Elisa Lam & The Disappearance at the Cecil Hotel

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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 ‘Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel’, Michael explores Elisa’s symptoms of psychosis, her bizarre behavior in the elevator video, her actions leading up to her disappearance, as well as the power of conspiracy theories and what happens when the internet goes on a public witch hunt. We also review some of the comments left regarding this case and discuss what happened to Pablo Vergara (aka Morbid), the man whose musical career was ruined by internet sleuths who had no idea what they were talking about.

Stay safe out there friends, and we hope you enjoy the show.

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Unpopular Culture Podcast is a Forensic Psychology podcast created and hosted by Professor & Psychotherapist Michael Drane. Working with a team of professionals, he seeks to shine a light into the broken underbelly of society.

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