A podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of researchers delve into the broken underbelly of society, shining a light on more neglected topics.


Our latest Black Mirror episode covers "Playtest." The horrific mind-f*ck that is Virtual Reality, or as they call it in the episode, augmented reality. Michael Drane (@upcmd) & Corey Stewart (@corstew91) sit down to recap the episode, giving behind the scenes info, easter eggs and Psychological Themes along the way. 

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TV & Film Podcasts

These are free episodes, recorded discussion UNPLUGGED style about these TV Shows & Films. 

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Unplugged Shows

These are episodes we recorded in a panel format. A lot of them are discussions, interviews, questions from Patrons or rankings (like Top 10 Best ____). Some are controversial and some have helped make the world a better place (i.e. "How to Convince Someone that Needs Help to Get Help"). Tell us what you think on Facebook.

Narrative Analysis

These are free episodes, scripted and told story-style with original music by Michael Drane.

Patron-ONLY Podcasts

These episodes are for Patrons of Unpopular Culture. You can become a Patron to support us as independent creators <3 Plus you'll get a bunch of goodies, like 20 BONUS podcasts, access to our private Facebook group, a SHOUTOUT on air, wallpapers, posters, love letters, basically our entire souls & even a MONTHLY Patron-Only episode!

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graduated with a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. In Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. He has worked in the mental health field for 8 years, specializing in serious mental illness like Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, and criminal behavior. Recently, he has worked as a forensic psychotherapist for the criminally insane, and performs assessment and diagnostic psych evaluations. Right now he is building a private practice in Seattle, WA and pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Education and Supervision Psychology. 




graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design. She is currently the senior designer for PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix: Home and Garden. She is available for logo and branding commission work. To hire her, email hello@upcpodcast.com and to see more of her work, visit coreystewartdesign.com


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