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Unpopular Culture

A podcast where a psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of society, shining a light on more neglected topics in politics, technology, culture, and modern media.
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Feb 16, 2018

Now is the time to address a horrific event that we've seen happen too many times in our country: mass shootings. The left wants to argue gun control, the right wants to argue mental illness. I argue for the fishnet solution. But these are just my thoughts—I want to hear yours!

Feb 11, 2018

Hello, my friends! THIS is the next episode in our Black Mirror coverage: Season 4 Episode 3 "Shut Up and Dance." *SPOILERS* for this episode and every episode before. In this episode, Michael Drane and Corey Stewart welcome friend of the podcast, Ryan Lee. Ryan is a tech guru (to say the least) and has been on UPC many times to talk about hacking, so he's a great fit to discuss this episode of BM.... His previous UPC episodes include: What Hackers Do with Your Stolen Identity, The Death of Net Neutrality, DARK WEB: The Hidden Evil-Twin of the Internet, and How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Breach. These are our opinions on the episode, but we'd love to hear yours! Did you see the twist coming? Did you like this episode?
xoxo,

—C

Feb 5, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Michael and Corey discuss Season 3, episode 4 of Black Mirror, called "Playtest" — This horrific episode is filled with tons of easter eggs and we are here to breakdown all of it including behind-the-scenes and the psychology behind the main character, Cooper's decisions and behaviors.

These are OUR opinions—but What are yours???? Let us know on facebook.com/upcpodcast

Jan 23, 2018

What's up, friends, family, fans & stalkers! 

IT HAS BEEN ONE YEAR (ish) SINCE UPC BEGAN. This is a podcast ranking the "Best Of" our first year of episodes! Michael Drane & Corey Stewart sit down to tell behind the scenes stories and even respond to some Hate Mail from listeners. FYI: There are TWO BIG Announcements in this podcast that I am going to spoil below......

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(Note: Nothing will be taken away, these are in addition to UPC episodes).

#1: We will be giving you a Patron-Only Podcast EVERY MONTH from now on! :) We're so excited to commit to this new schedule and give back to you patrons even more in our second year!!!!!! We're focusing on you guys rather than the free feed by making most of our content for you! 

#2: We're starting a New Podcast: The Climax Film Club! Movie and Television Reviews by a psychologist (Michael) and a graphic designer (Corey) to analyze the psychological & creative perspectives of YOUR favorite movies & tv shows! Let us know what YOUR favorites are in the FB group (we'll make a post related to this ASAP) so that we know what content to cover.

THANKS, STALKERS.
Can't wait to hear what you think <3


xoxo, C

Jan 14, 2018

In this bonus podcast, Michael Drane (@upcmd) and Corey Stewart (@corstew91) sit down to recap and review Season 4 of Black Mirror! Spoilers for every single episode! UPC breaks down fun easter eggs and gives raw first-reactions to USS CallisterArkangelCrocodileHang the DJMetalhead and Black MuseumOr you can read the full article here.

Jan 2, 2018

In this Patreon-Only Podcast, Michael Drane sits down with Tech (and Simpsons) expert, Ryan Lee, to discuss just how real this phenomenon is. Did the writers of the Simpsons really know Trump would be president and ride down and escalator in a blue suit one day? This and many other questions will be answered in the bonus episode—Let us know what you think! Click here to listen to this episode & become a Patron/Stalker.

Dec 15, 2017

Unpopular Culture and Psychology in Seattle join forces for an in-depth analysis of Tommy Wiseau, and James Franco's new movie "The Disaster Artist"

BONUS episodes & Early Access--> patreon.com/upcpodcast

 

Dec 15, 2017

[UNPLUGGED] Psychotherapist Michael Drane is interviewed by The Reasonable Risk Podcast about why people join Cults and Multi-level Marketing Schemes and how YOU can protect yourself. 

BONUS content and Early Access --> patreon.com/upcpodcast

Dec 11, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] In this UNPLUGGED freestyle rant, Michael is joined by Cyber Security Engineer Ryan Lee to talk about the death of Net Neutrality and what YOU can do to help. 

Go to---> battlefortheinternet.com to join the fight!

Nov 16, 2017

The Psychology of Black Mirror's "Nosedive" Season 3, Episode 1. Podcast & Narrative Analysis created and recorded by Psychotherapist, Michael Drane and Graphic Designer, Corey Stewart. Together, we have analyzed the psychology and visual creativity of all kinds of movies and television shows. Please enjoy the notes of our November discussion on one of the best episodes in the Black Mirror series, "Nosedive."

Nov 1, 2017

[EPISODE—Narrative Analysis] You are listening to "the Stabbing for SlenderMan," the infamous and recent story about about two twelve year old girls who tried to murder their friend in the name of the fictional internet character, SlenderMan. In what is NOW known as the SlenderMan Trial, their case has made national news as Anissa Weir and Morgan Geyser were both found NOT GUILTY for attempted first-degree homicide on the basis of being mentally-ill, specifically suffering from Shared Psychotic Disorder. 

My name is Michael Drane, I am a licensed psychotherapist with a background in forensics. I spent several years diagnosing evaluating and treating people who who were found not guilty for criminal behavior by reason of insanity. I am 

Oct 13, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] It seduces us with its ease, its video games, and social media. Technology is advancing at an alarming rate, and we are all just trying to hang on. With every new generation of iPhone we spend even more time gazing into that screen. Some countries have declared technology addiction a threat to the mental health of their people. Will technology enslave us all?

Michael is joined by Corey and Cyber Security Engineer Ryan to analyze the audio book "iMinds". We will deep dive into the psychology of technology addiction, and interview the author of "iMinds", Mari K Swingle!

As always, let us know how you feel!

Xo - Michael

Sep 18, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] In this episode, Michael and Corey sit down to discuss the AWESOME Christmas special episode of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. What are your thoughts? Would you get a cookie of yourself? How do you feel about blocking people? What was your favorite story line here?

Sep 18, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] What's up Stalkers! Here's the latest Stalker Question episode! Two questions came in about the type of people/situations we attract, so the UPC team is here to discuss. Thank you for listening, and let us know what your thoughts are! :)

Sep 11, 2017

In this podcast, Psychotherapist Michael Drane is joined by designer and producer, Corey Stewart to breakdown "The Waldo Moment", the 6th episode of Black Mirror, the politically driven and satirical commentary of a fictional character known as Waldo, and even the psychology behind internet trolling and being anti-status quo.


► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today's society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

Show Notes ► http://bit.ly/2iVdTOH
iTunes ► http://apple.co/2dT1fPu
Google Play ► http://bit.ly/2kw7cHq
Stitcher ► http://bit.ly/2e4yj5y
Tunein ► http://bit.ly/2ldjiSJ

For everything UPC, visit upcpodcast.com
Email us your questions hello@upcpodcast.com
► twitter.com/upcpodcast 
► facebook.com/upcpodcast
SHOP: www.society6.com/coreystewart

Sep 11, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] In this episode, Psychotherapist Michael Drane is joined by fellow clinician, Justin Krause and graphic designer, Corey Stewart to breakdown the psychology behind the Doomsday Clock. Inspired by a listener question from Stalker John, UPC is proud to present a quick discussion on whether or not the Doomsday Clock is, in fact, a fear tactic or actual science. Thank your for listening! 


► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today's society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

Show Notes ► http://bit.ly/2iVdTOH
iTunes ► http://apple.co/2dT1fPu
Google Play ► http://bit.ly/2kw7cHq
Stitcher ► http://bit.ly/2e4yj5y
Tunein ► http://bit.ly/2ldjiSJ

For everything UPC, visit upcpodcast.com
Email us your questions hello@upcpodcast.com
► twitter.com/upcpodcast 
► facebook.com/upcpodcast
SHOP: www.society6.com/coreystewart

Aug 30, 2017

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] In this Episode- Michael, Corey, and Justin answer Patron a.k.a. Stalkers questions about the nature of depression and it's current social stigma in society. 

For BONUS content & early episode access --> Become a Stalker

Let us know how YOU feel! : hello@upcpodcast.com

Please be Advised: Unpopular Culture Podcast and its content is intended for entertainment purposes only, and should NOT be considered a form of professional assessment, treatment, diagnosis; nor a substitution for professional mental health services. If you are experiencing an emergent mental health crisis, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately. 

 

 

Aug 18, 2017

In this episode, Michael and Corey sit down to discuss "White Bear"—the episode of Black Mirror that focuses on the Bystander Effect, and also has themes of Criminal Justice and Revenge going to far. We break down and recap the episode itself, as well as dive into the psychology behind this torture-porn and even talk about the implications it has for our own real life society.

Aug 18, 2017

In this episode, Michael and Corey sit down to discuss "White Bear"—the episode of Black Mirror that focuses on the Bystander Effect, and also has themes of Criminal Justice and Revenge going to far. We break down and recap the episode itself, as well as dive into the psychology behind this torture-porn and even talk about the implications it has for our own real life society.

Aug 15, 2017

[EPISODE—Narrative Analysis] Serial Killer, Herb Baumeister, AKA The "I-70 Strangler" and responsible for "The Gay Murders" in Indiana in the late 1980's and early 1990's was an odd man that rode around in a hearse and urinating on a lot of different things... In this episode, Michael Drane, UPC's resident psychotherapist dives into the Psychology of Erotophonophilia & Auto-Erotic Asphixiation. You'll also hear a psychological profile of Herb Baumeister, prolific serial killer and murderer who turned his massive estate, "Fox Hollow Farm" into a burial ground. This episode includes original music by Michael Drane, himself. If you want to support Michael and help the podcast grow—please support us on Patreon. Go to patreon.com/upcpodcast to become a stalker and get bonus episodes! 

 

We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today's society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

Show Notes ► http://bit.ly/2vJOLnz

iTunes http://apple.co/2dT1fPu

Google Play http://bit.ly/2kw7cHq

Stitcher http://bit.ly/2e4yj5y

Tunein http://bit.ly/2ldjiSJ

 

For everything UPC, visit upcpodcast.com

Email us your questions hello@upcpodcast.com

twitter.com/upcpodcast 

facebook.com/upcpodcast

BADASS MERCH: www.society6.com/coreystewart

 

 

Jul 31, 2017

"Ranking the Top Ten Most Toxic Cults" episode is a stalker-only podcast you can get the FULL VERSION here: https://www.patreon.com/upcpodcast It's almost 2 and a half hours long and covers cult-logic, and the specific stories and qualifying factors of ten unique cults. Some known, some lesser-known, Justin Krause (@brobrainscience), Michael Drane (@upcmd) and Corey Stewart (@corstew91) rank these cults on a scale of 1-10, from most to least __________. For each person, the criteria is different,making this event  turbulent and interesting AF. Michael's criteria is highest body count and most bizarre ideology. Justin's criteria is damage to internal members and damage to outside public. Corey's criteria is how charismatic the cult leader is (shocker). So looking at these cults from every angle! 

PLEASE POST YOUR OWN RANKING of these cults, or maybe even cults that you would love to have seen on the list in the comments below (or in the FB group!) Hope you enjoy this Stalker-ONLY Episode—thank you for your support! Thank you for supporting us! It truly means everything to us!
—Michael, Corey & Justin

Jul 23, 2017

In this FIRST EVER Game of Thrones Feedback Podcast, Michael and Corey talk about all things Season 7, Epiode: Dragonstone. Including Khaleesi, Tyrian, Cersei Lannister, the fallout from the season 6 finale and what this means for the future of GoT!  Recap Podcast for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 "Dragonstone." Hope you guys are GoT fans!!!!! **SPOILERS** Don't listen if you aren't fully caught up on GoT! 

Jul 16, 2017

What's up stalkers! This is our UNPLUGGED episode about Nature vs. Nurture. This episode was inspired by our Patrons who asked about Glenn Taylor Helzer and the "Children of Thunder" Cult—whether or not he ever felt remorse for his murders or if whether his younger brother Justin was brainwashed or totally aware of what was going on. Stay tuned for more Black Mirror and a ranking cults episode! 

► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today's society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

Show Notes ► http://bit.ly/2iVdTOH
iTunes ► http://apple.co/2dT1fPu
Google Play ► http://bit.ly/2kw7cHq
Stitcher ► http://bit.ly/2e4yj5y
Tunein ► http://bit.ly/2ldjiSJ

For everything UPC, visit upcpodcast.com
Email us your questions hello@upcpodcast.com
► twitter.com/upcpodcast 
► facebook.com/upcpodcast
BADASS MERCH: www.society6.com/coreystewart

Jun 27, 2017

[EPISODE—Narrative Analysis] In this episode, Psychotherapist, Michael Drane (@upcmd) dives into the story of a small, but powerful cult known as The Children of Thunder. Glenn Taylor Helzer, an infamous cult leader and murderer. Everything in his life was the perfect combination to create such a narcissistic "prophet," including a strong Mormon upbringing, bizarre parenting, mission trips and of course, plenty of charm on his part. Listen to this episode of the podcast to hear Michael's take on the psychology of a cult leader. STAY TUNED: (Next week's UNPLUGGED is "Ranking Cults"). Should the Children of Thunder be included? #GodComplex

► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today's society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

Show Notes ► http://bit.ly/2tfnZlz
iTunes ► http://apple.co/2dT1fPu
Google Play ► http://bit.ly/2kw7cHq
Stitcher ► http://bit.ly/2e4yj5y
Tunein ► http://bit.ly/2ldjiSJ

For everything UPC, visit upcpodcast.com
Email us your questions hello@upcpodcast.com
► twitter.com/upcpodcast 
► facebook.com/upcpodcast
BADASS MERCH: www.society6.com/coreystewart

Jun 16, 2017

In this awesome (and extra long) episode, Michael Drane and Justin Krause breakdown the events of the recent controversy surrounding Evergreen State College: an angry mob of students, a frightened professor (or two or three) and a spineless president lead to many not feeling safe on this campus. Some of the themes covered here are political, racial and stem even to mob mentality and group think. Let us know how you feel in the stalker group on facebook! And if you haven't already, make sure you are subscribed to the $5 reward tier to get all of the UPC bonus content and stalker-only episodes. You can find the resources and videos played on our website!

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