Now Fear This! the podcast with Becky & Merie
Psychoanalyze yourself over a coupla Coronas

Psychoanalyze yourself over a coupla Coronas

November 2, 2020

This is our preview/compilation episode, giving you your first chance to hear some observations, anecdotes, hot fear opinions and more! Subscribe ASAP!

For this step in our vaguely dirty-sounding “soft” launch, we present to you a preview! In this compilation of future scary episodes, we address all your burning questions, like: should you murder someone on the third date or wait until later? Can one weekend in Alaska turn a woman from a nightmare to an angel? Does Costco really put tequila into their margarita mixes? And, what is with all the damaged pantyhose? (Also, what’s with pantyhose?) Our actual, full-length true and terrifying episode 1 will be available the week of Nov 2.. Just in time to distract you from the frightening election!

Challenging American Exceptionalism: Who is better at serial murder?

Challenging American Exceptionalism: Who is better at serial murder?

November 4, 2020

In this episode we cover serial killer partners in crime. Looking at the Moors murders, the Ken and Barbie killers, USA’s horrifying Leonard Lake and Charles Ng and more, we want to know what motivates these men and women. 

Why did they get together and make themselves not just worse, but THE worst? 

Also: Who does Merie think are the laziest serial killers on the planet? Does Becky really say "feminine-ize?" Is that even a word? Does she also misuse the phrase vice-versa? Why does Merie fear we’ve run out of American serial killers? What is Becky’s teeny-tiny connection to England’s Moors murders? What the hell is a passive-aggressive murder style? And, how do you pronounce Dnepropetrovsk, anyway?

First degree cheesiness or aggravated douchebaggery? Karens, Beckys, and the making of murderous memes

First degree cheesiness or aggravated douchebaggery? Karens, Beckys, and the making of murderous memes

November 11, 2020

In this episode, we delve into the role that namecalling and meme-making can play in violence and even mass murder. Also, we also address more burning questions you didn’t know you had, like, does a child molester sandwich really have around 200 calories? Who are all these Karens and Stacys, Chads and Brads? Is the Becky of this very show the same Becky of Uggs and Starbucks fame, and is she really too busy gluing rhinestones back on her iPhone case to realize what's actually going on?! (Maybe)

Is her biggest concern falling after her heel gets caught in the cobblestone while chasing after her boyfriend in the meat packing district? (Only sometimes!) 

Which should we fear more: Siri or Alexa? Claritin or Allegra?

And, finally: Oh my God, Becky! Why does Merie want to see the manager?!

Even his workout routine was unimpressive: the American tragedy that is the Watts family murders

Even his workout routine was unimpressive: the American tragedy that is the Watts family murders

November 18, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the Netflix doc American Murder, the Family Next Door, and hurl many insults at the man responsible. Along the way, many questions come to mind, such as: 

Just how much of a dim bulb is Chris Watts? Just how much victim-blaming does a woman get for trying to keep her lazy, sociopathic husband under control? Is this moronic murderer at least smart enough to recognize that he’s been caught on surveillance during the crime? 

And, how does one badass detective named Tammy get this whole thing wrapped up? 

Also: Do all of our problems come from the Bible? Does Becky mispronounce the word “banal?” Does she manage to get through one podcast episode without mentioning Chee-toes? When will Merie start tagging her every post with #blessed,  #bestlife,  #love him, #luckygirl, #madeforeachother? Who is Walter and how will he manage to murder Merie someday? 

Come for the murderer insults. Stay for the lie-detecting Fitbit.

(This episode includes discussions of violence against women and children. To avoid the grim details, skip over minutes 40-44.)

Night Stalker cupcakes or Ted Bundy hot sauce? When true crime fandom goes too far

Night Stalker cupcakes or Ted Bundy hot sauce? When true crime fandom goes too far

November 25, 2020

In this episode we look at people who join murderer fan clubs, go on murder-inspired vacations, or send naked pictures and love letters to serial killers.

Along the way we explore the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like, how is Cal State LA responsible for the prevention of a fascist nation? Is the word murderabelia worse than moist or panty Does Merie mistakenly refer to a certain prisoner in Wisconsin by the name of a jewelry company? Whom should you buy true crime-related gifts for this Christmas, Merie or Becky? (spoiler alert: Becky) Should you or should you not move to Waco? (spoiler alert: No.) Why the hell are we talking about a puking cat gravy boat? And, what’s all this about a deranged seagull?

We also find ourselves in the unlikely position of giving you advice about which items you should and should not store in your body cavities. Listen till the end to find out if you should question your life choices.