The Flipside with Paris Lees

Hosted by Paris Lees, this science and storytelling podcast tells two stories that feel opposing. As the stories unfold, we’ll come to reflect on why we behave the way we do.

00:34:25 2021-11-24
Could you be radicalised? Paris Lees talks to a former yoga enthusiast who realised her community was a little too cult-ish for her liking, and a football fan who would go to extremes to see his team win the league. In this episode, we speak to cognitiv...
00:31:21 2021-11-17
Should we think more like teens? From a 16-year-old CEO to a climate activist to a rebellious, teenage Paris Lees, we examine impulsivity and bad decisions. Dr. Frances Jensen speaks to Paris Lees about synaptic plasticity in a teenager’s brain during...
00:35:06 2021-11-10
When do our bad habits become a problem? Paris speaks to an ex-drug and alcohol addict and a gaming addict both of whom slipped into unhealthy patterns of behaviour. One found professional help and a new focus, the other learnt his limits. Doctor Henrie...
00:33:46 2021-11-03
What makes someone family? Paris speaks to a woman who found out her father wasn't exactly her father and another woman who will probably never even meet her offspring. Dr. Rachel Farr shares her research into children born into diverse families, specif...
00:37:00 2021-10-27
Could you be radicalised? We hear stories from a Palestinian whose young daughter was killed by an Israeli soldier, and an Australian who killed a man in a car accident after a night of partying. Paris asks them questions about how they can forgive other...
00:36:55 2021-10-20
Are we obsessed with sex? Paris meets a female incel (involuntary celibate) and a woman who’s deep in the swinger lifestyle, and asks questions about what our intimate relationships with other people, tell us about ourselves. Professor Lisa Wade shar...
00:34:35 2021-10-13
Can speaking in another language change who we are? Paris speaks to a YouTuber who found herself going through therapy in her second language and a woman who lost her mother tongue after crossing the US border. Assistant professor and bilingual Sayuri H...
00:01:54 2021-10-06
This science and storytelling podcast looks at two very different human experiences, as told by the people who lived them. Using social science, we find threads that tie the opposing stories together, and uncover bigger questions about the ways we behave....