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We're covering 2 shocking Thanksgiving cases in this episode: 1. A woman who ate her husband for thanksgiving 2. A man who shot his family at the Thanksgiving table. Noting says UPC Thanksgiving like quadruple homicide with a side of Cannibalism Follow us on all platforms at @upcpodcast Unpopular Culture Podcast is a Forensic Psychology podcast cre…
 
Currently the Head of Marketing for Weetabix, Gareth Turner has a long and varied experience leading marketing teams for brands such as Arla Foods' butter products and Heineken. He is a firm believer in the importance of client-agency relationships and mutual respect to produce better briefs and, ultimately, better work. This is why his Shiny New O…
 
Can you believe UPC is now 5 years old??!! How time flies... This STALKERS ONLY show is a thank you to our beloved Patrons. Come hang out with us as we discuss current events and play games * * * Follow us on all platforms at @upcpodcast Unpopular Culture Podcast is a Forensic Psychology podcast created and hosted by Professor & Psychotherapist Mic…
 
Having started her career as a DJ in Kenya and developed a career working in entertainment, Monali Shah says she ended up in traditional marketing "by fluke". Her first forays into entertainment marketing and events management offered her a valuable base in learning and building onto an entrepreneurial mindset, however, which she sees the benefits …
 
Joe and Love are raising their baby in a plastic, suburban life. So normal, they even have a couple’s therapist. But Joe can't help but reach back to his former life. Let's get into the psychology of stalking and murderous mayhem! Stay safe out there friends, and we hope you enjoy the show. * * * Follow us on all platforms at @upcpodcast Unpopular …
 
As Head of New Business Development at DraftLine South Africa, Amy is proud to be part of a data led organisation that blends creative energy with hard information. Her Shiny New Object is data led creativity, i.e. using the right data that ensures that creative marketing will also deliver on ROI. Listen to Amy describe how DraftLine use social lis…
 
Did you listen to "The House on Fox Hallow Farm"? A story about Herb Baumesiter, the sexual strangulation-style lust murderer. This 2018 UPC classic is an elaboration on the psychology of the different kinds of lust murder, including some infamous examples, and themes I've seen in my own forensic work. Show notes — upcpodcast.com/archive1/Lust Foll…
 
Rob Bullough's career can be considered a kilt or a patchwork of many different interests, each pursued brilliantly. From working at Tower Records to building websites, teaching himself even more programming as well as making music for video games and ultimately becoming a brand manager within EA, he's done it all. Rob's current role as Director of…
 
To all our listeners who are psychology nerds, this episode is for you <3 Stalker requests for the obsessed, if you will. In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane explores how therapy has changed during the 20th Century, particularly in regard to behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and 3rd wave therapies. He also reviews the beginnings and cur…
 
In his rich career, Sir Martin Sorrell has been at the helm of some leading advertising agencies, from being CFO at Saatchi's to CEO of WPP for 33 years. He founded S4 Capital 3 years ago to focus on what he calls the new growth area of marketing: the digital universe. Sir Martin's Shiny New Object is the two worlds of advertising, specifically the…
 
Today, we are reacting to random stories found on the internet.... 1. A lady who thinks she has DID, her Therapist disagrees. 2. A 30 year old guy and 8 year old girl sitting close to each other at a restaurant eating the same salad. The server finds a note written on the table- "not my dad".. was this child abduction? 3. The lady who threw her own…
 
Kieran Foley heads up the Partnerships and Licensing department at Danone, headquartered in New York and looking after all major programmes the company runs with NBC Universal, Disney, the NFL, but also charities and more. His career covers exciting sports sponsorship programmes as well as the creation of a cricket league called the CPL T20 which i…
 
In this week's episode, the UPC team is back with more Reddit Creepy Encounters to wet your whistle. Professor Michael Drane, Tech Expert Ryan Lee, and Medical Researcher Dr. Pat Owen discuss the story of a woman who may have been stalked by her Uber driver, the case of a man who had Deja Vu after being yelled at during a car accident, and a woman …
 
Having worked at Kellogg's for seven years, Joe Harper looks after the e-commerce function of the company across all of Europe. He previously held roles across social content creation and many more in sport betting, moving from sports to cereal and from digital to e-commerce. Joe's Shiny New Object may not be "shiny" or "new" to some but it's certa…
 
In this week's episode, professor Michael Drane reviews how therapy has changed in the 20th century, particularly around Freud and his contribution to the field, as well as Adler's contribution to our understanding of developmental psychology, and even defense mechanisms. This episode is reserved for our stalkers of the show, so to catch the rest o…
 
In his agency and brand marketing roles, Rory McEntee has continuously built a career around challenger brands, disruptive and unique campaigns. Now in charge of brand & marketing at Gymbox, Rory continues to put out daring and intriguing ads while searching for the next big thing in the future of marketing. His Shiny New Object is visual search, w…
 
In his role as Director of Strategy & Operations at Google UK & Ireland, Craig Fenton designs and manages how the company operates in these two countries. But he also has a number of "side hustles" that include social purpose driven initiatives like a record company and a film production house that put forward talented individuals from less privile…
 
In this week's episode, professor Michael Drane meets with Geoffrey Wallis, author of 'A Voice From the Inside: Notes on Religious Trauma in a Captive Organization.' Geoffrey, who uses a pseudonym to protect his identity, shares his experience of leaving the Jehovah's Witness church, which he identifies as a captive organization, and the psychologi…
 
In this week's episode, the UPC team is bringing you some shady psychological stories we found on Reddit, and we’re gonna give you our psychological and technological impressions. For this first story, first Ryan schools us on internet lingo, and then we dive into the psychology of someone who recorded a woman and her boyfriend having sex outside t…
 
In this week’s episode, professor Michael Drane completes Part 3 of his series on ‘7 Reasons for Cannibals.’ He reviews the previous ingredients before diving into identity confusion, inferiority, and psychosis. This episode is reserved exclusively for our Stalkers of the podcast, so if you would like to catch the full episode, go to: patreon.com/u…
 
The Head of Marketing at Aunt Bessie's, Sam Dolan has an illustrious career in the food industry, having worked with brands like Lurpak and Cravendale previously. Her Shiny New Object is direct mail and the way it can be used to target consumers and combine with other channels to create new and interesting campaigns with a different level of engage…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane provides an in-depth analysis of the motives for cannibals—part 2. We review 2 additional motives for cannibalism: Psychopathic Narcissism and Power & Thrill. Listen in as he dives into the minds of Luka Magnotta from the Netflix Documentary ‘Don’t Fuck with Cats’ and Dorangel Vargas (aka the Hannibal…
 
On Sept. 30th, 1995 in Bellaire, Ohio -- 16 yr old Ryan Brooks was staying over at his friend Erik’s house. Like most teenagers, Ryan and Erik were up late hanging out. Ryan was out so late that he decided to check in with his parents. Ryan calls home at approximately 1:30 AM and his older brother Nathan answers the phone. “Tell mom and dad that I’…
 
In this week's episode, the UPC Dream Team is bringing you back in time. Listen in as Professor Michael Drane, Pat Owen, Ryan Lee, and Ashley Haynes-Gibson discuss mental health care standards, stereotypes and practices in the 1800s, the emergence of interventions we see and use today, outlandish diagnoses, and more! For a refresher, be sure to che…
 
We all know what cannibalism is, but do we know WHY it exists? What drives a person to eat another person? The answers might surprise you. This episode is the first of a series where Prof. Michael Drane explores the many reasons why cannibals exist. Stay tuned for part 2! Stay safe out there friends, and we hope you enjoy the show. * * * Follow us …
 
Jerry Daykin is the Senior Media Director for EMEA and LatAm at GSK, where he looks after brands that help consumers live slightly better and healthier lives. After a roller coaster year during he COVID pandemic, Jerry has discovered more than ever the importance of staying active deliberately. One of his new behaviours is hopping on his Peloton bi…
 
In this week’s episode, listen in as Professor and Psychotherapist Michael Drane and Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee, dive into the psychology behind Medieval torture. This request was brought to us by our beloved Stalker Katherine, who was particularly interested in the psychology of medieval torture coupled with voyeurism. We review different Med…
 
David Byrne is the Brand Marketing Lead at Aviva, where he is responsible for above the line campaigns. In his career, he's worked for the likes of Diageo, BT, the BBC, start-ups and his own photography studio. David's Shiny New Object is Non Fungible Tokens aka NFTs, for their ability to keep you learning and refreshing the brain, and thus markete…
 
Bringing together all Havas creative agencies under one umbrella, Paul Ward works to make great ideas happen creatively, efficiently and effectively. His Shiny New Object is leveraging the village: identifying and using each individual's specific skills across all the various Havas brands, to get the best results for clients. In a data-driven world…
 
Seb talks about balancing curiosity in new marketing tech whilst honing the skill of being a marketer. He tells us how we should stay focussed on the big picture and how Unilever employs a 80/15/5 model when it comes to Shiny New Objects. The discussion looks in detail at the world of D2C and how brands can win or get started in this space.…
 
Have you ever been curious about the lived experience of Schizophrenia? All of us have the ability to have our senses fooled. It’s a balance of probability that more of us don’t experience it ourselves. In this week’s episode, Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee and Professor and Psychotherapist Michael Drane discuss Ryan’s experience using a well-know…
 
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