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Fear Based Life

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After a spiritual breakdown, Melissa Stephens explores fears, phobias, and beliefs with a special guest.

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After a spiritual breakdown, Melissa Stephens explores fears, phobias, and beliefs with a special guest.

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The absolute best

By AllyBallyButter - Sep 08 2017
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I love Mel. Listening to it makes me feel not so crazy with my fears!

I was skeptical but

By Lita as in Carmelita - Aug 25 2017
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Mel is honest and totally relatable! I'm hooked!

iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
172
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4

The absolute best

By AllyBallyButter - Sep 08 2017
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I love Mel. Listening to it makes me feel not so crazy with my fears!

I was skeptical but

By Lita as in Carmelita - Aug 25 2017
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Mel is honest and totally relatable! I'm hooked!

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Fear Based Life

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After a spiritual breakdown, Melissa Stephens explores fears, phobias, and beliefs with a special guest.

Car crashes & Anxiety with Georgia Hardstark

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My Favorite Murder's Georgia Hardstark opens up about her deepest fears.

Nov 02 2016

1hr 30mins

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Hometown Murder

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Veronica, a friend from NYC whom I haven't seen in ages, reached out to tell me her story. It's full of so many twists and turns and a murder that has gone unsolved..... 

Mar 20 2018

1hr 7mins

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Cults, Being Attacked in Your Bed, and Catholic Confession w/ Henry Zebrowski

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Cults, being attacked in your home, and confession with comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski.

Jul 11 2017

1hr 23mins

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Flying and Choking w/ Jen Kirkman

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Mel sits down with comedian Jen Kirkman

Mar 14 2017

1hr 27mins

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When fear is banished......

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Vanessa shares her harrowing story of living through her greatest fear. Try to not sob through it. Mel couldn't.

Nov 22 2017

1hr 1min

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After Death and Hospice with Duncan Trussell

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Duncan Trussell takes Mel through many different concepts on the idea of death.

Nov 09 2016

1hr 14mins

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Social Anxiety and Fear Of Being Hated with Courtney Pauroso

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Two of Feral Audio's rawest voices meet to talk about their fears when We Should Have A Podcast's Courtney Pauroso opens up about her sometimes debilitating social anxiety.

Aug 16 2016

1hr 32mins

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Auditions and Internet Neuroses w/ Jackie Johnson

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Natch Beaut’s Jackie Johnson joins Mel to chat about auditioning in Los Angeles, editing yourself, internet neuroses, and the ideal way to die.

May 30 2017

1hr 29mins

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Body Image and the Fear of What Other People Think About You w/ Corey Podell

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26 - Mel talks with Corey Podell about body image and the fear of what other people think about you and so much more.

Dec 20 2016

1hr 22mins

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Losing People, The Unknown, Never Getting a Sign w/ Mel Stephens

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A special solo episode on losing loved ones, the unknown, and never receiving a sign with your host Mel Stephens.

Sep 19 2017

1hr 6mins

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Depression and Self-Hatred with Will Weldon

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Will Weldon shares his deepest fears and heart wrenching stories with Mel on Fear Based Life.

Sep 07 2016

1hr 32mins

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Snakes and The Death Of A Child with Mike Truesdale

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Mike Truesdale's goto fear is snakes, but as a new Father the thought of losing a child is devastating.

Jun 21 2016

1hr 44mins

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Not Living Up To Your Potential and Renouncing God w/ Seth Morris

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Not living up to your potential, hitting pedestrians with your car, and renouncing God with comedic actor and writer Seth Morris.

Jul 18 2017

1hr 22mins

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Generalized Anxiety and Finding The Right Church w/ Dorothy Fortenberry

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Generalized anxiety, growing up in the “Libral South,” and finding the right church with writer Dorothy Fortenberry.

Jun 27 2017

1hr 16mins

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Live Show w/ Nick Court, Florence Hartigan, Andy Haynes, Dan Van Kirk, Ben Bizuneh, Georgia Hardstark

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Fear Based Life LIVE is a live stage show where Mel invites her friends to come by, explore everything dark, and try something on stage they've never done before. Featuring: Nick Court, Florence Hartigan, Andy Haynes, Daniel Van Kirk, Ben Bizuneh and Georgia Hardstark!

May 02 2017

1hr 30mins

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Gangs, Trauma and Ayahuasca w/ Baron Vaughn

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Mel talks with Comedian Baron Vaughn.

Jan 24 2017

1hr 37mins

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Jail and not remembering names w/ Dan Van Kirk Part 1

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Mel chats with Dumb People Town's Dan Van Kirk in the first of 2 episode installments.

Feb 14 2017

1hr 22mins

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Online everything and not being liked w/ Matt McConkey

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Mel chats with Matt McConkey about online everything, and not being liked.

Feb 05 2017

1hr 37mins

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Pregnancy and Long Island Mediums w/ Katie Lowe

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Pregnancy and Long Island Mediums

Jan 10 2017

1hr 25mins

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Shark Attacks with Christine Woods

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Christine Woods fears the ocean and shark attacks and shares her belief in reincarnation.

Jun 28 2016

1hr 16mins

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Tom Detrinis from Finding The Asshole

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Tom Detrinis talks about all his fears in the best way on this new episode of Finding The Asshole. This is part one to his two part episode. 

Oct 01 2019

1hr 2mins

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Deanna Cheng, Ep. 2

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The second episode of Mel's interview with Deanna. They talk about her spiritual beliefs and Deanna's relationship with death.

Sep 17 2019

31mins

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SEASON TWO*** Deanna Cheng

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Deanna Cheng makes Mel laugh so hard and makes her feel all the feels. They talk about their anxiety taking over their lives and the big NO NO of texting someone "Can you talk?".

Part one of the Season Two Premiere is here. 

Sep 10 2019

1hr

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Nick interviews former classmate Sas

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Nick interviews former classmate and fellow actor from LAMDA Anastasia Griffith. Listen to two Brits get deep on all of the things. 

Oct 26 2018

1hr 18mins

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Pythons, DVT, and meditation for children

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Mel reads the news and gets stressed out. 

Jun 26 2018

43mins

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*** Guest Host Laura Holloway ***

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Guest Host Laura Holloway tries her hand at podcasting. She interviews musician Sam Lewis about his fears phobias and spiritual and religious beliefs. 

May 24 2018

1hr 21mins

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SOLO Mel Episode

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Mel reads letters from listeners, addresses current events and how they coincide with her fears and as always the fear of death and not being liked come back up. 

May 23 2018

47mins

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Guest host Nick interviews a psychotherapist in New York City

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Psychotherapist Lily who specializes in Intimacy and Leadership joins Nick Court as they tackle the big Fear Based Life questions. 

May 02 2018

1hr 6mins

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Tim Peper Part Deux

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Family dynamics, religion, fear, meditation and more journal readings. Listen to Mel and Tim banter out their eccentricities. 

May 02 2018

1hr 28mins

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Actor Tim Peper part one.

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Tim talks phobias, reads from Mel's childhood journal and tarot cards... The episode was so good it was split it into two. This is his first ever podcast!

Side note volume is all good now. Thanks everyone. 

May 01 2018

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Hometown Murder

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Veronica, a friend from NYC whom I haven't seen in ages, reached out to tell me her story. It's full of so many twists and turns and a murder that has gone unsolved..... 

Mar 20 2018

1hr 7mins

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Interview with listener Meredith

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Meredith talks about her struggle with Impostor Syndrome, depression and a particularly difficult romantic relationship. 

Jan 28 2018

1hr 22mins

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Lies, Death, and Family Drama w/ Hope

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Fears of being wrongly fully prisoner, lies, death, family drama and the new found friendship Mel and Hope find in each other.

Dec 13 2017

1hr 40mins

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Torture, Dying, and Terrible Things Happening to the Ones We Love w/ Daryl Watson

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Torture, dying, and terrible things happening to the ones we love with listener Daryl Watson.

Nov 29 2017

1hr 46mins

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When fear is banished......

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Vanessa shares her harrowing story of living through her greatest fear. Try to not sob through it. Mel couldn't.

Nov 22 2017

1hr 1min

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Evangelicals in Power, Driving Behind Trucks, and Failure w/ Julie Brister

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Evangelicals in power, driving behind trucks with poles, and failure with actor and writer Julie Brister

Nov 15 2017

1hr 49mins

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Falling AC units, Heights, and Random Catastrophe w/ Adam Lustick

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Falling air conditioning units, heights, and random, uncontrollable catastrophes with actor and comedian Adam Lustick

Nov 07 2017

1hr 25mins

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Elevators, Tribalism, and Adequacy w/ Listener Mark

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Elevators, tribalism in today's times, and adequacy with FBL patron Mark

Nov 01 2017

1hr 19mins

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Fear Based Life - Live from the Federal Bar in North Hollywood

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Mel takes Fear Based Life out on the road. Recorded live at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood CA on 10/12/17

Oct 24 2017

1hr 28mins

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Silence, Confiend Spaces, and Not Being Able to Provide w/ Listener Pete

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Silence, confined spaces, and not being able to provide with FBL patron Pete

Oct 17 2017

55mins

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