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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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Marjorie Nugent - 578

Marjorie Nugent - 578

2024-07-1501:15:112

November 19, 1996. Carthage Texas. There is no debate that Bernie Tiede shot 80-year-old Marjorie Nugent in the back four times and hid her body in a deep freezer for nine months. He admitted so in his confession to police and in his later trial. The question is why did he kill her? Did Bernie snap after years of mental abuse dealt out by a woman very few people seemed to like? Or did he play out a long-con to become the sole inheritor of her multimillion dollar estate?Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Libby Caswell - 577

Libby Caswell - 577

2024-07-0853:497

On December 11, 2017, a 21-year-old mother, Libby Caswell, was found dead in the bathroom of a motel in Independence, Missouri. Her boyfriend’s belt was fastened around her neck, and he had fled the scene after telling a 911 dispatcher that Libby had committed suicide. The police ruled her death a suicide, however, after obtaining autopsy reports, police reports and the opinion of experts, Libby’s mother believes otherwise. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Girl In The Picture - 576

Girl In The Picture - 576

2024-07-0101:00:388

A young woman’s body was found on the side of the road in Choctaw, OK in 1990. Four years after her death, her son, Michael Hughes, was abducted from his elementary school by a man who claimed to be his father. Who was the young woman and what happened to her son? Her death and her son’s disappearance would lead to a string of disturbing discoveries over the following two decades.Thank you to newspapers.com Check it out!!! Tons of bonus content from Generation Why available at: 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.
September 11th, 2009. Monrovia, California. Brian Randone called 911 because he found his girlfriend Felicia Tang unresponsive after a night of drug use. Officers responded to the call and found Felicia dead in the bathtub. She suffered over 300 injuries, but Randone maintained that she died from an overdose of GHB. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
March 18, 1990. Boston, Massachusetts. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, a security guard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum buzzed in two men dressed as police officers. Those two men revealed themselves to be thieves, who quickly tied up both of the guards. They stole 13 pieces of art including works by Rembrandt, Degas, and Vermeer. Despite a large reward offer from the museum and over 30 years of investigation by the FBI, none of the artwork has been recovered. How were these men able to pull off the largest art heist in the world?Get TONS of bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Carla Walker - 573

Carla Walker - 573

2024-06-1001:04:428

February 16, 1974. Fort Worth, Texas. Carla Walker and her boyfriend Rodney McCoy were kissing in a bowling alley parking lot after a school dance when they were attacked by an unknown man. Rodney was beaten into unconsciousness and Carla was abducted. Did you know you can get bonus content from Generation Why? 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.
In the summer of 2000, 31-year-old musician, David Anderson, went missing after a night out in New Hope, PA. He disappeared after crossing the bridge from New Hope to Lambertville. In 2013, 39-year-old bartender, Sarah Majoras, went missing after a night out in New Hope along the same route that Anderson had mysteriously disappeared from almost 13 years earlier. She was on route to the home she shared with her boyfriend, Adam Baker, who just so happened to be David Anderson’s roommate in the summer of 2000.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Jessica Chambers - 571

Jessica Chambers - 571

2024-05-2758:06

December 6th, 2014. Courtland, Mississippi. Firefighters responded to a report of a burning vehicle on a rural road. They found 19-year-old Jessica Chambers nearby. She was still alive but severely burned. Jessica identified herself and told first responders that someone named “Eric” or “Derek,” set her car on fire. She died from her injuries the next day.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
March 21st, 2012. El Cajon, California. Shaima Alawadi was attacked inside her home and died from her injuries three days later. Shaima was a Muslim woman and because a threatening note was found next to her body, investigators initially considered the possibility that her death was a hate crime.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Megan Parra  - 569

Megan Parra - 569

2024-05-1301:00:537

June 28, 2014. Cottonport, Louisiana. When 29 year old kindergarten teacher and mother of two, Megan Ducote Parra, is found on the floor of her living room in a pool of her own blood with a gunshot wound to the head, detectives quickly rule it a suicide. But after some investigation of their own, Megan’s parents became suspicious that she may have been murdered.Get access to our Discord and get more episodes at: 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.
Patty Prewitt - 568

Patty Prewitt - 568

2024-05-0601:03:0811

Holden, MO. February 18, 1984. Bill Prewitt was shot and killed while he slept. His wife, Patty Prewitt, gathered the four kids and went to a neighbor’s house for help. Officers suspected Patty of committing the crime almost instantly. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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 31st, 2013. Kaufman, Texas. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was shot multiple times as he walked to the Kaufman County courthouse. Two months later, Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were murdered while they slept inside their home. The suspect was a former justice of the peace who was convicted of theft just a year earlier. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
November 13th, 1971. The Pas, Manitoba. 19-year-old Helen Betty Osborne was a Cree woman who was abducted and murdered by four white men in a small town. It took over a decade for the perpetrators to face charges, despite the fact that many people in the community knew the names of all involved. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
Barbara Jean Horn - 565

Barbara Jean Horn - 565

2024-04-1501:09:239

July 12, 1988. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1988, 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn went missing from her home in Philadelphia PA. Last seen holding hands with an unknown man, she was later found dead, beaten and bloodied, in a TV box two blocks away from her home. With no leads to go on, other than a composite sketch of the unknown male, the case went cold. But several years later, in 1992, new detectives on the case arrested a man whom they claimed confessed to the crime.Get even more episodes from Generation Why at: 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.
Sam Cooke - 564

Sam Cooke - 564

2024-04-0851:396

December 11, 1964, Los Angeles, CA. Sam Cooke, legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and businessman was shot to death in a motel wearing only a jacket and wristwatch. Bertha Franklin, the motel’s manager, and Lisa Boyer, the woman he arrived with, claimed Sam attacked them individually and Franklin shot him in self-defense. Conspiracy theories and doubts about the investigation continue to plague the case decades later.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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 12th, 2022. Harris County, Texas. After 41 years, two murder victims known as the Harris County Does were finally identified as Dean and Tina Clouse, a young married couple with a child. After speaking to their families, investigators focused on finding their daughter, Holly Marie, who had never been located. https://justicefordeanandtina.com/Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
September 28th, 2014. Skillman (Montgomery Township), New Jersey. The bodies of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with political connections, were found inside their burning home. Details about their deaths were suppressed for months until the prosecutor’s office declared the case a murder-suicide. Numerous people, including the Sheridans’ sons, expressed their doubts about this ruling.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
December 12th, 2022. Wieambilla, Queensland. Four officers arrived at a property owned by Gareth and Stacey Train to follow up on a missing persons report concerning Gareth’s brother Nathaniel. Upon arrival, the officers found themselves involved in a shootout. Join us as we discuss a strange case that ended in violence.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
November 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. Dave Kroupa was casually dating two different women; Cari Farver and Liz Golyar. But just weeks after he began dating Cari, she seemed to disappear on November 13, 2012. Dave then started to receive hateful and threatening messages for 3 years from Cari. As the stalking, threats, and damages mounted, police got involved and the motive behind the crimes became clear.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
American Nightmare - 559

American Nightmare - 559

2024-03-0401:17:447

March 23rd, 2015. Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Denise Huskins was kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home. Two days later her kidnapper released her in Huntington Beach, California near her father's residence. Local police doubted her story and called the kidnapping a hoax. Denise’s case has been called a real life “Gone Girl” kidnapping. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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.
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David graham

Aaagh turn the volume down on the commercials...

May 16th
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David graham

I think the brother was responsible and the parents trued ti cover it up.

May 12th
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maggie filo

hey guys I'm checking out your podcast for the first time there's been few points that have frustrated me but the one most worth commenting on regards your statements about ghosts not having a "libido".I feel additional research would have aided your 'script' and understanding of sexual assault. this type of assault is about power, not sex. haa paranormal entity is using sexual assault to assert its power over a person is not an expression of sexual desire; the victim being 100% powerless.

May 8th
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Cold Cut

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Great Show, thanks

Apr 27th
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Sayda Pervin Nipa

⭕𝗖𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗞 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗠𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛➤➤👉https://www.justhd.online

Apr 19th
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Lars Bee

these two good little boys believe everything their government tells them ... I do not know what is scarier: someone who believes blindly in their government or who believes in Bigfoot.... fauci's lies r much scarier and more harmful...

Apr 7th
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David graham

I love this podcast, only spoiled by the near heart attacks I get when the commercials kick in, at 3 times the podcast volume. this will probably drive me away ..

Apr 5th
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Mar 28th
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Oldster

podcast has become a chore to listen to for a couple years now. Aron just reads and seems uninterested and Justin is the insufferable know it all.

Mar 27th
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Jeroen van Rixel

stop stealing others content idiots

Mar 20th
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Carmena

4.12

Mar 19th
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Shannon Thier

The cop, before he knew it was a gunshot in Ryan's face, even said he was acting like he had a concussion and he should greet his face looked at by a medical professional before going to bed, when Ryan kept saying he wanted to sleep. Dalton definitely knew he did something wrong - it was discovered after the civil trial that he won that he even dated the testifying sheet as 2 days before the interrogation happened so he could pretend those 6 hours didn't make a difference. He still won the suit.

Mar 17th
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Chemical Bull

"Thank you for enriching our understanding with your insights." https://www.chemicalbull.com/products/sandalrome

Mar 13th
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secret

Quit stealing from Necronomipod. Generation Why has become a pair of lazy hacks.

Mar 11th
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Carmena

this case infuriates me. Denise did everything she could. the people who rang into 911 did what they could. the initial dispatcher should have been fired. and the police have ALOT to answer for.

Feb 29th
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Lahela

Civility is a dying trait.

Feb 16th
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Shawna

very interesting episode

Jan 26th
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mehrsa servatyari

i wish i could find the subtitle of these podcasts in english...

Jan 13th
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Oldster

If they would chill with their constant fake outrage, they'd see this feller was obviously a werewolf

Jan 11th
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Maiju Hukkanen

Did you think about the weight being used to hide the body in the bottom of the vat by the mob? I dont think using a weight needs that much forethought. Wanna drown a person and keep them under? - use a weight!

Dec 18th
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