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A #podcast where a psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of-- crime mystery #modernmedia #psychology #culture #politics New episodes every Tuesday AM!

A #podcast where a psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of-- crime mystery #modernmedia #psychology #culture #politics New episodes every Tuesday AM!
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A #podcast where a psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of-- crime mystery #modernmedia #psychology #culture #politics New episodes every Tuesday AM!








The Psychology of Technology Addiction and "iMinds" Analysis

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...

Duration: 01:29:03

YOU have been HACKED (How to Save Yourself)

Last month- 1/3 of the U.S. population had their data stolen and this means YOU or someone you care about has more than likely been affected! In this episode of the podcast, psychotherapist, Michael Drane (@upcmd) is joined by Cyber-Security Engineer Ryan to breakdown the recent Equifax Data Breach that has already affected 143 million people. In this exclusive episode, Ryan is here, as a uniquely qualified cyber-security specialist and helps us all understand what we can do to protect...

Duration: 03:00:54

Black Mirror's "White Christmas" Analysis & Recap

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?

Duration: 05:42:42

The Law of Attraction & How to Handle Negativity

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! :)

Duration: 01:07:49

Black Mirror's "The Waldo Moment" and Internet Trolls

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...

Duration: 01:58:03

The Doomsday Clock Psychology [UNPLUGGED]

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...

Duration: 01:16:36

Unplugged: The Flavors of Depression

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...

Duration: 01:23:33

The Psychology of Black Mirror's "White Bear" & Criminal Justice

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.

Duration: 01:39:59

The House on Fox Hollow Farm & the "I-70 Strangler" Herb Baumeister

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...

Duration: 03:02:11

Ranking the Top 10 Most Toxic Cults (Preview)

"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...

Duration: 01:27:44

{BONUS} Game of Thrones "Dragonstone" Recap (S7 Ep1) Psychology Review Feedback & Spoilers

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!

Duration: 00:41:40

Stalker Questions: Are Psychopaths Born or Made? (Nature vs. Nurture)

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....

Duration: 00:37:13

"Children of Thunder" CULTS & Narcissism

In this episode, resident 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...

Duration: 00:36:14

CHAOS at Evergreen State College June 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...

Duration: 03:37:53

Paranormal Bonus Interview on the Deviatus Podcast

In this exclusive Paranormal interview, Michael is joined by Host of the Deviatus Podcast, Jeremy Enfinger (@deviatuspod) to talk about their paranormal experiences in life, and what this meansin the mental health world. You can find the original podcast episode here or on deviatus.com. "When people experience something strange, whether it’s being touched by an unseen force, seeing an apparition or shadow figure, or hearing voices, we tend to either look for validation of that experience...

Duration: 03:19:02

Food Junkies & The Psychology of Food Addiction

Which is worse: FOOD or HEROIN? YOU might be addicted to food if: If you say YES to any of these, Listen Immediately...this book may change your life. We interview Dr. Vera Tarman on her audio book FOOD JUNKIES and discuss the psychology and biology behind food addiction and how to get your life back. Go NOW to: http://www.posthypnoticpress.com/product/food-junkies Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue...

Duration: 01:13:09

UNPLUGGED: The Psychology of Live-Stream Suicides

In this episode, Michael and Justin talk about the psychology of Live Stream Suicides, Homicides, Violence and Bullying. They also discuss how to handle the situation if you are a viewer of said live-stream.

Duration: 01:12:51

FATAL Insomnia & The Psychology of Sleep

In this episode about a rare disease that plagues a single family line for centuries, Michael Drane, Unpopular Culture's resident psychotherapist dives into the Psychology of Sleep and REAL stories of people who suffered from Fatal Familial Insomnia. A guided, 60-second sleep meditation ends this podcast. Please tune in for the last three minutes of the show, ONLY if you are prepared to fall asleep, or in a safe and comfortable space. ► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're...

Duration: 00:50:03

UNPLUGGED: Electro-Shock Therapy & Other Crazy Cures

In this episode of the podcast, Michael Drane, our resident psycho-therapist is joined once again, by fellow clinician, Justin Krause, to discuss Electro-Shock Therapy. A listener on Twitter wrote in to the show and asked about Electro-shock therapy and whether or not it was effective. Michael and Justin also get into some other ridiculous cures over the years like lobotomies. We hope you enjoy the show! ► We are not bystanders in today's culture, and we're willing to bet: Neither are...

Duration: 02:00:11

Behind-the-Scenes of UPC with the Dependent Independent Podcast

In this bonus episode, we visited Nick G., friend of the podcast, over on his show— The Dependent Independent Podcast. Michael, Corey and Nick talk about the UPC starting place, the background of how we got started and how we got to where we are now. Let us know how you feel about it @upcpodcast. We hope you enjoy the 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...

Duration: 01:02:59

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