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.Read More
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.Read More
What's up stalkers! Here's a bonus episode about Michael's background and some spooky encounters in his life. Let us know how you feel or tell us about your own paranormal experiences in the comments below or on the Facebook group!Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Do you trust your technology to make the decision to save your life? Michael is joined by Designer Corey Stewart and Photographer Andrew Powers to talk about Driverless cars. Are they safe? What companies are putting these out? Will Apple, Google, and Tesla take responsibility is someone dies in a driverless car?Read More
Michael is joined by cyber security engineer, Ryan, to go over the deep dark secrets and corners of the internet. Together, they discuss how much an identity costs online and even hiring hit men for homicide— The Dark Web is an endless, scary resource.Read More
Michael is joined by gamer and fellow clinician/podcaster, Josue Cardona to talk about the common misconceptions that stem from gaming and how we can use game theory and techniques to benefit our lives.
Michael Drane is joined by technology expert and cyber-security engineer, Ryan, to talk about How Companies Lose Your Data, some popular modern data breaches and how to improve your own data security and identity.Read More
Michael is joined by Andrew Powers to discuss the recent Colin Kaepernick protest controversy and other meaningful protests of the last century that have shaped our culture and society.Read More
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.Read More