Now Fear This! the podcast with Becky & Merie
Are short-term house rentals the H. H. Holmes murder castles of today?

Are short-term house rentals the H. H. Holmes murder castles of today?

March 2, 2021

In this week’s podcast episode, Becky & Merie dive into house-share horror stories, ranging from being filmed in the bedroom to assault or even murder. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Does Merie need her butler to be a personal cheerleader or fold her underpants into fourths? (Hint: both.) How did Merie end up causing a potted plant to explode? If you rent out your house, should you keep precious family heirlooms on the porch? (Hint: No. Don’t be an idiot.)  Who is it that left behind ammo and a hundred dollars in ones in Becky’s guest room in Montana? (No, really: WHO?!!!)  SHOULD you get up and leave Merie’s house when she morphs into Songbird? (Hint: YES.)

Come for Merie’s thoughts on the dangers of self-reflection. Stay for her acoustic guitar-serenading bed & breakfast. 

“The sting never fades with me.” Revenge by murder, porn, headbutting, and deadly coconuts

“The sting never fades with me.” Revenge by murder, porn, headbutting, and deadly coconuts

March 9, 2021

Revenge takes center stage in this week's episode, as Merie and Becky cover cases of French football (soccer) revenge, the first-degree murder revenge of Gary Plauche, and that oh-so-horrible thing known as revenge porn. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn't know you had, like:

Just how many t-shirts are there in Merie’s closet? (Hint: it’s as many shoes as Becky has in hers.) How DO you get revenge in debate using Ripley's Believe it or Not? Are adult beverages fueling this episode or not? Which of your hosts was Marie Kondo'd herself? What are the hottest sex scenes involving Oscar nominated actors? Come for the quoting of the show "Yellowstone." Stay for Becky's recommended reaction to speakerphones in public.

Role playing a whispering Teletubby: Is true crime “ASMR” a sign of the end times?

Role playing a whispering Teletubby: Is true crime “ASMR” a sign of the end times?

March 16, 2021

This week’s podcast episode has Becky and Merie dealing with the Youtube craze known as ASMR. What the f**k is that, you ask?! (Becky, too! Listen to learn and laugh your ass off.) Along the way, your pod-coasts address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like: Why is Merie threatening to take Becky to a cabin in New Mexico for a bubble bath? Just how many grams ARE there in a pint of vodka? (And how could anyone possibly know that?!) What the hell is the Bread Face Effect and why is Becky going to be dead because of it? Which of your pod-coasts will role play a whispering Teletubby? Stay to the end to hear ideas for what Merie can do with an olive focaccia loaf. (Also: Didn't we already deal with the brain orgasms?)

Everyone claims their father was the Zodiac: There are bad dads & then there are Bad Dads

Everyone claims their father was the Zodiac: There are bad dads & then there are Bad Dads

March 23, 2021

In this week’s podcast episode, Becky and Merie talk all about fathers who commit crimes and the children who face the consequences, featuring the horrible cases of Joseph Fritzl, Steven Pladl and Joseph Kallinger. Along the way, they address burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Who wants to invest in their underpants-free “bottomless” bar, Cooter’s? Anyone want to apply to be the panty check person?

Whom do the girls plan to sue for adultery?

If you get invited to a wedding where someone's marrying their own father, should you just just RSVP no? (hint: yes!!!!!!)

What is that unidentifiable glop in Merie’s microwave?

What exactly do fairy elves from the woods and unicorn rainbow farts smell like?

Come for the floral chemical smell. Stay for the Cooter’s menu options.

How about authoritarian-light as a parenting strategy? Slender Man, internet lore, and real life violence

How about authoritarian-light as a parenting strategy? Slender Man, internet lore, and real life violence

March 30, 2021

This week’s episode finds Becky and Merie diving headlong into the confounding world of urban myths and internet lore, with Slender Man taking center stage. Along the way they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like: Why was Merie the only woman amongst a bunch of nerdy, sweaty guys for 2 hours? Which star of Supernatural should fear Becky’s undying devotion to him? (Hint: she’s a Dean girl!) Can you really get Merie to do pretty much anything you ask just by telling her how awesome she is? (Hint: Yes!) How many calories are burned from attempting to stab someone to death? Which one of you is on Becky’s list of people to sacrifice so she can become a proxy to Slender Man? How did Merie narrowly avoid being the Madame of a sex slavery brothel? Is Morgan & Tenille a new band whose first hit will be “Slenderman” sung to the tune of “Rocket Man?” What latex-based fetish documentary may or may not feature Becky or Merie? Which love scene in a movie might just be the sexiest non-sex scene ever? (Hint: Chris Evans & Anna Ferris!) Come for the moth talk. Stay for the love language.

The awesome show Supernatural’s #Thinman episode can be found on Netflix here. (Prepare to be creeped the F out!)

Sources on Slender Man for this episode include: Cosmo. Reuters. Vulture. Washington Post. The Sun. Info on the Mandela Effect can be found here.