Now Fear This! the podcast with Becky & Merie
A giant stuffed purple ape is not the solution: Can y’all just stop with all the stalking?

A giant stuffed purple ape is not the solution: Can y’all just stop with all the stalking?

February 2, 2021

This week's episode has Becky and Merie covering some terrifying and deadly stalking situations, including Cindy James Hack, Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez, and Laura Black. They also offer expert advice on avoiding stalkers and avoiding being a stalker. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Just how many stalkers have Merie and Becky had? Why does Merie advise you to always keep some COVID expansion clothes? Does she have a Marvel shirt-based case of PTSD? Where ARE all the friendly neighborhood stalkers? What word of the day does Merie ban Becky from saying ever again? Just how long did Merie stalk Becky before they became friends? Just how much relationship guidance can you get from one Law & Order episode? What is Becky’s height-based superpower? Will the earth actually lose gravity for 2 seconds in May (or did it already?!!!)? And should you chain yourself to an oxygen machine in such cases?

Come for the Six Flags-based makeout sessions. Stay to learn whether obsessively standing in front of someone's workplace will prove your devotion.

Sources for this episode include the life-saving Gavin deBecker book The Gift of Fear. The Stalking Resource Center. Medium.com’s coverage of Cindy James Hack. The Ft Worth Star Telegram’s article on Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez.

“Is everyone else being a furry out there?” Secret lives and the people who live them

“Is everyone else being a furry out there?” Secret lives and the people who live them

February 9, 2021

This week’s podcast episode takes us into super-secret lives. Becky and Merie talk about that police chief in Texas with a wife and TWO fiancées (!), Merie’s secret agent dad, and other various and sundry serial killers roaming the streets. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Has anyone seen Becky’s wine?

Who else has a secret girlfriend in Kansas? (Who doesn’t?!)

What Texas town has the worst weather in the USA? AND the worst police chief?

Do you want to be a part of a footsie-based Harvard lab experiment? (Us, either!)

What covert activity is Merie likely engaging in when she’s alone in front of the mirror?

What is Merie’s secret life involving a boxed set of Dawson’s Creek? And which one of the ladies is still crushing hard on Pacey - er, Joshua Jackson?

Will YOU invite the ladies to your furry convention?

*Note: Skip over minute 12 if you plan to watch The Undoing.

“No one has peed on my window since moving to the Valley.” Video surveillance, pre-crime, and pre-meditated murder

“No one has peed on my window since moving to the Valley.” Video surveillance, pre-crime, and pre-meditated murder

February 16, 2021

This week’s podcast episode finds Becky and Merie watching creepy footage of crimes, criminals, and creepers, including the Cecil Hotel mystery case of Elisa Lam and the still-unsolved murder of Missy Bevers in Texas. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like: Does a prenup-based candle smell like money? D’ya’ll want to pre-order the official Now Fear This “Smells Like Our Disapproval” candle? Did Merie get arrested for pre-crime or contemplate divorce in Oklahoma? What IS really in Subway’s “tuna” sandwich? (And Becky is vindicated! Proof of how gross Subway is can be found here.) If you’ve got bad credit, SHOULD you buy a GPS-car and commit a crime with it? (hint: no.) Would you want to know if your cat's butt has been on your toothbrush? How does a pet cam make Becky feel like an asshole? What behavior of Becky’s sends Merie’s brain into screensaver mode?

“Put down that sandwich!” Food & drink based crime & murder

“Put down that sandwich!” Food & drink based crime & murder

February 23, 2021

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This week’s podcast episode finds Becky & Merie “dishing” on crime and murder involving food and drink (see what we did there?!), with the Johnson family cancer murders, the Dallas poop sprinkler, and a cult out of Oregon on the list. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Is a Subway sandwich technically a crime? (According to the law or according to Becky?) Is poisoning someone the “graffiti of attempted murder?” If you’re lucky, WHAT could be duck feathers? What do silly putty, breast implants, and chicken McNuggets all have in common? If you are an heiress, should you give all your inheritance to a cult guru? Hey (hint: no) ARE the mayonnaise police coming?

Come for the $11 wine mixing. Stay for the beaver anal glands. 

 Sources for this ep include: The Dallas Observer. Free RepubIic. The blog  Suzuki’s Thoughts. The Atlantic.