Now Fear This! the podcast with Becky & Merie
Is chanting “om” an invitation to a demon?! The Satanic Panic of the 80’s, 90’s & today

Is chanting “om” an invitation to a demon?! The Satanic Panic of the 80’s, 90’s & today

May 4, 2021

This week’s podcast episode finds Becky and Merie exploring the phenomenon called Satanic Panic, its victims (the West Memphis 3; McMartin Preschool workers, not the children; yoga; Ouija boards; rock music; Dungeons & Dragons…), and its connection to QAnon and conspiracy theories of today. Along the way they address the burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

How would Merie’s hairstyle have caused her to be the first suspect if somebody had been murdered at her church? If you said you were flushed down a toilet and came out the other side, would the police believe you? Whose weekend plans include a car wash, a game of “naked movie star” AND a hot air balloon ride? Does Becky’s repeated use of a name accidentally summon Satan? What word does Merie repeat so much that Becky tries ASMR to get her to stop? If you play this episode backwards, what secret messages do you get?

Come for the spiritual dinners. Stay for the fart threats.

Bonus points for whoever catches Becky’s unattributed “Friends” quoting.

Sources for this episode include: The Austin-American Statesman. CBS News. ABC 7 Chicago. Texas Monthly and Texas Monthly.

Is orange the new pink? ‘Cause it’s murder plotting amateur hour

Is orange the new pink? ‘Cause it’s murder plotting amateur hour

May 11, 2021

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In this week’s podcast episode, Becky and Merie take on murder plots: real and imagined, online and face-to-face, “successful” and unsuccessful. Ted and Corey Shaughnessy, John Michael Musbach, Wanda Holloway, and Dalia Dippolito get the’ NFT! treatment. Along the way, your hosts address burning questions you didn’t know you had, like:

Who is it that spoke good English and was beautifully attired? And is she 5000% sure she wants to kill someone? Wanna go with your podcoasts to a drug cartel hangout just because they’ve got good tequila? If your hit man doesn’t follow through, do you ask for a refund? Why do stupid murder plots give Becky hope for humanity’s future? Is that cheesecake or cocaine Do you bring your dayplanner to your pre-med murder along with a sticky note of who hired you to do it? If you want to hire the Boats and Hos Prestige Worldwide Sicilian International Hitwomen, either “Pm us” (?) or slide into our DMs.

Come for the Dark Nordstrom. Stay for Merie’s failed attempt at starting a drug ring with Oxycontin.

Sources for this episode include: The Austin-American Statesman. CBS Austin. Info Security Magazine.

“Sauces are sketchy, too!” Which crimes intrigue & which induce sleep?

“Sauces are sketchy, too!” Which crimes intrigue & which induce sleep?

May 18, 2021

We’re taking a break but NOT consciously uncoupling. For the next little while, your pod-coasts will be taking a breather from new episodes.

But this episode STILL has the trademark snark, cursing and dishing on MURDER you have come to expect. So when NFT! comes back, you can look forward to these and more getting the Now Fear This! treatment:

Brendan Dassey. Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow. NXIVM and India Oxenberg. Heaven’s Gate. The Lake Waco murders. Darlie Routier. Candy Montgomery. Kenneth Allen McDuff. Golden State Killer. Not to mention: Brainwashing. Cutls. False confessions.

And, what will you NOT hear your podcoasts talk about? We’re (not) looking at you, bored and completely uninterested: Jodi Arias, Casey Anthony, and David Koresh.

And don’t forget those burning questions you didn’t know you had, like: IS there a Superbad vortex? When you start your doomsday sex cult, would you do that in…Idaho? Does the gorgeous and talented Tamryn Hall listen to our show? No, seriously. Could someone tell her to please listen? We ❤️ her. How come Merie doesn’t think the Staircase guy is guilty?! Can Becky stop insulting Chip and Jojo JUST FOR ONE DAMNED EPISODE?! Read the brilliant I’ll be Gone In the Dark. Do it now.

See you soon!!!!!!