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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and consp...Show More
Josh & Susan Powell - 280

1:28:12 | Apr 29th, 2018

West Valley City, Utah. December 7th, 2009. Josh Powell took his two sons camping at 12:30am so they could have s'mores. This wasn't a typical trip to take during a snow storm and on a Monday morning, but stranger still, no one was told about this tr...Show More
Steven & Cary Stayner - 207

1:26:41 | Nov 6th, 2016

Steven & Cary Stayner. Merced, California. 1972. A 7 year-old boy named Steven Stayner is abducted by a pedophile. He is kept for 7 years and suffers daily abuse. In 1980, his abductor then kidnaps a 5 year-old boy named Timothy White. Concerned for ...Show More
Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 1

23:38 | Mar 18th, 2016

Kansas City Firefighters Case Part 1. We revisit one of our first cases by conducting interviews and discussing the various aspects of the case. The 1988 arson fires and subsequent explosions cost the lives of six Kansas City firefighters. Five peopl...Show More
Golden State Killer - Bonus

46:13 | Apr 26th, 2018

Aaron is joined by Mike Morford from Criminology Podcast to discuss the Golden State Killer who was captured on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. While much remains unknown at this point, the notorious serial killer now has a name and a face. Criminology ...Show More
The Disappearance of Emma Fillipoff - 256

1:19:07 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Disappearance Of Emma Fillipoff. November 28, 2012. Victoria, British Columbia. 26 year-old Emma Fillipoff had moved away from her family home in Perth, Ontario in the fall of 2011. She found work and messages to family seemed to indicate that all wa...Show More
Timmothy Pitzen - 244

42:19 | Aug 6th, 2017

Timmothy Pitzen. May 11, 2011. Aurora, Illinois. A mother contacts her son's elementary school to say that there is a family emergency and that she is going to pick him up. After she leaves with him, they go to the zoo as well as some water parks in ...Show More
Missing 411 - 242

58:29 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Missing 411. North America. One man's research shows that for more than a century, people have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances across North America. Now, author David Paulides brings some of these cases, previously recounted in his s...Show More
The Butcher Of Kansas City - 238

1:16:38 | Jun 25th, 2017

The Butcher Of Kansas City. April 2nd, 1988. Kansas City, Missouri. Police are called after a man is discovered hiding on a porch wearing nothing but a dog collar. His story struck law enforcement as fantastic. He claimed to have been captive by anot...Show More
Kerry Max Cook - 218

1:45:31 | Feb 5th, 2017

Kerry Max Cook. Tyler, Texas. June 10, 1977. A young woman named Linda Jo Edwards is brutally murdered in her room. Her roommate, Paula Rudolph, will describe seeing a silver-haired man she saw standing in Linda's doorway. Despite the description, a ...Show More
The Mary Morris Murders - 197

51:58 | Aug 28th, 2016

The Mary Morris Murders. October 2000. Houston, Texas. A woman drives to work one morning before 6am. Later that day her supervisor called her house to ask where she was. At 5pm, police arrive at the scene of a burned up Chevy Lumina with the remains...Show More
Brandon Lawson - 193

48:51 | Aug 7th, 2016

Brandon Lawson. August 9, 2013. Bronte, Texas. A 26 year-old man leaves his house late at night after an argument with his common-law wife. He had planned to drive to his dad's house to stay elsewhere for the night and cool off. His truck would run o...Show More
Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 3

1:32:21 | May 29th, 2016

Kansas City Firefighters Case 3. Pat O'Connor, a researcher and editor, has done extensive research into the arson fires and explosions that rocked Kansas City in 1988 and took the lives of six Kansas City firemen. For him, there are many issues with...Show More
Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 2

36:02 | Apr 11th, 2016

Kansas City Firefighters Case. For our second episode in this series, we interview two retired Kansas City firefighters about the 1988 Kansas City arson case that took the lives of six of their fellow firefighters. The fires were found to be the resu...Show More
Steven Avery 2 - 167

53:22 | Jan 30th, 2016

Steven Avery 2. Our second episode takes a look at the evidence in the case and we also explore the innocence angle. While some say he makes for the best suspect, there are many issues with the way the investigation was handled. Furthermore, the conf...Show More
Steven Avery - 166

1:52:20 | Jan 25th, 2016

Steven Avery. September 11, 2003. Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Steven Avery is released from prison after serving 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. On October 31, 2005, Auto Trader photographer, Teresa Halbach, would go missing after ...Show More
Scott Bonn – 106

1:12:09 | Feb 16th, 2015

Scott Bonn. Professor of Criminology, Scott Bonn, joins us on the podcast to discuss the fascination that so many seem to have with serial killers. Why would someone want to collect items from people who have committed such atrocities? How have murde...Show More
The War On Drugs – 88 – Generation Why

1:16:44 | Oct 19th, 2014

The War On Drugs. In the summer of 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a ‘War On Drugs’. An increase in the size and powers of federal drug control agencies and a reduction of citizens’ rights were just the start of this ‘war’ which later expanded...Show More
Kyron Horman – 84 – Generation Why

1:02:12 | Sep 23rd, 2014

Kyron Horman. In June of 2010, a 7 year-old boy is enjoying a science fair that he contributed to before the start of classes for the day at Skyline Elementary in Portland, Oregon. His stepmother, Terri Horman, said that she watched him walk towards ...Show More
Personal Stories – 26 – Generation Why

58:48 | Jun 12th, 2013

Personal Stories. Justin & Aaron both share personal stories. One involves run-ins with dangerous pedophiles and the other involves a home intruder. We go over the details of these occurrences and discuss what we thought then and what we know now. Th...Show More
Jury Duty – 01 – Generation Why

1:08:00 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Jury Duty. We discuss Justin’s experiences serving as a jury member in a homicide case. For those who have never served on a jury or have much knowledge of how our court system works, this should be very enlightening. The post Jury Duty – 01 – Genera...Show More
Murder Of Blaze Bernstein - 339

50:11 | Aug 19th

A college sophomore is murdered by a former high school acquaintance who had since become a neo-nazi.
Dr Richard Iles - 338

53:40 | Aug 12th

A woman is shot dead in her home and the prime suspect in her murder has an alibi.
Mason Jenkins - 337

47:19 | Aug 5th

A teenager is shot to death in her home and police suspect her brother who fled the scene on horseback.
The Eastburn Family Murders - 336

1:09:54 | Jul 29th

A family is murdered and the prime suspect gains support in his bid to prove his innocence.
Death of Ellen Greenberg - 335

57:03 | Jul 21st

A woman is found dead in her apartment that had been locked from the inside.
Death Of Michael Hastings - 334

1:05:36 | Jul 7th

A journalist working on a big story dies in a fiery crash and some wonder if his death was no accident.
Murder Of Ruth Pyne - 333

1:06:11 | Jul 1st

A son is arrested for the murder of his mother but he swears that he is innocent.
Emmett Till - 332

59:20 | Jun 24th

In 1955, a young teen was terribly beaten then shot in the head before being thrown in a river because he was black.
Marsha Brantley - 331

51:26 | Jun 16th

A woman disappears and her suspicious husband refuses to cooperate with the authorities.
Confronting: O.J. Simpson

08:37 | Jun 13th

Kim Goldman investigates the brutal crime that took the lives of her brother and Nicole Brown Simpson.
Molly Young - 330

1:00:57 | Jun 3rd

A young woman goes to her ex-boyfriend's apartment early one morning after he asks for help and then suspiciously dies.
Barry Beach - 329

1:12:43 | May 27th

A man is convicted for the murder of his friend but says his confession was coerced.
The Shrink Next Door

11:28 | May 22nd

The Shrink Next Door host Joe Nocera takes you deep into what it looks like when a psychiatrist becomes something much more.
Ben McDaniel - 328

1:05:25 | May 19th

A man scuba dives into Vortex Spring in Florida but is never seen again.
Skylar Neese - 327

49:47 | May 12th

A teenaged girl went missing and investigators suspected her best friends of foul play.
Mel Ignatow - 326

53:17 | May 5th

A woman holds the keys to solving a murder case but is unreliable and unsympathetic to the victim.
Introducing Over My Dead Body

04:59 | Apr 24th

A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. Subscribe to listen at wondery.fm/omdb
James Schnick - 325

42:47 | Apr 21st

Seven people from two families are murdered one morning and detectives must figure out who was responsible.
Death Of Rhonda Casto - 324

1:06:31 | Apr 14th

A young woman dies after a fall from a cliff she was hiking with her boyfriend, but was it really an accident?
Death Of Mitrice Richardson - 323

1:08:51 | Apr 7th

A missing woman was found deceased nearly a year after the sheriff's department that arrested her sent her on her way at night into a remote area without her phone or transportation.
Catherine Woods - 322

52:28 | Mar 31st

A young woman is murdered in her apartment and two of her former boyfriends each may have had a motive to kill her.
Pizzagate - 321

59:37 | Mar 17th

During the 2016 election campaign, a supposed conspiracy leaked which could have affected the race for President.
Matthew Shepard - 320

59:27 | Mar 10th

A young man was beaten to death while tied to a fence, prompting a national discussion on hate crimes and legislation to combat them.
Brandon Lawson Revisited - 319

1:13:34 | Mar 3rd

A friend of Brandon Lawson, who went missing in 2013 under bizarre circumstances, discusses the case with us.
Introducing One Plus One

07:57 | Feb 27th

A podcast about the amazing partnerships of famous duos throughout history.
Trenny Gibson Is Missing - 318

47:43 | Feb 24th

A teenager disappeared in the Smoky Mountains while on a field trip with her high school class.
The Vampire Murders - 317

52:16 | Feb 17th

The leader of a vampire clan murders his friend's parents.
Murder Of Diane Kyne - 316

51:11 | Feb 10th

After a woman is killed in her home, her husband and her son both call 911 to accuse the other of being responsible.
Death Of David Coughlin - 315

1:00:35 | Feb 3rd

Two best friends enter the Chihuahuan Desert but only one of them survives leaving people to wonder if it was a mercy killing or murder.
Murder Mountain - 314

1:01:33 | Jan 27th

Humboldt County, California is known for marijuana production, disappearances, and crime but what is really going on there?
Israel Keyes: A Patreon Preview

15:33 | Jan 23rd

Israel Keyes: A Patreon Preview is a 14 minute clip from our Patreon episode on this serial killer from Alaska.
Disappearance Of Susan Osborne - 313

48:52 | Jan 20th

A woman and her teenage son go missing and her husband claims she left with another man.
Who Killed Jerry Tobias? Part 2 - 312

1:12:04 | Jan 13th

After an oilfield worker is murdered, the prosecutor must rely on an unreliable witness to secure convictions in a case that he has a personal connection to.
Who Killed Jerry Tobias? Part 1 - 311

1:11:55 | Jan 6th

A Gaylord, Michigan man found dead in his truck sparks an investigation that takes a decidedly personal turn.
Death Of Monica Dunn - 310

57:46 | Dec 23rd, 2018

A woman died from a shotgun wound to her abdomen after an argument with her husband who claimed that she shot herself.
Katherine Knight - 309

1:08:03 | Dec 16th, 2018

An Australian woman, who had worked for years at an abbatoir, committed an unspeakable crime against her boyfriend.
Kevin Cooper - 308

1:29:14 | Dec 9th, 2018

After a family and their son's friend are brutally attacked and four of them murdered, police arrest an escaped convict who had been hiding out in a house next door.
The Menendez Brothers - 307

1:06:08 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Two brothers shot their parents to death but was it done out of fear or for greed?
Anthony Garcia - 306

53:40 | Nov 18th, 2018

After two people were found murdered in 2013, the similarities to two murders five years earlier led detectives to a man who may have had a grudge against them.
Janet Abaroa - 305

50:41 | Nov 11th, 2018

A young mother is stabbed to death, but the primary suspect says that he has an alibi.
Death of Colonel Shue - 304

56:18 | Nov 4th, 2018

A U.S. Air Force Colonel dies after his vehicle hits a tree but there were signs that he had been tortured before the accident.
Murder of Jill Cahill - 303

51:20 | Oct 28th, 2018

A husband was arrested after nearly killing his wife with a baseball bat, but this monster wasn't finished...
Mackenzie Cowell - 302

57:31 | Oct 21st, 2018

A 17 year old beauty school student is viciously murdered but police must deal with conflicting information to find her killer.
Christopher Porco - 301

1:07:27 | Oct 14th, 2018

A happily married couple is attacked early one morning in their home with an axe.
The Stotler Murders - 300

53:54 | Oct 7th, 2018

October 24, 2001. Montgomery County, Texas. Fifty year old Sandra Stotler, her 17 year old adopted step-grandson, Adam, and his 18 year old friend, Jeremy Richardson, were all shot to death. Sandra was murdered at her home. The young men were killed ...Show More
Danny Brown - 299

49:07 | Sep 30th, 2018

December 5th, 1981. Toledo, Ohio. Bobbie Russell, a 28 year old mother of three, is brutally attacked and murdered at her home. Detectives were able to get a name from the woman's six year old son who was there with his younger twin sisters. The name...Show More
Brett Parker - 298

59:33 | Sep 23rd, 2018

April 13, 2012. Irmo, South Carolina. A panicked man named Brett Parker called 911. He told police that a friend of his named Bryan Capnerhurst had shot his wife, Tammy Parker, and that he was forced to shoot Bryan in self defense. Brett Parker admit...Show More
Sebastian Burns And Atif Rafay - 297

1:11:16 | Sep 16th, 2018

July 13th, 1994. Bellevue, Washington. Sebastian Burns (19) and Atif Rafay (18), who had been in Bellevue for a number of days to visit Atif's parents, arrive at the home around 2am to find a terrible scene. Burns calls the police to tell them of a b...Show More
Chandra Levy - 296

46:14 | Sep 9th, 2018

May 1st, 2001. Washington, D.C. Chandra Levy, an intern in Washington, D.C. was an independent woman with big dreams. As someone who was very interested in politics and law enforcement, the move from California to the nation's capital was exciting fo...Show More
Nathan Carman - 295

53:14 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Sept. 17, 2016. Point Judith, R.I. Nathan Carman, 22, and his mother Linda, 54, left on his boat for a fishing trip. The two hadn't been getting along but they were known to fish together and maybe this was the opportunity for them to patch things up...Show More
Murder of Kyllikki Saari - 294

51:03 | Aug 26th, 2018

May 17, 1953. Isojoki, Finland. 17 year old Kyllikki Saari bicycled home after a prayer meeting with a friend. Kyllikki had earlier expressed a bit of fear about riding home at night, but when it came time for the two to go there separate ways, she s...Show More
Framed: An Investigative Story - Hosted By Aaron

08:52 | Aug 20th, 2018

Aaron from Generation Why presents Framed: An Investigative Story. An unsolved crime has divided a community for more than a decade. This season on Framed we will go beyond the narratives and attempt to answer the question of what happened one fatefu...Show More
Ariel Castro - 293

1:21:16 | Aug 19th, 2018

2002-2013. Cleveland, Ohio. Three young women went missing in Cleveland, Ohio between 2002 and 2004; Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. While investigations occurred and families held vigils, these three women endured unspeakable torture...Show More
Murder of Larry McNabney - 292

58:40 | Aug 5th, 2018

September 10, 2001. Los Angeles, California. Successful personal injury attorney Larry McNabney is seen being pushed in a wheelchair by his wife Elisa after a horse show. An odd sight as Larry was known to be a healthy guy. The next day his office wa...Show More
Preview - I, Survivor

10:48 | Aug 4th, 2018

Introducing I, Survivor. There are so many podcasts about crime and tragedy, but few if any who give a voice to those who survived, who overcame adversity, and who could help others get out of the way of physical or emotional harm. Listen to I, Surv...Show More
Travis Walton - 291

1:45:44 | Aug 1st, 2018

November 5th, 1975. Heber, Arizona. On their way back to the town of Snowlfake, a logging crew of seven men see a strange sight in the sky. Mike Rogers, who hired the other six men, stopped the truck. Travis Walton, who had been sitting up front, jum...Show More
Jens Soering - 290

1:22:36 | Jul 29th, 2018

March 30, 1985. Bedford County, Virginia. In 1984, 18 year old Jens Soering, a German citizen, and a 20 year old woman named Elizabeth Haysom met at the University of Virginia where they were both students. They subsequently fell in love. In March of...Show More
Isiah Fowler - 289

1:08:14 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Valley Springs, California. April 27, 2013. Twelve year old Isiah Fowler asked to stay home while his father and stepmother took his siblings to a baseball game. His sister, eight year old Leila, wished to remain at home as well. The parents agreed t...Show More
Andrew Gosden - 288

1:05:03 | Jul 15th, 2018

September 14, 2007. King's Cross Railway Station, London, UK. A bright young student named Andrew Gosden leaves for school one day. His family didn't know it, but Andrew waited for them to leave then returned home and changed into his street clothes ...Show More
Death Of Kathleen Peterson 2 - 287

1:05:29 | Jul 1st, 2018

Michael Peterson's trial for the alleged murder of his wife Kathleen was the subject of a documentary titled, The Staircase, which is now on Netflix. This is the second and final part of our discussion where we go over the evidence in more detail and...Show More
Death of Kathleen Peterson 1 - 286

58:16 | Jun 24th, 2018

December 8, 2001. Durham, North Carolina. Michael and Kathleen Peterson seemed to have it all. A beautiful home and great careers. She was an executive at Nortel and he was an author. But one night, Kathleen went into the home they shared while Micha...Show More
Yuba County Five - 285

55:45 | Jun 10th, 2018

Yuba County, California. February 24, 1978. Five men went to a basketball game in Chico, California to watch their favorite college basketball team play. They never returned home. Four days later their car was found on a Plumas National Forest access...Show More
Daniel LaPlante - 284

51:29 | Jun 3rd, 2018

December 01, 1987. Townsend, Massachusetts. Andrew Gustafson was a 34 year old lawyer who had just closed a successful real estate deal and was attempting to let his wife know about it and to see if she would like to go out that evening to celebrate....Show More
Evil Genius - 283

1:33:08 | May 27th, 2018

Evil Genius. August 28th, 2003. Erie, Pennsylvania. A pizza delivery man robbed a bank with a bomb around his neck and a cane shotgun. He was captured soon after by police and handcuffed. The presence of a possible live bomb underneath his shirt caus...Show More
Adam Kaufman - 282

54:37 | May 20th, 2018

Adam Kaufman. November 7, 2007. Aventura, Florida. Adam Kaufman, a successful real estate developer, called 911 to report that he found his wife, Lina, slumped over in their bathroom. Paramedics are dispatched and take her to the hospital where she ...Show More
Olathe Shooting - 281

54:43 | May 13th, 2018

February 22, 2017. Olathe, Kansas. A man re-enters a bar that he was escorted out of minutes before for spouting hateful rhetoric and, armed with a gun, shoots two Indian men as well as a bar patron who attempted to stop him. On this episode we discu...Show More
Gregory Villemin - 279

1:06:59 | Apr 22nd, 2018

October 16th, 1984. Lépanges-sur-Vologne, France. Christine Villemin was in her home doing housework while her 4 year old son, Gregory, played in their yard. At some point she went to check on him but he was nowhere to be found. An anonymous call to ...Show More
Brock Turner - 278

1:00:45 | Apr 15th, 2018

Brock Turner. January 18, 2015. Stanford, California. Two Swedish PhD students riding bicycles discover a young man on top of an unconscious woman between some dumpsters. They intervene and chase him down. Police arrested Brock Turner, who claimed to...Show More
Charlie Tan - 277

52:41 | Apr 8th, 2018

Charlie Tan. February 9th, 2015. Pittsford, New York. Jean Tan calls 911 to report that her husband is dead. From the call Jean had placed it sounded as though her husband was shot very recently and that her son had killed him. When law enforcement a...Show More
Bonus - Felonious Florida

08:07 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Leave behind the beaches, the theme parks and the tropical breezes. This is the dark side of the Sunshine State. Listen to Felonious Florida on Apple podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this or go to wondery.fm/gen
Lost Girls Of Panama - 276

1:05:54 | Apr 1st, 2018

Lost Girls Of Panama. April 1, 2014. Boquete, Panama. Lisanne Froon & Kris Kremers traveled to Panama in the middle of March to vacation for a couple of weeks before going to Boquete to volunteer as social workers. Despite local guides being availabl...Show More
Ben Smart & Olivia Hope - 275

1:10:04 | Mar 18th, 2018

January 01, 1998. Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Two friends celebrating New Year's Eve ran into trouble after the boat they had planned to get on was overcrowded. They located a water taxi still operating and got in. Sharing the ride was a man who...Show More
Leigh Occhi - 274

52:47 | Mar 11th, 2018

Leigh Occhi. August 27, 1992. Tupelo, Mississippi. 13 year old Leigh Occhi was left home alone for the first time while her mother went to work. Tupelo had been experiencing storms as a result of hurricane Andrew so Vicki Yarborough, Leigh's mother, ...Show More
Abraham Shakespeare - 273

53:55 | Mar 4th, 2018

Abraham Shakespeare. November 15, 2006 - April 7, 2009. Plant City, Florida. A man discovered that his lottery ticket purchased in Frostproof, Florida on November 15, 2006 was the winning ticket for a $30 million jackpot. With a payout of about $14 m...Show More
Garrett Phillips - 272

1:07:03 | Feb 25th, 2018

October 24, 2011. Potsdam, New York. 12 year old Garrett Phillips had played some basketball with friends after school one day and then headed home after his mother, Tandy Cyrus, called to tell him that he needed to start on his homework. Neighbors h...Show More
Carrie Culberson - 271

1:01:12 | Feb 18th, 2018

Carrie Culberson. August 28, 1996. Blanchester, Ohio. 22 year old Carrie Culberson arrived at her home very late in the evening after playing volleyball. Then she and her car just vanished. Or seemed to, anyway. A neighbor said that she witnessed the...Show More
Tex McIver - 270

58:03 | Feb 11th, 2018

Tex McIver. September 25, 2016. Atlanta, Georgia. Tex and Diane McIver are a very well to do couple who are being driven home by a friend named Dani Jo Carter after having some drinks. Diane sat up front in the passenger seat while her husband sat be...Show More
Noura Jackson - 269

1:04:46 | Feb 4th, 2018

Noura Jackson. June 5, 2005. Memphis, Tennessee. An 18 year old spends a Saturday evening partying with friends. Sometime that evening her mother calls her to say that she needs to go back home. Her mother had been upset with her regarding her drug u...Show More
John Edward Robinson - 268

1:09:44 | Jan 28th, 2018

John Edward Robinson. 1984-2000. Kansas & Missouri, United States. For many years, John Edward Robinson was known as a scammer and embezzler. His crimes usually resulted in probation and he was able to lie so effectively that many gave him the benefi...Show More
Circleville Letter Writer - 267

47:56 | Jan 21st, 2018

Circleville Letter Writer. Circleville, Ohio. Letters were first mailed out in 1976 accusing a bus driver of having an affair with the superintendent of schools. At first she simply ignored them. Then letters were mailed to her husband. The threats f...Show More
The Murders Of Thomas & Ann Farrow - 266

38:44 | Jan 17th, 2018

The Murders Of Thomas & Ann Farrow. March 27, 1905. London, England. Thomas & Ann Farrow had been shopkeepers at Chapman's Oil and Colour Shop in Deptford for more than two decades. On the morning of March 27, 1905 they were victims of a vicious atta...Show More
Charles Stuart - 265

50:16 | Jan 14th, 2018

Charles Stuart. October 23, 1989. Boston, Massachusetts. A man and his wife pulled up to a stoplight. Just minutes earlier they had left a hospital after attending a birthing class. Things had been looking up for them. They were financially well off ...Show More
The Fairbanks Four - 264

1:18:29 | Jan 7th, 2018

The Fairbanks Four. October, 1997. Fairbanks, Alaska. A 15 year old named John Hartman was found badly beaten on a curb in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. At the hospital he was placed on life support as police worked the case and tracked down witnesses ...Show More
Stacey Castor - 263

44:32 | Dec 18th, 2017

Stacey Castor. Clay, New York. August 22, 2005. A woman and her husband end up arguing during the weekend of their anniversary. He locks himself in the bedroom which eventually prompts his wife to call for help. When law enforcement broke through the...Show More
Ray Gricar - 262

53:03 | Dec 10th, 2017

Ray Gricar. April 15, 2005. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. District Attorney Ray Gricar was known as a focused, capable attorney and was nearing retirement. After serving multiple terms and finding love, he was starting to plan for his new life. With plans...Show More
Jeffrey Dahmer - 261

1:42:59 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Jeffrey Dahmer. July 22, 1991. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A man flags down two Milwaukee police officers and tells them about a 'freak' who had cuffed him. The police realize that the handcuff was not police issued and accompany him back to the apartment ...Show More
Death of LaVena Johnson - 260

1:06:31 | Nov 19th, 2017

Death of LaVena Johnson. July 19, 2005. Balad, Iraq. Nineteen years of age and recently deployed to Iraq, LaVena Johnson had everything going for her. A great education, determination, goals, and a great family. In letters and calls to home, she seem...Show More
Dr. Death - 259

1:03:01 | Nov 12th, 2017

Dr. Death. June 24, 1998. Hyde, Greater Manchester, England. A woman in her early 80's unexpectedly dies and after her daughter discovers a new will had been signed shortly before, an investigation is launched. The last person to see Kathleen Grundy ...Show More
The Springfield Three - 258

1:27:18 | Nov 5th, 2017

The Springfield Three. June 7, 1992. Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from Kickapoo High School, Suzanne Streeter and her friend Stacy McCall head out to party with various friends that night. Sometime after 2:00am they head back to Suzie's ho...Show More
The Scream Murder - 257

50:11 | Oct 29th, 2017

The Scream Murder. September 22, 2006. Pocatello, Idaho. 16 year-old Cassie Jo Stoddart was asked to housesit for her aunt and uncle while they were out of town for the weekend. Her boyfriend and two other schoolmates joined her for a while before th...Show More
Pamela Hupp - 255

1:06:09 | Oct 16th, 2017

Pamela Hupp. August 16th, 2016. O'Fallon, Missouri. A woman attempts to call for help as she is pursued by a man threatening her with a knife. The incident ends when she shoots the man dead at her home. In the man's pocket were $900 in cash and a not...Show More
Ripper Confidential - 254

1:03:27 | Oct 11th, 2017

Ripper Confidential. London, England. In this bonus episode, Aaron interviewed Ripper researcher Tom Wescott about his latest book, Ripper Confidential. Before we got to the book, I wanted to ask him questions related to the History Channel series, A...Show More
The Happy Face Killer - 253

1:00:23 | Oct 8th, 2017

The Happy Face Killer. 1990-1995. United States. After a woman was beaten and strangled to death, another woman came forward to confess to having a hand in the crime. She gave authorities the name of her boyfriend as well as details on how and why th...Show More
Lauren Agee - 252

58:34 | Oct 1st, 2017

July 26, 2015. Smithville, Tennessee. Lauren Taylor Agee was a 21 year-old criminal science major. In July 2015, she attended Wakefest at Center Hill Lake in Tennessee with her friend, Hannah Palmer. The weekend festivities included wakeboarding, cli...Show More
Murder of Elizabeth DeCaro - 251

47:43 | Sep 24th, 2017

Murder of Elizabeth DeCaro. March 6th, 1992. St. Charles County, Missouri. A parolee by the name of Daniel Anthony Basile murdered Elizabeth DeCaro in her St. Charles County home. Her family had gone on a trip while she stayed behind. Basile had wait...Show More
Ryan Widmer - 250

1:00:01 | Sep 17th, 2017

Ryan Widmer. August 11, 2008. Morrow, Ohio. A man called 911 to report finding his wife deceased in their bathtub. He said that she had gone upstairs to take a bath, but that she frequently fell asleep and was always worried about her drowning. Detec...Show More
Ali Kemp - 249

43:23 | Sep 10th, 2017

Ali Kemp. June 18, 2002. Leawood, Kansas. When a teen shows up to work at a community pool he cannot locate his older sister. She had worked the previous shift and his arrival was supposed to mean that she could head home. A call to his father brough...Show More
The Co-Ed Killer - 248

1:01:13 | Sep 3rd, 2017

The Co-Ed Killer. Santa Cruz, California. In the early 1970's, Santa Cruz, California became the 'murder capital of the world' after several murderers left their mark on the area. One of them, a 6'9" 300lb man by the name of Edmund Kemper began his m...Show More
Death of Annie McCann - 247

55:18 | Aug 27th, 2017

Death of Annie McCann. November 02, 2008. Baltimore, Maryland. A 16 year-old girl from Alexandria, Virginia is found dead behind a dumpster in Baltimore, Maryland. A note left behind in her room indicates that she had considered suicide but instead o...Show More
Rodney Reed - 246

56:26 | Aug 20th, 2017

Rodney Reed. April 23, 1996. Bastrop County, Texas. Nineteen year-old Stacey Stites was found dead on the side of a road. She had been engaged to a police officer named Jimmy Fennell and had been working hard at her job to pay for the upcoming weddin...Show More
The Acid Bath Murderer - 245

45:20 | Aug 13th, 2017

The Acid Bath Murderer. 1944-49. United Kingdom. A man discovered that his talent for forgery could make him wealthy without having to work for a living. Funding his high class lifestyle and his love for cars was all the motivation he needed. Unfortu...Show More
2012 Aurora Shooting - 243

1:06:26 | Jul 30th, 2017

2012 Aurora Shooting. July 20, 2012. Aurora, Colorado. At the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, the last in a trilogy of Batman films by director Christopher Nolan, an armored man opened fire into the hundreds seated in theater 9 at the Cen...Show More
Todd Kendhammer - 241

49:28 | Jul 16th, 2017

Todd Kendhammer. September 16th, 2016. West Salem, Wisconsin. A man and his wife drive out early one morning so that he can take a look at a truck that had a cracked windshield. He said that he was asked to repair it. On the way, though, tragedy stri...Show More
Murder Of Kelsey Smith - 240

38:01 | Jul 9th, 2017

Murder Of Kelsey Smith. June 2nd, 2007. Overland Park, Kansas. A young woman walked around a department store trying to decide on a gift for her boyfriend. Also in the store was a man who started following her. He really liked her legs and youthful a...Show More
The Backpacker Killer - 239

1:04:51 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Backpacker Killer. November, 1993. New South Wales, Australia. Three more bodies are recovered from the NSW Belanglo State Forest, bringing the count to seven. Now the police had to admit that a serial killer was abducting and murdering backpacke...Show More
Robin Abrams - 237

46:53 | Jun 18th, 2017

Robin Abrams. October 4th, 1990. Will County, Illinois. A 28 year-old woman passes her father as she drives her '89 Dodge Daytona down Goodenow Road. They wave at each other. This is the last time he will ever see his daughter. Her disappearance is s...Show More
The Beltway Snipers - 236

59:42 | Jun 4th, 2017

The Beltway Snipers. Washington, D.C. October, 2002. Fear grips the beltway as random people are shot dead in public by a hidden shooter. Parking lots and gas stations were no longer safe. A single gunshot would be heard and then someone would fall. ...Show More
The Boston Boy Fiend - 235

55:25 | May 28th, 2017

The Boston Boy Fiend. South Boston, Massachusetts. Beginning in late 1871, a series of abductions and beatings occur that leave parents worried about what is happening to young children in the Chelsea, Massachusetts area. Later, the attacks will move...Show More
Dee Dee & Gypsy Blanchard - 234

1:18:55 | May 21st, 2017

Dee Dee & Gypsy Blanchard. Springfield, Missouri. Dee Dee Blanchard was murdered in June of 2015. Her daughter, Gypsy, had been kept in a childlike state since she was young and made to take medicine and undergo surgeries in order for Dee Dee to get ...Show More
The Shoemaker - 233

1:15:19 | May 15th, 2017

The Shoemaker. January 8th, 1975. Leonia, New Jersey. A man and his young son posed as salesmen to gain entrance to a New Jersey home. They attacked the people inside. One of them, a woman who lived nearby, was taken to the basement and her throat wa...Show More
The A6 Murder - 232

56:32 | May 7th, 2017

The A6 Murder. August 23rd, 1961. Bedfordshire, UK. A couple parks off road in Dorney Reach to spend time together. It is late in the evening. A man with a gun will get their attention by tapping a window with his .38 Enfield revolver. For hours the ...Show More
Cody Posey - 231

38:16 | Apr 30th, 2017

Cody Posey. July 5, 2004. Hondo, New Mexico. 14 year-old Cody Posey, armed with a .32 caliber handgun, shoots his stepmother as she is reading a book. Then he shoots his father and stepsister as they enter the home at Chavez Canyon Ranch. The owner o...Show More
Death of May Greineder - 230

50:59 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Death of May Greineder. October 31, 1999. Wellesley, MA. Dirk and Mabel Greineder had been married for more than 30 years. Within one year of their youngest child moving out of the home, May was murdered while out for a walk one morning with her husb...Show More
Belcher Islands Massacre - 229

55:03 | Apr 16th, 2017

Belcher Islands Massacre. 1941. A Christian bible, translated into the Inuit language, is being read by men in the Belcher Islands. One of these men decided that he was Jesus. He will then appoint the best hunter in the region God and together they s...Show More
Davina Buff Jones - 228

52:37 | Apr 9th, 2017

October 22nd, 1999. Bald Head Island, North Carolina. A police officer radios dispatch to report that she has stopped three people. Soon after she is heard telling one of them that there is no reason to have a gun on the island. A loud squelch noise ...Show More
The Night Stalker Part 2 - 227

50:53 | Apr 2nd, 2017

The Night Stalker Part 2. August, 1985. Los Angeles, California. Hard work by the detectives pays off and Richard Ramirez is identified as The Night Stalker. His image is released to the public and an angry mob will chase him down. Years after his ar...Show More
The Night Stalker Part 1 - 226

57:12 | Mar 26th, 2017

The Night Stalker Part 1. April, 1984. Los Angeles, California. A home intruder is raping, robbing, and killing residents in the Los Angeles area. A 79 year-old woman who lived in a Glassel Park apartment was raped and stabbed to death after her kill...Show More
Patricia Esparza - 225

42:01 | Mar 19th, 2017

Patricia Esparza. April 16, 1995. Irvine, California. A body is discovered on the side of a road wrapped in strips of blue towels. It will be reported to the authorities. The man had clearly been viciously attacked with something sharp. An autopsy re...Show More
Ronnie Long - 224

55:17 | Mar 12th, 2017

Ronnie Long. April 25, 1976. Concord, North Carolina. A man enters a home through an upstairs window and rapes the woman who lives there. Detectives work quickly to solve the case. Within 15 days of the attack, the woman will head to court after bein...Show More
Harold Henthorn - 223

1:09:51 | Mar 6th, 2017

Harold Henthorn. September 29, 2012. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A man surprised his wife with a meticulously planned hiking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park for their 12th wedding anniversary. The weather was calm and the views wer...Show More
Sonia Cacy - 222

51:44 | Feb 27th, 2017

Sonia Cacy. November 10, 1991. Fort Stockton, Texas. A woman moves into the home of her uncle, Bill Richardson, to care for him after his cataract surgery. A month later, multiple fires are reported on November 2nd, 1991. The woman and her uncle fear...Show More
Cullen Davis - 221

49:08 | Feb 20th, 2017

Cullen Davis. 1976-1978. Fort Worth, Texas. An oil heir from Fort Worth, Texas is estranged from his second wife. While the divorce process continues, the judge seems to be a real thorn in his side. Increasing his monthly payments to her and having h...Show More
The Last Master Outlaw - 220

1:38:57 | Feb 15th, 2017

The Last Master Outlaw. In 1971, a man boarded a plane and would demand $200k in cash. The flight crew believed that this man, whose name was given as Dan Cooper, had carried a bomb aboard the aircraft in a briefcase and the threat was taken seriousl...Show More
John Christie - 219

52:53 | Feb 13th, 2017

John Christie. March 31, 1953. 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London. A serial killer operates under the guise of being helpful. Luring women into his place under the pretext of an intent to cure them of an illness or to perform abortions, he wou...Show More
Jamison Family Deaths - 217

40:07 | Jan 30th, 2017

Jamison Family Deaths. October, 08, 2009. Red Oak, Oklahoma. Bobby and Sherilynn Jamison, along with their daughter, 6 year-old Madyson, drive out to a remote area near Red Oak, Oklahoma to look at property. They are intending to move out there from ...Show More
Lester Bower - 216

50:49 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Lester Bower. Oct 08, 1983. Sherman, Texas. Four men are discovered murdered in a hangar at the B&B ranch near Sherman, Texas. An investigation will uncover a prime suspect by the name of Lester Bower. He was to meet up there with the others to purch...Show More
Clifford Olson - 215

45:52 | Jan 16th, 2017

Clifford Olson. British Columbia, Canada. 1980-1981. A career criminal, Clifford Olson escalated his crimes from scams and thefts to rape and murder. From November 1980 through July 1981, he abducted, raped, & murdered kids ranging in age from 9 to 1...Show More
The Crewe Murders - 214

1:01:08 | Jan 8th, 2017

The Crewe Murders. June, 1970. Pukekawa, New Zealand. A successful farming couple have been married for four years and have an 18 month-old daughter. Things are going quite well for them save for some troubling occurrences. A burglary at their farmho...Show More
Diane Schuler - 213

54:11 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Diane Schuler. July 26, 2009. Mount Pleasant, New York. The 2009 Taconic State Parkway crash resulted in eight deaths and three injuries. Half of those who died were young children. At the center of the mystery is a woman who was a successful executi...Show More
Death Of Kathy Wangler - 212

57:23 | Dec 18th, 2016

Death Of Kathy Wangler. September 4th, 2006. Lima, Ohio. A man wakes up to the sound of an alarm. It's the carbon monoxide detector. He will hurry upstairs to check on his wife. She appeared to be having a seizure. He then called 911 to get her help....Show More
Sky Metalwala - 211

46:37 | Dec 11th, 2016

Sky Metalwala. November 06, 2011. Bellevue, Washington. Just days after a mediation session grants visitation rights to her husband, a mother of two needs to take her sick two year-old child to see a doctor. On the way, though, her car stalls. She op...Show More
TWA Flight 800 - 210

1:08:59 | Dec 3rd, 2016

TWA Flight 800. July 17, 1996. JFK International Airport. Trans World Airlines Flight 800 was to takeoff for Paris, France at around 7pm EST. Various issues kept it from taking off until 8:19pm. Just 12 minutes into the flight, at 8:31pm, the plane e...Show More
Mothman - 209

1:15:13 | Nov 20th, 2016

Mothman. West Virginia. From November 1966 to December 1967, many strange sightings and occurrences were happening in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Unidentified flying objects, strange men in black suits, & even a large, winged human-like creature n...Show More
The Greenbrier Ghost - 208

44:02 | Nov 13th, 2016

The Greenbrier Ghost. Greenbrier County, West Virginia. 1897. Mary Heaster did what she could to vet the men that were interested in seeing her daughter. She didn't have much success. Her daughter would become pregnant just before one man left. She w...Show More
Ed Gein - 206

56:01 | Oct 30th, 2016

Ed Gein. Plainfield, Wisconsin. November, 1957. A man who did odd jobs was either pitied or teased by those who knew him. Behind the scenes, he had grown up in an abusive home. He would lose his entire family in a span of less than five years. It was...Show More
Cropsey & The Killing Season - 205

1:16:44 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Cropsey & The Killing Season. Urban legends and unsolved serial murders. Articles, books and documentaries attempt to tell the stories of these mysteries. On this episode Justin and Aaron speak with filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills about Zema...Show More
James Keown - 204

49:55 | Oct 16th, 2016

James Keown. September 2004. Waltham, Massachusetts. He seemed to have it all; an adoring wife, a good job, a luxury car, and an acceptance letter from Harvard Business School. When he and his wife moved from Missouri to Massachusetts so that he coul...Show More
Holly Bobo - 203

1:09:12 | Oct 9th, 2016

Holly Bobo. April 13, 2011. Parsons, Tennessee. 20 year-old Holly Bobo gets up early to prepare for the day. She is to take an exam to complete her nursing degree. Shortly after 7:30am a neighbor hears a scream. Her dog will start barking and her bro...Show More
Bart Whitaker - 202

50:04 | Oct 2nd, 2016

Bart Whitaker. December 10, 2003. Sugar Land, Texas. A 24 year-old man and his family go out one evening to celebrate his graduation from Sam Houston State University. Upon arriving home they are ambushed by a gunman waiting inside. The mother and he...Show More
Kevin Green - 201

48:27 | Sep 25th, 2016

Kevin Green. September 30, 1979. Tustin, CA. A heated argument between a husband and his wife prompts him to leave. He will drive away to cool off and get something to eat. Later, when he returns, he discovers that his wife has been bludgeoned and ra...Show More
The Keddie Murders - 200

1:08:07 | Sep 19th, 2016

The Keddie Murders. April 12, 1981 Keddie, California. 14 year-old Shiela Sharp returns home and discovers the bodies of her mother, 36 year-old Glenna "Sue" Sharp, her brother, 15 year-old John, and his friend 17 year-old Dana Wingate. They had been...Show More
Pamela Smart - 199

1:02:53 | Sep 11th, 2016

Pamela Smart. May 01, 1990. Derry, New Hampshire. A 22 year-old media services director at Winnacunnett High arrives home to discover the condominium that she shared with her husband dark and quiet. Once inside she would find him dead on the floor an...Show More
The Dixmoor 5 - 198

44:08 | Sep 4th, 2016

The Dixmoor 5. Chicago, Illinois. November 19, 1991. A young teenager named Cateresa Matthews leaves her grandmother's house to go home but doesn't make it there. At first she is simply missing, but on December 8th of that year her body would be disc...Show More
Baton Rouge Serial Killer - 196

55:00 | Aug 21st, 2016

Baton Rouge Serial Killer. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From 1998 to 2003, a serial killer was following, stalking, and violently murdering women. There was never any visible forced entry to the victims' homes and, for quite some time, law enforcement was...Show More
Rabia Chaudry - 195

52:54 | Aug 16th, 2016

Rabia Chaudry. In 2000, a young man named Adnan Syed was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for the murder of Hae Min Lee. Years later, This American Life's Sarah Koenig would cover his case on the first season of Serial. One woman had been th...Show More
Murder Of Robert Wone - 194

1:29:03 | Aug 14th, 2016

Murder Of Robert Wone. August 2nd, 2006. A Washington D.C. attorney is invited to stay at his friends' house. He had started a new job and would be working late so he didn't feel like traveling back home. He arrives about 10:30pm and isn't there even...Show More
Madalyn Murray O'Hair - 192

59:36 | Jul 31st, 2016

Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Austin, Texas. August, 1995. America's most hated woman, along with her youngest son and granddaughter, goes missing. She was the leader and founder of American Atheists. An organization meant to enforce and fight for the separ...Show More
Updates 2016 - 191

49:32 | Jul 28th, 2016

Updates 2016. Justin and Aaron give opinions on news and updates involving Steven Avery, Adnan Syed, Freddie Gray, Oscar Pistorius, Ethan Couch, Dylann Roof, Kendrick Johnson, and George Zimmerman. It has been a busy year and we have received many em...Show More
Charlie Brandt - 190

57:37 | Jul 24th, 2016

Charlie Brandt. January 3, 1971. Fort Wayne, Indiana. A 13 year-old boy walks into his parents' bathroom carrying a gun. His father is shaving and his pregnant mother is taking a bath. Their son would shoot his father then his mother despite their pl...Show More
Sean Drenth - 189

1:03:56 | Jul 17th, 2016

Sean Drenth. Oct. 18, 2010. A Phoenix police sergeant seems to have a great life. He has a great marriage and a young child. He is also well respected in his department. One night, though, changes everything. He would be discovered on the ground outs...Show More
Death of Diren Dede - 188

49:19 | Jul 10th, 2016

Death of Diren Dede. April 27, 2014. Missoula, Montana. When homeowners are burglarized multiple times and the police seem to be able to offer little to no support, they choose to take other measures. They set up a camera and motion sensors in their ...Show More
Jane Doe January - 187

51:30 | Jul 4th, 2016

Jane Doe January. A woman is raped in her own apartment by an unknown man who had made his way into her building. Despite supportive family and law enforcement, it would be two decades before the identity of the rapist would be discovered. Bringing t...Show More
Martha Haney - 186

1:01:57 | Jun 26th, 2016

Martha Haney. Williamston, MI. Back in 1897, a man returns home from work to eat some lunch. He will make a gruesome discovery involving his mother. Her head has been removed and has been placed on a platter at the dinner table. She had been murdered...Show More
Olivia Mabel -185

48:07 | Jun 19th, 2016

Olivia Mabel. A Celina, Texas woman goes down a dark path after her son dies in an accident. Authorities would be alerted after receiving silent 911 calls from her home. Once inside they discovered what she had been doing for almost 3 years. A makesh...Show More
Alfred Wright - 184

1:04:42 | Jun 12th, 2016

Alfred Wright. November 7, 2013. Sabine County, TX. A 28 year-old man is on his way to a client's house for a physical therapy appointment when his truck overheats and he is forced to pull up outside of a liquor store. He calls his wife to request a ...Show More
The Death of Tina Watson - 183

1:05:24 | Jun 5th, 2016

The Death of Tina Watson. When a newly married couple travel to Australia for their honeymoon, they expect to have the time of their lives. While scuba diving, though, something terrible would happen. The husband would surface without his wife. His v...Show More
The Bain Family Murders - 182

1:16:22 | May 22nd, 2016

The Bain Family Murders. June 20, 1994. Dunedin, New Zealand. A 22 year-old man sets out on his newspaper route early in the morning. Sometime after returning home before 7am, he discovers some members of his immediate family have been murdered. Poli...Show More
Author Ron Franscell - 181

1:09:59 | May 15th, 2016

Author Ron Franscell. True crime author Ron Franscell talks about forensic pathology and justice. The author's latest book, Morgue: A Life In Death, was co-written with Dr. Vincent DiMaio, who has performed more than 9000 autopsies. His expertise and...Show More
Untold Stories of Ted Bundy - 180

1:10:56 | May 7th, 2016

Untold Stories of Ted Bundy. The infamous serial killer never revealed all of his secrets and questions remain about his life and his murders. Those who knew him have been interviewed by author Kevin Sullivan who has written his second book on Bundy....Show More
Texas Killing Fields - 179

1:10:07 | May 1st, 2016

Texas Killing Fields. True crime author Kathryn Casey has written a book on the infamous I-45 corridor in Texas where over the span of three decades more than twenty young women were murdered by different serial killers. Her book, 'Deliver Us: Three ...Show More
The Yorkshire Ripper - 178

1:27:35 | Apr 23rd, 2016

The Yorkshire Ripper. In the 1970s, a serial killer would begin murdering women in places like Leeds and Bradford in the UK. The police would make assumptions and errors in judgment which would allow the killer to continue murdering far longer than o...Show More
Kim Thomas - 177

57:15 | Apr 17th, 2016

Kim Thomas. Charlotte, NC. In 1990, a kidney specialist arrives home late one night to the sound of his crying child. After retrieving the 13 month-old from his crib, he discovers the body of his wife in their living room. She had been handcuffed beh...Show More
Zebb Quinn - 176

57:16 | Apr 3rd, 2016

Zebb Quinn. January 2nd, 2000. Asheville, NC. After work one evening, a young man named Zebb follows an acquaintance, Jason, by car to look at a vehicle he is interested in buying from an auto dealership. A call to his pager, though, would interrupt ...Show More
Elizabeth Bathory - 175

42:00 | Mar 29th, 2016

Elizabeth Bathory. The infamous Hungarian countess was born in 1560. She would grow up to be a highly educated and powerful figure. By 1610, though, she would find herself accused of heinous crimes, investigated, & arrested. The accusations had begun...Show More
Amy Lynn Bradley - 174

1:06:20 | Mar 13th, 2016

Amy Lynn Bradley. March 24, 1998. A family trip aboard a Caribbean cruise ship seemed like a great idea. Ron & Iva Bradley, along with their two grown children, Amy & Brad, were not able to enjoy the trip for long. Just a few days into their vacation...Show More
Aileen Wuornos - 173

1:14:10 | Mar 6th, 2016

Aileen Wuornos. Author Sue Russell is interviewed about the life and crimes of Aileen Wuornos. Aileen was the subject of the award winning film, 'Monster' and played by actress Charlize Theron. The serial killer was known to have a difficult life and...Show More
Dennis Rader - 172

1:16:35 | Feb 28th, 2016

Dennis Rader. January 15th, 1974. Wichita, KS. A boy opens the back door to let the family dog out and a man makes his way into the house. He is armed with a gun. The family inside consists of a husband and wife as well as two of their five children....Show More
Jaryd Atadero - 171

1:11:15 | Feb 21st, 2016

Jaryd Atadero. Allyn Atadero shares the painful story of how his 3 year-old son Jaryd went missing in the Colorado mountains. He had gone with his sister and a group of adults to visit a nearby fish hatchery. Without notifying Allyn, the group would ...Show More
SketchCop - 170

50:53 | Feb 14th, 2016

SketchCop. Our special guest for this episode was forensic facial imaging expert and author, Sergeant (Ret.) Michael W. Streed. He has a new book out titled, 'Sketchcop: Drawing A Line Against Crime'. He is quite personable and very knowledgeable abo...Show More
Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders - 169

1:07:45 | Feb 7th, 2016

Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders. Oklahoma, 1977. Buses, loaded with young girls, leave Magic Empire Headquarters in Tulsa. They are taking them to Camp Scott. That night after dinner, three girls meet back at the tent they are sharing for the duration of...Show More
The Philadelphia Experiment - 168

52:03 | Feb 1st, 2016

The Philadelphia Experiment. Philadelphia, PA. In 1943, the USS Eldridge is said to have been outfitted with special equipment. Tests were conducted to see if the US Navy could achieve the unbelievable. Albert Einstein's unified field theory sought t...Show More
Scott Peterson - 165

1:20:52 | Jan 17th, 2016

December 24, 2002. Modesto, CA. A pregnant woman disappears while supposedly walking her dog. After authorities are notified, they react quickly in the hopes of discovering her whereabouts. It will not take long before one man becomes the focus of th...Show More
H.H. Holmes - 164

1:18:36 | Jan 10th, 2016

H.H. Holmes. Chicago, Illinois. Some murder to satisfy dark urges. Others kill out of passion. In the late 1800's, one man may have murdered for profit. Setting up shop in Chicago, Herman Webster Mudgett purchased a drug store and was said to have bu...Show More
Freddie Gray - 163

1:01:17 | Jan 3rd, 2016

Freddie Gray. Baltimore, Maryland. A 25 year-old man makes eye contact with a police officer and runs. He is pursued and apprehended within a minute. A search of his person revealed a knife that the officers deemed to be illegal. He is arrested and w...Show More
Personal Stories 3 - 162

40:58 | Dec 27th, 2015

Personal Stories 3. The Generation Why hosts are back with another set of personal stories. Justin tells the story of a murder and kidnapping that involved a friend's mother. Aaron speaks about a ufo that he witnessed on the way home one night. This ...Show More
Samantha's Story - 161

1:00:57 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Samantha's Story. December 8th, 2007. Manitoba, Canada. Young love can blind us to even the most extreme red flags. Samantha had always hoped to meet a bad boy one day who could also be a loving man.  Sometimes you get what you wish for, but the life...Show More
The Titanic Conspiracy - 160

1:19:43 | Dec 20th, 2015

The Titanic Conspiracy. In 1912, the RMS Titanic was the largest luxury liner in the world. In April of that year it would set off on its maiden voyage. Carrying over 2200 passengers & crew, the ship was to ultimately travel to New York, but on April...Show More
Author Stephen Williams - 159

59:13 | Dec 13th, 2015

Author Stephen Williams. December 24, 1990. St. Catharines, Canada. A 15 year-old girl is enjoying the evening with her older sister and her sister's boyfriend at their parents' house. What she doesn't know is that her drink has been laced with sedat...Show More
Ruby Ridge - 158

1:16:39 | Dec 6th, 2015

Ruby Ridge. August 21, 1992. An isolated cabin in northern Idaho owned by Randy Weaver and his family is being monitored by US Marshals due to his missing a court date for a federal weapons violation charge. When the family's dog alerts them to dange...Show More
Lululemon Murder - 157

59:47 | Nov 28th, 2015

Lululemon Murder. March 11, 2011. After two women close the Bethesda Lululemon Athletica store for the evening, they go their separate ways. Shortly after, one of them, Brittany Norwood, reaches out to the other, Jayna Murray, by phone to say that sh...Show More
Kurt Cobain - 156

1:49:55 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Kurt Cobain. April 5, 1994. Shortly after arriving at a rehab center, a musician flees and heads back home to Seattle. Unbeknownst to his friends and family, he has hit the end of his road. Struggling with a heroin addiction and the realization that ...Show More
The Original Night Stalker - 155

1:15:21 | Nov 16th, 2015

The Original Night Stalker. In the mid to late 70's, the East Area Rapist rapist was operating around East Sacramento, California. In the dark of night he would enter their homes and wake them. With a light shone in their faces, he growled commands t...Show More
Laurie Bembenek - 153

51:05 | Nov 2nd, 2015

May 28, 1981. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A woman is discovered bound, gagged, & shot. Her two sons were home with her and see a person fleeing the scene. The woman's ex-husband, a police officer, makes for a good suspect until he comes up with an alibi. A...Show More
Hinterkaifeck - 152

46:33 | Oct 26th, 2015

Hinterkaifeck. March 31, 1922. Groebern, Germany. Unsettling events led to horrific murders. A farmer reported to neighbors that he had seen footprints in the snow leading up to the back of his farmhouse from the woods, but not leading back out. Stra...Show More
The Enfield Poltergeist - 151

1:10:52 | Oct 18th, 2015

The Enfield Poltergeist. August 1977. Enfield, England. Peggy Hodgson contacts the police after furniture in her children's bedroom appears to move on its own. A series of witnesses and investigators over the next year would report seeing a child lev...Show More
Matthew Hoffman - 150

42:59 | Oct 12th, 2015

Matthew Hoffman. November 10, 2010. Howard, Ohio. Matthew Hoffman was an unemployed tree surgeon who entered a home to rob it. Or so he says. Three people ended up dead and a fourth, a 13 year-old girl, kidnapped and sexually assaulted for days befor...Show More
Satanic Panic - 149

1:04:32 | Oct 5th, 2015

Satanic Panic. August 12, 1983. Judy Johnson calls the Manhattan Beach police to report that the 25 year-old son of the owner of the McMartin preschool had molested her two and a half year-old son. In October of that year, Children's Institute Intern...Show More
Cody Legebokoff - 148

43:23 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Cody Legebokoff. November 27, 2010. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer observes a truck speeding after it drives on to the highway and pulls it over. Inside the truck sat a young man with blood on his face and legs. The occupant would claim that...Show More
Updates 2015 - 147 - Generation Why

1:05:24 | Sep 28th, 2015

Updates 2015. Justin & Aaron discuss updates that occurred this year on cases they have discussed in the past. Amanda Knox, Hannah Overton, Brian Carrick, the Elkhart 4, Adnan Syed, Flight MH370, & more.
Hauptmann's Ladder Restored - 146

1:41:28 | Sep 21st, 2015

This episode has been professionally restored. We are re-releasing it so that the audience can finally hear and understand the interview. Hauptmann’s Ladder Restored. Author Richard T Cahill Jr. joins the podcast to discuss his book, ‘Hauptmann’s Lad...Show More
Ben Padilla - 145

41:18 | Sep 21st, 2015

Ben Padilla. May 25, 2003. A plane in Angola is being repaired after sitting idle for 14 months. A company had been leasing it, but had not been making payments on it and had accrued a massive bill just sitting at an airport. The owner of the plane h...Show More
Q&A - 144

1:06:13 | Sep 17th, 2015

Q&A. Justin and Aaron answer questions submitted to the podcast by listeners. Questions about our lives, our hobbies, episode topics, & more. If you have ever had any questions about us or our episodes they may just be answered on this special editio...Show More
Zach Witman – 143

1:07:07 | Sep 14th, 2015

Zach Witman. October 2nd, 1998. A 13 year-old arrives home after school and is ambushed just after getting through the front door. He would be attacked with a knife and stabbed more than sixty times. His older brother, home sick that day, would call ...Show More
Charles Manson Behind Bars – 142

59:28 | Sep 7th, 2015

Charles Manson Behind Bars. The most infamous person in modern U.S. history? A career criminal who became a cult leader and ordered his followers to murder innocent people is what he became known for, but he has spent much of his life incarcerated. W...Show More
White House Farm Murders – 141

1:03:17 | Aug 31st, 2015

White House Farm Murders. A wealthy farmer and his wife are spending an evening with their adopted daughter and her twin sons. That night the unthinkable would happen. Their adopted son who lived just miles away phoned police to report that his fathe...Show More
Amelia Earhart – 140

1:03:43 | Aug 26th, 2015

Amelia Earhart. In the history of aviation, one woman stands out. Dreading a mundane life spurred her on to be a pilot and to attempt flights that most wouldn’t dare at the time. An inspiration to women around the world and an ability to draw large c...Show More
Sandra Bland Commentary – 139

47:15 | Aug 24th, 2015

Sandra Bland Commentary. On this bonus episode we speak mostly off the cuff about the Sandra Bland situation. Sandra was asked to pull off of the Texas highway she was on after she failed to signal before changing lanes. After a verbal confrontation ...Show More
Billy Meier Research – 138

53:35 | Aug 19th, 2015

Billy Meier Research. Mahesh Karumudi, from India, is an independent researcher who has done extensive investigation into the Billy Meier contacts case. He discusses his initial interest in Meier and his subsequent quest for verification of his many ...Show More
Jeffrey Havard – 137

1:04:39 | Aug 17th, 2015

February 21, 2002. When a 6 month-old is dropped after bathing by her mother’s boyfriend, he believes that she will be ok and later puts her down to sleep. After the mother arrives home and checks on her she finds that her daughter is turning blue an...Show More
The Deaths At Spreckels Mansion – 136

1:08:16 | Aug 10th, 2015

The Deaths At Spreckels Mansion. After a young boy is gravely injured in a fall at his father’s home in California, his father & his birth mother head to the hospital, hoping & praying for him to recover. Just two days later, his father’s girlfriend ...Show More
The Strange Case of Billy Meier – 135

1:12:21 | Aug 3rd, 2015

The Strange Case of Billy Meier. At 5 years of age it is said that Eduard first met an extraterrestrial human. It would be just the start. Contact with others beyond our Earth would continue for decades. He would go on to be considered a prophet, an ...Show More
The Norway Shooter – 133 – Generation Why

43:05 | Jul 22nd, 2015

The Norway Shooter. On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik executed two attacks within his own country of Norway. He began his acts of terrorism with a car bomb in Oslo that killed 8 and wounded more than 200 and ended with a massacre of many dozens of peo...Show More
Bermuda Triangle Mystery – 132

57:26 | Jul 20th, 2015

Bermuda Triangle Mystery. A triangular area, covering at least 500,000 square miles, has its vertices at Miami, FL, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the island of Bermuda. Within these boundaries it is said to have cost the lives of over 100 people and mor...Show More
Charleston Shooting – 131

57:14 | Jul 13th, 2015

Charleston Shooting. June 17th, 2015. A young man entered Emanuel AME Church and sat for about an hour as a Reverend led members of the church through bible study. He later stood up and announced that he was there ‘to shoot black people’. Nine of the...Show More
Personal Stories 2 – 130

53:53 | Jul 8th, 2015

Personal Stories 2. We both recount more recent personal stories. Justin begins with his story of going for a ride along with a Kansas City police officer. He had requested one to learn more about what police officers daily routines are like and to h...Show More
JonBenet Ramsey Case – 129

1:52:07 | Jul 5th, 2015

JonBenet Ramsey Case. This is a lengthy discussion on the events and the evidence, that stands out to us, in one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in U.S. history. In 1996, a family would return home from a Christmas party and the youngest, aged s...Show More
Natalee Holloway Disappearance – 128

47:36 | Jun 29th, 2015

Natalee Holloway Disappearance. May 2005. Heading off to an island in the Caribbean with friends and classmates for her high school graduation trip ought to have been a dream come true for an 18 year-old girl from Alabama. And it was until the final ...Show More
Mary Bell – 127

54:55 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Mary Bell. In 1968, an 11 year-old girl in England is charged with two murders. The victims were 4 and 3 years-old. She had been in trouble many times previously for her abusive behavior but nothing was ever done about it. Could her unhappy home life...Show More