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The Generation Why Podcast
The Generation Why Podcast
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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,... more

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Episodes

Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome,... more

20 May 2024 · 4 minutes
The Murder of Shaima Alawadi

March 21st, 2012. El Cajon, California. Shaima Alawadi was attacked inside her home and died from her injuries three days... more

20 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Megan Parra

June 28, 2014. Cottonport, Louisiana. When 29 year old kindergarten teacher and mother of two, Megan Ducote Parra, is found... more

13 May 2024 · 55 minutes
Patty Prewitt

Holden, MO. February 18, 1984. Bill Prewitt was shot and killed while he slept. His wife, Patty Prewitt, gathered the... more

06 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Kaufman County Murders

January 31st, 2013. Kaufman, Texas. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was shot multiple times as he walked to the Kaufman County courthouse.... more

29 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
The Murder of Helen Betty Osborne

November 13th, 1971. The Pas, Manitoba. 19-year-old Helen Betty Osborne was a Cree woman who was abducted and murdered by... more

22 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Listen Now: The Price of Paradise

When ex-Bunny girl Jayne Gaskin spots the desert island of her dreams for sale online, she decides to risk it... more

21 Apr 2024 · 6 minutes
Barbara Jean Horn

July 12, 1988. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1988, 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn went missing from her home in... more

15 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Sam Cooke

December 11, 1964, Los Angeles, CA. Sam Cooke, legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and businessman was shot to death in a... more

08 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Dean and Tina Clouse

January 12th, 2022. Harris County, Texas. After 41 years, two murder victims known as the Harris County Does were finally... more

01 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
John and Joyce Sheridan

September 28th, 2014. Skillman (Montgomery Township), New Jersey. The bodies of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with political... more

25 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
The Wieambilla Shootings

December 12th, 2022. Wieambilla, Queensland. Four officers arrived at a property owned by Gareth and Stacey Train to follow up... more

18 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Cari Farver - Lover, Stalker, Killer

November 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. Dave Kroupa was casually dating two different women; Cari Farver and Liz Golyar. But just weeks... more

11 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes
American Nightmare

March 23rd, 2015. Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Denise Huskins was kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home. Two days later her kidnapper... more

04 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Denise Amber Lee

January 17th, 2008. North Port, Florida. A young mother was kidnapped from her home in broad daylight. Multiple 911 calls were... more

26 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
John O'Keefe

January 29th, 2022. Canton, Massachusetts. Boston police officer John O’Keefe was found dead in a fellow officer’s front yard after... more

19 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Michelle Le

A young nurse does not return from her break.

12 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Taylor Schabusiness

February 23, 2022. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tara Pakanich was woken up in the middle of the night by the sound... more

05 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Terra Newell & Collier Landry - Dirty John and Noreen Boyle

The Dirty John case became big news due to the hit podcast of the same name. Terra Newell and Collier... more

29 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Matthew Baker Jr

On October 27, 2016 in Henry County Georgia, four people were killed during a bonfire party. Two men were indicted... more

22 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
Amy Mullis

On November 10, 2018 in Earlville, Iowa, Amy Mullis was found by her son with a 4-pronged corn rake protruding... more

15 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
Mathias Bachmeier

August 10th, 1996. Preston, Washington. Sergeant Mathias Bachmeier responded to a call at the home of James Wren, who was... more

08 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
2023 Retrospective

It's the end of the year and Justin and Aaron look back at some of the episodes from this year.... more

01 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Susan King

Could Susan King have murdered Kyle?

25 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
The Death of Tom Monfils

November 21, 1992. Green Bay, WI. On November 21, 1992, Susan Monfils received a call that her husband, Tom, was... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Lisa Ziegert

April 15, 1992. Agawam, MA. On April 15, 1992, 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert was abducted from her second job at a... more

11 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Leola Shreves

January 2013, Yuba City, CA. In a small town north of Sacramento, CA, 94-year old Leola Shreves was found dead... more

27 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
Terrence Woods Jr.

October 5th, 2018. Idaho County, Idaho. Terrence Woods Jr. was part of a crew filming a Discovery show in a... more

20 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Dorothy Jane Scott

May 28, 1980. Anaheim, California. When Dorothy Jane Scott noticed her co-worker had an inflamed red wound on his arm... more

13 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Demons and Saviors

Justin & Aaron give commentary on Demons and Saviors, the documentary about the conviction of Christina Boyer for the death... more

06 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
Halloween Special

For Halloween we speak with our long time blogger, Lindsay, about the Borley Rectory haunting and Julia Georgiana Seabrook Legare. We... more

30 Oct 2023 · 48 minutes
Lisa Marie Young

Lisa Marie Young was a 21-year-old Indigenous Canadian who disappeared from Nanaimo, British Columbia on June 30, 2002. She had... more

22 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
An October Update

We took a much needed week off but wanted to give a quick update, talk Crimecon, and give a few... more

16 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
The Murder of Tupac Shakur

September 7th, 1996. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac Shakur was shot four times at a red light on his way to... more

09 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Aaron's New Podcast Is: Marooned

Aaron Habel (Generation Why) and Jack Luna (Dark Topic) bring you stories of the catastrophically lost. Search for Marooned in... more

04 Oct 2023 · 7 minutes
Grant Solomon

On July 20, 2020, Grant Solomon was struck by his own truck and killed. The only witness to Grant’s death... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Johnny Clarke & Lisa Straub

On January 31st, 2011 Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub were found dead inside Lisa’s home. Their hands were bound, and... more

25 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
Leon Dewayne Hignite

September 28th, 2017. Lexington, Kentucky. Carol Ann Hignite called 911 to report that her husband had fallen three days earlier... more

18 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
The Oliver Sisters

July 30, 2022. Atlanta, Texas. The bodies of three young sisters were found in a neighbor’s private pond several hours... more

11 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Socorro Caro

November 22nd, 1999. Camarillo, California. After an argument with his wife, Xavier Caro left his home and drove to his... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Murders of Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan

May 19th, 1991, Castlerock, Northern Ireland. On May 19th, 1991 Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan were found dead in a... more

28 Aug 2023 · 48 minutes
Diane Whipple

January 26th, 2001. San Francisco, California. Diane Whipple was returning to her apartment after running errands when she was fatally... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Samantha Josephson

March 29th, 2019. Columbia, South Carolina. Samantha Josephson was spending the evening with her friends celebrating her recent acceptance... more

14 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Sarah Jo Pender

October 25, 2000. Indianapolis, IN. Two bodies were found in a dumpster near downtown Indianapolis. The police quickly identified the... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Tiffany Booth

October 1, 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tiffany Booth texted her mom and said she needed to get out of... more

31 Jul 2023 · 42 minutes
Death of Aron Christensen

August 20th, 2022, Walupt Lake, Washington State. Aron Christensen and his puppy were found dead on a hiking trail near... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Leon Laureles

May 10, 1996. Brown County, Texas. A burning car was located next to a remote road. It belonged to 30-year... more

17 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Albert Joseph "Joey" Fischer Jr

March 3, 1993. Rancho Viejo, Texas. When 18 year old Joey Fischer Jr. broke up with his girlfriend Cristina, her... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Three From Tulsa / Brandon Lee Helms

October 21, 2021. Friends Jack Grimes and Dwayne Selby were heading to a horse show in Fort Worth, Texas. After... more

03 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Zhifan Dong

February 11, 2022. Salt Lake City, Utah. Zhifan Dong was a University of Utah student who was allegedly murdered by... more

26 Jun 2023 · 51 minutes
Mark Timothy Todd

March 26th, 1990. Festus, Missouri. Former Festus Police Chief William Pagano killed his friend and coworker Mark Timothy Todd. He... more

19 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Marie Carlson

October 17th, 2011. Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The congregation of Calvary Emerald Coast Church thought that Pastor James Flanders and... more

05 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
Michael Keetley

November 25, 2010, Ruskin, Florida. On Thanksgiving Day, 2010 a man dressed as a law enforcement officer approached a house... more

29 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Morgan Patten

November 8, 2019. Jacksonville, North Carolina. Morgan Patten, 24, had traveled to North Carolina to visit her fiance, Phillip Brandon.... more

22 May 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Lana Clarkson

February 3, 2003, Alhambra, California. Famous record producer Phil Spector invited a woman named Lana Clarkson home to his mansion... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour,
Janice Trahan

July 23, 1996. Lafayette, Louisiana. Janice Trahan was diagnosed with HIV in January 1995. She later told the authorities that... more

08 May 2023 · 52 minutes
AJ Armstrong

July 29th, 2016. Bellaire, Texas. 16-year-old AJ Armstrong called the police to report that he heard gunshots inside his home.... more

01 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Kalief Browder pt. 4

In the fourth and final episode, a judge finally takes action to free Kalief from the terrible years long string... more

27 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
Kalief Browder pt.3

In episode three, the situation at Rikers Island becomes more grim as Kalief finds himself in solitary confinement for a... more

24 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Kalief Browder pt. 2

In the second episode of this series, Kalief Browder attempts to adjust to the terrible conditions at Rikers while a... more

20 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
Kalief Browder pt.1

In the first episode of this four part series, 16 year old Kalief Browder is arrested for allegedly stealing a... more

17 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Dylan Rounds

May 28th, 2022. Lucin, Utah. On the morning of May 28th, Dylan Rounds called his grandmother to tell her he... more

10 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
Baby Gabriel

December 26, 2009. Tempe, Arizona. In late December 2009, a young mother named Elizabeth Johnson fled Arizona with her baby,... more

03 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
Sean Daugherty

April 14, 2022. Yorktown, VA. On April 14, 2022, Twelve-year-old Sean Daugherty was found dead, hanging from the swingset in... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Patricia & Keith Hall

January 26th, 1992. Leeds, England. Patricia Hall was reported missing on January 27th, 1992. Her husband Keith told the police... more

20 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Justice For Jacob

On this episode of Generation Why, Justin & Aaron invited Eric Carter-Landin (True Consequences Podcast) to tell the story of... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Murder of Gladys Ricart

September 26th, 1999. Ridgefield, NJ. On the morning of her wedding day, Gladys was filled with excitement. She handed out... more

06 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Greg Mulvihill

September 1st, 2016. Carlsbad, California. In September of 2016, Greg Mulvihill was shot in a secluded area of Carlsbad, California.... more

27 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
Ryan Waller & Heather Quan

December 25th, 2006. Phoenix, Arizona. Police officers entered the home of Ryan Waller, an 18-year-old living in Phoenix. They found... more

20 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
Lauria Bible & Ashley Freeman

December 30, 1999. Welch, Oklahoma. On December 30th, 1999 authorities responded to a fire at the Freeman family home outside... more

13 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
Katie Palmer

April 21st, 2020 Denison, Texas. 38-year-old Katie Palmer and her husband John were hit by a truck while out on... more

06 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
Rick Ennis

April 14th, 2022. Montgomery, Alabama. Rick Ennis was convicted of the murder of Lori Slesinski, a young woman who went... more

30 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
The Murder of Jennifer Martel

August 13, 2013. Waltham, Massachusetts. Just two days after Jared Remy was arrested for assault and battery against his girlfriend,... more

23 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
Scott Guy

July 8, 2010. New Zealand. Scott Guy was fatally shot at the gates of his family farm on July 8th,... more

16 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
1982 Investor Murders

September 6, 1982. Craig, Alaska. In the early morning hours of September 6th, 1982, someone boarded a fishing boat docked... more

09 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Tiffany Valiante

July 12, 2015. Mays Landing, New Jersey. 18 year old Tiffany Valiante suddenly disappeared after walking out of her house.... more

02 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
Evaristo Salas Jr.

November 14, 1995. Sunnyside, Washington. Jose Arreola was fatally shot on November 14th, 1995. For almost six months his girlfriend,... more

19 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
Marianne Shockley

May 11th, 2019. Milledgeville, Georgia. On May 11th, 2019 UGA professor Marianne Shockley died while spending the evening with her... more

12 Dec 2022 · 41 minutes
Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya)

December 16, 2012. New Delhi, India. On December 16, 2012, a young woman and her friend boarded a bus to... more

05 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Thomasdinh Bowman

August 31st, 2012. Seattle, Washington. 42-year-old Yancy Noll was shot inside his car at an intersection in Roosevelt, Seattle. On... more

21 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Barry Jones

May 1, 1994. Tucson, Arizona. On May 2, 1994, Angela Gray rushed into the emergency room at Kino Community Hospital... more

14 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
The Murder of Mike Williams

December 16th, 2000. Tallahassee, Florida. On December 16th, 2000 Mike Williams left home in the early morning hours to go... more

07 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Skinwalker Ranch

Uintah Basin, Utah. Skinwalker Ranch is said to be a most mysterious place. Sightings of humanoid creatures, unidentified flying objects,... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Michael Rockefeller

November 19, 1961. Netherlands, New Guinea. Michael Rockefeller, son of former US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, went on an expedition... more

24 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
The Death of Andrew Finch

December 28th, 2017. Wichita, Kansas. On December 28th, 2017 28-year-old Andrew Finch was fatally shot by a police officer outside... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Chandler Halderson

July 1, 2021. Windsor, Wisconsin. Chandler Halderson reported his parents missing on July 7th, 2021. He said they had gone... more

10 Oct 2022 · 46 minutes
Jody LeCornu

March 2, 1996. Baltimore, Maryland. In the early morning hours of March 2nd, 1996, Jody LeCornu was murdered in a... more

03 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Toforest Johnson

July 19, 1995. Birmingham, Alabama. Toforest Johnson was just 22 years old when he was convicted in the of capital... more

26 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Johnny Cashman Jr

April 19, 2022. Lynchburg, VA. On April 19, Johnny Cashman Jr.’s family is informed that he died of an apparent... more

19 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Murder of Tina Marcotte

June 24, 1994. Rapid City, South Dakota. A Rapid City woman finishing a night shift finds her tires slashed and... more

12 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
The Petit Family Murders

July 23, 2007. Cheshire, Connecticut. Jennifer Hawke-Petit informed a bank bank teller that men were holding her family hostage in... more

05 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Mary Ann Flynn

August 24, 1989. Cleveland, Ohio. At 10pm, one evening, Thirty-three year-old Mary Ann Flynn returned home. One neighbor said they... more

29 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
The Murder of Annie Le

24-year-old Annie Lee was an accomplished scholar, a PhD student, and was going to be married to the love of... more

22 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Kaylee Sawyer

July 24, 2016. Bend, Oregon. After a night out at her friend’s bachelorette party, Kaylee Sawyer walked down the street... more

15 Aug 2022 · 53 minutes
Patricia Stallings

July 9, 1989. St. Louis, Missouri. Patricia Stallings was living a normal life. She had a loving marriage and a... more

08 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Murder of Ronald Platt

July 28th, 1996. Devon, England. A fisherman discovered a body in the English Channel near Devon, England. The man... more

01 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
Kara Robinson

June 24, 2002. West Columbia, S.C. Fifteen year-old Kara Robinson was abducted at gunpoint from a friend's front yard while... more

25 Jul 2022 · 42 minutes
Amy DeBauche

August 7th, 2005. Mountain, Wisconsin. In 2005, Amy and David DeBauche were in the midst of a divorce and custody... more

18 Jul 2022 · 42 minutes
Death of Corey Scherbey

August 22nd, 2011. Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Corey Scherbey was found dead in his home on August 22nd, 2011. The... more

11 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Julie Hogg

November 16, 1989. Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England. Julie Hogg, a single mother from Billingham in Northern England, disappeared in the early... more

04 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Angel Bumpass

January 16, 2009. Chattanooga, Tennessee. In October 2019, Angel Bumpass was found guilty of first-degree felony murder and especially aggravated... more

27 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
Eric Haider

May 24, 2012. Bismarck, North Dakota. Eric Haider was working as a top grounds man for a plumbing and heating... more

20 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
Tair Rada

December 6, 2006. Golan Heights. On December 6, 2006, the body of 13-year-old student, Tair Rada, was found bloodied and... more

13 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Lamonte McIntyre

April 15, 1994. Kansas City, Kansas. On April 15th, 1994, two men were shot while sitting in a parked car... more

06 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
Nona Dirksmeyer

December 15, 2005. Russellville, Arkansas. Nona Dirksmeyer was a beauty pageant queen, a college student, and a girl loved by... more

30 May 2022 · 57 minutes
Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions

May 4, 2007. Belton, MO. Seventeen-year-old Kara Kopetsky walked out of her high school on May 4, 2007, and disappeared... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Marlene Warren

May 26, 1990. Wellington, Florida. Forty-year-old mother of one, Marlene Warren, was enjoying breakfast with her son and his friends... more

16 May 2022 · 51 minutes
Officer Christopher Horner

March 3, 1998. Haines City, Florida. On March 3rd, 1998. Officer Christopher Todd Horner made a routine stop at Oakland... more

09 May 2022 · 42 minutes
The Death of Tamla Horsford

November 3rd, 2018. Forsyth County, Georgia. Tamla Horsford attended a party where she was the only black person among a... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Crystal Rogers

July 3rd, 2015. Bardstown, Kentucky. On July 3rd, 2015 Crystal Rogers spent her day with her boyfriend and youngest child.... more

25 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
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May 26, 1990. Wellington, Florida. Forty-year-old mother of one, Marlene Warren, was enjoying breakfast with her son and his friends when she... more