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Author: Fearne Cotton

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

Ellie Goulding

2019-12-0200:50:5714

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.
Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi

2019-11-2500:45:024

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.
Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness

2019-11-1800:46:448

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.
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.
Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

2019-11-0400:46:0318

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.
Niki Schilling

Niki Schilling

2019-10-2100:48:0811

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...
Catherine Gray

Catherine Gray

2019-10-1400:42:3913

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...
Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker

2019-10-0700:41:4611

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...
Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

2019-09-3000:44:226

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
Billy Monger

Billy Monger

2019-09-2300:37:579

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...
Katie Piper

Katie Piper

2019-09-1600:54:4820

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...
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...
Reggie Yates

Reggie Yates

2019-09-0200:41:5817

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...
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  
Hozier

Hozier

2019-07-2900:41:5724

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            
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

2019-07-2200:51:4346

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            
Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson

2019-07-1500:40:276

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            
Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley

2019-07-0800:48:115

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
Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry

2019-07-0100:49:5334

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
Rebecca Dennis

Rebecca Dennis

2019-06-2400:57:3411

There are many things we can do to help us find our happy place, and the one that works for Rebecca Dennis is transformational breathing. Fearne visits Rebecca's studio for a chat about her own attempts to reconnect with her body, how it's helped with panic attacks and more else besides. Rebecca will be running workships at the Happy Place festivals in London and Manchester - find out more at happyplacefestival.com. Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace
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Sarah Purdey

This episode came at such the right time for me. Didn't expect to get as much as I did. brilliant episode.

Nov 14th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Nov 12th
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Megan Colder

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Nov 9th
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Linda Blake

wonderful, understandable and relateable, thankyou 💕

Nov 7th
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Linda Blake

what a lovely, soothing voice Stephen has, a joy to listen to 💕

Nov 7th
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Harriet Turner

Loved this episode, thanks so much xx

Nov 5th
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Ashley Jayne Roberts

wow! I only discoveres these podcasts yesterday and I've already listened to Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Davina Mcall and Ruby Wax. These are all fantastic and insightful podcasts and I can relate so much to Fernes own anxiety issues etc. The Ruby Wax one was so good I've just ordered all of her books! thank you SO much for these very real accounts! I'm off to listen to more 😁

Oct 20th
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Paula Wright

how do I get the correct podcast and not F1

Oct 1st
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Asta Umbrasaite

I thought it's just me.. F1 comments? ..

Oct 1st
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Kails Moreton

This is not the right podcast

Sep 30th
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am b

yeah I was so confused!!!

Sep 30th
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Angel Jones

WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29th
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Angel Jones

my favourite episode ever! Hozier is so inspiring and I truly believe his music will be remembered for its impact forever. Thank you!!!

Sep 29th
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Mary Whitaker

I love Russell!! He's my inspiration for getting back into AA after 2 years. He's so smart and so cool xx

Sep 23rd
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Natalie Watson

Loved this episode, and all of the others! Real, thought provoking stuff. I'm hooked! xx

Sep 19th
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sepid Max

😍

Sep 17th
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Nicola Warden

This podcast was incredible! Zoe is so inspirational and Fearne is brilliant too! It really made me think x

Sep 15th
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Teresa o flaherty

amazing love his music and love listening to him chat so natural

Aug 15th
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tanya mullen

love this man

Aug 1st
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Daisy paterson-humphries

Loved before I even started playing it xx

Jul 24th
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