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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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Happy Place Fearne Cotton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 478 Ratings

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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    Sam Ryder

    Sam Ryder

    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 afterparties and why he’d rather be at home playing with Lego... They also talk about how to understand what your purpose is, and why cool is the enemy.
     
    Sam’s album, ‘There’s Nothing But Space, Man!’ is out on November 18th, and you can get your tickets for his world tour here: https://www.sam-ryder.com/

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    • 53 min
    Rylan

    Rylan

    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 time alone.
    In this chat with Fearne, Rylan talks about how he’s been able to manifest what he wanted his life to look like, and not seek permission from others when it comes to deciding what he can and can’t do. They also share experiences of whether they’ve personally found it more helpful to stop or continue working during difficult times.
    Rylan’s new book, TEN: The Decade That Changed My Future, is published by Seven Dials on the 29th September in Hardback, Audio and Ebook.
    You can join Rylan in his first exclusive event to celebrate the launch of TEN on the 21st September at Royal Festival Hall. Buy tickets here https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/literature-poetry/evening-rylan?eventId=907414

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    • 47 min
    Olivia Harrison

    Olivia Harrison

    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 poetry.
    In this chat with Fearne, Olivia recounts stories from her life with George – including how important practices like meditation and gardening were to them – as well as talking about the undulating nature of grief.
    Olivia’s beautiful book of poetry, Came The Lightening, is out now.

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    • 40 min
    Matt Willis

    Matt Willis

    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 silence, as well as why we need to be careful of celebrating addiction of any kind, even if it’s something society fundamentally values like work or exercise.
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    • 47 min
    Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Our body’s stress response is cleverly designed to keep us safe, but the trouble now is that it’s being triggered by every day life – emails, caring commitments, social media, loneliness. Dr Rangan Chatterjee explains what the stress response is, and how using your physically body can often be the best way to calm your mind. In this chat, Fearne and Rangan also talk in great detail about the importance of sleep, and how to trust your own feelings rather than always needing science to back up your lived experience.
    Rangan is the host of the Feel Better Live More podcast and author of 5 Sunday Times bestselling books including his latest Happy Mind Happy Life.

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    • 58 min
    DJ Fat Tony

    DJ Fat Tony

    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 feels to love himself, to have self-worth and self-compassion, and not be forced into silence by shame.
    In this chat, Fearne and Tony talk about the power and freedom that comes with saying out loud that you need help, as well as how much of a challenge it is to unlearn and re-learn behaviours.
    Tony’s memoir, I Don’t Take Requests, is available now at all major book retailers.
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about child abuse and suicide, so do take care while listening. 

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
478 Ratings

478 Ratings

kirsty-z ,

Tuppence

Listening to you the two of you speak resonated so much. I have massive social anxiety but love people and so the two separate parts of my personality are conflicted a lot of the time.
You guys hade me smile, you are so similar in personality and lol’d when you said we’ll never catch up! ( that’s so me)
Btw this was my first time listening and you have a new fan, thanks heaps 🇦🇺

Mezmottees ,

Love love love

I have been listening to happy place for a couple of years . This poddy has helped me so much . Thankyou Ferne for your amazing work and dedication x x Maria

🙏🧘‍♀️🌈💫 ,

Enlightening

Thank you Fern, love your honesty and how you surpass the superficial, and talk to the real person behind the name. From a POM in Melbourne AUS who shares many of your thoughts and experiences, on the ‘journey’ with you x

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