26 episodes

What makes you feel mentally and physically strong? Fitness coach Joe Wicks ask some of his favourite people their secrets to health and happiness.

The Joe Wicks Podcast BBC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 1.7K Ratings

What makes you feel mentally and physically strong? Fitness coach Joe Wicks ask some of his favourite people their secrets to health and happiness.

    24. Russell Brand: A true point of light

    24. Russell Brand: A true point of light

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    In this episode Joe speaks to podcaster, writer and comedian Russell Brand, who since scaling the heights of Hollywood, now lives a quiet family life in rural England. In his podcasts and guided meditations, he focusses on exploring spirituality and mindfulness. And he's the one who introduced Joe to meditation.

    Russell tells Joe about the ongoing impact of his well-documented drug and alcohol addiction on his life since getting clean. They discuss fatherhood and going grey. And in return for some fitness tips, Russell guides Joe through an emotional meditation.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Clare Salisbury
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 56 min
    23. Ellie Goulding: Reaching the soul

    23. Ellie Goulding: Reaching the soul

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    In this episode, Ellie Goulding shares what it's like to headline one of the world's biggest music festivals, and how she ensures the audience always get her best performance, even when she gets up on the wrong side of bed and is not in the mood to perform at all.

    Joe and Ellie catch up on life since they last saw each other - at her wedding two years ago, and they reminisce about how they first met.

    She explains why it was important that all the packaging for her latest album Brightest Blue, is as sustainable as possible and how she’s trying to cut out single use plastic. During lockdown, Ellie found herself turning to classical music to keep her nervous system calm, and she also reveals why she wrote a fitness and wellness book.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Ellie Richold
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 39 min
    22. Daniel Ricciardo: I love the rush

    22. Daniel Ricciardo: I love the rush

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    If you're getting excited for the British Grand Prix this summer, you're going to love this chat with Formula 1 legend, the 'Aussie Honey Badger' himself, Daniel Ricciardo. And if you don't watch the Grand Prix, you may know him from the hit Netflix show 'Drive to Survive' which followed him and fellow F1 drivers living their lives in the fast lane, both on and off the track.

    In this chat, Daniel shares what it's like to be at the top of one of the world's most competitive, and exclusive sports, and how he deals with the phenomenal pressure. The pressure to win, and the G-forces on his neck too! He takes us back to one of his most iconic victories: 2018, Monaco, with technical problems and a seriously underpowered car, Daniel managed to hold the line and cross the line in first - an incredible win. Joe and Daniel nerd-out about dirt-bikes, music and what keeps him feeling great, and he's got some great mental health tips too - when things get rough, Daniel finds that writing in a journal is the thing that keeps his thoughts in order.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Emily Knight
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 41 min
    21. Olly Murs: 8 days a week

    21. Olly Murs: 8 days a week

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    Olly Murs shot to fame after he came second on TV reality singing competition The X Factor back in 2009 and he's now sold over 16 million records worldwide, as well as becoming a regular fixture on TV screens as a presenter. You may know him from his chart-topping pop hit Dance With Me Tonight.

    In their conversation, Olly opens up to Joe about the challenges of life in the public eye, how he stays on top of his anxiety and how his new girlfriend is not only bringing him a new level of happiness but a new level of fitness too.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Ellie Richold
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 43 min
    20. Kate Silverton: Getting back to nature

    20. Kate Silverton: Getting back to nature

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    You may know Kate Silverton as a veteran BBC news broadcaster, newsreader and reporter. Or perhaps you may know her as a contestant on Strictly! But you may not know that she's also a qualified child psychologist and training to be a children's counsellor. Her recent book "There's No Such Thing as Naughty" delves into the psychology of the child's mind, and offers tips on understanding what they mean when they're having tantrums or troubles. Joe is a massive fan!

    In this chat, Joe and Kate compare notes on parenting, on figuring out what's going on under the hood of their children's brains, and share stories of how hard keeping your cool can be. Kate shares her own struggles becoming a mum in the first place, before having her two 'miracle' children in her 40s. She also shares a bunch of stories from her long career in journalism, from cutting her teeth in the newsroom of BBC Look North, to reporting on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Emily Knight
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 42 min
    19. Dermot Kennedy: Disconnecting from reality

    19. Dermot Kennedy: Disconnecting from reality

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    Dermot Kennedy went from busking in Dublin to being one of the most streamed Irish artists, and his story is one of self-determination and hard work. During the 2020 lockdown, he's been working on the follow up to his debut album which reached number 1 in the UK and Irish charts and sold more than a million copies.

    Just back from a solo road trip across the United States, in their conversation, Dermot opens up to Joe about the pressures of life on the road, and the importance of keeping healthy and grounded. He explains why he finds true escapism in a couple of hours playing PlayStation, and why he's never happier than being surrounded by the Irish countryside.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Clare Salisbury
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Emma Nickson ,

A positive listen

This is a great podcast, love Joe’s relaxed style and his focus on the little tips to help build a more balanced and positive life.

Bird-from-hell ,

Never thought podcasts were for me until now!

Easy to listen to, inspiring stories and something to take away from each episode. Thank you Joe, love your content!

Stassyv ,

Great listen as always

Absolutely love this podcast it’s up there with all my favourites, it’s amazing how you feel after you hear a great podcast it’s def a great pick up after a long day. Hope they keep coming. Xx

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