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Happy Place

Fearne Cotton

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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44:18 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 o...Show More

41:59 | Sep 2nd

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...Show More
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42:28 | Aug 5th

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 me...Show More

42:04 | Jul 29th

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 describe...Show More

52:51 | Jul 22nd

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 an...Show More

40:27 | Jul 15th

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 J...Show More

48:11 | Jul 8th

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 ...Show More

49:34 | Jul 1st

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 sp...Show More

1:00:22 | Jun 24th

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 wit...Show More

53:15 | Jun 17th

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 ...Show More

41:58 | Jun 10th

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, ...Show More

45:40 | Jun 3rd

From working in a pub in North Shields to winning a Brit award by the age of 23, Sam Fender is still a grounded guy. He speaks to Fearne about the people behind his exceptional lyrics, including one who took his own life, and the impact they've had o...Show More

52:25 | May 27th

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 rea...Show More

53:08 | May 20th

Fearne returns to the Troxy to meet James Bay, in front of a live audience. Together they discuss the pressures of songwriting, fame, touring... and the constant messages from Fearne*.   Recorded at the Troxy, this show was produced in partnership wi...Show More

55:32 | May 13th

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 ...Show More

38:47 | Feb 11th

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...Show More

40:33 | Feb 4th

Warning: this episode contains a short reference to sexual violence This week Fearne has a very special honour: to let a remarkable person know that she has won a national award, on behalf of The Prince's Trust. Grace Graham has faced more than her f...Show More

46:05 | Jan 28th

The nation's favourite Davina McCall drops by to chat marathons, drug abuse and learning to love yourself again. This episode of Happy Place was recorded in front of an audience as part of Happy Place Live with Vita Coco. It was a day of live events,...Show More

31:56 | Jan 21st

Henry was paralysed from the neck down after an accident on holiday. He was seventeen. Now, ten years later, he speaks to Fearne about how his life changed that day and made him the person he is proud to be: the sporty kid who became a bestselling au...Show More

58:01 | Jan 14th

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 join...Show More

48:18 | Jan 7th

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 i...Show More

49:02 | Dec 31st, 2018

Wanda did not have a great break-up with her boyfriend, but it did spur her to get on stage for the first time... and explain how angry it made her feel. From that moment, Wanda became a spoken word artist and over the years has helped to change the ...Show More

37:53 | Dec 24th, 2018

Driven by a relentless energy to succeed, and by the lessons he learned from his mother, Jamal Edwards MBE has many stories to share with us about work, pressure and creativity - and what makes him happy. Fearne drops by the offices of music channel ...Show More

58:58 | Dec 17th, 2018

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...Show More

52:40 | Dec 10th, 2018

When Poorna discovered her husband's heroin addiction, she described it as an earthquake. What followed next was unimaginable and now, several years' later, she tells Fearne about her experiences and how she has come to terms with them. Trigger warni...Show More

48:19 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Fresh from announcing the big Spice Girls reunion, Melanie C joins Fearne for the first ever *live* edition of Happy Place. The singer discusses the high of Girl Power and the impact it had on her life, both positive and negative... and how the years...Show More

1:05:24 | Nov 26th, 2018

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 o...Show More

47:47 | Nov 12th, 2018

We're back for season two! And there's no better way to start than with Gary Barlow. In this chat with Fearne, the celebrated songwriter and Take That frontman talks candidly about his life after the group split. From depression and food obsessions, ...Show More

24:53 | May 7th, 2018

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 Po...Show More

50:11 | Apr 30th, 2018

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 se...Show More

29:49 | Apr 23rd, 2018

When she's not playing Cersei Lannister in the hit show Game of Thrones, Lena Headey could kick back and relax. Not Lena.   In this delightfully sweary interview with Fearne, the pair discuss life outside the set - from avoiding small talk at parties...Show More

39:28 | Apr 16th, 2018

Can you be successful and stay grounded? After twelve years presenting radio's biggest interview show, Desert Island Discs, there are few people better placed to understand than Kirsty Young. From Nobel-winning scientists to Hollywood royalty (and ac...Show More

41:52 | Apr 9th, 2018

What does it take to run one of the most influential magazines on the planet? And what do you need to be a great leader? Alexandra Shulman spent 25 years as the editor of British Vogue - here she tells Fearne about the things she learnt about herself...Show More

49:08 | Apr 2nd, 2018

We will all lose someone close to us, and the way we cope with that is never certain. But the way Zephyr speaks about the death of her husband has been an inspiration to Fearne. In this episode we hear stories of bereavement, raising a family on your...Show More

42:47 | Mar 26th, 2018

It's hard enough speaking in public about your mental health - so how is it to be the figurehead?    Stephen Fry speaks to Fearne about his work as president of the charity Mind, and the issues he is forced to confront when speaking to others about t...Show More

47:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

At the age of 24, Matt Haig was working in Ibiza with his girlfriend when he had a life-changing panic attack. Today he talks to Fearne about what happened next, his slow road to recovery and acceptance - and how the author of Reasons To Stay Alive f...Show More

35:58 | Mar 12th, 2018

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 altogeth...Show More

46:28 | Mar 5th, 2018

Over her amazing career she's made millions laugh - and isn't shy of a good chuckle herself. But what makes Dawn French happy? And what are the difficult decisions has she made over her sixty years that have helped her stay so positive? Fearne travel...Show More

40:21 | Mar 5th, 2018

Fearne drops in to Tom and Lance's flat in south London to celebrate the news of their first baby, and to learn what makes them happy. Amongst the joy and goodwill messages, there have been some negative comments.  We hear the way in which they deal ...Show More