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What Makes a Habit an Addiction?

Stand-up Mae Martin draws connections between her obsessive, all-consuming patterns of behaviour and examines why they might occur.

Mae Martin is kicking the habit.

Award-winning stand-up and Edinburgh comedy award nominee 2017 Mae Martin presents a brand new series for Radio 4.

Mae's exploring how we as a society think about addiction, and on a personal level, trying to understand who she is now she's no longer addicted to anything. Through the lens of her own experience, Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Addiction follows Mae chronologically through a lifetime of obsessive behaviour and addiction with all her characteristic wit and levity.

Episode 1 - What makes a habit an addiction?
As a young child, Mae may not have been addicted yet, but she was certainly OBSESSED. She's never just "liked" things, she's always loved them. Mae is finally drawing connections between her obsessive, all-consuming patterns of behaviour, and examining why they might occur.

Written by and starring Mae Martin
With Dr Gabor Mate and Carolyn Taylor

Producer Alexandra Smith
Production Coordinator Beverley Tagg

A BBC Studios Production.

Available now

30 minutes

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Writer Mae Martin
Performer Mae Martin
Producer Alexandra Smith

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