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Be upstanding for the queen of cupcakes and all things baking, as Mary Berry talks to Fearne about the importance of food in making us happy, and which recipes remind her of family, friends and happy places.   Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their...
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Professor Monica McWilliams is an academic, peace campaigner and former politician. In 1996, she was the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party and was elected to a seat at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations, which led to the Belfast (Good Friday) Peace Agreement...
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Louis Theroux is a television documentary maker. He has received two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award for his work which includes the series Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends and When Louis Met… Born in 1970, and brought up in south London, he is the son of the American writer Paul...
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Derren Brown, illusionist and mentalist, chooses the eight tracks, book and luxury he wants to take with him if cast away to a desert island. Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Sarah Taylor
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The transition from comedian to psychotherapist is not an obvious one, but Ruby Wax has never been predictable. In this fascinating interview with Fearne, she discusses how she made the leap, the science behind mindfulness... and why we should be ready for the coming of artificial intelligence. ...
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A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects. 
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From working in a pub in North Shields to winning a Brit award by the age of 23, Sam Fender is still a grounded guy. He speaks to Fearne about the people behind his exceptional lyrics, including one who took his own life, and the impact they've had on his outlook. Sam's debut album, Hypersonic...
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Game of Thrones royalty Maisie Williams takes to the stage with Fearne for this special LIVE episode of Happy Place. There's no spoilers here, so GoT fans and newbies alike are welcome to hear how Maisie keeps it altogether amidst the highs and lows in her world. Recorded at the Troxy, this...
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Pat McGrath is a renowned make-up artist. She works with the world’s top designers, photographers, editors and models, creating images for the pages of the world’s most glamorous magazines. She and her team also work at the most high-profile catwalk shows in Milan, London, New York and Paris....
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Lubaina Himid is a Turner Prize-winning artist, curator and Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Lubaina was born in Zanzibar in 1954. Her mother was from Britain and her father was originally from the Comoros Islands. He died from malaria when Lubaina was...
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Another chance to listen to the comedian, Ricky Gervais speaking to Kirsty Young in 2007. In just twelve episodes, his show The Office changed the face of British television comedy. At its centre was the comic monster, David Brent, a middle-manager being filmed for a mock-documentary who saw the...
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Fearne returns to the Troxy to meet James Bay, in front of a live audience. Together they discuss the pressures of songwriting, fame, touring... and the constant messages from Fearne*.   Recorded at the Troxy, this show was produced in partnership with DICE. From epic arena shows and sweaty...
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Another chance to hear artist Tracey Emin's Desert Island Discs, with Sue Lawley, first broadcast in November 2004. Tracey Emin is one of the most successful and controversial artists to emerge during the 1990s. Her work was championed early on by influential art dealer Jay Jopling and later by...
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The nation's favourite Davina McCall drops by to chat marathons, drug abuse and learning to love yourself again. This episode of Happy Place was recorded in front of an audience as part of Happy Place Live with Vita Coco. It was a day of live events, workshops and talks and a fabulous time was...
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Martin Freeman is a multi-award winning actor, best known for his roles as the lovable Tim in BBC Two’s The Office and as Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes. He also played Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, Lester Nygaard in the US drama series Fargo and Everett K...
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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
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A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house,...
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Jo Swinson is the bookies favourite to win the Liberal Democrat leadership race and take over from Vince Cable. But can this 'millennial' politician from a suburb of Glasgow, be the woman who takes the Liberal Democrats to election victory?
From his many addictions through to his very public recovery, Russell Brand has some things to say about the way we live our lives. In this episode, Fearne travels to his home to discuss childhood, his path to recovery and the tools we need to find our own happy place.   Thanks to our sponsor,...
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Over her amazing career she's made millions laugh - and isn't shy of a good chuckle herself. But what makes Dawn French happy? And what are the difficult decisions has she made over her sixty years that have helped her stay so positive? Fearne travels to Cornwall, to Dawn's family home, to find...
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When a 25-year-old aspiring actress and model vanishes from outside her Hollywood apartment, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss finds himself at the center of the investigation. What happened to Adea Shabani?
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Another chance to hear Mary Berry's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young from 2012. Mary Berry is one of the UK's best-known and respected cookery writers. More than six million copies of her books have now been sold - not bad for a girl who failed her school certificate in English. On...
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It's hard enough speaking in public about your mental health - so how is it to be the figurehead?    Stephen Fry speaks to Fearne about his work as president of the charity Mind, and the issues he is forced to confront when speaking to others about their own problems.   Along the way we hear...
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Running saved Bryony Gordon from herself. After years struggling with alcohol and depression, she found a fresh perspective on the world after slipping on some trainers and... doing the London marathon in her underwear. The writer and journalist joins Fearne for a chat about how she went from...
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Bob Mortimer is a comedian best known for his work with his comedy partner Vic Reeves. For 30 years, he and Vic have appeared in numerous TV series together, including Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out, Shooting Stars and The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. Bob first saw Vic performing in a south London...
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How can we use Instagram and Facebook without doing ourselves harm? In the last episode of the series, Fearne speaks to social media mentor - and Fiit fitness trainer - Chessie King.    The pair speak about their own battles online, and how Chessie's managed to take on the trolls... and win.  ...
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Kirsty Young's castaway is Tom Hanks. From 'Big' to 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Captain Phillips' to 'Apollo 13', his long and distinguished film-making career has brought him multiple awards and many plaudits. He's the recipient of eight Emmys, one Bafta and four Golden Globes and was the youngest...
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What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 
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In our last episode we spoke Cecilia Gentili, a trans Latina who worked for many years as an undocumented sex worker. Today, we get two more views of sex work in America. We speak with a high-end escort in New York City, and take a trip to one of the only legal brothels in the country - the Bunny...
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Ruth Jones is an actor and writer. She co-created and starred in the award-winning TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey, and also wrote and took the title role in the comedy drama Stella, which ran for six series. She grew up in Porthcawl, in South Wales, where the local secondary school nurtured...
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Alan Carr, comedian and chat show host, is known for his love of silliness, dressing up and camp daftness. His stand-up shows have filled arenas, and on TV he co-hosted the Friday Night Project and then his own show - Chatty Man. Alan was born into a footballing family – his dad, Graham, was...
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This week, Fearne travels to the south coast to meet YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg. From anxiety and panic attacks to the role of social media, the pair chat about how they've overcome those inner demons. Thanks again to our sponsors Fiit  - to find out more about them head...
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At the age of 24, Matt Haig was working in Ibiza with his girlfriend when he had a life-changing panic attack. Today he talks to Fearne about what happened next, his slow road to recovery and acceptance - and how the author of Reasons To Stay Alive found writing and talking about his experiences...
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Another chance to hear Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell choose her Desert Island Discs, with Sue Lawley. First broadcast 24th December, 2000. Jocelyn Bell Burnell was only twenty-four when she made the discovery of a lifetime: As she was mapping the universe for her PhD, she chanced upon the...
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Gok Wan is a hard worker - and it’s his eye for detail and relentless drive that has endeared him to millions of TV viewers. But it’s also responsible for some of the more difficult times of his life, including extreme waves of anorexia.  In this searingly honest chat with Fearne, Gok talks...
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 A video surfaces from the day of Adea's disappearance. Neil and Jayden begin to pursue the suspect from state to state.
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Fresh from announcing the big Spice Girls reunion, Melanie C joins Fearne for the first ever *live* edition of Happy Place. The singer discusses the high of Girl Power and the impact it had on her life, both positive and negative... and how the years afterwards brought greater understanding of...
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Neil finds the apartment where the main suspect is believed to be staying, and prepares for a confrontation. New information surfaces, including a very disturbing video, making it possible to reconstruct the nightmarish weeks prior to Adea’s disappearance.
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Henry was paralysed from the neck down after an accident on holiday. He was seventeen. Now, ten years later, he speaks to Fearne about how his life changed that day and made him the person he is proud to be: the sporty kid who became a bestselling author, motivational speaker... and artist. ...
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Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
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Neil chases down the first big break in Adea's recent disappearance, but new information produces more questions than answers as several suspects emerge. A secret relationship is revealed.
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In this special hour-long episode, Neil and Jayden follow the trail of evidence all the way to the burial site...and a new suspect emerges.
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A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation.
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Everything changes after an unexpected turn of events. At a loss for words, only two come to mind...
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Understanding your own intentions is part of the journey to better mental health, but actor Natalie Dormer makes a habit of adding another entire character to the mix. In this funny and insightful chat with Fearne, she tells us what she does to get inside the head of the character she's playing...
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Another chance to hear Paralympian and broadcaster Ade Adepitan interviewed by Kirsty Young in 2012. When he's not stuck in a studio explaining the intricacies of Goalball he's reporting from the rainforests of Nicaragua or the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Adversity seems to suit him - he even...
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In part 2 we discuss more suspects in the Oakland County Child Killings and how some or all of them might be connected to North Fox Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Neil travels to Fort Morgan, Colorado, to attend the funeral, and discovers skeletons (and warrants) in the closet
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We're back for season two! And there's no better way to start than with Gary Barlow. In this chat with Fearne, the celebrated songwriter and Take That frontman talks candidly about his life after the group split. From depression and food obsessions, to his renewed sense of family and his slow...
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One big break is interrupted by another. The LAPD break their silence.
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