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Author: Joss Stone & Fascinate Productions

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Happiness - the most mysterious of human emotions. It’s elusive, fleeting and often unappreciated until it’s gone. But what exactly is it, and how do we find it? Each week Joss Stone speaks to a host of guests from deep thinkers, to cultural figures - in an effort to find some answers. Expect outlandish theories, occasional disagreements and a whole lot of laughs.

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Author of The Psychobiotic Revolution Scott C. Anderson, joins Joss to chat all things gut microbiome.  In an episode jam packed with mind blowing insights, you’ll find how the gut brain axis could be affecting many aspects of your life - from who you choose as a romantic partner, to whether you choose to succumb to that junk food craving.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Edward is a television personality, author and psychic medium, who’s best know for his show Crossing Over. He chats with Joss about energy, the ‘clairs’ and opening up to the idea of the unknown.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
He’s worked in some of the most war torn places on earth, and yet amongst this chaos he’s met the most positive and good humoured people.  As a war photographer Paul Conroy was used to experiencing the horrors of conflict a daily basis. In 2012 he entered Syria with journalist Marie Colvin, where they were targeted with artillery by the Assad regime, which sadly Marie did not survive. Paul documented his experience in his book Under the Wire, which was made into a documentary under the same name, as well as a Hollywood movie.  Paul’s unique perspective has the power to help us all to be more appreciative of what we have.  A Fascinate Production   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Podcast That Provides A Platform For Our NHS Doctors And Nurses To Share Their Untold Stories. Listen here: https://link.chtbl.com/Our_Voices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The renowned scientist Professor David Nutt sits down with Joss to talk about the chemicals in our brain, and the drugs that affect them. He’s not just talking about the legal ones either! A true maverick, he was fired as chief advisor on drugs for the Labour after arguing that drugs legislation is not based on science, and has been on a crusade to get society to have a rethink ever since.  For more from the Prof, tune in to his podcast The Drug Science Podcast, or pickup his new autobiography Nutt Uncut which is available in all good bookshops. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Could there really be a formula for happiness? Find out in part 2 of Joss’ chat with author of Solve for Happy - Mo Gawdat.  This far reaching discussion ask whether we can separate our thoughts from our identity, how we mix up success and happiness, and what we can learn from rom coms! Mo’s book is available here. This is a Fascinate production.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Author of Solve for Happy, Mo Gawdat joins Joss for a chat about positivity even in the face of overwhelming tragedy. They discuss his formula for a happy life, divine mathematics, and taking control of our happiness. This episode is part 1 of a 2. Mo's book is available here. This is a Fascinate production.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jo Frost has dedicated her life to helping families to lead happier lives, and has been in our homes since the mid noughties with her hit show Supernanny. She talks to Joss about her recent new series, finding your inner child, and of course the famous naughty step.  A Fascinate Production   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Clinical psychologist and author Dr Shefali knows a thing or two about the mind, and specialises in early childhood development – which is of particular interest to Joss right now! During today’s chat, we find out why the nuclear family is not the only way, the death of the self when you become a parent, and how we can all learn from our anxiety.  The Conscious Parent is available on Amazon and all good bookshops.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After an astronomical career that has taken him around the globe and made him a house hold name, Shaggy has had a lot of time to learn about the motivations behind the people who surround him. From working through troubled relationships with his parents, to starting afresh on new music with a brand new team around him. During this candid chat with Joss, they dig deep into these struggles, and the harsh truths he’s discovered along the way. Shaggy’s new record Christmas in the Islands is available everywhere. A Fascinate Production   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Multi award-winning singer songwriter Lemar is an old friend of Joss, as well being a frequent collaborator. He joins her for a chat about going back to basics with our happiness, privacy in today’s new world, learning to forgive yourself and a whole lot more.  Lemar’s podcast The Lemar Show is available wherever you listen to podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As one half of the band the Eurythmics, Dave Stewart’s music has been in our ears for almost 40 years. An old friend of Joss’ and long time collaborator, this intimate chat was recorded during a writing camp in the Bahamas.  In this episode Dave discusses a day in his creative life, embracing failure, and how the iconic smash hit Sweet Dreams was the result of a happy accident.  A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Arthur is a social scientist, musician, author and host of The Art of Happiness podcast. This week Joss discovers the proven power of thinking positively, what we can learn from monkeys on cocaine, and how to work out those smiling muscles. We all need a bit of that right now! A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Joss speaks to pop icon and front man of Culture Club Boy George. They discuss coming out (and whether we need to), how Buddhism helped him overcome addiction, and how Joss once met the Queen whilst standing bare foot in horse manure. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Before becoming the successful entrepreneur, author and influencer she is today Ella Mills overcame her fair share of struggle.  She chats talks to Joss about her journey so far creating Deliciously Ella, how she found her purpose, and taking the first step on the way to positive change. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Executive and personal coach Katie Harvey has spent over 18,000 hours on the phone working with individuals to improve their lives. From CEO’s at fortune 500s to musicians to stay at home mum’s – she’s worked with everyone. This chat is packed full of actionable advice, including how we can actively take control of our life, the benefits of focusing on the present and future rather than looking back, and why deep down most people are good people. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Political commentator, podcaster and ex comms director for the Republican Party Tara Setmayer, doesn’t find herself with much down time at the moment – as she fights to stop Donald Trump being elected for a second term in office.  In this chat with Joss, she discusses her mission to empower others within the country she loves, and where she finds her happy at home. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dacher Keltner is a Professor of Psychology at UC Berkley, an author of books including the Power Paradox and Born to be Good, and the host of the Science of Happiness podcast. He speaks with Joss about his most eye opening discoveries when it comes to power, the 36 questions that can bring any 2 people together, and the importance of touch to our physical health. A Fascinate Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Taking influences from all corners of the world, Nitin Sawhney lets all aspects of his lived experience permeate his art to create truly original work. In this chat with Joss, he recounts mind expanding experiences that take him from the Amazon rainforest to Australia, and they discuss the intersection between science and spirituality in the wholly confusing quantum realm. Nitin’s new single ‘Lifeline’ is available on all streaming platforms.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dutch extreme athlete Wim “The Iceman” Hoff has developed a set of techniques that allow anyone to achieve things previously thought to be impossible. In this inspiring conversation, Joss and Wim discuss how to become strong, happy, and healthy through his methods, and he tells stories of his superhuman undertakings. Get the Wim Hoff Method here A Fascinate production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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