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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 conspiracies.

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April 5, 2015. South West England, UK. Victoria Cilliers decided to jump out of a plane as her husband suggested she should. She was an experienced parachutist and instructor. Parachuting might be just the thing to do for herself. But after she jumped, she realized soon after that something was wrong. Her parachute wasn't working and the reserve didn't work correctly, either. Victoria plummeted to the earth while her fellow parachutists watched in horror. Join us as we discuss a case involving love, betrayal, and devious plots.//Sponsors://PrettyLitter. Single bag per cat litter delivered to your door. Changes color to indicate potential health issues. prettylitter.com and use promo code GENWHY for 20% off your first order.// Feals. Use Feals CBD oil to naturally help reduce pain, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Become a member and get 50% off your first order. Visit: Feals.com/genwhy to sign up today.
Hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.Wondery’s newest podcast explores some of the most-terrifying, real-life stories of people who came face to face with death. The podcast series raises the question on whether our choices control our destiny or if it all comes down to luck? A roll of the dice. At the end of each episode, it will be up to you to decide.To hear all Deadly Misadventures episodes, ad-free, exclusively on Wondery Plus just go to wondery.fm/deadly and subscribe today!
Broken Arrow Killings - 358

Broken Arrow Killings - 358

2020-01-1300:54:3220

July 22-23, 2015. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 11:30 pm a call came in to 911. The caller was twelve year old David Bever who reported that his brother was killing his family. This disturbing call from a nice suburb prompted an immediate response to the Bever home. Police found the home locked and blood was on the porch. By the next morning, five family members were confirmed dead, one was badly wounded, and another was found unharmed. The two older sons were located and arrested. What happened to this family and why? Join us as we discuss a case that involves isolation, obsession, and blood lust.
Murder Of Andrea Eilber - 357

Murder Of Andrea Eilber - 357

2020-01-0601:03:1225

November 14th, 2011. Lapeer County, Michigan. A young woman and her boyfriend, along with a friend of his, had been staying over at her Aunt's place over several days. Andrea had been house sitting while her relatives were away. On November 14th, she texted KC, her boyfriend, to have him meet her at the house. According to him, he arrived but the house was dark and he didn't see Andrea. Upset, he spent most of the evening with a friend from work. Friends and family became concerned for Andrea after she had gone missing since the 14th. Two days later her car was located. Then, a visit to her aunt's home resulted in Andrea being found. She was found dead in the laundry room as a result of a gunshot. Who had executed her? Police zeroed in on KC, but as the evidence in the case was collected and analyzed it seemed to point to someone else. Join us as we discuss the crime, possible motives and suspects in a case where timelines and evidence seem to lead to different theories of the crime.Sponsored by://Sun Basket. Want healthy meals delivered? Are you interested in Paeleo, Gluten-Free orVegetarian diets? Generation Why listeners can get $35 off their order now by visiting sunbasket.com/genwhy and entering promo code genwhy at checkout.///ThirdLove. ThirdLove knows there's a perfect bra for everyone so they are offering Generation Why listeners 15% off their first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/genwhy now to find your perfect fitting bra and get 15% off your first order. /
This is Part Two of our Oklahoma City Bombing coverage. In this episode we talk about McVeigh's life, the trials, and give our thoughts on this devastating act of domestic terrorism. Happy Holidays, everyone. We'll be back in January of 2020.
April 19, 1995. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A Ryder truck was parked outside of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City before 9am on that Wednesday morning. Inside the truck was a homemade bomb that, after detonation, destroyed the building and ended the lives of 168 people, including nineteen children. More than 600 people were injured. What motivated the bombers to target this federal building? Join us as we discuss the OKC bombing and Timothy McVeigh, a former Gulf War soldier whose life once looked promising but who later opted to start a war against his own government.
The Unabomber - 354

The Unabomber - 354

2019-12-1601:17:2917

1978-1995. USA. From 1978 through 1995, 16 bombs were either mailed or placed to terrorize the public. A government task force was formed and named UNABOM (University and Airline Bombing) after which the originally named Junkyard Bomber became known as The Unabomber. The bombs themselves were seemingly fashioned from stuff the individual had on hand. This mysterious figure behind the bombings also seemed to have a strong desire to speak to the public and in 1995 he revealed that if his essay was published that he would cease his terrorist activities. But was giving in to the demands of a terrorist the wrong course of action? Or was there good reasons to let him have his say? Join us as we discuss the case that changed not only how we operate our mail system, but also woke many people up to the fact that not all terrorists are from outside the nation.Sponsored by:Native. All natural, never tested on animals, aluminum-free deodorant that comes in a variety of enticing scents and actuallyworks. Eucalyptus & Mint is my personal favorite. For 20% off your first purchase, go to: nativedeodorant.com and use promo code GENWHY during checkout. We love it and believe you will, too.
The Tylenol Murders - 353

The Tylenol Murders - 353

2019-12-0901:02:4420

September, October 1982. Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois. A series of sudden deaths in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982 resulted in an investigation that traced the deaths to tainted Tylenol capsules. At that time there was no tamper proof packaging on pain medication bottles which made it difficult to figure out where the capsules had been laced. Who would have done such a thing and why did they do it? Join us as we try to sort through this mysterious case that had a profound effect on the trust we put into the pills that we buy.Quip.The Holiday season is here. Give the gift of dental care that those you care about will actually want to use every day. Go to GetQuip.com/genwhy and get your first refill free with a refill plan. Quip, the good habits company.//ThirdLoveThirdLove knows there's a perfect bra for everyone. With more sizes than most brands, comfortable and light fabrics, and a Fit Finder Quiz to assist you in your purchase, you'll have fun placing an order. Go to ThirdLove.com/genwhy and get 15% off your first order now.//ZiprecruiterZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/genwhy to get started.
North Hollywood Shootout - 352

North Hollywood Shootout - 352

2019-11-2501:11:2723

February 27, 1997. North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California. A beautiful Friday morning in Los Angeles, California was shattered as civilians and law enforcement came under attack by two vicious bank robbers that seemed to have a death wish. This case stunned the nation and paved the way for the militarization of our nation's top police forces.Sponsored by:Simplisafe is the best value in security. Right now you can get all the savings from their Black Friday sale. Just visit Simplisafe.com/GENWHY. This offer ends December 2nd, 2019.Audible. Give yourself the gift of an Audible membership. For a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 USD a month. That's more than half off the regular price. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 audio originals absolutely free. Visit Audible.com/gwp or text gwp to 500-500.
Kimberly Hricko - 351

Kimberly Hricko - 351

2019-11-1800:44:3518

February 14th, 1998. Talbot County, Maryland. A married couple goes on a romantic getaway to help save their marriage. Sometime after taking part in a murder mystery play, one of them is found dead in the room which had been the scene of a fire. Was this person murdered? Or was this simply a terrible accident due to an untended lit cigar? Kimberly Hricko, Steven's wife, claimed to have an alibi.Sponsored by Quip.Need better dental habits? Get a fresh brush head, floss, and toothpaste refills every 3 months to get in a good habit and maintain a healthy mouth. Go to GetQuip.com/generation and get your first refill free. Quip, the good habits company.
Bison Dele - 350

Bison Dele - 350

2019-11-1100:47:0621

July 2002. Tahiti, French Polynesia. On July 6, 2002, Bison Dele, Serena Karlan, Miles Dabord, and Bertrand Saldo left the island of Tahiti bound for Raiatea and eventually Hawaii. They were on a catamaran named the Hakuna Matata owned by Bison. He had ended a lucrative NBA career in 1999 and set out to travel the world. He was joined in early 2002 by his girlfriend, Serena, and his brother, Miles. Bertrand was the captain of the boat. However, no one heard from the boat after July 8 and none of the passengers arrived in Raiatea. Where was the Hakuna Matata? An unexpected business transaction would hold the key to this mystery.Want the best superfoods and plant protein mixes? We love YourSuper.com and don't hesitate to recommend it to others. Visit YourSuper.com and use code GENWHY at checkout for 15% off your order today.Third Love knows there is a perfect fitting bra for everyone, so they're offering a 15% discount for our listeners on your first order. Visit thirdlove.com/genwhy today to take advantage of this offer.
Joann Katrinak - 349

Joann Katrinak - 349

2019-11-0401:07:2626

December 15th, 1994. Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. Joann Katrinak, and her baby, had planned to go Christmas shopping with her mother-in-law but she never arrived to pick her up despite calling to say that she was on her way there. Her husband, Andrew, was surprised to not find his wife and child at home after arriving there after work. Joann's car was found abandoned outside of a local bar and evidence found within the vehicle suggested foul play. Months later, the remains of Joann and Alex were found on a remote farmland. Two suspects were eyed by the authorities; Andrew Katrinak and his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Rorrer. One of them surely killed the young woman and the child. As evidence was collected and the investigation ramped up, one of the suspects stood out to detectives. But were they on the right path?
Jennifer Pan - 348

Jennifer Pan - 348

2019-10-2800:50:0520

November 08, 2010. Markham, Ontario. A woman calls 9-1-1 to report that intruders have been in her home, that she heard "shots like pop" and that her dad has run screaming from the house. Apparently, Jennifer had been tied to a railing. In the end, Jennifer Pan's mother was dead and her father was in a coma at the hospital. Detectives worked to piece together what happened and early on had located footage of several men approaching, entering, and leaving the Pan residence. While the evidence seemed to indicate that a home invasion had occured just as Jennifer had stated, some things didn't add up. What did happen that night at the Pan house? The answers would be verified by an unlikely source.Sponsors:Ziprecruiter: Try Ziprecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/genwhy and find out why 4 of 5 employers find qualified candidates the first day. SimpliSafe: Visit simplisafe.com/genwhy to get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you purchase a new home security system. You have nothing to lose. And Justin and Aaron have personal experience with SimpliSafe. Easy to setup and easy to use. No contracts. No hidden fees.
Lori Hacking - 347

Lori Hacking - 347

2019-10-2101:05:3331

July 19, 2004. Salt Lake City, UT. When Lori Hacking didn't return from a morning run, her husband Mark called police. The response by the authorities and the public was swift. So many wanted to find Lori and bring her home. But determined investigators started to assemble pieces of information that added up to foul play. Lori, sadly, would not be returning home and everyone who knew her was about to be in for the shock of their lives once the truth of her disappearance and murder came out.
Murder Of Trey Zwicker - 346

Murder Of Trey Zwicker - 346

2019-10-1400:52:5727

May 11, 2011. Louisville, Kentucky. After a teen's body was discovered in a creek bed, his family wanted answers. The 14 year old, named Trey Zwicker, had been beaten to death and authorities quickly identified their suspect in his murder; Josh Young. Young's father, Josh Gouker, had been in a relationship with Trey's mother, Amanda McFarland. But by the time Young was taken to court, an unexpected twist occurred which flipped the case on its head. Join us as we discuss a chilling murder and the conflicting testimony, and confessions, surrounding the case.
The Farmville Murders - 345

The Farmville Murders - 345

2019-09-3000:45:3432

September 18th, 2009. Farmville, Virginia. Kathleen Wells hadn’t heard from her daughter, Melanie, for a few days and was worried. Melanie was staying in Virginia with her friend Emma Neiderbrock. Whenever Kathleen called Emma’s home, Richard McCroskey, Emma’s boyfriend, answered the phone and told various stories about where Melanie was. Kathleen called in a welfare check on the home on September 18. Inside the home, police found the bodies of four people. Questions arose. Was this a story of a jilted lover? Or was an intense interest in death and horror behind these murders?
Matias Reyes - 344

Matias Reyes - 344

2019-09-2300:55:0115

New York City, New York. September 1988-August 1989. In 2002, Matias Reyes admitted to being the sole person to rape and beat the Central Park Jogger, Trisha Meili. In 1989, however, he was identified as the East Side Slasher. We discuss his crimes and the impact that his confession had on the Central Park Five.
Sierah Joughin - 343

Sierah Joughin - 343

2019-09-1600:46:5226

July 19, 2016. Fulton County, Ohio. Sierah Joughin, a 20 year old college student, and her boyfriend, Josh Kolasinski, parted ways at around 6:45pm after spending some time together. She isn't seen alive again. Law enforcement and Sierah's friends and family acted quickly to locate her but three days later the case takes a huge turn when a suspect is arrested and just hours later Sierah's body is located in a shallow grave. While a case was built against the man police believe was responsible, he maintained that he was being framed for a crime he said he did not commit.https://justiceforsierah.org/
Death Of Sandy Maloney - 342

Death Of Sandy Maloney - 342

2019-09-0901:10:2128

February 10, 1998. Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the early 1990s, Sandy Maloney was diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari Malformation and soon became addicted to prescription drugs. In 1997, her husband, John asked for a divorce, seeking full custody of their three sons. On the morning of the final divorce hearing, February 11, 1998, Sandy was found dead and burned on her scorched couch. At first, investigators thought the fire was an accident but soon changed their minds to arson and murder. John Maloney would later be arrested. But did he kill Sandy? He was a police officer and was taking over arson investigations for his precinct. Perhaps he knew how to use fire to cover his tracks. But others say that the evidence suggests another cause for Sandy's death...
D.C. Mansion Murders - 341

D.C. Mansion Murders - 341

2019-09-0200:59:3629

May 14, 2015. Washington, DC. In the afternoon of May 14th, 2015, the mansion of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos was the scene of a fire. After firefighters finished battling the blaze, four people were found dead inside. They were Savvas, Amy, their son Philip, and their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa. Evidence found in the home told investigators that those who died were held against their will and tortured for hours before being murdered. But who would want to harm the Savopoulos family? As the answers came in, police realized that things may not have gone as first theorized.We have used Ziprecruiter and love it. It's the smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/genwhy
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Shal.ana

The documentary is on YouTube, it's good.

Jan 21st
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Mike Christopher

Did your mother have any children that survived? 🙄😂😇

Jan 21st
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Apple Betty

No d**k is that good!! I can't believe the wife changing her story.

Jan 21st
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Alexandra Tieng

3:46

Jan 20th
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Elizabeth Kesler Roundy

He has a right to ask for a lawyer. His grandpa does NOT have the right to force a lawyer on him or hire one for him. He is an adult.

Jan 20th
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Mike Christopher

No shit, come on this has been on every crime podcast everywhere, stop being lazy and cover one of the millions of less well known cases in the last 100 years 😂

Jan 20th
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Monnie Moores

You can't say they don't know any better because they are younger......Adults think the exact same way.They just don't "give a shit"....BOTTOM LINE.These people don't want to "start over or start new". The really don't care about themselves or the human race.....

Jan 14th
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Robyn Alysa Johnson

I've lived in Oklahoma, obsessed with true crime.... why and how was this the first time I had heard about this🤯🤯🤯

Jan 14th
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Henri Chinaski

I lost count of how many times they said "literally" in that episode...

Jan 13th
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Alexandra Tieng

2:56

Jan 13th
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Tony Rios

kavAlar, kavAlar,kavAlar, kavAlar lol!

Jan 13th
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Alison Wonderland

1.46

Jan 13th
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Shanita Carroll Kitts

Great episode! Thank you!

Jan 9th
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Marcus Phillips

I can't believe the chief of police in this case he should be in prison along with probably this guy's family most of them at least

Jan 9th
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BC

I'm imagining if KC was innocent and he knew for certain he was innocent, why wouldn't he just try to clear things up by himself? why wouldn't he talk to the police who serve the people? they must also serve him, so if he has an honest discussion with them why wouldn't they let him go?

Jan 6th
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AE88

Me: ok let's hear more about what made this guy tick.. Aaron: Diversity is strength! I could only find that people who want to protect gun rights are white supremacists! This dude also probably died a virgin Haha!

Jan 4th
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Simon Folkard

SSRI's are not happy pills, and the BBC has a history of trying to blacken the name of medicines that can be hugely beneficial to some people.

Jan 4th
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Jimothy Uranus

sound so stupid

Dec 31st
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Nat

👎 very bad episode, your analysis of the Unabomber is ridiculous!

Dec 28th
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Joe Dirt

just found this podcast recently. I remember this it happened a few blocks from my house.

Dec 28th
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