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8. Andy Puddicombe: A sense of play

The Joe Wicks Podcast

Monday, August 31st, 2020 - 44 minutes

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 freezing cold shower, walkies with the dog, or a sneaky post-lunch nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

If you don't recognise Andy Puddicombe's name, you MIGHT recognise the soothing sound of his voice. Joe's guest this week is the voice of, and brains behind, the Headspace app. Launched in 2012 and now a global success story, the app aims to 'demystify mindfulness and meditation' and bring it to people who might not think they need it.

In this podcast, Andy shares his incredible story with Joe: from fitness enthusiast in the UK, to Buddhist monk in Tibet, to mindfulness instructor in Moscow, and back to the UK to learn circus skills! Joe shares his own transformative experiences with meditation, and they geek out about life in LA, surfing, sharks, and learning how to be a mindful parent.

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

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