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Sir Bradley Wiggins

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Mar 2023 01:00

Are you conscious of fear and shame driving your behaviour? Cyclist Bradley Wiggins feels those emotions have dictated a lot of his decision making across his life.In this chat with Fearne, Bradley explains that putting all his

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Spencer Matthews

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Mar 2023 02:00

Spencer Matthews was 10 years old when his older brother Michael became the youngest Brit to reach the summit of Everest in 1999. On his descent, he encountered a number of unfortunate circumstances and was never seen again.Over two decades

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All On The Board

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Mar 2023 02:00

PTSD, social anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, and imposter syndrome are just some of the things Ian Redpath and Jeremy Chopra have experienced between them. Known collectively as All On The Board, Ian and Jeremy are the TFL customer service assis

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Katherine May

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Mar 2023 02:00

How often do you cultivate quiet moments that are just for you? Best-selling author Katherine May believes being alone doesn’t necessarily mean feeling lonely. In this chat, Fearne and Katherine talk about how nature retreats and blooms across the

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Taylor Jenkins Reid

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Feb 2023 02:00

For author Taylor Jenkins Reid, fame is a brilliant lens through which to examine societal expectations of women. The female celebrities in her glamourous novels all navigate the restrictions put on their behaviour in very different ways, in turn

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Gabor Maté

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Feb 2023 02:00

Women are often made to look after the emotional needs of their families, while simultaneously denying their own. Gabor Maté – who has decades of experience as a doctor working with mental illness, trauma, and addiction – says that’s having a very

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Shania Twain

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Feb 2023 09:31

Music can change your state of mind. Shania Twain, the best selling female artist in country music history, has been using songwriting as therapy as she works through a difficult period in her life.In this chat with Fearne, Shania exp

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Joanna Lumley and Stephen Barlow

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Jan 2023 02:00

Does music have the power to emotionally transport you? It certainly does for actress Joanna Lumley and composer Stephen Barlow. Married for nearly 40 years, they share a huge passion for classical music in particular.In this c

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Emily Atack

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Jan 2023 02:00

How does sexual harassment – both online and in real life – affect a person’s sense of self worth? This is one of the many questions actor and comedian Emily Atack has been asking herself and others in her new documentary, and as shecampaign

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Dr Julie

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Jan 2023 02:00

It’s important to let the down days happen, to acknowledge them as part of the human experience rather than trying to fight them. Clinical psychologist and online educator Dr Julie believes the goal of therapy shouldn’t be to make ourselves be con

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Raynor Winn

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Jan 2023 02:00

The human spirit is capable of enduring more than we might think. That’s something long distance walker and writer Raynor Winn discovered when she and her husband Moth became homeless the same week Moth was told he was terminally ill.

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Jambo Truong

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Jan 2023 02:00

There’s great power in physical touch. Jambo Truong believes that self-touch is the greatest path to self-love, and holding others is where we’ll find real connection. In this chat with Fearne, Jambo explains the physical signs we can spot in ours

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Yung Pueblo

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Dec 2022 02:00

Meditation is chaos – it’s ok if you can’t completely quiet your mind. In fact, meditator, poet, and New York Times best-selling author Yung Pueblo says that’s kind of the main point.In this chat with Fearne, he explains that while me

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Adam Lambert

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Dec 2022 02:00

Do you ever feel like you’re in your own way? Like the only obstacle stopping you achieving success is your own lack of self-belief? This is something pop icon and Queen front man Adam Lambert has spent a career navigating.In this cha

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Bear Grylls

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Dec 2022 02:00

When was the last time you impressed yourself by doing something you didn’t think you could? Bear Grylls reckons putting ourselves in slightly uncomfortable situations is where we grow.In this chat with Fearne, Bear explains why those

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Kelsey Parker

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Dec 2022 02:00

Kelsey’s husband, The Wanted’s Tom Parker, publicly announced in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. He died in March 2022. Since then, Kelsey’s been learning how to navigate her own grief as well as that of th

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200th episode special

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Nov 2022 02:00

This is the 200thepisode of Happy Place! To celebrate, Fearne replays some of her favourite moments from the show, revealing behind the scenes anecdotes and explaining why these conversations have been so important to her.Dave Grohl, Jada

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Tim Minchin

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Nov 2022 02:00

Do you ever feel held back by shame or judgement? Not just from others but perhaps from yourself too? Do you default to self-deprecation? In this chat with Fearne, comedian, musician, and producer Tim Minchin talks about how he’s learnt to let him

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Emily Ratajkowski

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Nov 2022 02:00

Model, NY Times best-selling author of My Body, and host of new podcast “High Low with EmRata,” Emily Ratajkowski has spent a lot of time thinking deeply about being a woman working in an industry that wants to commodify and objectify you. In this

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Dawn O'Porter

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Nov 2022 02:00

Stereotypes – the cat lady, the mother, the wife – can make us feel we need to play a part to fit the role others have cast us as. Broadcaster and author Dawn O’Porter wonders whether, far from being an entirely negative thing, sometimes that’s a

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Roman Kemp

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 31 Oct 2022 02:00

Are you ok? It’s a question that’s often worth repeating with the people we love. Capital Breakfast Show host Roman Kemp lost his best friend and radio producer to suicide in 2020, and is now more adamant than ever that we must keep asking our fri

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Donna Lancaster

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 Oct 2022 01:00

We don’t just feel grief after a bereavement, we can feel it as a result of many different types of loss: loss of health, loss of a childhood, loss of the creative part of yourself. Coach and therapist Donna Lancaster explains why grief is valid i

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Richard E. Grant

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 Oct 2022 01:00

When others share their grief, it gives us permission to feel it ourselves. That’s what Richard E Grant has learnt over the last year as he’s shared every part of his own grieving process online. His wife Joan died in 2021, but before she did she

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Gabby Logan

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:00

It’s been an incredible few months for sport, and broadcaster Gabby Logan has been at the heart of it, reporting as the Lionesses made history. In this chat with Fearne, she talks about how we now need to capitalise on successes like these for the

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Craig David

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 03 Oct 2022 01:00

Unrelenting positivity isn’t always healthy. Over a career spanning decades, best-selling artist Craig David has learnt that sometimes it’s best to lean into pain in order to validate how you’re feeling. In this chat with Fearne, Craig explains wh

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Sam Ryder

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Sep 2022 01:00

Nerves and excitement are very closely related, but following a stratospheric rise to fame thanks to Eurovision, Sam Ryder makes a point to choose to feel the excitement. In this chat with Fearne, he reveals the truth about those glitzy afterparti

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By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:00

How good are you at being alone, both with your thoughts, and physically in public places? Rylan says that last year was the first time he really had to confront his own mental health, but doing so has helped him appreciate the joy in spending tim

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Olivia Harrison

By Fearne Cotton/Thu, 15 Sep 2022 01:00

How do you personally express love? Author, philanthropist, and award winning producer Olivia Harrison has a lifetime of memories with late husband George Harrison, the intricacies of which she felt compelled to write about in poe

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Matt Willis

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 14 Sep 2022 01:00

Addiction has dictated much of Matt Willis’ life, but the musician and actor has since learnt how to take responsibility for his actions and reactions. In this chat, Fearne and Matt explore the concept of shame, and how it can keep you suffering in s

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DJ Fat Tony

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 07 Sep 2022 01:00

DJ Fat Tony has spent time actively learning what love is after being in abusive relationships and being an addict. Having done trauma therapy, he’s not only begun to understand what healthy relationships with others look like, but also how it fee

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Tom Walker

By Fearne Cotton/Tue, 06 Sep 2022 01:00

What happens when busy people stop being busy? Like everyone else, singer songwriter Tom Walker was forced to pause during the pandemic, and he’s clear that it did affect both his songwriting and the pace he lives at day to day.In thi

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Steven Bartlett

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Sep 2022 01:00

Fail fast. That’s the advice entrepreneur Steven Bartlett has for those who ultimately want to be successful, because the biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s procrastinating. In this chat with Fearne, Steven talks about how he’s seen first hand the d

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Jordan Stephens

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 08 Aug 2022 01:00

Time, money, and attention turned out to be a difficult combination for Jordan Stephens to cope with at the height of his Rizzle Kicks fame. In this chat with Fearne, Jordan opens up about his social anxiety, body dysmorphia, and the way he used t

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Melanie Woods

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 01 Aug 2022 01:00

This episodeof Happy Place is made in partnershipwith The National Lottery.We’re in the midst of The Commonwealth Games, and thanks to National Lottery Players over £40million has been raised to support the 2022 Games. To

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Sonia Choquette

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 25 Jul 2022 01:00

Your spirit is fully equipped to take care of you. Your brain and your body might struggle but spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette is clear that your sixth sense – your spirit, your intuition – can take care of you no matter what

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Samantha Renke

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 18 Jul 2022 01:00

Constantly being subjected to micro-aggressions can feel like death by a thousand paper cuts; Samantha Renke is an actor, broadcaster, writer, and disability rights campaigner who has the confidence to call out ableism.In this chat, F

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Mya-Rose Craig

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 Jul 2022 01:00

Patience is a bit of a lost art, but it’s something that ‘Birdgirl’ Mya-Rose Craig is well practiced in. Mya-Rose is an ornithologist, an environmentalist, a diversity activist as well as a writer, speaker and broadcaster. Having been a twitcher –

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Dame Kelly Holmes

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 Jul 2022 01:00

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes recently announced publicly that she is gay. Although she’s acknowledged this truth privately for a number of decades, it’s only now that she’s felt able to begin living publicly her authentic self. Having served in the

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Owen O'Kane

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Jun 2022 01:00

If you tend to doubt yourself, do you know why? Psychotherapist, best-selling author, and former NHS lead for Mental Health Owen O’Kane has spent a lifetime unpicking his own past as a gay Irish Catholic child who was bullied and surrounded by bom

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Emma Barnett

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Jun 2022 01:00

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

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Sara Cox

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Jun 2022 01:00

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

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Denise van Outen

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Jun 2022 01:00

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

Bonnie Wright

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 May 2022 01:00

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

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Prince's Trust Awards Special

By Fearne Cotton/Thu, 26 May 2022 01:00

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

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Amanda de Cadenet

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 May 2022 01:00

Who gets to decide who and what you are? Amanda de Cadenet quit the fame she’d found on British TV after being hounded by the press. She was seen through the eyes of others – journalists, photographers, and viewers – so she chose to reclaim her im

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Minnie Driver

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 May 2022 01:00

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

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Jonny Wilkinson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 May 2022 01:00

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

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By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 May 2022 01:00

It’s been thirty years since brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson started making music together, but despite growing up under the spotlight they’ve retained an incredibly strong sense of self. In this chat with Fearne, they talk about the role t

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Giselle La Pompe-Moore

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 25 Apr 2022 01:00

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

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Emma Gannon

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 18 Apr 2022 01:00

You might feel aware that the internet makes you feel strangely disconnected from others, but writer and podcaster Emma Gannon feels it makes us disconnect from ourselves too. In this chat, Emma and Fearne dissect cancel culture and why we’ve got

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Will Young

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 Apr 2022 01:00

If you’re a high achiever, do you ever wonder if you sometimes use success to mask pain? Performer Will Young recognises this is something he did for many years. Now though, he’s discovered the importance of actively connecting to others and physi

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Dr Rangan Chatterjee

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 Apr 2022 01:00

Does being happy make us healthier, not only mentally, but physically too? Dr Rangan Chatterjee explains the very real effect chronic mental stress can have on our bodies. 80% of ailments he sees as a GP are due to our collective modern lifestyle

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Ruth Wilson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Mar 2022 01:00

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

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Happy Place – Mother’s Day Special

By Fearne Cotton/Sun, 27 Mar 2022 01:00

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

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Clover Stroud

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Mar 2022 02:00

Death is often viewed as something dark and muted, but after the death of her beloved sister, author Clover Stroud began to see the world in vivid colour. In this chat Fearne and Clover explore how death can teach us that it’s the tiny moments in

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Sophie Morgan

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Mar 2022 02:00

At 18 years old, Sophie Morgan was in a car crash, and was instantly paralysed from the chest down. Eighteen years on, she is now one of the only TV presenter’s in the world with a physical disability. She’s also an artist and an award-winning dis

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Tuppence Middleton

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Mar 2022 02:00

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Actress Tuppence Middleton is very clear that as an introvert, she is overwhelmed by being around other people and needs time alone to recharge. In this chat with Fearne, Tuppence discusses her OCD. Mental cou

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Gabby Bernstein

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Feb 2022 02:00

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

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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Feb 2022 02:00

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

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Johnny Marr

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Feb 2022 00:00

There’s bravery in wanting to connect with people in a truly authentic way. Musician Johnny Marr has found that across his career the songs people resonate with most are his most vulnerable, autobiographical tracks. Outside of music, there are les

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Julia Cameron

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Feb 2022 02:00

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

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Dr Pippa Grange

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 31 Jan 2022 02:00

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

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The Happy Pear

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 Jan 2022 02:00

Do you find fitness and keeping your body healthy fun? Twins Dave and Steve Flynn – perhaps better known as The Happy Pear – love keeping fit in a way that feels like play. They listen to their bodies; they move intuitively. Sometimes that means h

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Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:00

Audiobook exclusive: Bigger Than Us.Calm anxiety through connection. Find happiness through purpose. Feel comfort in the universal. Think bigger to unlock you.In her new book, Bigger Than Us, Fearne Cotton seeks out the i

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Freya North

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 Jan 2022 02:00

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

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Tara Brach

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 Jan 2022 02:00

You shouldn’t always believe your thoughts. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Tara Brach feels freedom comes from understanding that you are not your thoughts; they’re real, but they’re not necessarily true. In this chat with Fearne, Tara exp

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Tom Daley

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 03 Jan 2022 02:00

Are you conscious of where the pressures you feel are coming from? Are they external or internal? Diver Tom Daley has been meditating on these different types of pressures recently, so in this chat he and Fearne discuss the power of validating our

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Best of the year on Happy Place

By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 31 Dec 2021 02:00

In this special episode, Fearne is joined by Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes from The High Performance Podcast. They all share their favourite moments from Happy Place and High Performance in 2021, and discuss the impact those chats had on them, as w

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Matt Edmondson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Dec 2021 02:00

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

Andy Cato

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Dec 2021 02:00

Treating our soil differently could have a knock on effect on our physical and mental health, as well as the health of the environment. Asonehalf of Groove Armada, Andy Cato travelled the world playing music, but for the last 15 years

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Jamie Oliver

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Dec 2021 02:00

There’s never going to be anything comfortable about facilitating change, but if we deeply care about a cause we should do it nonetheless. As well as entertaining the nation on TV, Jamie Oliver has spent decades learning about, and fighting for, h

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Gregory Porter

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Dec 2021 02:00

How good are you at getting quiet and sitting with yourself? Jazz singer Gregory Porter feels that this is the place your most authentic, distinctive creativity will come from.In this chat with Fearne, Gregory explains why you don’t n

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Brené Brown

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 29 Nov 2021 02:00

It’s much more productive – and will ultimately make you happier – to strive for excellence rather than perfection. A research professor at the University of Houston, Brené Brown has spent 20 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empat

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Leona Lewis

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 22 Nov 2021 02:00

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

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Jo Bowlby

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 15 Nov 2021 02:00

We are not living at a natural pace. The modern world forces us to move through life incredibly quickly; Shaman Jo Bowlby helps people slow down and embrace stillness.In this chat with Fearne, Jo explains why we should be pursu

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Annie Mac

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 08 Nov 2021 02:00

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

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Holly Willoughby

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 01 Nov 2021 02:00

You’ve achieved the goals you set yourself for your career and personal life; what’s next? That’s the question Holly Willoughby has found herself asking recently.When you’re used to excellence and achievement, how do you break the loo

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Dr Jane Goodall

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 25 Oct 2021 01:00

It can at times feel like the cycle of negative news is endless, and living in fear can be debilitating, but ethologist and conservationistDr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute,is able to turn despair into hope. In thi

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Bimini Bon Boulash

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 18 Oct 2021 01:00

A person’s identity is not up for debate; drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash is on a mission to ensure everyone feels safe to express who they are without fear. In this chat, Fearne and Bimini explore how everyone can question and choose to reject soci

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Mel Robbins

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 Oct 2021 01:00

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

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Jesy Nelson

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 06 Oct 2021 01:00

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

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Dave Grohl

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 Oct 2021 01:00

There’s adventure in not knowing what comes next, and having the confidence to throw yourself in anyway. Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has spent a lifetime doing just that. In this chat with Fearne he explains why he wants to grow old graceful

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Paul Merson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Sep 2021 01:00

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

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Miriam Margolyes

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Sep 2021 01:00

You are the sum of everyone who’s come before you in your family, and it can be useful to learn about your ancestors in order to understand how much of their character is in you. Actress Miriam Margolyes has a passion for genealogy and family tree

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David Harewood

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:00

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

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Joe Sugg

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Sep 2021 01:00

We often write ourselves a story about the type of person we are, and the things we can do with our lives, but YouTuber, actor, and singer Joe Sugg doesn’t like to put limits on what he can achieve. In this chat with Fearne, he explains why he’s g

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Christian O'Connell

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Aug 2021 01:00

The concept of a mid-life crisis has become a funny cliché, and that’s what Christian O’Connell jokingly told people he was having when he left his successful radio career in the UK to start a new life in Australia in 2018. The truth was that he h

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Ashley Cain

By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 27 Aug 2021 01:00

In April 2021, Ashley Cain’s eight month old daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain passed away. At eight weeksold she had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia; Ashley and his partner Safiyya capturedthe nation’s hearts as they u

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Frankie Bridge

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Aug 2021 01:00

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

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Natalie Imbruglia

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Aug 2021 01:00

Confidence fluctuates and has to be practiced daily. Natalie Imbruglia feels writing her new album has allowed her to regain confidence after finding herself on shaky ground. In this chat with Fearne, she explains why she now chooses to live in th

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Suranne Jones

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Aug 2021 01:00

Many of us are guilty of refusing to stop, of continuing to distract ourselves while anxieties build beneath the surface. This is something BAFTA-winning actress Suranne Jones tackles in her new TV show I Am Victoria. In this chat with Fearne, Sur

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earthrise - Jack Harries, Finn Harries, and Alice Aedy

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:00

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

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Caitlin Moran

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00

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 i

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Charly Cox

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00

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 overc

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By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00

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 sh

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James Arthur

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Jun 2021 00:00

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 sh

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Ella Mills

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Jun 2021 00:00

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 we

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Meik Wiking

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00

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 a

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Jedidiah Jenkins

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00

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 a

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Mike Kerr

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00

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, M

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00

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

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Dr Olivia Remes

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00

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 m

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Dr Alex George

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 May 2021 00:00

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 AE doctor explains why his goal

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Ian Wright

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 03 May 2021 00:00

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 brav

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Billie Piper

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:00

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

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David Katz

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:00

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 am

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Lawrence Okolie

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Apr 2021 00:00

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

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Jake Humphrey

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 29 Mar 2021 00:00

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

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June Sarpong

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 22 Mar 2021 01:00

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 i

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Gelong Thubten

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 15 Mar 2021 01:00

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 h

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Stacey Solomon

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 08 Mar 2021 01:00

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

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Rhonda Byrne

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 01 Mar 2021 01:00

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 embraci

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 22 Feb 2021 01:00

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 activel

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Robbie Williams

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Dec 2020 01:00

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 k

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Gareth Southgate

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:00

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 t

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Pandora Sykes

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:00

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 pr

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Deepak Chopra

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Nov 2020 01:00

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 Deep

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Amahla on Bold 🎵

By Fearne Cotton/Thu, 05 Nov 2020 01:00

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

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Kye Sones on My Mind And Me 🎵

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 04 Nov 2020 01:00

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

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Lockdown Kittens Dancing: Behind The Scenes

By Fearne Cotton/Tue, 03 Nov 2020 01:00

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.Listen/Read More

Sam Smith

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Nov 2020 01:00

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,

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Laurie Vincent on Love You, Bye 🎵

By Fearne Cotton/Sun, 01 Nov 2020 01:00

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 a

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Emeli Sandé on Happy Place the Album 🎵

By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:00

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 hea

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Simon Neil

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Oct 2020 01:00

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 t

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Ludovico Einaudi on Happy Place - The Album

By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00

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 hom

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Phillip Schofield

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00

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 trap

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Billie Marten on Happy Place - The Album

By Fearne Cotton/Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00

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

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By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00

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

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Wim Hof

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00

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 sho

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Jay Shetty

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:00

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 r

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Holly Tucker MBE

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00

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 St

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Aimi Maunders

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00

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

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Jonathan Yeo

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00

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

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Freya Ridings

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00

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 Pla

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Alicia Keys

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00

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

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Chris & Rosie Ramsey

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:14

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

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Glennon Doyle

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00

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

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Daisy May Cooper

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00

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 byH

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George Ezra

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 May 2020 00:00

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 t

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Vex King

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 May 2020 00:00

From homeless child to Instagram star, Vex King has spent a lot of time thinking about thought. The author of Good Vibes, Good LifeListen/Read More

Ricky Gervais

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:00

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 duv

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Kelly Jones

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00

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 thelives around him.Fearne drops into Kelly's studios (pre-lockdown!

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Busy Philipps

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Apr 2020 05:00

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

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By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Apr 2020 05:00

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

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Happy Place X GABA Meditation: reconnecting to our happy place

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:15

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 ether

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Russell Brand: in isolation

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Mar 2020 05:00

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 podcas

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Lisa Taddeo

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:00

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

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Erling Kagge

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Mar 2020 05:00

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, t

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Myles Hopper & Giles Humphries

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Mar 2020 01:00

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

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Special: International Women's Day (Part 1)

By Fearne Cotton/Sun, 08 Mar 2020 01:00

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

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Flo Perry

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Mar 2020 01:00

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:

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Joe Wicks

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:00

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, Min

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Rio & Kate Ferdinand

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:00

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 makingthe programme, diving deeper into their story of loss, love... and building a new fam

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Tom Kerridge

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 Feb 2020 01:00

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.Listen/Read More

Nadiya Hussain

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 Jan 2020 01:00

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. Hosted on Acas

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Scroobius Pip

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 06 Jan 2020 01:00

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. Hosted on Acast. See <

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Tom Odell

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Dec 2019 01:00

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.Listen/Read More

Sarah Wilson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Dec 2019 01:00

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

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:00

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 ho

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Elizabeth Day

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:00

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 hershow. Hosted on Acast. See Listen/Read More

Ellie Goulding

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Dec 2019 01:00

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

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Ludovico Einaudi

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 25 Nov 2019 01:00

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 sha

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Jonathan Van Ness

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 18 Nov 2019 01:00

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 t

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Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

By Fearne Cotton/Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:00

The former US secretary of state, senator and First Lady, is joined by her daughter Chelsea to share with Fearne stories of their favourite females from across the world - all taken from their new book, Gutsy Women.

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Gerad Kite

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:00

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

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Jada Pinkett Smith

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 Nov 2019 01:00

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

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Niki Schilling

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:00

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

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Catherine Gray

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:00

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,

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Sophie Walker

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Oct 2019 01:00

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

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Billy Monger

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Sep 2019 01:00

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

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Katie Piper

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:00

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

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Bodyposipanda (Megan Jane Crabbe)

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Sep 2019 01:00

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

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Reggie Yates

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Sep 2019 01:00

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 f

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Sweaty Betty special: Victoria Pendleton & Sophie Everard

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Aug 2019 01:00

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 w

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By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 29 Jul 2019 01:00

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

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Elizabeth Gilbert

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 22 Jul 2019 01:00

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,

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Juno Dawson

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:00

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 prono

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Alice Temperley

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 08 Jul 2019 01:00

Fashion designerAlice 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.

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Philippa Perry

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 01 Jul 2019 01:00

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.Listen/Read More

Rebecca Dennis

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:00

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 h

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Dolly Alderton

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:00

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 for

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Mary Berry

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:00

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 ep

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Sam Fender

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 03 Jun 2019 01:00

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

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Ruby Wax

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 27 May 2019 01:00

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

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James Bay

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 20 May 2019 01:00

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, thisshowwas prod

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Maisie Williams

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00

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

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Chessie King

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00

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 C

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Grace Graham

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00

Warning: this episode contains a short reference to sexual violenceThis 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 h

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Davina McCall

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:00

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 liv

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Henry Fraser

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00

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 bests

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Bryony Gordon

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00

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 journa

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Natalie Dormer

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 Jan 2019 01:00

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

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Wanda Canton

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:00

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 ch

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Jamal Edwards

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:00

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

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Zoe Sugg

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:00

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

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Poorna Bell

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00

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.Trig

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Melanie C

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00

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

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Russell Brand

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:00

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 fin

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Kris Hallenga

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00

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 way

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Gary Barlow

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:00

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 obs

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Emma Willis

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 07 May 2018 04:00

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

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Gok Wan

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:00

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

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Lena Headey

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00

When she's not playingCersei Lannisterin the hit showGame 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 sma

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Kirsty Young

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00

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 Hollywo

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Alexandra Shulman

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 09 Apr 2018 04:00

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 abou

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Zephyr Wildman

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00

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 famil

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Stephen Fry

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 26 Mar 2018 04:00

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 Listen/Read More

Matt Haig

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:00

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

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Paloma Faith

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:00

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

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Dawn French

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Mar 2018 04:01

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?Fear

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Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black

By Fearne Cotton/Mon, 05 Mar 2018 04:00

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 whi

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