6 episodes

What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe Wicks asks some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. This is sunshine in a podcast.

The Joe Wicks Podcast BBC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5, 1.2K Ratings

What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe Wicks asks some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. This is sunshine in a podcast.

    5. Robin Arzón: Sweating with swagger

    5. Robin Arzón: Sweating with swagger

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    Runner, super-athlete and author Robin Arzón is perhaps best known as the head trainer at Peloton, the home-exercise-bike company. You might not know that she's run marathons, ultra-marathons, 100 mile races... she's even run through the night in the middle of the desert at Burning Man festival. And you almost certainly won't know how she got into running in the first place. It's a story of strength, grit and amazing triumph over adversity. No wonder she's Joe's 'go-to-girl' when he needs a bit of motivation for his own work-outs!

    Joe and Robin chat about everything from physical strength to mental resilience, what it takes to run for 29 hours straight, and Robin's most important self-care routine... not a work-out, but getting a full, nine hours of sleep, every night.

    Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. 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

    • 36 min
    4. Louis Theroux: Sneaky toilet naps

    4. Louis Theroux: Sneaky toilet naps

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good night's sleep, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    Documentary maker Louis Theroux has made a career out of immersing himself in the weirdest and most wonderful sides of human nature. From mega-jails to mental hospitals; from survivalists to Scientologists; from pro-wrestlers to porn-stars, Louis' seen it all. He approaches each of his subjects with the same inimitable mix of gentle good humour, and a slew of awkward questions.

    Joe Wicks has been a fan of Louis' shows since he was a child, but he never would have thought Louis was a fan of his too! Together they chat about working out, surviving lock-down, and Louis' own top self-care tip: a cheeky 10 minute nap.

    Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. 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

    • 40 min
    3. David Harewood: Walkies!

    3. David Harewood: Walkies!

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    David Harewood, actor and BAFTA nominated documentary maker, is best known for his role in US drama ‘Homeland’. When he’s back home, and not on location filming in Canada and the US, he loves to start every day in the park, walking his little cavapoo ‘Sebby’.

    In his early 20s David had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned. Joe hears how David’s experience with psychosis is the subject of a BBC documentary where he re-visits that difficult time in his life. David also tells Joe how hard it’s been for him to find work in the UK as a black actor, and how his tenacity to succeed has led him to leading roles in Hollywood. They talk extreme sports, online gaming, and David tries to convince Joe that sometimes happiness is putting your feet up and taking a break.

    Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. 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

    • 43 min
    2. Fearne Cotton: Nothing blooms all year round

    2. Fearne Cotton: Nothing blooms all year round

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    Fearne Cotton has been a regular on radio and TV since she was 15. Over the past decade she’s become one of the most prominent voices on wellness, and mental wellbeing with her ‘Happy Place’ podcast, books and festival. She loves to keep fit, but as Joe finds out, Fearne always comes back to music to lift her spirits. Joe hears how the music of the 1970s in-particular, made before the onset of the internet and social media, inspires Fearne to feel present.

    Fearne describes coming through depression and disordered eating, and shares techniques like mediation and deep breathing which help her with anxiety. She and Joe talk family life and their shared enthusiasm for an ice cold shower.

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

    Produced in Bristol by Clare Salisbury.

    • 47 min
    1. Gordon Ramsay: Start cold, get warm

    1. Gordon Ramsay: Start cold, get warm

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    Gordon Ramsay’s best known for his restaurant empire, his fiery cooking shows and his fondness for an F-bomb or two. But you might not know that he’s something of a fitness fanatic as well. Joe caught up with Gordon in lockdown with the family in sunny Cornwall, where the whole Ramsay clan have been learning how to take things slow for a change. Whether it’s swimming in the sea or a 100-mile cycle adventure, Gordon loves nothing more than a serious test of endurance. But as Joe finds out, this is just as much about getting a mental tune-up as a physical one.

    Joe and Gordon also share their experiences of spending time in celebrity-soaked LA, swap parenting tips and ponder the future of the restaurant industry.

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

    Produced in Bristol by Emily Knight

    • 33 min
    Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast

    Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast

    Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

    Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so this summer he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

    Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Damian1969 ,

Chat not interview mood

Began listening to them and have to say that it’s like I’m joining joe and his guest with a cup of tea just catching up. Very good interview questions and uplifting on being intentional with how we want to live. Well done!

Mandski 50 ,

Really enjoyable podcast

I’m enjoying Joe’s podcast’s

YasminDar ,

Brilliant podcast

Thank you Joe.

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