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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
    • 4.7 • 13.9K 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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    Emma Barnett

    Emma Barnett

    Do you have open conversations at work when you’re in pain emotionally or physically? After going through numerous rounds of IVF, as well as having a miscarriage, broadcaster, writer, and author Emma Barnett wants to re-brand pain as weakness into pain as strength, especially at work.
    In this chat with Fearne, she talks through the worries she had that she might be seen as greedy for wanting a second child through IVF when she’d already had a wonderful son by IVF, and how she’s put this shame to bed. They also explore the often cruel language around infertility, and the difference between sympathy and empathy when it comes to difficulties conceiving.
    You can sign up to Emma’s new newsletter, ‘Trying’, here: https://emmabarnett.substack.com/

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    • 59 min
    Sara Cox

    Sara Cox

    Broadcaster and author Sara Cox joins Fearne for a special live episode of Happy Place at The Podcast Show in Islington. A brilliant storyteller, Sara talks about the process of finding her own voice and becoming a confident raconteur both on the radio and in her personal life.
    In this chat, Fearne and Sara also explore friendships – how our friends heavily influence who we are as individuals, how to sustain friendships over a lifetime, and how to kindly break up with a friend if you notice they’re really just a drain on your energy.
    Sara’s novel, Thrown, is out now.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Denise van Outen

    Denise van Outen

    Heartbreak is a universal feeling, but everyone copes with it differently. Presenter, actor and singer Denise Van Outen tends to throw herself into work, keeping busy with exciting professional opportunities, to distract from any pain.
    In this chat with Fearne, Denise talks about how she’s learnt to accept being alone after heartbreak and acknowledge the stillness without constantly trying to fill the void. Close friends Fearne and Denise also share their experiences of raising blended families, and chat about how much of your heartbreak – or any other pain – you should share with your kids.
    Denise’s book, ‘A Bit of Me: From Basildon, to Broadway, and Back’, is available to buy now. 

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    • 53 min
    Bonnie Wright

    Bonnie Wright

    We can all feel paralysed by the guilt that we might not be doing enough to combat climate change, but actor, director, and environmental activist Bonnie Wright feels we should celebrate imperfect and in-process actions. A little can go a long way.
    In this chat with Fearne, Bonnie explains why it might be helpful to stop thinking about how we can make ourselves and our impact on the planet smaller, and instead think about how to make our positive impact even bigger. They also talk about how to find the best place to start making that impact in your own life, by concentrating on an area you’re already interested in like cooking, gardening, cleaning, or technology.
    Bonnie’s book, Go Gently: Actionable Steps To Nurture You And The Planet, is out now.

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    • 54 min
    Prince's Trust Awards Special

    Prince's Trust Awards Special

    Fearne is a Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health and Wellbeing for The Prince’s Trust, a brilliant charity that helps people who have faced disadvantage and adversity to get their lives on track, supporting them into education, training, and jobs.
    In this special episode, Fearne chats to Emma-May about the role The Prince’s Trust has played in helping her grow in confidence, both practically and emotionally. Emma-May has been a carer for her parents since she was eleven-years-old, and struggled with her mental health after many years of personal challenges at school that left her with severe anxiety and low self-confidence. Now, she’s studying for a law degree and is much more comfortable in larger groups of people.
    As well as catching up on Emma-May’s progress, Fearne has a very special surprise for her at the end of the episode...
    The Prince’s Trust Awards in association with TK Maxx & Homesense will be on TV on Thursday 26th May at 8.30pm on ITV.

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    • 37 min
    Amanda de Cadenet

    Amanda de Cadenet

    Who gets to decide who and what you are? Amanda de Cadenet quit the fame she’d found on British TV after being hounded by the press. She was seen through the eyes of others – journalists, photographers, and viewers – so she chose to reclaim her image by becoming a photographer herself, and reclaimed her voice by starting her own chat shows.
    In this chat with Fearne, Amanda talks about speaking up when you can’t hear the conversations you and others like you need in order to feel understood and supported. They also explore how ego can get in the way of allowing ourselves to learn and grow.
    Amanda hosts VS Voices, an interview podcast for Victoria’s Secret. Season two kicks off in June. Alongside her ongoing show The Conversation, she’s launching a new series called The Conversation: About The Men, which will be available in August.
    Amanda has also developed an online community called the Conversation Community: https://www.amandadecadenet.com/community

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.9K Ratings

13.9K Ratings

FinnPup ,

Authentic and lifts the heart!

Happy Place is my go to when ever I need a lift. Fearne is the most authentic and honest podcaster out there in my opinion. She mixes the seriousness of the many life stories of her guests with wit and relates it to her own life. This makes each episode relatable. I love the diversity of her guests too…it’s just perfect in my opinion. Thank you.
Ps…another review mentioned there’s too many ad’s…I couldn’t disagree more . The adverts there are are also really relevant and I find them fascinating..in my opinion 🙌🙏

abhctji ,

Too many ads

I haven’t listened to Happy Place in over a year and came on to listen to Sarah Cox and I’m so sad to hear all the ads now! There were ads before but not this amount. Real shame as I have had to skip so many times which totally interrupts listening to the podcast. ☹️

TPB2223 ,

5*

Love but soooo many adverts

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