Psychology of the SIMPSONS Predicting the Future!

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.

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Psychologists Debate Racism at Charlottesville & Evergreen State

I was over at Kirk's studio a while ago and we spontaneously recorded this... a nearly 2 hour discussion about race and other forms of discrimination. 

Centered around themes like Charlottesville & Evergreen State College, yhis discussion is a little intense..Kirk and I both have strong views about this issue. 

What's important is not so much what we disagree on, as it is that we have the discussion in the first place..that we can disagree about important issues, find common ground, and STILL be friends at the end of it!

 This episode is my attempt at an open-minded conversation about discrimination in our society. I hope this sparks conversation and inspires us all to have more of these difficult and necessary conversations. 

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Shared Psychotic Disorder in Black Mirror's "Men Against Fire"

In this episode, psychotherapists, Michael and Justin talk about SPD (Shared Psychotic Disorder), what it means to share a delusion with someone else and even some real life examples of people who have gone to extremes to defend their family or friend's delusions. Most of all, the two psychotherapists dive into the psychology behind the Season 3 episode of Black Mirror, "Men Against Fire" and the weaponized, shared 'delusion' in this dystopian future episode (Spoilers!!! They go into detail about the episode, so prepare to be spoiled).

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What Hackers DO with your Stolen Identity

In this bonus Friday episode, Michael is joined by cyber security engineer and tech guru, Ryan, to follow-up their first episode about Hackers and Data Breaches: Episode 6 of Unpopular Culture: "How Companies LOSE your Data" that you can find here. Michael and Ryan talk about what happens to your stolen data and identities once they are stolen. They go up for sale on the Dark Web and you'd be shocked to learn that the average price of an identity is only 10 dollars. They also give you tricks to keep your information safe and passwords confidential in this Part 2 episode of the Hackers series on the Unpopular Culture Podcast.

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TRUMPLAND— AnAlternate-Ending Podcast

It's the year 2040 and Trump is still President.

In their final Unpopular Culture Episode ever, Michael and Corey talk about our fearless and wonderful dictator, Donald Trump— Honoring his righteous name and contributions to our country over the last decade as ruler of our once free nation. Though the looming threat of a nearby nook stands to shake them, the UPC team rallies together to celebrate the life of this wonderful podcast, and see it through to the end. After what UPC is calling the "Censorship Crusade of 2023" they've unfortunately had to shut the show down as they earned too many demerits, and are unfortunately in life-long personal debt to the Trump Empire. These are the reasons things are coming to a close, but not before one last hoorah!

In the midst of it all, Michael and Corey look back at an episode they did in November of 2016 right before Donald Trump was elected into office, to see the difference in the the politics of the United States and the UPC moderators themselves. Thanks for tuning in- from all of us here at UPC, we hope you've enjoyed the show. 

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Bro Science & the Winter Blues

Michael is joined by newcomer to the podcast, Justin Krause and together they tackle a few psychological questions about seasonal depression. What is McDonaldization? Is it better to live in a gloomy, rainy place? Or a more efficient but culture-less place? Listen to this episode to find out.

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