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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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193 Ratings
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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

193 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
6
6
3
4

The absolute best

By AllyBallyButter - Sep 08 2017
Read more
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
Read more
Mel is honest and totally relatable! I'm hooked!
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Fear Based Life

Latest release on Oct 01, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: Crabs, Death, and Not Fulfilling Your Potential w/ Kat Foster Part Two

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Crabs, death of a loved one, and not fulfilling your potential with actor and writer Kat Foster. Part Two of Two. 

Sep 12 2017

58mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: Bugs, Earthquakes, and Failure in Creative Pursuits w/ Renee and Allegra

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Bugs in enclosed spaces, natural disaster, and delusions of creative grandeur with writers and podcasters Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo 

Aug 29 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Death of a Loved One, Driving in LA, and Being Perceived as a Burden w/ Santina Muha

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Death of a loved one, driving in Los Angeles, and being perceived as a burden with comedic actor Santina Muha.

Oct 10 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #18: Sickness and Expectations w/ Mel Stephens

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Mel records a special solo episode and shares her own fears about her upcoming live show, her health, and what’s coming next.

Mar 22 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Heart Arrhythmia w/ John Roy

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John Roy joins Mel on this week's episode.

Feb 21 2017

1hr 14mins

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