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Happy Place

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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Jessica Ennis-Hill

As an heptathlon Olympic champion and one of the key faces of the London 2012, Jessica could have packed it all in as soon as she decided to have a baby. But then she came back, to further medal-winning glory. In this chat with Fearne, she reveals how she did it, what she learned, and what we can all apply to our lives.

45mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Hozier

Hozier makes you think. It's in his lyrics, in his music... even his music videos. So it's no surprise to find out that he spends a long time thinking about how he writes and performs his chart-busting songs. In this chat with Fearne, Hozier describes his approach to songwriting, how indecision can sometimes be his downfall, and why performing doesn't come naturally to him. Thanks to our sponsors Sweaty Betty - find out more about their amazing activewear, and get an exclusive special offer, when you visit sweatybetty.com/happyplace

42mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Sarah Wilson

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

47mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Dolly Alderton

Our relationship with lovers, friends and family can be complicated, and something that Dolly has documented through her newspaper columns and podcasts. In this conversation with Fearne, the podcaster and author discusses her most recent forays into dating, as well as the importance of daydreaming. Get your tickets to Happy Place Festival, coming to London and Manchester this summer: happyplacefestival.com Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace

53mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

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

38mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Natalie Dormer

Understanding your own intentions is part of the journey to better mental health, but actor Natalie Dormer makes a habit of adding another entire character to the mix. In this funny and insightful chat with Fearne, she tells us what she does to get inside the head of the character she's playing - and what that can do to her own mind. On the way we discuss her roles in Game of Thrones, The Tudors and Picnic At Hanging Rock, as well as her own movie (which she co-wrote) In Darkness. Our sponsor for this episode was Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/

48mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones royalty Maisie Williams takes to the stage with Fearne for this special LIVE episode of Happy Place. There's no spoilers here, so GoT fans and newbies alike are welcome to hear how Maisie keeps it altogether amidst the highs and lows in her world. Recorded at the Troxy, this show was produced in partnership with DICE. From epic arena shows and sweaty exclusive gigs, to immersive film screenings and food festivals, DICE is on a mission to help you discover and buy tickets to your next amazing event, check them out at dice.fm

55mins

13 May 2019

Rank #7

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Mary Berry

Be upstanding for the queen of cupcakes and all things baking, as Mary Berry talks to Fearne about the importance of food in making us happy, and which recipes remind her of family, friends and happy places.   Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to Sweatybetty.com/happyplace

41mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Russell Brand

From his many addictions through to his very public recovery, Russell Brand has some things to say about the way we live our lives. In this episode, Fearne travels to his home to discuss childhood, his path to recovery and the tools we need to find our own happy place.Thanks to our sponsor, Fiit, the fitness app that helps you train with professionals from your own living room. Find out more at fiit.com/fearne

1hr 5mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Kris Hallenga

When Kris was just 23 years old, she was told by doctors that she had an incurable breast cancer. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is Kris' story ends... but, ten years on, she tells Fearne that whilst it changed her life in many ways, some of them were for the better. If you would like to find out more about the charity Kris set up, CoppaFeel!, visit their website: coppafeel.org Thanks to Kris, and to the sponsors of this episode, Fiit. Discover their new offering, Fiit Free, and more about their classes at fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/

44mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Bryony Gordon

Running saved Bryony Gordon from herself. After years struggling with alcohol and depression, she found a fresh perspective on the world after slipping on some trainers and... doing the London marathon in her underwear. The writer and journalist joins Fearne for a chat about how she went from the couch to 5k - and then to 26 miles - whilst still dealing with the huge mental stress of her day-to-day life. Recorded in front of an intimate, live audience in Babington House, Somerset. Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Fiit. Discover their remarkable FREE workout videos at https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/

58mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Elizabeth Day

The host of How To Fail drops in to talk about her own experiences with failure, and what she's learned from hearing the mistakes of dozens of guests from her show.

55mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Ludovico Einaudi

The most-streamed classical artist in the world meets his biggest fan, as Fearne travels to Sicily to meet Ludovico Einaudi. Together, the pair discuss the inspiration for some of his most impactful work, the challenges he has faced, and sharing emotions through music.

45mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Gerad Kite

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

45mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Jada Pinkett Smith

The actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, businesswoman (and wife to Will Smith) kicks off series five of Happy Place with an amazingly revealing chat about marriage, emotional independence and much, much more. A perfect pick-me-up to start your week. You can watch Jada's latest show, Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch now.

46mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Chessie King

How can we use Instagram and Facebook without doing ourselves harm? In the last episode of the series, Fearne speaks to social media mentor - and Fiit fitness trainer - Chessie King.    The pair speak about their own battles online, and how Chessie's managed to take on the trolls... and win.    Our sponsor for this episode was Fiit - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/.    We'll be back with new episodes very soon - in the meantime, why not leave us a review on Apple Podcasts?

38mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Zoe Sugg

This week, Fearne travels to the south coast to meet YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg. From anxiety and panic attacks to the role of social media, the pair chat about how they've overcome those inner demons. Thanks again to our sponsors Fiit  - to find out more about them head to https://fiit.tv/blogs/get-fiit-with-fearne/

58mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Sophie Walker

Live from Manchester's Tatton Park, Fearne is joined by the founding leader of the Women's Equality Party Sophie Walker to talk about the feminism of the future, how to channel anger into positive change, and what we can all be doing to make life better for everyone. Thanks to the sponsors of the Happy Place Festival, Rituals. Who create bath, body and home products designed to help you slow down and feel good. Visit rituals.com, where there's a welcome gift waiting for you...

41mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #18