The Generation Why Podcast

The Generation Why Podcast

Wondery

True Crime

342 episodes

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 conspiracies.


  • 27 JUL 2021
    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra
    8m 36s

    Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s you...

  • 26 JUL 2021
    Cleashindra Hall - 430
    49m 0s

    May 9, 1994. Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The week following her senior prom, Cleashindra Hall was looking forward to graduating, starting her summer internship, then attending college in the fall for pre-med. But she unexpectedly vanished one eve...

  • 19 JUL 2021
    The Murder of Jaime Gough - 429
    54m 57s

    February 3, 2004. Palmetto Bay, Florida. When you’re a kid, there’s almost no one you feel safer around than your best friend. This was the case for Jaime Gough with Michael Hernandez, his best friend. Jaime couldn’t have known his name, al...

  • 13 JUL 2021
    Wondery Presents: Killer Psyche
    6m 59s

    When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On KILLER PSYCHE, former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed thes...

  • 12 JUL 2021
    H.H. Holmes //Replay
    1h 18m 48s

    Adam Selzer joins us to talk about H.H. Holmes and to dispel the myths and legends that surround his story as well as highlight some of the interesting things about him that he's uncovered while researching his past. This is one of our favo...

  • 05 JUL 2021
    Jerry & Lynn Stomps - 428
    47m 24s

    February 6, 2009. Corbett, Oregon. When Jerry and Lynn Stomps went to meet potential buyers of their boat, their lives changed forever. Lynn was thrown over a bridge and broke her pelvis and as for Jerry, he went missing. When investigators...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    Kadie Major - 427
    54m 34s

    A young mother and her daughter are found dead after their disappearance.

  • 21 JUN 2021
    Murder of Bob Chappell - 426
    47m 52s

    January 26, 2009. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. When Bob Chappell, a radiation specialist goes missing, police try to piece together what went wrong. Was it an accident aboard his yacht? Did someone find Bob on his yacht and attack him? Or w...

  • 14 JUN 2021
    Heather Elvis - 425
    53m 43s

    December 18, 2013. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In December 2013, Heather Elvis was excited for the new year to come. She had just ended a toxic affair with a married man, was back into dating, and about to start a new job as a makeup arti...

  • 07 JUN 2021
    The Murder of Holly Staker - 424
    1h 10m 51s

    August 17, 1992. Waukegan, Illinois. Holly Staker was an 11 year-old girl who was babysitting two children when she was raped and then stabbed to death. Detectives wasted no time in collecting evidence and pursuing suspects but the case was...

  • 31 MAY 2021
    Murder of Sherri Rasmussen - 423
    53m 53s

    A nurse is murdered at home in what looked like a robbery gone wrong.

  • 24 MAY 2021
    Horizon Post Office Scandal - 422
    54m 57s

    2000's. United Kingdom. During the 2000's, Post Office Ltd discovered that hundreds of their SubPostmasters were stealing money and punished them for it. Well over 700 people were prosecuted or took plea deals resulting in fines and even pr...

  • 17 MAY 2021
    Mark & Mary Harshbarger - 421
    51m 49s

    September 14, 2006. Buchans Junction,   Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Mark Harshbarger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He thought he hit the jackpot when he met Mary Beth Kintner. She was also into the outdoors...

  • 10 MAY 2021
    Alonzo Brooks - 420
    50m 18s

    Justin and Aaron discuss the mysterious death of Alonzo Brooks which was recently covered by Unsolved Mysteries.

  • 03 MAY 2021
    Death of Bethany Deaton - 419
    50m 8s

    October, 30, 2012. Kansas City, Missouri. On October 30, 2012, 27-year-old Bethany Deaton was found dead in the backseat of her vehicle from an apparent suicide. Her husband of a few months, Tyler, her family and her friends were devastated...

  • 26 APR 2021
    The Titanic Conspiracy //Replay
    1h 20m 3s

    We're off this week, but please enjoy this older episode that we still enjoy discussing. April 15, 1912. Atlantic Ocean. The RMS Titanic sank in the early morning hours in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Sout...

  • 19 APR 2021
    Silk Road - 418
    1h 29m 43s

    On today's episode we tell the story of Ross Ulbricht, the creator and founder of the Silk Road deep website. The site ran from 2011-2013, and it took multiple law enforcement agencies and officers to take down one of the largest illegal dr...

  • 12 APR 2021
    Brian Banks - 417
    54m 50s

    July 8th, 2002. Long Beach, California. It was a normal day in summer school for Brian Banks. He left class, and saw his acquaintance Wanetta Gibson in the hallway. They decided to sneak off to the stairs to spend some time away from the pr...

  • 05 APR 2021
    Death of Kayla Skeen - 416
    48m 43s

    A young woman is found hanged from a tree and her family swears she was murdered.

  • 29 MAR 2021
    Joy Aylor - 415
    49m 38s

    A woman is brutally murdered and police have several different suspects to look into.

  • 22 MAR 2021
    Dale Helmig - 414
    1h 4m 37s

    After a woman is found dead, police suspect her son killed her despite his having an alibi.

  • 15 MAR 2021
    Dr. Thomas Burchard - 413
    51m 1s

    A kindly doctor is discovered dead in the trunk of an abandoned car.

  • 08 MAR 2021
    Lt. Joe Kenda - 412
    59m 40s

    Investigation Discovery star Lt. Joe Kenda.

  • 01 MAR 2021
    The Said Sisters - 411
    48m 23s

    January 1st, 2008. Irving, Texas. Sarah and Amina Said were two normal, happy teenage girls trying their best to live a regular life. Unfortunately, they lived with an angry, abusive father, a mother too afraid to protect her children, and...

  • 22 FAB 2021
    Dr. Steven Haataja - 410
    46m 21s

    A mathematics professor is found bound to a tree and burned to death.

  • 15 FAB 2021
    Lululemon Murder //Replay
    1h 18s

    A woman claimed that she and her coworker were assaulted by two intruders at their Lululemon Store.

  • 08 FAB 2021
    Linda Stermer - 409
    52m 10s

    Did Linda Stermer run over her husband by accident or on purpose?

  • 01 FAB 2021
    Mickey Shunick - 408
    44m 14s

    A woman was targeted by a violent sex offender as she rode home on her bike.

  • 25 JAN 2021
    James Kraig Kahler - 407
    48m 28s

    A man murders most of his family with a .223 rifle then attempts an insanity defense.

  • 18 JAN 2021
    Murder of Jason Kopack - 406
    1h 4m 10s

    Did a teenager murder his friend because he wanted to please Satan?

  • 11 JAN 2021
    George and Lisa Revelle - 405
    51m 20s

    A man is accused of shooting his wife dead in their home.

  • 04 JAN 2021
    Christine Belford - 404
    47m 20s

    A woman was stalked and harassed by her ex-husband and his family before one of them killed her.

  • 28 DEC 2020
    Laurie Bembenek //Replay
    46m 11s

    A woman is shot dead and investigators focus on her ex-husband's new wife.

  • 21 DEC 2020
    Angie Dodge - 403
    55m 34s

    A teenager is brutally murdered but the evidence tested doesn't match the man who confessed to the crime.

  • 14 DEC 2020
    Aaron Mintz - 402
    47m 40s

    A woman appears to have ended her own life with a gun but police suspect the husband may have staged the scene.

  • 07 DEC 2020
    Murder of Samira Watkins - 401
    44m 18s

    A woman heads out for the evening to see her boyfriend but never returns home.

  • 30 NOV 2020
    The Zodiac Killer //Replay
    1h 20m 33s

    Who was The Zodiac Killer and is he even still alive?

  • 23 NOV 2020
    The Lindt Cafe Siege - 400
    1h 11m 23s

    An armed man takes hostages at a Lindt Cafe in Sydney, Australia.

  • 16 NOV 2020
    Brandon Teena - 399
    46m 36s

    A transgender man was targeted by two former friends.

  • 09 NOV 2020
    Hugues de la Plaza - 398
    51m 59s

    A 36 year old man is found dead inside of his locked apartment with conflicting evidence as to murder or suicide.

  • 02 NOV 2020
    Erin Valenti - 397
    43m 40s

    A Utah tech CEO died under mysterious circumstances while visiting California.

  • 26 OCT 2020
    DJ Fickey - 396
    56m 49s

    A man dies after being shot, but who pulled the trigger?

  • 19 OCT 2020
    The Murder of Jennifer Evans - 395
    59m 21s

    Two men were convicted of murdering a medical student in Virginia.

  • 12 OCT 2020
    Murder of Hannah Hill - 394
    56m 26s

    Two men each had the means and opportunity to murder Hannah Hill, but which one actually did the deed?

  • 05 OCT 2020
    Sally Challen - 393
    51m 9s

    A woman unexpectedly kills her husband of 31 years and admits to it.

  • 28 SEP 2020
    Kendrick Johnson - 392
    1h 57s

    A student is found dead in his school's gym and his family believes it was a murder and not an accident.

  • 21 SEP 2020
    The Murder of Maddie Clifton - 391
    50m 35s

    A teenager claims that an accident and fear of his father caused him to kill a young girl.

  • 07 SEP 2020
    Christian Andreacchio - 390
    1h 6m 25s

    A young man is killed with a gun but who pulled the trigger?

  • 31 AUG 2020
    Clarence Elkins - 389
    48m 47s

    A man was convicted for a brutal crime involving his mother-in-law and niece despite a lack of evidence.

  • 24 AUG 2020
    Lauren McCluskey - 388
    48m 10s

    A university student is murdered after her campus police fail to act on her concerns.

  • 17 AUG 2020
    Thanksgiving Day Murders - 387
    49m 14s

    Two residents of a farmhouse disappear under suspicious circumstances.