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If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.

What makes a bearable housemate? Does sex warrant the feeling of shame? How does fear, guilt and lust shape our everyday lives? Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali and Ned Sedgwick talk honestly about the issues they’ve faced in their lives. Nothing is off limits.

Each week a special guest helps to answer listener questions and candidly shares their experiences, from failed dates and bizarre confrontations to guilty pleasures and worst nightmares. And every week the charming Steve Ali, a refugee from Syria now living, working (and podcasting) in the UK, helps to put it all into perspective.

Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4.

Produced by Al Riddell.