152 episodes

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

Happy Place Fearne Cotton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 13.6K Ratings

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

    Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive

    Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive

    Audiobook exclusive: Bigger Than Us.


    Calm anxiety through connection. Find happiness through purpose. Feel comfort in the universal. Think bigger to unlock you.


    In her new book, Bigger Than Us, Fearne Cotton seeks out the insight and advice of wise minds to explore what they can teach us to achieve happiness, connection and hope. 


    Here, Fearne exclusively shares the introduction and first chapter of the book with Happy Place listeners.


    Bigger Than Us is available as a hardback, an ebook, and an audiobook from the 20th of January: https://smarturl.it/biggerthanusbook


    You can get your audiobook version on Audible, Apple Books, and Google Play.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Freya North

    Freya North

    It’s important to take time to figure out how to trust your own opinions of yourself rather than believing other peoples’ opinions of you. This is something author Freya North has been meditating on recently.


    In this chat, she and Fearne talk about how many of us are used to functioning at an extremely high level of stress without realising we’re pushing ourselves to breaking point, and Freya explains why she now gives as much attention to her emotional self as her physical self.


    Freya’s 15th novel, Little Wing, is published on 20th January by Welbeck, and is available in hardback or ebook.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tara Brach

    Tara Brach

    You shouldn’t always believe your thoughts. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Tara Brach feels freedom comes from understanding that you are not your thoughts; they’re real, but they’re not necessarily true. In this chat with Fearne, Tara explains how to challenge what you think your mind is telling you, especially about yourself. Plus, they discuss how gratitude and compassion towards others can alleviate suffering.


    Trusting the Gold is Tara’s new book, and it’s available now in hardback.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 51 min
    Tom Daley

    Tom Daley

    Are you conscious of where the pressures you feel are coming from? Are they external or internal? Diver Tom Daley has been meditating on these different types of pressures recently, so in this chat he and Fearne discuss the power of validating ourselves rather than waiting for others to tell us we’re doing well. Plus, he explains the process he and husband Lance had to go through to adopt as a same sex couple, and how having a son has changed his view on chasing perfection.


    Tom’s book is called Coming Up For Air, and it’s out now.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 58 min
    Best of the year on Happy Place

    Best of the year on Happy Place

    In this special episode, Fearne is joined by Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes from The High Performance Podcast. They all share their favourite moments from Happy Place and High Performance in 2021, and discuss the impact those chats had on them, as well as reflecting on what their guests have taught them this year.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Matt Edmondson

    Matt Edmondson

    Reflecting on experiences from childhood can help us understand who we are today. Radio 1 presenter Matt Edmondson has been learning music production – an entirely new skill for him – and has been using it to explore feelings about his past.


    In this chat with Fearne, he opens up about being diagnosed with cyclothymia and how this new knowledge of his moods has changed his life for the better, and how he’s learnt to control his flow states, rather than them controlling him.


    Matt’s podcast, Not Another Love Song, is available to listen to on all podcast platforms.


    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank conversation about suicide and alcoholism, so do take care while listening.


    Click here to book your ticket for Fearne's book launch event at Cadogan Hall: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/fearne-cotton-bigger-than-us-book-launch/
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.6K Ratings

13.6K Ratings

Jakesmum140107 ,

Fantastic!

I’m relatively late to this podcast (and all podcasts to be fair!) but I honestly look forward to this each week. It’s interesting to hear peoples stories, the way they have dealt with things and the strategies etc. i love that Fearne is so open about herself, makes it a very real and open conversation with her guests. Love, love! Xx

gygggygygyg ,

Amazing podcast

It’s like food for the soul. Keep going Fearne, great work you are doing. I get so much from these podcasts.

Jude Guildford ,

Matt Edmondson

Wow! What a fantastic chat. Matt was so honest. I am absolutely certain this insight to Matts buried thoughts & feelings & the method of unearthing those thoughts & feelings will have helped so many people. Thank you once again Fearne, your podcast are doing so much good.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Dr Rangan Chatterjee: GP & Author
Scicomm Media
Jay Shetty
Scicomm Media
Slumber Studios
Deliciously Ella

You Might Also Like

Elizabeth Day
Jessie Ware
Giovanna Fletcher
Pixiu
The Telegraph
Chris & Rosie Ramsey