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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

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Josh & Susan Powell - 280 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

1:30:16 | 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 - Generation Why

23:36 | 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 - Generation Why

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

Timmothy Pitzen - 244 - Generation Why

46:45 | 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 - Generation Why

1:02:26 | 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 - Generation Why

1:21:05 | 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 - Generation Why

1:48:23 | 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 - Generation Why

51:52 | 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 - Generation Why

48:45 | 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 - Generation Why

1:32:09 | 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 - Generation Why

35:58 | 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

Scott Bonn – 106 – Generation Why

1:13:16 | 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

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

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

1:12:21 | 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? 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

59:11 | 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

1:08:19 | 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

58:12 | 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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

1:12:22 | 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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Preview

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

1:08:20 | 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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

52:35 | Apr 8th, 2018

A college student is arrested for killing his father but questions about domestic abuse and the son's stellar reputation muddy the case.

Bonus - Felonious Florida

08:06 | 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 - Generation Why

1:05:46 | Apr 1st, 2018

Two young women visiting Panama from from the Netherlands go missing while hiking and many wonder whether their deaths were an accident or whether they were murdered.

Ben Smart & Olivia Hope - 275 - Generation Why

1:13:57 | Mar 18th, 2018

Two friends vanish in the early hours of New Year's Day 1998 and one man is targeted by police as their killer.

Leigh Occhi - 274 - Generation Why

56:22 | Mar 11th, 2018

A 13 year old girl is left alone at home for the first time and disappears.

Abraham Shakespeare - 273 - Generation Why

58:01 | Mar 4th, 2018

A Florida man was overjoyed when he won a $30 million jackpot in 2006, but it may have led to his murder less than three years later.

Garrett Phillips - 272 - Generation Why

1:11:00 | Feb 25th, 2018

After a 12 year old boy is strangled and suffocated the police suspect his mother's ex-boyfriend of being involved in his death.

Carrie Culberson - 271 - Generation Why

1:04:35 | Feb 18th, 2018

A young woman in an abusive relationship goes missing and those tasked with solving the mystery are hampered by someone quite unexpected.

Tex McIver - 270 - Generation Why

1:00:55 | Feb 11th, 2018

A wealthy attorney who shot and killed his wife claims that it was just an accident, but some believe that he had a motive to kill and tried to make a murder look like an accident.

Noura Jackson - 269 - Generation Why

1:08:06 | Feb 4th, 2018

An 18 year old teen named Noura Jackson, who had had a contentious relationship with her mother, was convicted of her murder. Would a single piece of evidence cast doubt on the conviction?

John Edward Robinson - 268 - Generation Why

1:12:59 | Jan 28th, 2018

A family man starts a fake company to lure women to their deaths.

Circleville Letter Writer - 267 - Generation Why

52:10 | Jan 21st, 2018

Letters are mailed to Circleville residents threatening them if a secret isn't exposed.

The Murders Of Thomas & Ann Farrow - 266 - Generation Why

39:54 | Jan 17th, 2018

In 1905, two shopkeepers are brutally murdered one morning in their London paint shop and a detective must convince the court that forensics proves who committed the crime.

Charles Stuart - 265 - Generation Why

54:15 | Jan 14th, 2018

A man's wife dies after they were both shot in an apparent robbery, but the case takes a strange turn after someone comes forward claiming to be involved.

The Fairbanks Four - 264 - Generation Why

1:21:46 | Jan 7th, 2018

Four teenagers are convicted for the murder of 15 year old John Hartman. Decades later, doubts about their guilt turned the case upside down.

Stacey Castor - 263 - Generation Why

49:01 | Dec 18th, 2017

A woman is suspected of murdering both her first and second husbands until the case takes a turn after her daughter is found near death with a suicide letter admitting her own guilt in their murders.

Ray Gricar - 262 - Generation Why

56:33 | Dec 10th, 2017

A district attorney who investigated Jerry Sandusky at one time goes missing in 2005.

Jeffrey Dahmer - 261 - Generation Why

1:47:15 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Jeffrey Dahmer was a murderer, rapist, necrophiliac, and cannibal.

Death of LaVena Johnson - 260 - Generation Why

1:08:06 | Nov 19th, 2017

A young woman deployed in Iraq dies under mysterious circumstances. When her family tried to get any and all records associated with her case, the Army refused them. As time passed and more information came to light, it became apparent that the Army'...Show More

Dr. Death - 259 - Generation Why

1:04:58 | Nov 12th, 2017

For more than two decades, a UK doctor was secretly killing his patients. By the time the authorities caught on, hundreds had been murdered. How did he get away with it for so long and what has been done since to prevent this from happening again?

The Springfield Three - 258 - Generation Why

1:30:13 | Nov 5th, 2017

After graduating from Kickapoo High School, Suzie 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 house to sleep after a number of other arrangements had fallen t...Show More

The Scream Murder - 257 - Generation Why

55:02 | Oct 29th, 2017

16-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddart was brutally stabbed to death while housesitting one night by friends who killed her for fun and fame. Their inspiration was the Wes Craven's horror film Scream.

Disappearance Of Emma Fillipoff - 256 - Generation Why

1:24:08 | Oct 22nd, 2017

A young woman named Emma Fillipoff, exhibiting odd behaviors, heads out into a cold November evening in Victoria, British Columbia. Friends and family do what they can to help her, but before her mother can arrive to care for her, she disappears. No ...Show More

Pamela Hupp - 255 - Generation Why

1:09:58 | Oct 16th, 2017

A woman shoots a man dead claiming self defense and detectives soon discover that she had been posing as a Dateline producer.

The Happy Face Killer - 253 - Generation Why

1:03:55 | Oct 8th, 2017

Someone confesses to helping their boyfriend murder a woman. Luckily for them, the serial killer known as the Happy Face Killer was not about to let anyone else take credit for his brutal crimes.

Lauren Agee - 252 - Generation Why

1:01:08 | 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 - Generation Why

48:58 | 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 - Generation Why

1:03:10 | 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 - Generation Why

46:00 | 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 - Generation Why

1:04:39 | 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 - Generation Why

58:40 | 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 - Generation Why

1:00:20 | 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 - Generation Why

48:57 | 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 - Generation Why

1:10:27 | 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 - Generation Why

51:54 | 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 -Generation Why

40:22 | 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 - Generation Why

1:06:16 | 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 - Generation Why

48:58 | 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 - Generation Why

1:02:34 | 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 - Generation Why

55:19 | 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 Blancharde - 234 - Generation Why

1:22:04 | May 21st, 2017

Dee Dee & Gypsy Blancharde. Springfield, Missouri. Dee Dee Blancharde 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 ge...Show More

The Shoemaker - 233 - Generation Why

1:17:38 | 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 - Generation Why

59:57 | 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 - Generation Why

41:08 | 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 - Generation Why

53:56 | 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 - Generation Why

57:41 | 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 - Generation Why

53:10 | 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 - Generation Why

54:45 | 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 - Generation Why

58:19 | 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 - Generation Why

45:13 | 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 - Generation Why

58:22 | 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 - Generation Why

1:13:40 | 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 - Generation Why

54:50 | 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 - Generation Why

52:01 | 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 - Generation Why

1:38:45 | 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 - Generation Why

54:46 | 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 - Generation Why

43:22 | 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 - Generation Why

54:10 | 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 - Generation Why

48:19 | 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 - Generation Why

1:03:19 | 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 - Generation Why

57:21 | 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 - Generation Why

1:01:02 | 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 - Generation Why

49:50 | 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 - Generation Why

1:13:00 | 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 - Generation Why

1:19:41 | 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 - Generation Why

47:29 | 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 - Generation Why

1:00:17 | 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 - Generation Why

1:21:12 | 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 - Generation Why

52:15 | 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 - Generation Why

1:09:22 | 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 - Generation Why

51:10 | 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 - Generation Why

50:28 | 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 - Generation Why

1:10:26 | 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 - Generation Why

1:06:09 | 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 - Generation Why

47:55 | 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 - Generation Why

54:54 | 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 - Generation Why

52:48 | 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 - Generation Why

1:28:51 | 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 - Generation Why

59:29 | 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 - Generation Why

51:36 | 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 - Generation Why

57:30 | 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 - Generation Why

1:03:48 | 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 - Generation Why

49:13 | 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 - Generation Why

53:26 | 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 - Generation Why

1:03:52 | 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 - Generation Why

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 - Generation Why

1:04:34 | 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 - Generation Why

1:05:16 | 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 - Generation Why

1:16:12 | 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 - Generation Why

1:09:50 | 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 - Generation Why

1:10:47 | 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 - Generation Why

1:09:59 | 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 - Generation Why

1:27:24 | 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 - Generation Why

57:08 | 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 - Generation Why

57:09 | 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 - Generation Why

41:55 | 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 - Generation Why

1:06:12 | 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 - Generation Why

1:14:01 | 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 - Generation Why

1:16:25 | 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 - Generation Why

1:11:06 | 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 - Generation Why

50:47 | 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 - Generation Why

1:07:46 | 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 - Generation Why

52:04 | 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

Steven Avery 2 - 167 - Generation Why

53:23 | 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 - Generation Why

1:52:46 | 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 Peterson - 165 - Generation Why

1:20:53 | 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 - Generation Why

1:18:37 | 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 - Generation Why

1:01:18 | 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 - Generation Why

40:59 | 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 - Generation Why

1:00:58 | 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 - Generation Why

1:19:44 | 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 - Generation Why

59:14 | 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 - Generation Why

1:16:40 | 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 - Generation Why

59:48 | 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 - Generation Why

1:49:56 | 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 - Generation Why

1:16:23 | 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 - Generation Why

51:06 | 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 - Generation Why

46:34 | 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 - Generation Why

1:11:55 | 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 - Generation Why

43:00 | 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 - Generation Why

1:04:48 | 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 - Generation Why

43:47 | 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 - Generation Why

1:41:52 | 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 - Generation Why

42:44 | 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 - Generation Why

1:06:37 | 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 – Generation Why

1:08:07 | 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 – Generation Why

1:00:10 | 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 – Generation Why

1:03:40 | 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 – Generation Why

1:04:08 | 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 – Generation Why

47:34 | 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 – Generation Why

54:01 | 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 – Generation Why

1:05:05 | 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 – Generation Why

1:08:41 | 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 – Generation Why

1:12:46 | 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 – Generation Why

58:44 | 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 – Generation Why

57:39 | 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 – Generation Why

54:18 | 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 – Generation Why

1:52:32 | 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 – Generation Why

48:01 | 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 – Generation Why

55:20 | 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

The Norfolk Four – 126 – Generation Why

52:27 | Jun 15th, 2015

The Norfolk Four. In 1997, the young wife of a Navy man is sexually assaulted, stabbed, & strangled to death in her apartment in Norfolk, Virginia. Over time, eight different men would be charged with the crime. Confessions were extracted from five o...Show More

The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986 – 125 – Generation Why

1:05:19 | Jun 10th, 2015

The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986. Thomas Henry Horan returns after publishing two books on the Zodiac killer. Both set out to show just how this serial killer of the late 1960’s was nothing more than an imagined character. If there was no Zodiac killer...Show More

Edythe Klumpp – 123 – Generation Why

53:10 | Jun 1st, 2015

Edythe Klumpp. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Bill Bergen is living with another woman after separating from his wife, Louise. As time goes on he begins expressing a desire to patch things up with her. Edythe, his live-in lover, does not approve and Bill is ca...Show More

No Stone Unturned – 122 – Generation Why

59:32 | May 26th, 2015

No Stone Unturned. When a person disappears there may not be much to go on to aid in the search. Depending on where they were last seen, or suspected to have been taken to, specialists may be required to thoroughly investigate and locate the individu...Show More

Loch Ness Monster – 121 – Generation Why

54:28 | May 18th, 2015

Loch Ness Monster. Is there a large, unknown creature living in Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland? In 1934, a now famous photograph purports to show the world that such a creature does live there. Since then, many more sightings and additional i...Show More

Jeffrey MacDonald Case – 120 – Generation Why

1:15:15 | May 11th, 2015

Jeffrey MacDonald Case. In 1970, a doctor places an early morning call to report the unthinkable. His wife and children have been murdered in their home at Fort Bragg. While he is injured, he will live. An initial investigation seems to clear him of ...Show More

Trayvon Martin – 119 – Generation Why

47:17 | May 4th, 2015

Trayvon Martin. When a self-appointed neighborhood watchman pursues a suspicious young man no one could have predicted that it would end with a death, a trial, and a national debate on race & profiling. The finding of the jury is well known, but was ...Show More

The Zodiac Killer – 118 – Generation Why

1:30:29 | Apr 27th, 2015

The Zodiac Killer. His attacks were accompanied by phone calls & letters that taunted police and threatened harm on others. Just what do we really know about these killings? What evidence have investigators collected over the years? Does anyone truly...Show More

The Warrens & The Paranormal – 117 – Generation Why

1:38:28 | Apr 20th, 2015

The Warrens & The Paranormal. Colin Fitzgerald joins the podcast for a discussion of the most famous paranormal investigators in modern times: The Warrens. They were long considered the experts on the paranormal and have investigated many famous haun...Show More

MV Joyita – 116 – Generation Why

54:05 | Apr 13th, 2015

MV Joyita. In 1931 a film director has a ship built and names it after his wife. From the time of its construction it seemed cursed. A shipbuilder would fall to his death while working on the vessel. The most tragic event, though, would happen 24 yea...Show More

Robert Durst – 115 – Generation Why

1:11:17 | Apr 7th, 2015

Robert Durst. Justin and Aaron approach this case from two different angles. One has watched HBO’s The Jinx and the other hasn’t. Is Robert Durst jinxed? Or is he a cold-blooded murderer who seems to be beyond the law? His family’s business is worth ...Show More

Steven Truscott – 114 – Generation Why

1:17:01 | Mar 30th, 2015

Steven Truscott. In the summer of 1959, a 14 year-old boy gives a ride to a 12 year-old female classmate on his bicycle. He would be the last person seen with her before her body was discovered two days later. She had been sexually assaulted and stra...Show More

Madeleine McCann – 113 – Generation Why

57:29 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Madeleine McCann. In May of 2007, a young English girl, on holiday with her parents in Portugal, would go missing. There were no witnesses as she and her younger twin siblings had been left alone in the apartment that evening while her parents dined ...Show More

Peter Dupas – 112 – Generation Why

59:21 | Mar 16th, 2015

Peter Dupas. Maria Lewis, a journalist from Australia, speaks with us about Peter Dupas. This serial killer would not only stab, rape, and murder women, but he would also avoid serious prison time or scrutiny for many years. Was it due to his soft, u...Show More

D.B. Cooper: A Skydiver’s Analysis – 111 – Generation Why

25:49 | Mar 10th, 2015

D.B. Cooper: A Skydiver’s Analysis. David Robinson, a USPA licensed skydiver, joins the podcast to analyze D.B. Cooper’s jump and assess whether he could have survived. We discuss the parachutes, the weather, and the choices the hijacker made. If thi...Show More

Dixie Shanahan – 110 – Generation Why

54:26 | Mar 9th, 2015

Dixie Shanahan. Author, and investigative journalist, John Ferak, joins the podcast to discuss the murder of Scott Shanahan by his wife, Dixie. The Iowan wife and mother had suffered domestic abuse for years before finally taking the law into her own...Show More

D.B. Cooper – 109 – Generation Why

1:21:41 | Mar 2nd, 2015

D.B. Cooper. Thanksgiving Eve, 1971. An average looking man in a suit, a tie, and an overcoat pays for a one-way ticket at the Northwest Orient counter for flight 305 out of Portland, Oregon. The flight was scheduled to depart at 2:50pm PST for Seatt...Show More

Marjorie Caldwell – 108 – Generation Why

36:06 | Feb 23rd, 2015

Marjorie Caldwell. A wealthy heiress decides to adopt a young girl named Marjorie in 1934 and moves her into her mansion in the hopes of giving her a good life. Unbeknownst to her the young girl is troubled and may be a danger to all who are around h...Show More

David Hooks – 107 – Generation Why

1:04:08 | Feb 18th, 2015

David Hooks. On the night of September 24, 2014, David Hooks was in bed and his wife Teresa was in her upstairs craft room. She became aware of a vehicle racing down her driveway and immediately feared that their house would be violated a second time...Show More

Oak Island Money Pit – 105 – Generation Why

45:36 | Feb 9th, 2015

Oak Island Money Pit. What began in 1795 as a simple discovery of a circular depression in the ground has led, over the years, to many excavations made of the money pit on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Coins, chests, a body, & other items of int...Show More

Nikola Tesla – 104 – Generation Why

52:55 | Feb 3rd, 2015

Nikola Tesla. We discuss Tesla, his achievements, his rivals, & the many myths that surround him. Does he deserve greater credit than history has bestowed upon him thus far? Or was he just another inventor at the time? Did he lose out to Thomas Ediso...Show More

Elisa Lam – 103 – Generation Why

57:58 | Jan 26th, 2015

Elisa Lam. TJ returns to the podcast to discuss the mysterious case of Elisa Lam with us. What began as a viral video of what appeared to be a disturbed or possibly haunted woman in a hotel elevator has now become a solved case as far as the LAPD are...Show More

The Elkhart 4 – 102 – Generation Why

46:45 | Jan 18th, 2015

The Elkhart 4. In October of 2012, three teenagers and an adult decided to rob a house. Another teenager in the group stayed across the street. Either as a lookout or because he lost his nerve. Finding one that appeared vacant they knocked and rang t...Show More

In Broad Daylight – 101 – Generation Why

1:09:17 | Jan 12th, 2015

In Broad Daylight. Author Harry MacLean joins the podcast to talk about Skidmore, Missouri and the man who terrorized its citizens for years unabated. At least until the town had enough of the rapes, assaults, thefts, and harassment. What happened in...Show More

Robert Arthur – 100 – Generation Why

1:26:57 | Jan 6th, 2015

Robert Arthur. The author of You Will Die joins us to discuss how taboos have led Americans to accept laws that fly in the face of reason. From the drug war, to prostitution, to our ever growing prison population, we have been manipulated into puttin...Show More

Death of Princess Diana – 98 – Generation Why

52:49 | Dec 23rd, 2014

Death of Princess Diana. On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, suffered traumatic injuries and later died after the Mercedes-Benz she and her entourage were traveling in struck a concrete pillar. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, as well as the driv...Show More

What Happened To Brian Carrick? – 96 – Generation Why

55:40 | Dec 8th, 2014

What Happened To Brian Carrick? In late December of 2002, a 17 year-old heads across the street from his house to his place of employment. The grocery store, Val’s Foods, is owned by the Casciaro family. The young man is never seen or heard from agai...Show More

Ferguson Grand Jury – 95 – Generation Why

40:52 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury. Since an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, the public has waited for a grand jury to decide whether or not the officer, Darren Wilson, should be indicted. The verdict is now in. Was the grand ju...Show More

United Airlines Flight 629 – 94 – Generation Why

36:07 | Dec 1st, 2014

United Airlines Flight 629. In 1955, a four-engine prop plane carrying 39 passengers and 5 crew members exploded over Longmont, Colorado. Early into the investigation it was quite obvious that this was no accident. The plane had been sabotaged. The q...Show More

Lori Erica Ruff – 93 – Generation Why

53:20 | Nov 25th, 2014

Lori Erica Ruff. In 2010, a woman in Texas named Lori Ruff parked her Tahoe in the driveway of the house where her estranged husband Blake had been living since he had walked out on her after their relationship had soured. The house belonged to his p...Show More

Dyatlov Pass Incident – 92 – Generation Why

47:36 | Nov 16th, 2014

Dyatlov Pass Incident. In 1959, 23 year-old Igor Dyatlov led eight other men and women on a trek to a mountain. They were all experienced hikers and skiers. Equipped with cameras and journals, they documented their journey. What ought to have been a ...Show More

The Cleveland Strangler – 91 – Generation Why

1:22:55 | Nov 10th, 2014

The Cleveland Strangler. Robert Sberna, author of House of Horrors, talks with us about Anthony Sowell, a serial killer and rapist, who is known to have murdered at least 11 women in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite reports of women being attacked by him at ...Show More

The Central Park Five – 90 – Generation Why

50:55 | Nov 4th, 2014

Central Park Five. April 19, 1989 in New York City would be remembered for the multiple attacks on citizens in Central Park by rampaging youths. Among the victims was a woman known at the time as ‘The Central Park Jogger’. She was raped, beaten, & ne...Show More

Lizzie Borden – 89 – Generation Why

46:58 | Oct 27th, 2014

Lizzie Borden. In 1892, 32-year-old Lizzie Borden was living with her father, stepmother, and older sister. On the morning of August 4th of that year, her parents were brutally murdered with a hatchet while Lizzie was in the house. She was quickly su...Show More

Jack The Ripper Identified? – 87 – Generation Why

1:16:42 | Oct 13th, 2014

Jack The Ripper Identified? A shawl alleged to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been tested for DNA and the results are said to conclusively name the identity of history’s most infamous serial murderer. Has Jack th...Show More

The Case For Amanda Knox – 86 – Generation Why

56:18 | Oct 7th, 2014

The Case For Amanda Knox. In late 2013, The Generation Why Podcast covered the Amanda Knox case by discussing how the court found her guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox, an American studying abroad in Italy, had been accused of killing he...Show More

Vaccination Fears – 85 – Generation Why

50:01 | Sep 29th, 2014

Vaccination Fears. Many parents are starting to question whether or not to vaccinate their children. Despite medical advances that have saved millions of lives, these vaccinations are suspected of creating developmental & behavioral issues such as au...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

Kendrick Johnson – 83 – Generation Why

46:50 | Sep 15th, 2014

Kendrick Johnson. In January of 2013, a young man went missing one day at school on just his second day back from Christmas break. His body was discovered the next day in a rolled up gym mat. The official investigation, as well as the initial autopsy...Show More

Zodiac Killer Hoax Debate – 82 – Generation Why

2:06:10 | Sep 8th, 2014

Zodiac Killer Hoax Debate. Researcher Mike Morford, of zodiackillersite.com, joins the podcast to debate case details with the author of The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969, Thomas Horan. Both gentlemen remained civil, yet polarized on the theory pu...Show More

Ferguson Shooting – 81 – Generation Why

1:04:08 | Sep 1st, 2014

Ferguson Shooting. Following a strong-arm robbery report, an officer comes across two young men walking in the street. In a very short span of time, one of the young men is shot and killed by the policeman. Early reports indicated that Michael Brown ...Show More

John Ferak – 80 – Generation Why

1:22:44 | Aug 26th, 2014

John Ferak. The author of Bloody Lies, John Ferak, discusses his new book about how planted blood evidence ruined lives, confused investigators, and created a major scandal. In April of 2006, a farmer and his wife were brutally murdered late one nigh...Show More

Bigfoot – 79 – Generation Why

1:06:12 | Aug 19th, 2014

Bigfoot. A large, bipedal, hairy, ape-like creature has been spotted across North America over many, many hundreds of years. Especially in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Native Americans first recounted the stories to J. W. Burns and the...Show More

Rape Culture – 78 – Generation Why

1:14:07 | Aug 12th, 2014

Rape Culture. Why is rape not just a crime? We are seeing victims taking the blame for their assaults and very few ever see their rapists brought to justice. Judges who give light sentences, churches that move abusive priests around, & military servi...Show More

Lake Bodom Murders – 77 – Generation Why

41:18 | Aug 4th, 2014

Lake Bodom Murders. In the year 1960, just outside of Helsinki, four teenagers rode out to Lake Bodom for a night of camping. By morning, some swimmers had discovered that these four had been viciously stabbed and beaten and only one held on to life....Show More

Zodiac Killer Hoax Revisited – 76 – Generation Why

1:36:44 | Jul 29th, 2014

Zodiac Killer Hoax Revisited. Thomas Horan, author of The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969, returns to clarify and expand upon his research into the Zodiac Killer, Robert Graysmith, & the question of whether there ever was an actual serial killer kno...Show More

Author Steve Jackson – 75 – Generation Why

58:11 | Jul 22nd, 2014

Author Steve Jackson. Bestselling true crime author Steve Jackson joined the podcast to talk about his new publishing company Wild Blue Press as well as his upcoming book, ‘Bogeyman’, which is the true story of a serial killer who preyed on the most ...Show More

Hannah Overton – 73 – Generation Why

1:09:19 | Jul 7th, 2014

Hannah Overton. In 2006, the Overton family welcomed the nearly 4 year-old Andrew Burd into their family. They seemed sure that they could give the child a much better life and the state seemed to agree. They were given a 6 month trial period before ...Show More

Mars – 72 – Generation Why

55:36 | Jun 30th, 2014

Mars. Australian astronomer David Reneke joins the podcast to discuss the fascination humans on Earth have had with Mars over the past one hundred forty years or so. From the early sightings of ‘canals’ to strange looking rocks as well as the ‘face o...Show More

Robert Kolker – 71 – Generation Why

1:11:20 | Jun 23rd, 2014

Robert Kolker. We were joined by author & New York Magazine writer Robert Kolker to discuss his bestselling book, ‘Lost Girls’. In 2010, the mysterious disappearance of Shannan Gilbert later sparked the discovery of multiple bodies along a stretch of...Show More

Malaysia Flight 370 – 70 – Generation Why

43:03 | Jun 16th, 2014

Malaysia Flight 370. On March 8, 2014, a Malaysian airliner lost contact with air traffic control. The Boeing 777 was carrying 227 passengers and had a crew of 12. Malaysia led a multinational search for the missing plane in the Gulf of Thailand and ...Show More

Lucie Blackman – 69 – Generation Why

1:00:26 | Jun 9th, 2014

Lucie Blackman. Scott Ackerman (Unrested) joins us from Japan to discuss the strange murder of Lucie Blackman. The Englishwoman had been working as a hostess for a night club known as Casablanca in Roppongi, Tokyo. On July 1st, 2000 she went on a pai...Show More

David Camm – 68 – Generation Why

53:44 | Jun 2nd, 2014

David Camm. In September of 2000, David Camm’s wife and two young children were brutally murdered shortly after arriving home. Over the span of 13 years and three trials we finally know whether the judicial system finds him guilty or not, but through...Show More

Darlie Routier Revisited – 66 – Generation Why

2:17:20 | May 18th, 2014

Darlie Routier Revisited. Justin & Aaron are joined by several people familiar with the case of Darlie Routier. Over the years some people have argued that Darlie was railroaded. That she is an innocent victim just like her children. In 1996, her two...Show More

The Zodiac Killer Hoax – 65 – Generation Why

1:23:38 | May 13th, 2014

The Zodiac Killer Hoax. Was a serial killer terrorizing San Francisco in the late 1960’s? Why was he never caught, let alone identified? Professor and researcher Thomas Horan joined us to explain just how these murders added up to a “modus operandi” ...Show More

One To The Wolves – 64 – Generation Why

1:09:43 | May 5th, 2014

One To The Wolves. Author Lois Duncan joins the podcast to discuss her book, ‘One To The Wolves: On The Trail Of A Killer’. It concerns the story of her daughter, Kaitlyn, who was shot to death as she drove home one night from a friend’s house. Was i...Show More

The Bell Witch – 62 – Generation Why

45:12 | Apr 21st, 2014

The Bell Witch. In the early 1800’s the Bell family farm in Adams, Tennessee supposedly became haunted. Strange animals, voices, & even physical dangers were visited upon them. Was someone actually killed by a supernatural presence? Was a witch attem...Show More

Sandy Hook Shooting – 61 – Generation Why

56:33 | Apr 14th, 2014

Sandy Hook Shooting. On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza shot through a plate glass window with a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and entered an elementary school in Newtown, CT. His killing spree resulted in the deaths of twenty schoolchildren and six adults. A...Show More

Chemtrails – 60 – Generation Why

45:28 | Apr 8th, 2014

Chemtrails. Are chemical or biological agents being sprayed by jets in the skies over the United States? Does the federal government have a system in place to manipulate us, poison us, or control the climate? What other nefarious activities do some s...Show More

Jack The Ripper & The Whitechapel Murders – 59 – Generation Why

1:20:35 | Mar 31st, 2014

Jack The Ripper & The Whitechapel Murders. Author and researcher Tom Wescott joined us to shed light on Jack the Ripper’s possible victims prior to Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols. The history books show five women are generally attributed to this infamous ...Show More

Brother’s Blood – 58 – Generation Why

56:06 | Mar 24th, 2014

Brother’s Blood. Scott Cawelti, author & adjunct professor at UNI, joins us to discuss his true crime book, “Brother’s Blood: A Heartland Cain & Abel”. It concerns the the brutal killing of an Iowan farm family in 1975 and the clues that led investig...Show More

Lost Colony of Roanoke – 57 – Generation Why

51:04 | Mar 17th, 2014

Lost Colony of Roanoke. In 1585, England was looking to establish a colony in the new world. Try as they might, though, things weren’t working out. First, over 100 men barely made it 10 months before leaving without authorization with Sir Francis Dra...Show More

Oscar Pistorius – 56 – Generation Why

51:02 | Mar 10th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius may not have achieved all of his goals competitively, but his inspirational story captured the attention of the world. Not only was he becoming successful financially, but he also had a smart & successful woman at his side. The future...Show More

Ted Bundy – 55 – Generation Why

1:34:20 | Mar 3rd, 2014

Ted Bundy. Kevin M. Sullivan, author of The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History, joins us to discuss Ted Bundy. His life, his murders, & just how such a cunning serial killer was ever discovered and captured. If you have ever been interested in th...Show More

Maura Murray – 54 – Generation Why

57:13 | Feb 25th, 2014

Maura Murray. On February 9th, 2004, Maura Murray packed a bag, withdrew most of the money from her bank account, & drove towards New Hampshire on Route 112. A resident of Massachusetts, this young college student had taken off without informing fami...Show More

The Vitamin Hoax – 53 – Generation Why

45:38 | Feb 17th, 2014

The Vitamin Hoax. Most of us believe that we aren’t necessarily getting all of the nutrition that we need from the food we consume. Fast food, microwaves, frozen foods, exercise, & other factors have at least half of us concerned enough that we take ...Show More

Jodi Arias – 52 – Generation Why

51:34 | Feb 11th, 2014

Jodi Arias. In the summer of 2008, Travis Alexander was killed in his home. His ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias, was charged with his murder. An open and shut case, correct? Despite overwhelming evidence and a confession, some in the public have maintained...Show More

Climate Change – 50 – Generation Why

1:04:15 | Jan 26th, 2014

Climate Change. Have humans been affecting global climate patterns due to increased levels of carbon dioxide emissions and large-scale deforestation? Melting glaciers, more severe storms, species extinction, rising sea levels, & temperature changes t...Show More

IRP6 – 49 – Generation Why

1:06:39 | Jan 21st, 2014

IRP6. We were joined by Samuel Thurman & Ethel Lopez, President and Vice President (respectively) of A Just Cause, and Cliff Stewart, brother to Clinton Stewart of the IRP6,  to discuss the convictions of six executives who ran a software development...Show More

Ira Yarmolenko – 48 – Generation Why

53:24 | Jan 13th, 2014

Ira Yarmolenko. A young woman dies near the Catawba River in North Carolina. Two local fishermen, Neal Cassada Jr and Mark Carver, are arrested for her murder. Do not let this simple premise fool you. Once you discover the facts of this case, it may ...Show More

Affluenza – 47 – Generation Why

37:56 | Jan 6th, 2014

Affluenza. Ethan Couch is the 16 year-old son of a wealthy family who killed four people while driving under the influence of beer and Valium with an F-350 pickup truck. In court, his lawyer contended that he suffered from “Affluenza” and needed trea...Show More

Amityville House – 45 – Generation Why

47:53 | Dec 24th, 2013

Amityville House. A 50 year-old house is the scene of a brutal killing spree that wipes out the DeFeo family. The son, Ronnie “Butch” DeFeo is arrested for the killings. About one year later, another family takes up residence. Soon after moving in, t...Show More

Amanda Knox – 44 – Generation Why

1:02:01 | Dec 18th, 2013

Amanda Knox. Nov. 2nd, 2007, In Perugia, Italy, Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student, was found murdered in her bedroom. Of her three roommates only one could not adequately explain her whereabouts the evening before the discovery of the body...Show More

James Kolar – 43 – Generation Why

1:05:21 | Dec 9th, 2013

James Kolar. We were joined by a former lead investigator in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation.  James Kolar, a 37 year veteran of law enforcement, discusses his book, ‘Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?’. It contains new evidence...Show More

David Koresh – 42 – Generation Why

48:00 | Dec 3rd, 2013

David Koresh. The siege of a Branch Davidian compound in 1993 from Feb. 28th to April 19th left four federal agents dead and claimed the lives of almost 80 Branch Davidians. Their controversial leader, David Koresh, had been under suspicion following...Show More

Dan Zupansky – 41 – Generation Why

58:21 | Nov 25th, 2013

Dan Zupansky. The host of True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers In True Crime History and the Authors That Have Written About Them joins us on the podcast to talk about his book, Trophy Kill. A gruesome murder, a stolen necklace, and a killer who tu...Show More

Kirstin Lobato – 40 – Generation Why

44:15 | Nov 20th, 2013

Kirstin Lobato. In 2001, a young woman in Nevada defends herself against a sexual predator. Six weeks later another sexual predator is savagely murdered. When the authorities later question her, she mistakenly believes they are inquiring about the at...Show More

The Roswell UFO Incident – 39 – Generation Why

44:38 | Nov 7th, 2013

The Roswell UFO Incident. In 1947, a strange, unidentified object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The earliest reports hint at a captured flying disc, while later, unofficial reports suggest an alien craft had crashed containing alien li...Show More

Darlie Routier – 38 – Generation Why

47:09 | Oct 17th, 2013

Darlie Routier. In 1996, two young boys were murdered in their own home. Their father & infant sibling were left unharmed. The mother, despite apparent injuries to herself, was not considered a victim for long before she became the primary suspect in...Show More

Moon Landing Hoax – 37 – Generation Why

51:56 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Moon Landing Hoax. Did we land on the moon on July 20, 1969 as the history books say we did? Or was it an elaborate hoax perpetrated on the American people and the Soviet government? The post Moon Landing Hoax – 37 – Generation Why appeared first on ...Show More

Free Ryan Ferguson 2 – 36 – Generation Why

49:43 | Sep 22nd, 2013

Free Ryan Ferguson part 2. We continue our interview with Bill Ferguson who has spent the last decade fighting for his son’s freedom. He firmly believes that once the facts of the case are truly understood that this case will be seen for what it trul...Show More

Free Ryan Ferguson 1 – 35 – Generation Why

1:28:04 | Sep 20th, 2013

Free Ryan Ferguson. We interview Bill Ferguson who has spent the last decade fighting for his son’s freedom. He firmly believes that once the facts of the case are truly understood that this case will be seen for what it truly is. A wrongful convicti...Show More

Current Events – 34 – Generation Why

39:00 | Sep 12th, 2013

Current Events. Justin & Aaron explain the new contest to the listeners, discuss podcast updates, & talk about current events off the cuff. The post Current Events – 34 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.

Disclosure – 31 – Generation Why

39:56 | Aug 13th, 2013

Disclosure. Justin and Aaron discuss the recent history of disclosure involving Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden. Were they leaking classified information to spite their country? Or were they compelled for a nobler reason? Join us as we dig into this...Show More

Casey Anthony – 30 – Generation Why

49:05 | Jul 30th, 2013

Casey Anthony. Justin and Aaron discuss the case of a woman who was put on trial for the death of her 2 year-old daughter, Caylee. The media was obsessed with her, the public seemed to want her convicted, and defenders claimed she was a victim hersel...Show More

Frankenfood – 29 – Generation Why

1:13:16 | Jul 9th, 2013

Frankenfood. Was Percy Schmeiser unfairly prosecuted? Are people dying of organ failure? Are women becoming sterile? Have more than 270,000 Indian farmers committed suicide because of GMO seed? Is cancer on the rise because of frankenfoods? We dissec...Show More

The Lipstick Killer – 28 – Generation Why

44:39 | Jun 26th, 2013

The Lipstick Killer. William Heirens was the longest serving inmate in U.S. history. He confessed to murdering two women and a little girl. To understand how a teenage thief could become known as the notorious Lipstick Killer, one must first go back ...Show More

David Swain – 25 – Generation Why

54:43 | May 26th, 2013

David Swain. David Swain & his wife, Shelley Tyre, went on a scuba diving trip in the British Virgin Islands. Leaving friends on a boat awaiting their turn, the couple dove in. After 30 minutes only David would resurface. Once Shelley was located, he...Show More

Kansas City Firefighters Case – 24 – Generation Why

55:04 | May 10th, 2013

Kansas City Firefighters Case. A November 1988 arson at a construction site set off an explosion ending the lives of six Kansas City Firefighters. Nine years later, five individuals were tried and convicted of the crime. We were joined by Kansas City...Show More

Martin Luther King Assassination – 23 – Generation Why

46:02 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Martin Luther King Assassination. We discuss the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and the conspiracies surrounding it. Was Dr. King killed by his own government who didn’t care for his messages of peace and integration? Or was one man alone respo...Show More

Don’t Mess With Texas – 22 – Generation Why

43:24 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Don’t Mess With Texas. We discuss the Joe Horn case which involves a Texas man who shot down two men who had burglarized his neighbor’s house. In court, he invoked the ‘Castle Law’ claiming he was defending himself. Was he simply ‘standing his ground...Show More

Pretty Maria – 21 – Generation Why

41:45 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Pretty Maria. The murder of 7 year-old Maria Ridulph in 1957 was shocking enough, but the case would later make history as an arrest was made more than 5 decades later. Would her real killer finally be brought to justice? This is the oldest cold case...Show More

A Man and His Church – 18 – Generation Why

1:02:19 | Apr 22nd, 2013

A Man and His Church. Geoffrey relays his experiences working with and for various Christian churches. Hear his personal stories, both positive and less than positive, of working with and for different churches. The post A Man and His Church – 18 – G...Show More

9/11 Truth – 14 – Generation Why

1:13:14 | Apr 22nd, 2013

9/11 Truth. Generation Why discusses the tragic events of 9/11/01 and the ‘Truther’ movement that followed. Terrorism, government response, conspiracies, & truth. Were we attacked by foreign radicals? Or were we frightened into accepting a new Americ...Show More

Pet Adoption – 11 – Generation Why

1:02:08 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Pet Adoption. We discuss pet adoption, puppy mills, as well as the Missouri Prop B bill that Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri legislature re-wrote despite being passed overwhelmingly by voters. The post Pet Adoption – 11 – Generation Why appeared ...Show More

Concealed Carry – 10 – Generation Why

1:05:30 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Concealed Carry. We discuss Concealed Carry in the state of Missouri, our personal experiences with the CCW class, and briefly touch on the controversial Trayvon Martin case. The post Concealed Carry – 10 – Generation Why appeared first on The Genera...Show More

History’s Mysteries – 09 – Generation Why

1:30:43 | Apr 22nd, 2013

History’s Mysteries. We discuss some strange places and things from around the world. Including Puma Punku, Winchester Mystery House, & the Voynich Manuscript, & more. The post History’s Mysteries – 09 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generatio...Show More

JFK Assassination – 08 – Generation Why

1:36:00 | Apr 22nd, 2013

JFK Assassination. The JFK assassination and the conspiracies associated with it are discussed in our eighth episode. Was Lee Harvey Oswald responsible for killing the President, or was he just a patsy? Join us as we get to the bottom of the most con...Show More

Privacy – 05 – Generation Why

53:45 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Privacy. We discuss privacy, as it relates to a right as a citizen of the USA, and whether or not losing it has been worth the price in this post-9/11 world. The government’s response to terrorism on home soil has been to send the message that it wil...Show More

Piracy – 04 – Generation Why

1:21:06 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Piracy. We discuss media & content piracy with our friend Adam. SOPA, PIPA, & other legislative actions are the government’s response to pressure from media content providers who are still finding their footing in this digital age. The general public...Show More

The Staircase – 02 – Generation Why

1:06:19 | Apr 22nd, 2013

The Staircase. In our second episode we discuss the events surrounding the death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson, and the conviction and subsequent release of her husband, Michael, pending a retrial. Was he a murderer? Or was he a victim himself? This...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