Across the eight-part BBC Radio 4 podcast, Paris meets people with contrasting stories as she looks at varied human experience. With the help of experts and social science she considers what's at the heart of being human and asks questions about how language forms our identity, what truly makes us happy, how teenagers get their kicks and what makes family, 'family'.
Paris says: "It's been a privilege speaking to so many amazing people who are just trying to live the best lives that they can and keep moving forwards, even when they're coming from wildly different directions.
"Throughout this series, I've felt engaged, connected and found meaning in doing something I hope will be of value to other people."
Each episode of The Flipside hears two accounts from either side of the coin, as Paris looks at what connects and divides these different stories from around the world. From when bad habits become a problem to radicalisation, impulsivity and rebellion. Paris asks why we forgive, if happiness is installed within us or dependent on external circumstances, and what drives our obsession with sex.
Episode one of The Flipside with Paris Lees will be available on BBC Sounds from 13 October.