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Elizabeth Day

14 days ago (2019-11-05 23:40:56)

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Fearne Cotton blazed the trail for podcasts like mine. When she launched Happy Place in March 2018, it went straight to the top of the iTunes chart and has seemingly stayed there ever since. It has done so much to bring discussions about mental health into the mainstream, partly because Fearne has also been honest about her own experiences with panic attacks and anxiety.
When I started How To Fail in July 2018, I always knew Fearne would be top of my list of dream guests. A few months later, we ended up sitting next to each other at the British Podcast Awards (spoiler alert: neither of us won but embarrassingly, we both presented awards to other winners) and having a good old natter and then I was sent to interview her for @youmagazine and we got on so well that we hatched the idea of doing each other's podcasts and now HERE WE ARE.
What makes Fearne so special is not just her impressive broadcasting career or her bestselling books. No, it's that she is unafraid to be honest. She believes, as I do, that true strength comes from true vulnerability. Fearne joins me to talk about failing most of her GCSEs, a failed engagement and, in one of the most powerful passages of any interview I've ever had the privilege of doing, about her failure to be herself in her 20s and how she lived with an eating disorder for years - and how she recovered. This is the first time she has ever spoken about it, and I am so grateful that Fearne felt this was a safe enough space to bare her beautiful soul. Thank you, Fearne. Your words and your courage will help a great many people. Also thanks for carrying on recording despite taking 587 deliveries while this interview was happening.
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and to of the her fearne she i about a we in interview with how so has for that this is ever your be was it podcasts doing on you honest fail failure true most awards each sweatybetty howtofail at podcast other are also when top grateful - recovered first time spoken am felt disorder safe enough space bare beautiful soul thank mine years eating words powerful me talk failing happy gcses failed engagement one passages an any i've had privilege launched herself s lived like courage vulnerability checkout who offering all listeners full-price items code blazed howtofailwithelizabethday by writersofinstagram fearnecotton mentalhealth success wednesdaywisdom inspo eatingdisorderrecovery discountcodes trail sponsored will taking help great many people thanks carrying recording despite deliveries day while happening listen wherever get link bio season elizabeth joins comes from done few months later much ended up sitting next since guests there british stayed seemingly spoiler alert neither us bring dream but into because partly own experiences mainstream panic attacks anxiety started list health mental july always knew would discussions my won embarrassingly been bestselling special march not just impressive broadcasting career or books what no it's unafraid believes as do place strength makes cotton both sent


Top Comments:
kitt_noir Profile
@kitt_noir posted 14 days ago

Thank you to both of you for your honesty πŸ™πŸ’‹ @Fearnecotton You two have helped me through tough times. Often. Keep on recording and speaking your truth please πŸ’–πŸ’– It helps so many of us πŸ‘Œβœ¨

i.amaish Profile
@i.amaish posted 14 days ago

Sooo sooo good! I listen to you both religiously & the combination of the two of you is just like a big hug. ❀️

luchiedesigns Profile
@luchiedesigns posted 14 days ago

That was a very special one πŸ₯° What an amazing thing it is to be able to listen to such an honest conversation between two such ladies. A-mazing πŸ’œ

emmaandersonx_ Profile
@emmaandersonx_ posted 14 days ago

@samaanthanicole !!!!

mitchell17_helen Profile
@mitchell17_helen posted 14 days ago

A great interview and listen, open, honest and thought provoking πŸ™

riothairdressing Profile
@riothairdressing posted 14 days ago

Two of my fav podcasts combined!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

helen.warren81 Profile
@helen.warren81 posted 14 days ago

My admiration for @fearnecotton has grown even more after this excellent listen. Thank you both

gabapodcast Profile
@gabapodcast posted 14 days ago

You’re both trailblazers - showing a vulnerability and authenticity that podcasting facilitates more than any other medium. The sheer, power, awe and wonder of the human voice - great episode, Podcast Award winning 🀟

inchbrookbelle Profile
@inchbrookbelle posted 14 days ago

I could not believe my eyes when I saw this was today’s episode! Absolutely phenomenal! Special thanks to Fearne for discussing her issues with food etc as well. So humble and also so real, how many people have the courage or awareness to ask whether they are naive to think they recovered? Absolutely wonderful. Fearne this interview was more than a discussion, you helped so many people today, myself included, thank you @fearnecotton @elizabday

ameliabroom Profile
@ameliabroom posted 14 days ago

@amyursell the dream 😍😍

curlyrachd Profile
@curlyrachd posted 14 days ago

❀️

miriamthorley Profile
@miriamthorley posted 14 days ago

Love both of your podcasts. Listening to them while I run is the best therapy! I’ll look forward to this one. Thank you x

eleanoraston_ Profile
@eleanoraston_ posted 13 days ago

It isn't downloading on Spotify 😭😭

gary2422 Profile
@gary2422 posted 13 days ago

Couple of beauties πŸ™πŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ»

shanellefranklin_ Profile
@shanellefranklin_ posted 13 days ago

@elizabday @fearnecotton this was truly beautiful to listen to! Makes me proud to be a woman in this day and age πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

sarahoakl8y Profile
@sarahoakl8y posted 13 days ago

It isn’t working for me on Spotify or apple podcasts

levawebba123 Profile
@levawebba123 posted 13 days ago

Another brilliant podcast @elizabday . Very thought provoking, thank you for sharing @fearnecotton

bethansianfanthorpe Profile
@bethansianfanthorpe posted 13 days ago

Just finished listening - inspiring stuff x

adelelhughes Profile
@adelelhughes posted 12 days ago

Loved this honest conversation that was so inspiring. Thank you both.

harriet_forde_design Profile
@harriet_forde_design posted 12 days ago

Building Society advisor!!!! Ha ha. My son did one of those and was told a football coach even though he has two left feet - seriously!

iamcelineinglis Profile
@iamcelineinglis posted 12 days ago

Anyone else been completely unable to play it on Spotify? Weird

snapdragon_82 Profile
@snapdragon_82 posted 7 days ago

@fearnecotton and @elizabday - thank you for a wonderful podcast, for your amazing honesty Fearne, and I hope I can remember what it feels like to β€˜be me’ again before I hit 40! Both of you are an inspiration ❀️😘😘

charlotte_robertson7 Profile
@charlotte_robertson7 posted 6 days ago

Dream team πŸ’•

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