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Unpopular Culture

A psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of society, shining a light on more neglected topics in Pop Culture, Psychology, & Modern Media

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Power Study: The Stanford Prison Experiment

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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Prison 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

45mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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The Psychology of The Imposter Syndrome

[Natrative Analysis] Do you ever feel like you are an imposter in you own skin? We talk about the bizarre phenomenon known as "Imposter Syndrome" , what it is and how to beat it. Thank you Jennifer for the awesome topic idea.

1hr 2mins

10 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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SLENDERMAN Psychology & Stabbing Case Study

Hello, 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. Thank you for tuning in to Unpopular Culture. 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.  Show Notes —> http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Slenderman

1hr 20mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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The Psychology of Tiger King

Are they zookeepers or cult leaders? In this episode we share our analysis of Joe Exotic, Carol Baskin, and Doc Antle and compare their zoo culture to cult criteria show notes —- http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/TigerKing UPC is a Forensic, Psychology, and True Crime Podcast that takes on: True Crime: serial killers, murders, stalkers, cults, forensic analysis Psychology: mental illness, social phenomenon, mob mentality, psychoanalysis, etc.  Culture: Sexuality, Satanic Panic, love, Tv analysis, movie analysis.  We are an independent psychology podcast. Help us keep UPC free of ads and on the air. Please consider supporting the show and get access to our "Stalkers Only" archive, and help be a part of the creative process.  Support the show--> http://www.patreon.com/upcpodcast Follow us on @upcpodcast onFacebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube

1hr 23mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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The Jonestown Cult & the Psychology of Jim Jones

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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Jim 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

46mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Narcissistic Parents

[EPISODE- Narrative Analysis] Psychotherapist Michael Drane explores types of Narcissistic Parenting and how it can impact who you grow up to be. We honor the unspeakable murder of 6 year old Lisa Steinberg, the tragic victim of an excessively narcissistic parent.  Special THANK YOU to Stalker Savanna- Go to patreon.com/upcpodcast to become a Stalker of the show and get- exclusive access to Stalker (Only) episodes, suggest topic ideas, ask questions, and say hello! We love you all, thank you for listening.  Hosted by Professor Michael Drane of the Unpopular Culture Podcast Show notes — upcpodcast.com/archive1/parents Follow us on these platforms http://facebook.com/upcpodcast http://instagram.com/upcpodcast http://twitter.com/upcpodcast http://Pinterest.com/upcpodcast Unpopular Culture Podcast is a psychology podcast hosted by Professor & Psychoanalyst Michael Drane. With help from professionals in different fields, he seeks to shine light into the broken underbelly of society. Listen as he takes on the psychology behind subjects like: True Crime: serial killers, murders, stalkers, cults, forensic analysis Psychology: mental illness, social phenomenon, mob mentality, psychoanalysis, etc. Culture: Sexuality, Satanic Panic, love, Tv analysis, movie analysis. We are an independent psychology podcast. Help us keep UPC free of ads and on the air. Please consider supporting the show and get access to our "Stalkers Only" archive, and help be a part of the creative process. Support the Show! —patreon.com/upcpodcast

1hr 28mins

1 May 2018

Rank #6

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Speaking of Gaslighting & Why You Feel Crazy

Prof Michael Drane & Sex Therapist Sam Manewitz discuss "Gaslighting", the term used for how someone in a relationship manipulates you into feeling crazy. show notes — http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Gaslighting Support the Show--> patreon.com/upcpodcast Like us @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram

1hr 34mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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The FLDS Cult vs The Handmaid's Tale

The themes drawn between these two stories are spooky. We examine the psychological similarities & blur the lines. Is truth stranger than fiction? How is it that Warren Jeffs still hold so much power over his followers, even from behind prison bars?

1hr 38mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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Generation Gaps: Truths & Stereotypes of Millenials & Gen X'ers

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] Unpopular Culture is thrilled to introduce the much-anticipated Generation Breakdown episode, with Licensed Psychotherapist, Michael Drane, Graphic Designer, Corey Stewart, Combat Photographer, Andrew Powers and Licensed Social Worker, Justin Krause. In this exclusive 4-person panel, we dive into a breakdown of generations dating back before World War II, including: Baby Boomers, Boomers 2, Gen-X, Gen-Y (Millenials) and even as recent as Gen-Z. We collectively breakdown the unprecedented impact that technology has had on the three most recent generations, comparing very different experiences of gameboys and iPads to 8-tracks and records, modern-day navigation versus paper maps, etc. Which generation has the most social skills? Jamie Gutfreund, who was on Rob Has a Podcast to talk about Survivors vs. Millenials, sparked discussion among many, including Unpopular Culture Podcast listeners, to write in and ask about the popular reality tv show. What are some common stereotypes about your generation, and are they true? Or is sociology simply based on cultural stereotypes? For a full list of the generations, visit upcpodcast.com Thanks, everybody! We hope you enjoyed 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 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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/GAPs 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

1hr 7mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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Abusive Relationships 101

In this episode: At the request of a UPC Stalker- We discuss the types of abusive relationships, warning signs, relationship dynamics, and crisis management. UPC is a Forensic, Psychology, and True Crime Podcast that takes on: True Crime: serial killers, murders, stalkers, cults, forensic analysis Psychology: mental illness, social phenomenon, mob mentality, psychoanalysis, etc.  Culture: Sexuality, Satanic Panic, love, Tv analysis, movie analysis.  We are an independent psychology podcast. Help us keep UPC free of ads and on the air. Please consider supporting the show and get access to our "Stalkers Only" archive, and help be a part of the creative process.  Support the show--> patreon.com/upcpodcast show notes — http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Relationships Follow us on @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube. 

52mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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The Joker- Psych Profile & Analysis

In response to several emails asking us to cover the new Joker movie, Prof. Michael Drane answers your questions- What kind of mental illness does Joker have? Is the "laughing" condition real? What kind of meds was Joker on?  these and much more are answered in this psychological breakdown! show notes —- http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/joker For additional information on this episode check out. UPCpodcast.com Follow us on these platforms Twitter.com/upcpodcast Facebook.com/upcpodcast instagram.com/upcpodcast Get all the full episodes and BONUS content and support the show--> patreon.com/upcpodcast

1hr 18mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Netflix's "YOU" Season 2- Stalker Analysis

After many requests, here is a psychological character analysis of the main players in Season 2 of Netflix's "YOU"  UPC is a Forensic, Psychology, and True Crime Podcast that takes on: True Crime: serial killers, murders, stalkers, cults, forensic analysis Psychology: mental illness, social phenomenon, mob mentality, psychoanalysis, etc.  Culture: Sexuality, Satanic Panic, love, Tv analysis, movie analysis.  We are an independent psychology podcast. Help us keep UPC free of ads and on the air. Please consider supporting the show and get access to our "Stalkers Only" archive, and help be a part of the creative process.  Support the show--> patreon.com/upcpodcast Show Notes —> http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/You2 Like us on @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube. 

44mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Psychopaths VS. Narcissists

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] In this episode, Michael and Justin discuss these two listener questions: 1. What's the difference between a psychopath and a narcissist? 2. Am I still addicted to my phone if I am using it as a tool?   ► 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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/PSYvsNAR 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: society6.com/coreystewart

38mins

16 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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TYPES of Stalkers & Psychology of Stalking

[EPISODE—Narrative Analysis] In this premiere episode of season 2, Michael breaks down the psychology behind the five known 'types' of stalkers, analyzing their motives and psychological state. ► 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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/stalker5 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

32mins

4 Apr 2017

Rank #14

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

[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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/FOX 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

50mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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The Six Stalkers, Part 1: The Domestic Stalker

In this Episode- This is part 1 in a new 6-part series we're doing on the various types of stalkers, common personality characteristics, and how to protect yourself. UPC is a Forensic, Psychology, and True Crime Podcast that takes on: True Crime: serial killers, murders, stalkers, cults, forensic analysis Psychology: mental illness, social phenomenon, mob mentality, psychoanalysis, etc.  Culture: Sexuality, Satanic Panic, love, Tv analysis, movie analysis.  We are an independent psychology podcast. Help us keep UPC free of ads and on the air. Please consider supporting the show and get access to our "Stalkers Only" archive, and help be a part of the creative process.  Support the show--> patreon.com/upcpodcast show notes — http://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Stalker1 Like us on @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube. 

39mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Psychology of Multiple Personalities & "Split" (2017) Movie Review

In this episode, Michael is joined once again by Dr. Kirk Honda, of the Psychology in Seattle Podcast to breakdown the human psyche. Having both just watched the recent M. Night Shyamalan movie in theaters, starring James McAvoy and focusing on Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personalitites). Together they discuss how accurate the movie is, and unveil some shocking truths about people with this rare disorder. Stay tuned for more coming up!  ► 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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Split 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 m

1hr 1min

31 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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Diagnosing Demonic Possession

Which is the more terrifying thought- That Demons can possess your body OR That it's all in your mind?   We compare demonic possession to psychological phenomenon like Psychosis & Split Personality Disorder in famous movie & pop culture examples   Find us @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram   Monthly Bonus Episodes--> patreon.com/upcpodcast   Music by Michael Drane

1hr 27mins

14 May 2019

Rank #18

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Psychology of "S-Town" & John B. McLemore

[UNPLUGGED FORMAT] Newly released to the general public, Unpopular Culture & Psychology in Seattle Podcasts team up to tackle the life and times of John B. Mclemore in the new Series "S-Town". Become a STALKER for early access, bonus episodes, and behind the Scenes content Go to --> upcpodcast.com Click --> Become a STALKER Let us know how YOU feel! Email --> hello@upcpodcast.com ► 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://www.upcpodcast.com/archive1/Stown 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

1hr

28 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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Cult Psychology: Order Of The Solar Temple

October, 1994: Followers of this cult died to reach a higher plane of existence... whether they wanted to or not. Like us @upcpodcast on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram Email us--> hello@upcpodcast.com Bonus Episodes--> www.patreon.com/upcpodcast

42mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #20