Now Fear This! the podcast with Becky & Merie
Rockin’ out in the Catacombs: When faith & crime collide

Rockin’ out in the Catacombs: When faith & crime collide

April 6, 2021

In this week’s podcast episode, Becky and Merie discuss some Netflix religious-based crime documentaries, featuring (the what-in-the-actual-fuck , mind-melting) Abducted in Plain Sight and A Murder Among Mormons. Along the way, they address burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Should I skip the first 5 minutes if I am really fucking tired of these 2 women talking about losing weight? (hint: YES!) In what way is Merie’s husband like a pimp? And why didn’t she order him to tell someone that she doesn’t order him around? Should you listen to the ladies’ interpretation of the King James Bible? (And, on that note, when was it that Jesus drop the mic?) Who wants first dibs on a “Team White Salamander” t-shirt? How about reverse engineering the story of the Garden of Eden? Why does Merie request that Becky make weird noises with her microphone? 

Come for Merie’s universal password. Stay for a salamander finding a Dr. Pepper in the woods.

Sources for this episode include: A Vanity Fair article. Forbes’s analysis of LDS’s connection to Abducted in Plain Sight. MSN. Grunge.com.

“I’m not insulting Lifetime movies!” Consent, sexual assault, and A Promising Young Woman

“I’m not insulting Lifetime movies!” Consent, sexual assault, and A Promising Young Woman

April 13, 2021

***Trigger alert/content warning: This episode includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault, especially related to college and  parties and acquaintance rape. Please visit the NSVRC.org for help, information, resources, and support.

As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this week’s podcast episode finds Becky and Merie diving headlong into the world of college parties, alcohol, consent, rape, and revenge, with the Oscar-nominated movie Promising Young Woman taking center stage. Along the way they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Can a sports bra cause you to injure one of your lats? Also, what is the exact location of a lat and how could anyone possibly know that?

Why does Merie keep trying to give Becky a stroke?  Why is Becky finally inspired to reference her blog, veraciousvoyager.com? Is the state legislature of Minnesota ever going to come to its senses about this issue? And same goes for Hollywood…

Do people really go to the laundry room and NOT expect to be molested? (hint: YES, you moron.) What pickup line makes Becky want to commit a Promising Young Woman-type act? What is Merie threatening to draw on Becky’s face the next time she’s passed out? What are the verrrrrry explicit directions Becky gives to one particular writer from the National Review as for what he can do to himself? Come for the ladies’ athletic wear terror. Stay for the ways that you, too, can stop yourself from raping someone. (hint: don’t do it.)

Sources for this episode include: 

Becky’s Veracious Voyager blogs like this one on rape prevention. 9gag.com’s Rape prevention checklist for dudes. Washington Post.

“You f**king ruined Thanksgiving!” Yacht rock and the prevention of road rage-fueled murder

“You f**king ruined Thanksgiving!” Yacht rock and the prevention of road rage-fueled murder

April 20, 2021

In this week’s podcast episode, Becky and Merie discuss the terrifying and sometimes deadly phenomenon known as road rage. Along the way, they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

How did Merie’s margarita needs not only ruin Thanksgiving, but also get her featured on the evening news? Why is Merie going to go into her safe room and never come out? How DO you talk to your kitty cats about gun safety? Does 10 years in prison for road rage murder teach you a lesson? (or…Florida?) Don’t you feel like yelling “I gotta be me!” when someone is stopping you from being…kind? Come for the spontaneous Hall & Oates karaoke. Stay for the shopping cart rules. Please go to Big Waves and read about the Bigelow family’s story and gun locks.

Becky’s piece on road rage can be found on www.veraciousvoyager.com.

“Are you having, like, a Texas seizure?” Real-life babysitting horror stories

“Are you having, like, a Texas seizure?” Real-life babysitting horror stories

April 27, 2021

This week’s episode finds Becky and Merie trading babysitting & housesitting horror stories, including murder that is both solved (Cassie Stoddart) and unsolved (Janett Christman). Along the way they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like: 

Where does babysitting land on Now Fear This’s Fear-o-meter? Who has read the book version of Eyes Wide Shut? If you’re not answering Merie’s texts, are you in jail? And, what kind of grade will you get on that speech? How did Merie survive her older sister’s babysitting? Is our new theme song going to be, “I hate you because you’re so shitty” and who will write the melody? Before murdering someone, should you ask yourself if you’re too dumb to do it? (Hint: yes!)

Don’t be scared if Merie asks how you would cover up the perfect murder. She’s asking for a friend.

Video of the 2 murderers can be found here. Sources for this episode include the following:

Medium.com. thecriminaljournal.com.