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

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
25/05/2051m 12s

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
18/05/2052m 17s

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
11/05/2046m 6s

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
04/05/2044m 44s

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
27/04/2053m 59s

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.
20/04/2049m 9s

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.
13/04/2046m 18s

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.
06/04/2040m 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
30/03/2056m 19s

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.
23/03/2041m 53s

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.
16/03/2044m 54s

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.
09/03/2042m 1s

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 28s

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 3s

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
02/03/2047m 6s

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.
24/02/2049m 37s

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.
17/02/2043m 57s

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.
10/02/2038m 37s

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.
13/01/2044m 2s

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.
06/01/2047m 1s

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.
30/12/1940m 4s

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.
23/12/1947m 36s

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.
16/12/1945m 25s

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.
09/12/1955m 30s

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.
02/12/1951m 33s

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.
25/11/1945m 2s

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.
18/11/1946m 44s

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!
11/11/1945m 14s

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.
04/11/1946m 4s

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...
21/10/1948m 9s

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...
14/10/1942m 10s

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...
07/10/1941m 47s

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
30/09/1944m 3s

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...
23/09/1937m 58s

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...
16/09/1955m 25s

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...
09/09/1936m 23s

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...
02/09/1941m 59s

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  
05/08/1942m 28s

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            
29/07/1942m 4s

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            
22/07/1952m 51s

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            
15/07/1940m 27s

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
08/07/1948m 11s

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
01/07/1949m 34s

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
24/06/191h 0m

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
17/06/1953m 15s

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
10/06/1941m 58s

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
03/06/1945m 40s

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
27/05/1952m 25s

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
20/05/1953m 8s

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
13/05/1955m 32s

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?
11/02/1938m 47s

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.
04/02/1940m 33s

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.
28/01/1946m 5s

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/
21/01/1931m 56s

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/
14/01/1958m 1s

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/
07/01/1948m 18s

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/
31/12/1849m 2s

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/
24/12/1837m 53s

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/
17/12/1858m 58s

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
10/12/1852m 40s

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 5m

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/
19/11/1844m 18s

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
12/11/1847m 47s

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.
07/09/1824m 53s

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.
07/09/1850m 11s

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.
07/09/1829m 49s

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.
07/09/1839m 28s

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.
07/09/1841m 52s

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.
07/09/1849m 8s

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.
07/09/1842m 47s

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
07/09/1847m 36s

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.
07/09/1835m 58s

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.
07/09/1846m 28s

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.
07/09/1840m 21s
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