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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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Dec 6, 2016

In this Crossover episode, Michael is joined by author and moderator of the Cryptid Creatures Podcast, Jesse Haynes, to piece together what IS known about the "most elaborate and mysterious puzzle of the internet age" - the treasure hunt and modern folktale known as Cicada 3301. The first message reaching the internet in 2012, stating: "Hello, we are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few who make it all the way though. Good Luck. - 3301." Many have attempted— most to no avail. But those who have supposedly succeeded were never heard from again. Listen to folktale and 'creature' expert, Jesse Haynes, and psychotherapist, Michael Drane, discuss where this intricately devised treasure map could possibly lead.  

► 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/2igrzmF
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
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BADASS MERCH: www.society6.com/coreystewart

Nov 29, 2016

In this exclusive Zombie episode, Michael breaks down the group dynamics of the AMC's hit show, The Walking Dead, with ESPN fantasy columnist, AJ Mass. Together, they talk about AJ's archetypes, like the 'Old Reliable,' 'Loose Cannon' and 'Idiot Savante' and apply them to specific characters like Carol, Michonne and Daryl.

► 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/2j9b4J2
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
Nov 22, 2016

Just in time for Black Friday, Michael is joined by fellow psychotherapist, Dr. Kirk Honda of the Psychology in Seattle Podcast to talk about the horrific nature behind group-think and the notorious "mob mentality" that happens in so many different situations. The psychology is shocking and the group's power over us as individuals. Stay tuned for a bonus Friday episode on Black Friday where we talk about one of the biggest internet mysteries of all time!

► 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/2jfBDR0
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

 

Nov 18, 2016
Friday, November 18th— Send in your questions: hello@upcpodcast.com

Questions:
1. Wouldn't the move be - in the case of both Daryl Dixon on TWD and Patty Hearst - to have played along with the captors? Say your name is Neegan?
2. Could Patty Hearst's conditioning from when she was brainwashed resurface later in her life?
3. Why did you do a political show when none of UPC's other content is political?

Because we put so much into our main show that releases on Tuesday morning, we decided to contrast that by pulling back the curtain for this round-table, informal, unedited forum where we answer your questions! UPC UNPLUGGED is live on Fridays to answer the questions YOU send in to hello@upcpodcast.com ! We're excited to hear what you have to say and read your questions on this unedited Friday show!
► 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/2iJ8SZK
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
Nov 15, 2016

In this shocking episode of Unpopular Culture, Michael dives deep into a disturbing case of Stockholm Syndrome (or so it seems). Patty Hearst was an American heiress born in the 1950's, whose actions following her own kidnapping left most of America confused and horrified. Many did not believe her eventual claims of being brainwashed and tortured for almost 60 days by the SLA, because of the videos released of her spewing her captor's propaganda messages like "Death to America" and even ROBBING A BANK with her captors in 1974 in the Sunset District of San Francisco. In this episode: licensed psychotherapist, Michael Drane, discuss how being brainwashed works, and how to avoid letting it turn you into a blindly-obedient minion. 

► 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/2hVWC6s
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

 
Oct 31, 2016

In this episode, Michael, Andrew and Corey compiled a list of thirteen rare and bizarre experiments, to honor their favorite holiday, Halloween! The experiments range from Russian Sleep Studies to Spiders on Drugs, even to real-life Zombie Dogs! In a ranking system never before used on Unpopular Culture, a Master list guides the discussion from the 13th to the first and MOST BIZARRE experiments of all time. 

► 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/2iJbOpg
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
Oct 18, 2016

Michael is joined by Graphic Designer, Corey Stewart, as well as Veteran Andrew Powers to discuss the biggest lie on the internet: "I have Read and Agreed to the Terms and Conditions" and lay out some things you can do to rise above it.

► 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/2jfNxKJ
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
Oct 4, 2016

Michael recounts the atrocious 1970's communist cult known as Jonestown— where more than 900 people committed mass suicide. This episode features chilling audio of the infamous Jim Jones leading his flock to slaughter. Play at your own risk.

► 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/2iG9H7E
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
Oct 4, 2016

In this Episode, we cover the 1970's Stanford Prison Experiment, conducted by Philip Zimbardo, that carries massive implications about a person's ability to handle authority correctly, and what un-checked power can do to someone.

► 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/2hVZqQQ
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
Oct 4, 2016

In this episode, Michael discusses how we are all complacent because it makes us comfortable. Drawing from the Milgram Experiment, a study of blind obedience and authority conducted in the early 1960's, Michael proves that we are all susceptible to blind obedience.

► 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/2iVaX4M
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
Oct 4, 2016

Michael and Ryan discuss the literal dopamine rush our brains get every time we use our cell phones and dig even further into how technology addiction has taken over our lives.

► 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/2j9g4gR
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
Oct 4, 2016

The Bystander Effect is a social phenomenon that causes people to be less likely to take action if there are more people around because everyone thinks someone else will take care of it, a psychological tendency in our society called diffusion of responsibility.

► 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/2j90ySe
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

Oct 4, 2016

Michael honors the tragic life of David Reimer, the victim of a botched surgery at the age of 8 months, forced to live out his life as a woman. This terrible headlining story of the 1970's gave way to some of the most haunting and unethical decisions of our time, effectively starting the revolution for social change in the way of gender identity.

► 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/2hXwMlB
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

Oct 3, 2016

► 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!

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

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