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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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Jonathan Amerault - 438

Jonathan Amerault - 438

2021-09-2057:564

September 19, 2020. Keene, New Hampshire. 25 year old Jonathan Amerault is a no-show for his job at Teleflex on September 19th and two days later his mother reports him missing to the New Hampshire police. Britany Barron, his girlfriend and coworker, also missed work but had called in to say she was quitting. The authorities didn't believe this to be a coincidence and went to work conducting interviews and searching for Jonathan and Britany. What they would later discover was a diabolical plot by someone to ambush and brutally murder one of the two. Support Generation Why and great causes that we donate to: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_GenerationWhyAll seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Karen Gregory - 437

Karen Gregory - 437

2021-09-1301:01:128

May 23, 1984. Gulfport, Florida. Karen Gregory had just moved in with her boyfriend, David Mackey, days before he was to leave on a business trip to Rhode Island. While he was away, someone entered their home and raped and murdered Karen. Police detectives came up with three separate suspects during their investigation and did their best to go through the evidence and question them to find Karen's killer. Was it her friend? Her boyfriend? Or the neighbor? Join us as we discuss a case involving great police work and a killer in plain sight. Please show your support and get bonus content: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
June 12, 2016. Orlando, Florida. A gunman walked into Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, near closing time and began shooting. Forty-nine people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Join us as we discuss Pulse, the victims and survivors, as well as our opinions on what Omar Mateen's actual motivation could have been for the shooting itself.Get bonus episodes from Justin and Aaron: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.Listen to SUSPECT: wondery.fm/Suspect_GenWhySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Peter Bergna - 435

Peter Bergna - 435

2021-08-3050:1110

June 1st, 1998. Slide Mountain, Nevada. Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a deadly accident on Slide Mountain, near Reno, Nevada. The truck they were traveling in fell 800 feet down the mountain, killing Rinette upon impact. Miraculously, Peter survived, somehow managing to jump out the driver’s side window. Immediately crash site investigators noticed that the evidence didn’t match Peter’s story, leading to a criminal investigation and Peter’s conviction for first-degree murder. Did Peter intentionally crash to kill his wife when he grew unhappy with the marriage, or was it a tragic accident that led to a wrongful conviction?Want bonus episodes of Generation Why? Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
June 30, 2003. Dalkeith in Midlothian, Scotland. A 14 year old girl named Jodi Jones is murdered after she leaves her house to visit her boyfriend, Luke Mitchell. That, combined with his discovery of her body behind a stone wall, had detectives focusing on him as the suspect for the crime. But was Luke Mitchell Jodi's killer? Join us as we discuss a case reminiscent of the West Memphis 3 case.Exclusive Generation Why content is available. Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Brandon Embry - 433

Brandon Embry - 433

2021-08-1657:4314

September 12, 2019. Asheboro, North Carolina. On the afternoon of September 12, 2019, 33-year-old Brandon Embry was discovered naked and unresponsive in a pool of his own blood and water on the bedroom floor of his apartment in Asheboro, North Carolina. He died from his injuries less than 24 hours later. Although his entire apartment was smashed up and turned upside down, and despite multiple blunt and sharp force injuries and bruising to his body, his cause of death is listed as pneumonia.Want bonus episodes? Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Michelle Mockbee - 432

Michelle Mockbee - 432

2021-08-0958:0616

May 29th, 2012. Boone County, Kentucky. Michelle Mockbee was a wife, a mother, and a kind person loved by many. No one seemed to have had any motive to kill her, but her body was discovered at work one morning, bludgeoned to death by an unknown assailant. Detectives worked diligently to discover the truth of why Michelle Mockbee was murdered and an interesting clue was discovered. Join us as we discuss a difficult murder case that would see several suspects and yield only circumstantial evidence.Want more Generation Why episodes? patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
August 13, 1986. Austin, Texas. Michael Morton spent nearly 25 years in prison after a jury decided he was responsible for murdering his wife, Christine. But the truth of what happened would come to light thanks to the work of the Innocence Project and pro-bono work by some defense attorneys. Would justice prevail in the end?Want bonus episodes? Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Cleashindra Hall - 430

Cleashindra Hall - 430

2021-07-2652:5512

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 evening around the time she was set to leave work. Do enough clues remain to solve this case? Join us as we discuss the disappearance of a woman that has haunted her family ever since.Want extra content from Justin & Aaron? Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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, along with 2 others were on Michael’s “kill list,” and that his life would be taken at only 14-years-old. Did Michael have mental health issues that weren’t treated, or was he simply a coldblooded killer?Get exclusive episodes and more from Justin & Aaron: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
H.H. Holmes  //Replay

H.H. Holmes //Replay

2021-07-1201:21:378

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 favorite episodes from back when. If you're interested in this story and plan to watch Devil in the White City, you'll want to listen to this first. http://astonishingchicago.com/To directly support us and for bonus content:: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jerry & Lynn Stomps - 428

Jerry & Lynn Stomps - 428

2021-07-0549:2812

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 start searching for Jerry and interviewing people they begin to find discrepancies in Lynn's statements. Would Lynn’s broken pelvis be her saving grace or her downfall? Where was Jerry? Turns out he was a lot closer to home than some thought. To support us and our team, visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.If you have a TikTok account, follow us for behind the scenes, previews, and other interesting content. @genwhypodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Kadie Major - 427

Kadie Major - 427

2021-06-2857:4019

January 17, 2008. Berkeley County, South Carolina. Kadie Major had always wanted to be a mother. At the age of 26 she found herself married with a daughter of her own, 9-month-old River Lynn. It seemed as though she had exactly the life she had always dreamed of. She was also 4-months pregnant with her second child, a boy she planned to call Aadon. But a terrible discovery on January 17th left her family devastated. Join us as we discuss a case that we believe will stick with you long after the episode has ended.To show support for us visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 was it his partner of 18 years, Susan Neill-Fraser?Want episode followups and commentary? Visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Heather Elvis - 425

Heather Elvis - 425

2021-06-1456:2413

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 artist. Five days later, she received a phone call that prompted her to head out into the night in her car. No one knows what happened to Heather that night, and despite an investigation and a number of trials, questions remain in a case involving harassment, deception, and revenge.To support Generation Why visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 looking bleak until word came in that an incarcerated man by the name of Juan Rivera might know something about the crime. After four days of interrogation, Juan relented and a confession followed. Join Aaron and special guest Robin Warder of The Trail Went Cold as they discuss one of the most infuriating cases we have ever heard of. The Trail Went Cold: trailwentcold.comFor Generation Why bonus content visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
February 24, 1986. Los Angeles, California. Sherri Rasmussen was 29, enjoying a successful career as a nurse, and newly married to her husband John Ruetten. She was viciously murdered on February 24th, 1986 at home while her husband was at work, but the crime wasn’t solved until 2009. Join us as we discuss a case where the truth of what happened wasn't accepted until there was no denying it.For up to two bonus episodes each month and outtakes visit: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 prison sentences. As the numbers grew and the postmasters suffered, a reality began to sink in; the Horizon system that was built by Fujitsu to handle transactions, stocktaking, and accounting for Post Office was more complex and buggy than they wanted to publicly admit. Join us as we discuss an ongoing case from the United Kingdom that represents one of the greatest preventable injustices of the last 30 years. https://www.jfsa.org.uk/For bonus episodes and outtakes visit: patreon.com/generationwhy...Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Tim Beasley

poor lady.....If she was really forced to do all off this and was scared and was beat they should treat her like a victim of that asshole not as a bad person. she was scared and helpless......what would you do if it happened to you?? I mean you never really know until it happens. let her out and get her help. she will for sure never be the same. she was just trying to stay alive and see another day.

Sep 21st
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Fara Saez-Bemonte

, oi9

Sep 20th
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Shanita Carroll Kitts

Sir, I thought you were leaving, possibly dying, someone was pregnant... nope! Just your phone...

Sep 20th
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Playingpossum

By far the best true crime podcast.

Sep 20th
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dachiggaman

they did the right things was difficult to say? I'm out

Sep 14th
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Chelsea D

4:16

Sep 11th
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GulfWarVet71

As a 9-11 survivor who lost a roommate and best friend, fuck you for the fact that you compare this small, tiny, no minuscule incident to the September 11th attacks

Sep 6th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD damnit Woundery stop this already.... are you secretly owned by the Parcast Network? that would make sense the way throw these trash ADs around like there normal episodes.

Sep 1st
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Man in the Moon

Fact of the matter is, Zimmerman broke no laws. He was a neighborhood watch who saw someone out during winter at night who looked suspicious. This very same Trayvon Martin who was only there because he was suspended for his misbehavior, and his parents finally had enough and sent him to be with his father. Martin was followed, escaped, then went back and attacked Z, pinning him down and beating him for a minute before Z drew and fired one shot. It's an unfortunate end for a troubled youth, but it was self defense nonetheless. The media spun a number of lies and half truths, claiming an evil white man attacked a young boy, whitewashing pictures of Z and showing pictures several years old of Trayvon. It's a lesson of what happens when you get involved with drugs, violence and crime.

Aug 26th
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Omid Asd

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Aug 24th
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Omid Asd

عالی بود

Aug 24th
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majormnr

Every legally bought suppressor IS registered with the ATF! You can't just go buy one from a store and walk out with one. There is a major paper trail with an application and fees! Yes you can illegally buy one in the black market but it still is traceable to whoever bought it first! Why didn't they look that up and ask that person where it was?

Aug 17th
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lizzyb

Maybe he is an alcoholic and was withdrawing...they didn't say anything about alcohol so...

Aug 16th
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Arthur C Holmes.

excellent

Aug 10th
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Jenn Haines-Noblitt

Anorexia and bulimia are different.

Aug 6th
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Aflacbird

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐,

Aug 2nd
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Chante Harris

absolutely the mother should have been charged and I am pissed and disgusted that she wasn't! she should have been charged multiple times as she took em back after they left the 1st time. If you as the abused are having trouble leaving then fine...you go back if you must but to drag your daughters back too...the only reason I see she would have done that is to lessen the abuse done to her which is just despicable for a mother...I hate Patricia more than I hate anyone else in this story.

Jul 31st
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD do not download.

Jul 28th
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Jeri Shire

Thank you for this episode. We in Arkansas want it solved!

Jul 27th
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Bo Kelley

Hell !"Generation Why" , where exactly are the first 98 episodes to yy0

Jul 26th
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