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The Generation Why Podcast

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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  • 27.07.2021
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    08:36
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    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    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 your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. Barry needed a miracle. And against all odds, he got one. One day the voice of God came over the radio in Barry’s car and told him there was a simple solution to all his problems: all he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. For the first time ever, Barry Keenan shares his version of the bizarre story in his own words, from beginning to end. This is just a preview of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/TGS_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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  • 26.07.2021
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    49:00
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    Cleashindra Hall - 430

    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/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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  • 19.07.2021
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    54:57
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    The Murder of Jaime Gough - 429

    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/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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  • 13.07.2021
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    06:59
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    Wondery Presents: Killer Psyche

    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 these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on first-hand. Listen to Killer Psyche at: wondery.fm/KP_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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  • 12.07.2021
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    H.H. Holmes //Replay

    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/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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  • 05.07.2021
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    Jerry & Lynn Stomps - 428

    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/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. If you have a TikTok account, follow us for behind the scenes, previews, and other interesting content. @genwhypod 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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  • 28.06.2021
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    Kadie Major - 427

    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/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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  • 21.06.2021
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    Murder of Bob Chappell - 426

    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/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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  • 14.06.2021
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    53:43
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    Heather Elvis - 425

    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/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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  • 07.06.2021
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    The Murder of Holly Staker - 424

    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.com For Generation Why bonus content 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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  • 31.05.2021
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    53:53
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    Murder of Sherri Rasmussen - 423

    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/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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  • 24.05.2021
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    Horizon Post Office Scandal - 422

    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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  • 17.05.2021
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    Mark & Mary Harshbarger - 421

    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 and could shoot better than most men. Their first date was spent fishing, they shot guns at their wedding a year later, then had 2 beautiful children together. Their last family hunting trip would end in horror; Mark was killed. Did Mary Beth shoot him on purpose, or did she really think he was a bear? 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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  • 10.05.2021
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    Alonzo Brooks - 420

    April 03, 2004. La Cygne, Kansas. On April 3rd, 2004 the normally reserved and laid back Alonzo Brooks decided to go to a house party with his friends. Alonzo couldn’t drive, so he rode with his friend Justin Sprague. They all arrived and were having a good time, until Justin left the party, leaving Alonzo stranded. Alonzo didn’t come home the next day and hadn’t contacted anyone about where he was. Nearly a month later, his body was found in a creek at the site of the party. To this day, no one knows what exactly happened to Alonzo that night, or how he ended up in that creek. For our bonus episodes 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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  • 03.05.2021
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    Death of Bethany Deaton - 419

    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 by her death. A week and a half later, their grief was compounded when Micah Moore, a friend of the couple, confessed to murdering Bethany at the behest of her husband. This confession unraveled a tale of possible sexual assault, radical Christianity, and the cult that Tyler was said to lead. Did Bethany complete suicide due to pressure from her husband or was she murdered to cover up what she knew? 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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  • 26.04.2021
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    The Titanic Conspiracy //Replay

    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 Southampton to New York City. Or did she? Join us as we examine the conspiracy theory that the ship that sank that morning was not the RMS Titanic. Is it possible? How could a different ship sail without anyone being the wiser and what would be the motivation for such a switcheroo? 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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  • 19.04.2021
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    Silk Road - 418

    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 drug and weapon exchanges on the internet. In the hunt for the elusive Ross, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the lines of good and bad become blurred; not all good guys wear white, and not all bad guys wear black. /// For our bonus episodes 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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  • 12.04.2021
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    54:50
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    Brian Banks - 417

    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 prying eyes of teachers. But that was his story. Wanetta told a very different account and Brian was arrested. What happened in the stairwell that day? Join us as we discuss a case involving two friends and the consequences that followed it. 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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  • 05.04.2021
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    Death of Kayla Skeen - 416

    September 1, 2013. Middleburg, Florida. A woman named Lois Kay Skeen is told late one evening that her granddaughter, Kayla Skeen, has hanged herself from a tree. The messenger is Kayla's boyfriend, Allen Marsh, who asked her to call 911 before running back to Kayla. The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded and conducted an investigation. It wasn't long before Kayla's death was ruled a suicide, but was it? Join us as we discuss the people, the evidence, and the circumstances surrounding the death of Kayla Skeen. 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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  • 29.03.2021
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    Joy Aylor - 415

    October 4, 1983. Dallas, TX. Rozanne and Peter Gailiunas decided to build their dream home, despite the fact that their marriage was on the rocks. Peter began to suspect that his wife, Rozanne, was having an with Larry Aylor, the man hired to build the new house. In October of 1983, Rozanne was found dead, the victim of a shocking crime. This case is full of affairs, divorce, murder conspiracies, and betrayal. Join us as we discuss a case that you'll be talking about for some time to come. 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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  • 22.03.2021
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    01:04:37
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    Dale Helmig - 414

    July 29, 1993. Jefferson City, Missouri. On July 30, 1993, Dale Helmig reported his mother, Norma, missing from the home they shared. Two days later, her body was found weighted down in a nearby river. Dale was arrested and convicted of her murder. However, he insisted that he stayed the night in a hotel about an hour from their home and that the case against him was based on nothing but circumstantial evidence. Was Dale wrongfully convicted? Join us as we discuss a case in which time and effort finally revealed the truth about Dale Helmig... 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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  • 15.03.2021
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    Dr. Thomas Burchard - 413

    March 7, 2019. Las Vegas, Nevada. On a dirt road east of Las Vegas, police find the body of 71-year-old Dr. Thomas Burchard in the trunk of an abandoned car. He had been bludgeoned to death. Judy Earp, his longtime girlfriend, had known for days that Thomas was dead after he didn’t return from an impromptu trip to Las Vegas. What events led up to Thomas Burchard’s death? And who would be held responsible? //CrimeCon Austin - June 4th-6th. 2021// crimecon.com //CrimeCon UK - September 25th & 26th, 2021// crimecon.co.uk //Use code GENWHY21 for a 10% discount.// 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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  • 08.03.2021
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    Lt. Joe Kenda - 412

    Lt. Joe Kenda is our guest as he answers questions about his career, his books, his shows, and even his personal life. If you're a fan of Homicide Hunter or American Detective, or you just wondered about the life of a detective and what they go through, you won't want to miss this. Disclaimer: Joe Kenda's replies and opinions are his own and in no way reflect those of Generation Why Podcast and its hosts. 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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  • 01.03.2021
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    The Said Sisters - 411

    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 a brother who provided support to their father. On January 1st, 2008 Yaser Said murdered his two daughters, abandoning their bodies in his taxi and going into hiding. In an image that is now a representative for this case, just a few days before her death, Amina posted a picture of herself online with the caption, “I don’t want to become a memory.” Amina and Sarah knew how dangerous their situation was, but they had no one to protect them. Join us as we discuss a heartbreaking case that should never have happened. Sponsors: Care/Of: Care/of is a wellness brand that makes it easy to maintain your wellness goals. Get 50% off your first Care/Of order by visiting TakeCareOf.com and enter code genwhy50 Babbel: Learn a new language on the go. Right now, when you purchase of a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to Babbel.com and use promo code GENWHY. Babbel - Language for lfe. 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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  • 22.02.2021
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    Dr. Steven Haataja - 410

    December 4, 2006. Chadron, Nebraska. In August 2006, Steven Haataja moved to Chadron, Nebraska to work as a mathematics professor at Chadron State College. On December 5, 2006, he was reported missing after he failed to show up to one of his classes. Ninety-five days later, his decomposed and badly burned body was found about a mile south of the school. However, investigators quickly reached a dead end. Was Steven murdered? Did he take his own life? Or did something else happen? You can find the Generation Why Podcast blog at: genwhypod.com The documentary Love & Terror mentioned in the episode: https://www.loveandterrorthemovie.com/ 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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  • 15.02.2021
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    Lululemon Murder //Replay

    March 11, 2011. Bethesda, Maryland. In this replay of episode 157, we discuss the murder of Jayna Murray at a Lululemon store and the investigation into her coworker, Brittany Norwood, who stated that two intruders had attacked the women. This episode has been remastered to improve the audio quality of the original file. 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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  • 08.02.2021
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    Linda Stermer - 409

    January 7th, 2007. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Linda and Todd Stermer fell hard for each other and had a sweet little family together. After 14 years of marriage, they started arguing about things most couples do: affairs and finances. But in 2007, a fire broke out at their home and Todd Stermer was found dead on the lawn. Were those arguments just arguments or could they have directly led to Todd’s death? Did Linda kill her husband on purpose or was it a tragic accident? Join us as we discuss a case that we know you'll be talking about... ::Sponsors:: // ThirdLove. Find your perfect fitting bra today at thirdlove.com/genwhy and save 20% off your first purchase. -- //Embark. Order the Breed and Health kit to learn more about your dog. Visit EmbarkVet.com and use promo code GENWHY to get free shipping and save $30 off your Embark Breed and Health kit today. 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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  • 01.02.2021
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    Mickey Shunick - 408

    May 18, 2012. Lafayette, Louisiana. When Mickey Shunick rode her bike to a friend’s house, it was a normal occurrence. When she didn’t come home for her brother’s high school graduation, family knew something wasn’t right. Mickey was in a violent sex offender’s line of sight as she rode her bike and never made it home. Sponsors: Best Fiends. A puzzle game with more than 100 Million Downloads. Download on the apple app store or google play. Better Help. Professional counseling done securely online. Visit betterhelp.com/genwhy to get 10% off your first month. Babbel. The #1 language learning app. Visit babbel.com and use code genwhy to get 3 months free when you purchase 3 months. 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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  • 25.01.2021
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    James Kraig Kahler - 407

    November 28, 2009. Burlingame, Kansas. Kraig Kahler, husband and father of three children, entered the home of his wife's grandmother and shot her, his wife and their two daughters. Only his son was spared. A seemingly perfect family was destroyed in a matter of minutes. Obsession, jealousy, and, potentially insanity, were possible reasons Kraig Kahler decided to kill his family in cold blood. Join us as we discuss a terrible mass shooting and the legal issues that followed. 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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  • 18.01.2021
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    Murder of Jason Kopack - 406

    February 23, 1993. Dayton, Nevada. Fifteen year old Jason Kopack was found dead early one morning inside his home, wrapped in a blanket and with wounds from a 20-gauge shotgun. His best friend, Brian Simmons was arrested and charged with his murder shortly after. As details of that night were revealed, Brian’s guilt was questioned. Did Brian Simmons actually kill Jason Kopack? Or was he accused of murder due to the prejudicial assumptions of the prosecution and the jury about his assumed lifestyle and beliefs? Follow us on Instagram! @generationwhypodcast 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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  • 11.01.2021
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    George and Lisa Revelle - 405

    September 28, 1994. Fremont Hills, Missouri. Lisa Revelle, a mother of two and an elementary school teacher, was shot inside her home and died a few hours later in the hospital. Her husband George, a banker and mayor of the town, was convicted of her murder, but acquitted two years later. Lisa’s murder leaves people wondering if George is truly innocent, or a con man smart enough to cover his tracks. Let us know what you think after the episode by following us on instagram (@generationwhypodcast) or twitter (@genwhypod) 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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  • 04.01.2021
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    Christine Belford - 404

    February 11, 2013. Wilmington, Delaware. Christine Belford and her ex-husband, David Matusiewicz, had a contentious relationship after their 2006 divorce that culminated in David and his mother kidnapping the couple's three daughters. Four years after she got her children back, Christine and her friend Beth Mulford stepped into the county courthouse to attend Christine’s child support hearing where they were shot dead. What prompted the shooting and why could no one prevent it? 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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  • 28.12.2020
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    Laurie Bembenek //Replay

    Replay episode. May 28, 1981. Milwaukee, WI. Christine Schultz was found deceased in her home, the victim of a shooting. She had been bound prior to being shot in the back. Her two sons, ages 7 & 11, had been at home and the older one had witnessed the gunman. Despite a description of a male suspect by one of the boys, the police focused their investigation on the ex-husband's new wife. Were the police connecting the dots properly or were their instincts incorrect? 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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  • 21.12.2020
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    Angie Dodge - 403

    June 13, 1996. Idaho Falls, Idaho. When 18-year-old Angie Dodge failed to show up to work, two of her coworkers went to her apartment looking for her. There they found Angie lying dead on her bedroom floor. She had been raped and murdered. In January 1997, police had a confession from 20-year-old Christopher Tapps. However, the DNA at the scene didn’t match Chris or the other two men he said were present at Angie’s death. Then Chris recanted his confession, claiming it was coerced. Who else was involved? And was Chris involved at all if there was no evidence of him at the crime scene? Sponsors ...LegacyBox - Preserve your photos and videos digitally. Go to LegacyBox.com/genwhy to get 50% off while supplies last... ...Ring - Monitor and secure your home with Ring today. Visit ring.com/genwhy for special holiday offers. 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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  • 14.12.2020
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    Aaron Mintz - 402

    January 22, 1984. New Orleans, Louisiana. The police received a 911 call from the Mintz home. Aaron Mintz claimed that he woke up to a loud bang and found his wife, Palma, dead in the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. However, investigators suspected him of murder after they found a pillow with an obvious bullet hole in another room and Palma’s arm at an angle inconsistent with having shot herself. Did Aaron Mintz shoot his wife and stage it to look like a suicide? Or was there another explanation? 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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    Murder of Samira Watkins - 401

    October 29, 2009. Pensacola, Florida. When Samira Watkins, a two-months pregnant single mother, didn’t show up for work for two days or pick up her four-year-old son, her family knew something was wrong. A few days later her body was found floating in a duffel bag near Pensacola Naval Air Station. The investigation turned up two strong suspects: a violent former boyfriend who was the father of her son and a recent boyfriend who was the father of her unborn child. Who had murdered Samira and why? 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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  • 30.11.2020
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    The Zodiac Killer //Replay

    In this rerun of episode 118, Aaron interviewed Mike Morford about his Zodiac Killer research, the investigation, the suspects, and the case as it stood in 2014. Will the Zodiac ever be identified? Mike Morford hosts several true crime podcasts these days, including Criminology. This episode has been re-edited and remastered. 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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  • 25.11.2020
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    The Lindt Cafe Siege - 400

    December 14, 2014. Sydney, Australia. In Martin Place, a Lindt Cafe's employees and patrons were held hostage by an armed man. As the manager of the cafe tried to keep things calm, the armed man became more paranoid. The cafe was surrounded by police and a psychiatrist was brought in to aid authorities in managing the situation. What happened from there on out would almost defy belief. Join us as we discuss one of the most frustrating cases that we have ever covered. /// This is our 400th episode and our 8th year working on this podcast. We are very grateful for the support you all have shown us. Seriously, thank you. - Justin & Aaron /// 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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  • 25.11.2020
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    Brandon Teena - 399

    December 31, 1993. Richardson County, Nebraska. In the fall of 1993, Brandon Teena, a transgender man from Lincoln, moved to Falls City, Nebraska to avoid legal trouble and make a fresh start. While there, he befriended a small group of friends and dated multiple women. On Christmas Eve 1993, John Lotter and Thomas Nissen, two of those friends, confronted Brandon about his gender identity. Bigotry and hate defined what followed. Join us as we discuss a triple murder that could have been prevented and the life of the young man who was targeted. This case was the basis of the 1999 movie Boys Don’t Cry and a centerpiece of trans rights in the 1990s, 2000's and beyond. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Hugues de la Plaza - 398

    June 02, 2007. San Francisco, California. A French-American citizen enjoyed a night out with friends before heading back to his apartment before 2am. When he was discovered deceased the next day in his locked apartment an investigation was launched to discover what had happened and why. It wasn't long before the lead detective seemed to satisfy these questions in his own mind, but friends and family of Hugues had a different theory of his death. Join us as we discuss a locked room death case that remains open to this day. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Erin Valenti - 397

    San Jose, California. October 7, 2019. We were going to take this week off, but Justin wanted to record an episode on a death that he became very interested in. How did Tinker Ventures' CEO Erin Valenti die? Erin went missing while visiting California in October of 2019 and her body was found in her rental car five days later. Join us as we discuss how a young and healthy tech CEO might have met her end and why. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    DJ Fickey - 396

    October 3, 2016. Flintstone, Georgia. A 27 year old man named DJ Fickey and his high school sweetheart and wife, Brandy, wrestled with drug addiction and a volatile relationship. A series of alarming text messages preceded a 911 call that was reporting the suicide of DJ. The caller was a mutual acquaintance of DJ and Brandy who may have had a motive to kill. Join us as we discuss a tragic case that doesn't need to remain a mystery. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Murder of Jennifer Evans - 395

    June 19, 1995. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 21 year old Jennifer Evans went to The Bayou, a nightclub, with two friends. Sometime after midnight, she met Dustin Turner, a Navy SEAL trainee. He was at the club with his buddy and fellow SEAL trainee, Billy Brown. Dusty and Jennifer seemed to hit it off and went to his car to talk. The next day, Jennifer was reported missing by her friends. Detectives worked a tip that said Jennifer was last seen with Dustin Turner and questioned him. Did Turner hold the key to the entire case? Join us as we discuss a case that is very divisive and that is being challenged to this very day. Sponsor: Third Love knows there's a perfect bra for everyone and they are offering our listeners 10% off their first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/GENWHY now to find your perfect fitting bra and to get 10% off your first order now. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Murder of Hannah Hill - 394

    May 19, 1999. Akron, OH. After 18 year old Hannah Hill was found dead in the trunk of her own car, detectives questioned her abusive boyfriend to see if he was involved in her murder. But as information was gathered, a second suspect was identified. Could Hannah's case get solved? Join us as we discuss a case that was debated for years before a more definitive case could be brought against one of the men. /// Sponsor: Have old movies on vcr tapes or film reels? Old photographs with no easy way to share them? LegacyBox can digitally transfer them to a thumb drive or a cloud drive so that you can easily access and share these memories. Go to LegacyBox.com/GENWHY to get 40% off your first order. (While supplies last) 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Sally Challen - 393

    August 14th, 2010. Surrey, United Kingdom. In 2010, Sally Challen had been married to her husband Richard for 31 years. After cooking him a meal of bacon and eggs, she took a hammer and beat him to death. But why did she do it? It would take time and treatment to get to the bottom of a most unexpected murder. **Sponsor: Third Love knows there's a perfect bra for everyone. Get 10% off your first order by visiting ThirdLove.com/GENWHY now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 10% off your first purchase! ** 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Kendrick Johnson - 392

    January 10th, 2013. Valdosta, Georgia. Lowndes High School student Kendrick Johnson went missing while at school soon after Christmas break. Later that night, Kendrick's mother called authorities. The next day, however, some students made a discovery that would shock everyone. "KJ" was discovered in a rolled up mat that was one of many stored in the corner of a gymnasium at the school. It didn't take long for detectives to announce that Johnson's death was an accident. But as the family and others looked into the situation, suspicions grew that the student may have been murdered. 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Murder of Maddie Clifton - 391

    November 3, 1998. Jacksonville, Florida. An 8 year old girl disappeared while playing outside of her home. Despite a massive effort by many volunteers, her whereabouts wouldn't be known for six days. A terrible discovery by a woman in her 14 year old son's room led police to a terrible truth: a teenager had killed the child and kept her body in his room. But why did he do it? Join us as we discuss the murder of Maddie Clifton and the trial of Joshua Phillips. Amazon special offer: Get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle. That's an Echo Dot smart speaker and a Sengled color-changing light bulb! Go to: Amazon.com/genwhy 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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    Christian Andreacchio - 390

    February 26, 2014. Meridian, Mississippi. The death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio has been described as bizarre at best and suspicious at worst. On February 26, 2014, Christian was found slumped in a bathtub in his apartment with a gunshot wound in his right temple. The police quickly ruled his death a suicide. However, Christian’s parents, Rae and Todd, immediately knew that their son did not take his own life. Over the next five years, they would hire private investigators, attorneys, forensic pathologists, forensic labs, and more. They all agreed that the evidence surrounding Christian’s death pointed to homicide. So what were the true circumstances surrounding Christian’s death? Did he die by suicide or homicide? 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Clarence Elkins - 389

    June 7th, 1998, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio. A woman and her granddaughter are brutally attacked by an intruder early one morning. The granddaughter, Brooke, survived the attack and provided a description of the man who killed her grandmother. She said he looked like her Uncle Clarence. But over time there were doubts about the case against Brooke's uncle, Clarence Elkins. Was there any proof, though, that he didn't kill his mother-in-law who he had threatened just a week before? 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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  • 12.11.2020
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    Lauren McCluskey - 388

    October 22, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey began seeking help from authorities after she discovered that her controlling boyfriend had been lying about his identity and had a criminal past. It's the events that happened after she sought help that will have you questioning everything. Join us as we discuss one of the most infuriating cases you'll ever hear about. 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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