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In this week’s episode, the UPC Team is bringing you our very first Live Show! Relationship Questions Edition… We brought on Michael Drane, Andrew Baker, Ashley Haynes-Gibson, and Ryan Lee to answer questions from our beloved Stalkers, as well as the audience, around personality shifts due to stress, money in relationships, and how to manage a Mast…
 
What are the psychological ramifications of having a narcissist in your life? How do you protect yourself from the chaotic world of the clinical narcissist? Listen in as Professor Michael Drane retells the tragic death of Lisa Steinberg, the victim of an excessively narcissistic parent, as well as the origin of “Battered Wife-Syndrome”. This is a r…
 
What do you get when attention is a form of currency? What happens when we have access to limitless media for consumption? Artistic manipulation. In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane, Medical Researcher Pat Owen, and Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee answer Elijah’s Stalker Request: Advertisement vs. Manipulation. Listen in as they discuss…
 
(Of all the forensic cases that I have covered, what happened to Junko Furata is one of the most disturbing) Junko Furata was an innocent high school girl who was senselessly tortured, raped, and murdered by her own classmates. Even more shocking- there is evidence suggesting parents and even police knew about it and did nothing. In this episode- P…
 
In this week’s episode, the UPC team meets to discuss the Georgia Spa Shootings from last week that left 8 people dead. Robert Long’s actions have been cast into the national spotlight as an ever-present example of the rise in hate crimes towards Asian Americans following the Covid-19 Pandemic. But is there enough evidence to establish this event a…
 
In this week's episode, Michael, Ashley, and Andy are bringing you a special treat! Our very first episode in our new series "Dear UPC". Here, we answer our Beloved Stalker's questions regarding a myriad of topics, with this first episode focusing on relationships. Listen in as we discuss the challenges of navigating a relationship after long-term …
 
Imagine the horror of being kidnapped. Let that sink in for a moment. Now, imagine the horror of being buried alive, in a box, underground—which is worse? Now, imagine both. Level 19 psychopath Gary S. Krist was responsible for the abduction and ransom of Barbara Mackle, daughter to real estate tycoon Robert Mackle, in 1968. He kidnapped her, burie…
 
What is more terrifying? The moment where you realize you've been possessed by demons OR the moment where you realize it's all in your head? In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane revisits one of our most *chilling* episodes -- Diagnosing Demonic Possession. If you thought 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' was a cult classic, wait until you hea…
 
What is it that drives the mob to hunt the social misfit? In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee, and Researcher/Grad Student Ashley Haynes-Gibson to revisit the infamous case of Elisa Lam and her disappearance from the Cecil Hotel in L.A., California. After watching the new Netflix Docuseries ‘Cr…
 
"I went to see the freaks & Kenny went to find religion. That's how it all started." In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Debryah Hawkins, a survivor of the House of Yahweh Cult. At 22, Debryah's life changed when a box of pamphlets arrived at her house. What started out as an innocent adventure and a 3-day feast quickly spira…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Brihana Davidson of the 'Cobra Kai Kompanion' podcast and Andrew Baker, Admin for UPC and fellow Psych Grad Student, to discuss Cobra Kai, Season 3! This is part two of our first episode, reserved especially for our beloved Stalkers. To get the full episode, become a stalker at www.patreon.…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Brihana Davidson of the 'Cobra Kai Kompanion' podcast and Andrew Baker, Admin for UPC and fellow Psych Grad Student, to discuss Cobra Kai, Season 3! Listen in as they answer stalker questions like "Is Cobra Kai a cult?" and "Is John Kreese a psychopath?" Brihana brings her trusted expertise…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Tawny Platis, Host of 'Death Is Hilarious' Podcast, to explore the Psychology of Dark Humor. Listen in as they discuss what dark humor is, why it's good for us, how Covid-19 has impacted our sense of humor, and what having a dark sense of humor says about our personality. They also explore …
 
It’s astonishing how quickly one person’s idea can become the belief system of an entire community. In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane explores the psychology of Mob Mentality within the context of the riot at the Capitol. Mob Mentality usually makes headlines during the holidays--that is, unfortunately, a familiar sight. However, the …
 
The cost of entry into happiness is lower than it’s ever been. Every day we experience psychological addiction through our most popular video games because these platforms utilize neuropsychology to keep the players coming back for more. This is the same process as a slot machine. But what happens when you put a slot machine into a human brain? Wha…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane sits down with Michael F. Schein, author of “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets from the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers”, to discuss how himself and others have mastered the power of hype to get what they want. They…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane explores the Psychology of Confirmation Bias through the lens of Paranormal Activity. He has with him Jeremy Enfinger, Paranormal Investigator and host of the ‘Deviatus’ and ‘‘Wine & Wierdos’ Podcasts, as well as Ryan Lee, Cybersecurity Engineer. Jeremy, having spent several years investigating parano…
 
In this week's episode, the whole gang is bringing you another cult classic--Sexual Fetish Trivia! Watch as Andy and Ashley go head-to-head in their second round of Trivia just for our beloved Stalkers. We review the most common types of sexual fetishes, the differences between a fetish and a paraphilia, and much more! Stay safe out there friends, …
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Author Dr. Bill Kimberlin to discuss the case of an inmate he has been interviewing for over 6 years, Lisa Montgomery. Lisa Montgomery is the first female prisoner to be federally executed on Death Row in over 70 years, with her execution scheduled to take place just eight days before the n…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane, Dr. Pat Owen, Ashley, and Andy answer Kira's Stalker Question about Paranoia. We explore the different levels of paranoia, key traits of paranoid thinkers, as well as the differences between paranoid psychosis and paranoid personality disorders. Stay safe out there friends, and we hope you enjoy the …
 
In this week’s 2-part episode, the UPC team is bringing you more Stalker Questions! Lou asked about live-streamed suicide and the motive behind ending one’s life on public platforms, as well as the ramifications for those who encourage suicide on social media. We touch on some of the legal and social challenges associated with addressing live-strea…
 
In this week’s episode, the whole team is bringing the Stalkers some bona fide bonus content as we answer your questions from the Stalker Group. Sam asked about the case of Amanda Sharp-Jefferson and filicide--we discuss her case and the common reasons that people murder their children. Elijah inquired about the Netflix Documentary ‘The Social Dile…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane explores the dark minds of those on Level 18 of the Gradations of Evil Scale, developed by Dr's Michael Stone and Gary Brucato. "Though psychotic, they do not typically prolong their torture. Murder, not torture, is their primary motivation." Maury Travis, a quiet, unsuspecting man, shocked the St. Lo…
 
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