascist politician Oswald Mosley in BBC One's Peaky Blinders. But you may not know he can beat Joe Wicks on an exercise bike! Joe caught up with Sam to talk fitness, family and Sam's phenomenal rise to Hollywood fame. Sam describes the pressure he sometimes feels to stay super fit as a man in the film industry and explains he likes the challenge of a film involving a physical transformation. And he and Joe realise they share a common love for exercising with their young children. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
07/06/2145m 43s

16. Sir Tom Jones: Don't Hold Back

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. Sir Tom Jones' career in pop and show business has spanned seven decades with 100 million record sales to his name. Now aged 80, he's still releasing music and preparing to perform live in the summer. In their conversation, Joe hears Sir Tom's 'fairy tale' story from singing at his cousin's weddings in the valleys of South Wales, to meeting Elvis in LA and performing in Vegas. Tom speaks candidly about losing his wife Linda in 2016 and how exercising in the gym and therapy helped him come through his grief. He describes how performing live to his fans helped him get back on his feet, and how a daily dose of 'inversion therapy' keeps him feeling strong. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
31/05/2147m 13s

15. Mirna Valerio: A life filled with movement

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. In this episode Joe speaks to ultra-athlete and writer Mirna Valerio. Mirna is shattering stereotypes as 'The Mirnavator' as she's known to her followers on social media. She regularly competes in ultramarathons and long-distance trail events alongside her campaigning work for better inclusion and diversity in endurance sport. A former schoolteacher, she teaches on social justice and anti-racism. Mirna joins the call from her home in Montpelier, Vermont, where she moved to be closer to the mountain trails where she loves to train. She shares her story with Joe from the health scare which prompted her to get back on her tread mill, to running 100-mile trails. She describes encounters with bears and internet trolls while out running in the forest, and how she loves nothing more than curling up with a good book to relax and unwind. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
24/05/2149m 30s

14. Charlie Mackesy: Filling my lungs with air

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe is speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what single thing they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine, or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. In this episode Joe speaks to artist Charlie Mackesy, author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. Charlie's best-selling book has sold more than 3.3 million copies worldwide to date, and his illustrations struck a chord with people of all ages during the 2020 lockdown, including Joe and his daughter Indie. Charlie joins Joe from the barn in Suffolk where he has been working on new illustrations over the last year. They discuss Charlie's very personal inspiration for his art and the emotional impact of his book on his readers; from school children to soldiers. And when he's taking a break from the easel, Charlie tells Joe he finds solace in exercising in nature. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
17/05/2149m 44s

13. Sir Mo Farah: Anything is possible in life

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine, or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. In the first episode of series two, Joe speaks to one of the UK's most decorated Olympians, Sir Mo Farah. He's the current holder of the 'double double', gold medals in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London and Rio Olympic Games. As a teenager growing up in London, Mo says running saved him from taking a less positive route in his life. Mo dials into the podcast from his US high altitude training camp where he's currently preparing to defend his medals in the delayed Tokyo Olympics later in the summer. Joe hears how Mo maintains focus on the starting lines of the biggest races on the planet and how his family have helped him through the ups and downs of professional sport. And that Mo's obsession with following football helps him switch off from the pressures of training. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
10/05/2150m 30s

Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast Series 2

The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what's the secret to keeping themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine, or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re feeling fit and happy.
03/05/213m 15s

12. Tim Peake: Fitness in space

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Tim Peake has the coolest job on earth. Or rather, NOT on earth. He's an astronaut! In 2009 he applied to the European Space Agency, and beat over eight thousand other applicants to get the job. But that was just the start. Six years of training later, Tim blasted off to the International Space Station, only the second ever Brit in space and the first to do a spacewalk. In an out-of-this-world chat, Joe and Tim talk about what it feels like to look down on our beautiful home from the darkness of space, and Tim shares his secrets to staying fit in zero gravity. They also chat about Tim's life before space, which was just as big an adventure! He spent 19 years as a helicopter pilot for the army, flying reconnaissance missions all over the world, and test-flying Apache helicopters. He says the pure joy of flying never left him, and now back on earth he's keen to get back in the cockpit. And they talk about the biggest challenge of all: parenthood! Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
28/09/2047m 11s

11. Jo Malone: Make lemonade

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Jo Malone built her perfume empire from very humble beginnings: some big plastic tubs, a kitchen table, and a dream. With no money but buckets of self belief, she managed to build a fragrance brand recognisable around the world. Then tragedy hit, in the form of a terrifying diagnosis of terminal cancer. With only months to live, Jo was forced to stand down from the company she loved, and fight for her life. Many years later, miraculously cancer free and back to her best, Jo started the whole process again. Back at the kitchen table, surrounded by jars and bottles, Jo founded her second fragrance company, Jo Loves. This is the story of a woman who doesn't give up, and believes in the power of dreams to pull you through the darkest of times. Joe and Jo chat entrepreneurship, parenthood, and learning to be grateful for the small things. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
21/09/2042m 13s

10. Mark Cavendish: There is always a finish line

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Mark Cavendish MBE is one of the UK's most successful sportsmen. Known as the 'Manx Missile', he's been World Champion on the track and on the road, BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2011, and though he's missed the Tour de France in 2020, with 30 stage victories, he's sitting second only to Eddy Merckx for the most of all time. Who would have thought that when he's recovering from a race, he likes nothing more than building lego sets and improving his drawing. Joe sits down with his friend Mark for an intimate conversation about cycling (that time Mark dragged Joe up a mountain in Italy). But also about Mark's experience of depression and the impact it had on his health, career and the people closest to him. Mark talks about the restorative power of time spend doing normal 'Dad stuff' at home, and his pride in being part of a modern moment for British cycling. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
14/09/2055m 35s

9. Jamie Oliver: Proper givin' it some

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secrets to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Jamie Oliver has been cooking on our TV screens and campaigning for good food for more than two decades. He's written 24 books and sold more than 36 million books worldwide. You knew that stuff, but did you know that Jamie is an avid music composer or that he loves nothing more than kicking back in a hammock in his garden? Jamie inspired a teenage Joe Wicks to get in the kitchen, so during their conversation they talk eating and growing food and keeping fit. He also hears about Jamie's struggles with dyslexia, sleep and how the 2019 collapse of his restaurant chain almost took him to the edge. As well as making two TV series in lockdown, Jamie explains it also gave him a chance to rediscover a love for composing music and playing the drums. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
07/09/2051m 44s

8. Andy Puddicombe: A sense of play

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a freezing cold shower, walkies with the dog, or a sneaky post-lunch nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. If you don't recognise Andy Puddicombe's name, you MIGHT recognise the soothing sound of his voice. Joe's guest this week is the voice of, and brains behind, the Headspace app. Launched in 2012 and now a global success story, the app aims to 'demystify mindfulness and meditation' and bring it to people who might not think they need it. In this podcast, Andy shares his incredible story with Joe: from fitness enthusiast in the UK, to Buddhist monk in Tibet, to mindfulness instructor in Moscow, and back to the UK to learn circus skills! Joe shares his own transformative experiences with meditation, and they geek out about life in LA, surfing, sharks, and learning how to be a mindful parent. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
31/08/2043m 19s

7. Melissa Alcantara: Say yes to you

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Melissa Alcantara is best known as Kim Kardashian's personal trainer, but it was her own personal journey, from yo-yo dieting and experiencing post-natal depression to finding happiness through starting her own work out plan which inspired Kim in the first place. Today Melissa is a writer, owns her own fitness brand, and still trains Kim six days a week! In this podcast, Joe hears Melissa's inspirational story. They talk about parenting, the importance of being honest on social media and their shared passion for hitting the road on their motorbikes. Melissa explains that as much as she loves riding through the Californian canyons, she also finds peace and calm on her surfboard, or walking along the beach at daybreak. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
24/08/2042m 54s

6. James Bay: Own the moment

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Back in 2014, James Bay's first album 'Chaos and the Calm' established him as a British pop sensation, winning him Brit Awards and a Grammy nomination. James says his newest music, recorded earlier this year in Nashville is his most personal yet. As a self-admittedly private person, he says he's now ready to talk about his personal life for the first time. In this conversation, James opens up to Joe about the long road to being the 'overnight success' the music media dubbed him when his debut album was released. They talk about James' love for personal fitness (and a few Wicksy workouts), how his weekly 7-a-side football games with celebrity mates make him feel refreshed, and what happened when The Rolling Stones asked him to open their homecoming gig. And it turns out James' music has a very special place in Joe, and his wife Rosie's hearts. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
17/08/2049m 38s

5. Robin Arzón: Sweating with swagger

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Runner, super-athlete and author Robin Arzón is perhaps best known as the head trainer at Peloton, the home-exercise-bike company. You might not know that she's run marathons, ultra-marathons, 100 mile races... she's even run through the night in the middle of the desert at Burning Man festival. And you almost certainly won't know how she got into running in the first place. It's a story of strength, grit and amazing triumph over adversity. No wonder she's Joe's 'go-to-girl' when he needs a bit of motivation for his own work-outs! Joe and Robin chat about everything from physical strength to mental resilience, what it takes to run for 29 hours straight, and Robin's most important self-care routine... not a work-out, but getting a full, nine hours of sleep, every night. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
10/08/2036m 31s

4. Louis Theroux: Sneaky toilet naps

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good night's sleep, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Documentary maker Louis Theroux has made a career out of immersing himself in the weirdest and most wonderful sides of human nature. From mega-jails to mental hospitals; from survivalists to Scientologists; from pro-wrestlers to porn-stars, Louis' seen it all. He approaches each of his subjects with the same inimitable mix of gentle good humour, and a slew of awkward questions. Joe Wicks has been a fan of Louis' shows since he was a child, but he never would have thought Louis was a fan of his too! Together they chat about working out, surviving lock-down, and Louis' own top self-care tip: a cheeky 10 minute nap. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Emily Knight Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
03/08/2040m 48s

3. David Harewood: Walkies!

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. David Harewood, actor and BAFTA nominated documentary maker, is best known for his role in US drama ‘Homeland’. When he’s back home, and not on location filming in Canada and the US, he loves to start every day in the park, walking his little cavapoo ‘Sebby’. In his early 20s David had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned. Joe hears how David’s experience with psychosis is the subject of a BBC documentary where he re-visits that difficult time in his life. David also tells Joe how hard it’s been for him to find work in the UK as a black actor, and how his tenacity to succeed has led him to leading roles in Hollywood. They talk extreme sports, online gaming, and David tries to convince Joe that sometimes happiness is putting your feet up and taking a break. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Producer: Clare Salisbury. Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4
27/07/2043m 42s

2. Fearne Cotton: Nothing blooms all year round

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Fearne Cotton has been a regular on radio and TV since she was 15. Over the past decade she’s become one of the most prominent voices on wellness, and mental wellbeing with her ‘Happy Place’ podcast, books and festival. She loves to keep fit, but as Joe finds out, Fearne always comes back to music to lift her spirits. Joe hears how the music of the 1970s in particular, made before the onset of the internet and social media, inspires Fearne to feel present. Fearne describes coming through depression and disordered eating, and shares techniques like meditation and deep breathing which help her with anxiety. She and Joe talk family life and their shared enthusiasm for an ice cold shower. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Produced in Bristol by Clare Salisbury.
20/07/2047m 0s

1. Gordon Ramsay: Start cold, get warm

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Gordon Ramsay’s best known for his restaurant empire, his fiery cooking shows and his fondness for an F-bomb or two. But you might not know that he’s something of a fitness fanatic as well. Joe caught up with Gordon in lockdown with the family in sunny Cornwall, where the whole Ramsay clan have been learning how to take things slow for a change. Whether it’s swimming in the sea or a 100-mile cycle adventure, Gordon loves nothing more than a serious test of endurance. But as Joe finds out, this is just as much about getting a mental tune-up as a physical one. Joe and Gordon also share their experiences of spending time in celebrity-soaked LA, swap parenting tips and ponder the future of the restaurant industry. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Produced in Bristol by Emily Knight
13/07/2033m 44s

Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so this summer he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.
09/07/202m 55s
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