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The Generation Why Podcast

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.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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  • 24.01.2022
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    The Yale Murder - 454

    July 7th, 1977. Scarsdale, New York. Bonnie Garland met Richard Herrin at Yale when she was 20 years old. Herrin was more than 3 years older and was head over heels for Bonnie. After Richard changed schools, Bonnie began to grow distant and finally let Richard know that she wanted to remain friends but that she intended to date other people. On July 7th, 1977, Bonnie's mother walked into her daughter's room and saw her covered in blood and fighting to breathe. She would not survive. Meetup Event https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cults-crimes-amp-cabernet-guests-38952853553 Get even more episodes from Generation Why at: 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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  • 18.01.2022
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    Wondery Presents: Even the Rich - Kidnapping American Royalty: The Patty Hearst Story

    One night, 19-year-old college student Patty Hearst, who happened to be the heir to the Hearst newspaper fortune, was kidnapped from her apartment. She was kept in a closet for weeks, while her captors demanded millions from the Hearst family and the release of their imprisoned co-conspirators. But after she was released, she shocked the world when she robbed a bank with her captors and announced that her name was now Tania. In an all-new series of EVEN THE RICH, dive into the wild and unpredictable story of Patty Hearst. Listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/ETR_PH_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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  • 17.01.2022
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    Wembley Park Killer - 453

    June 07, 2020. Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury, north-west London, England. On June 7th, 2020, Sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were celebrating Henry's 46th birthday on a dark hill in a London park when they were fatally attacked and killed by an assailant brandishing a blade. 36 hours later their bodies were discovered laid out in the undergrowth, posed together. They had been stabbed more than thirty times, the perpetrator then dragged their bodies into a thicket to conceal them before fleeing the scene. Injured, the killer left behind a large amount of his own blood that would eventually lead police directly to him and his bizarre motivation behind the brutal slayings. Aaron & Justin have a ton of extra episodes for you to listen to. 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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  • 10.01.2022
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    Jelani Day & Daniel Robinson - 452

    August 24th, 2021. How did Jelani Day, a 25 year old grad student at ISU and an avid swimmer, end up dead in the Illinois River 60 miles from his college campus? Why were most of Jelani’s belongings scattered in various locations? These are all questions that several law enforcement agencies are still trying to answer. Daniel Robinson went missing on June 23, 2021 while working in Buckeye, Arizona. His vehicle was found later but Daniel remains missing. Join us as we discuss two mysterious cases from 2021 that have left two families searching for answers. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 04.01.2022
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    Introducing Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders

    In the era of some of the most heinous serial killers of all time — one murderous family went curiously unnoticed: The McCrary’s. Led by a psychopathic patriarch and his cunning son-in-law, this Texas clan roamed the country robbing, kidnapping, and killing up to 20 people, most of them taken from donut shops. “Families who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders” recounts the wild and deeply disturbing story of an unhinged American family and the terrible brutality they unleashed. The podcast features the taped confessions of one of the killers, given when he was serving a life term in Colorado. Listen to the rest of this episode at wondery.fm/DSM_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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  • 03.01.2022
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    Lori Dupont - 451

    Amherstburg, Ontario Canada. November 12th, 2005. In 2002 nurse Lori Dupont met physician Marc Daniel at the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital where they both worked. What started off as a secret romantic affair turned into a public tumultuous relationship for all of their coworkers and family to witness. Marc Daniel had a history of toxic and abusive behavior not only with Lori, but with other nurses at the hospital. Incidents of stalking and harassment escalated, and on November 12th, 2005 Marc Daniel did the unthinkable. Want bonus episodes of Generation Why? For that and more 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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  • 27.12.2021
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    The Murder Of Kim Thomas //Replay

    Kim Thomas. Charlotte, NC. In 1990, a kidney specialist arrives home late one night to the sound of his crying child. After retrieving the 13 month-old from his crib, he discovers the body of his wife in their living room. She had been handcuffed behind her back and killed with a knife or some other sharp instrument. It appears as though the attack began while she was sleeping. When investigators look into the murder they will end up with two very different suspects. Was this a crime of passion? Or a robbery gone wrong? Did her husband murder her to avoid a costly divorce? Or did a laborer with a history of violence and theft in that area commit the crime? For exclusive content from Generation Why and to support us: 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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  • 20.12.2021
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    Sydney Loofe - 450

    November 15, 2017. Lincoln, Nebraska. Sydney Loofe was a young woman living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She liked using Tinder to meet people. In November of 2016, Sydney matched with a woman named Audrey. They agreed to a first date. It went well and the two women agreed to a second date. What Sydney didn’t know was that she was walking into the trap of two people who were sexually aroused by torture and murder. Meetup Event https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cults-crimes-amp-cabernet-guests-38952853553 Get extra episodes from us every month! 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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  • 12.12.2021
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    Angela Correa / Jeffrey Deskovic - 449

    November 15, 1989. Peekskill, New York. 15 year-old Angela Correa carried a camera and telephoto lens in a plastic bag and wore a Walkman-type cassette player with a New Kids on the Block cassette inside with headphones on her way to work on a homework assignment for her photography class. The homework assignment was assigned to students in pairs; a boy with a girl. Angela’s partner bailed on the project so she was working alone. She walked from her home on Main Street to the woods behind Peekskill’s Hillcrest Elementary School where she was assaulted and murdered. https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/ Support us and get extras by visiting: 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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  • 06.12.2021
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    John Wayne Hearn - 448

    Gainesville, Florida. When John Wayne Hearn posted an ad in Soldier of Fortune Magazine, he was hoping to get a few jobs doing private bodyguard work. He was shocked by the bombardment of calls he received, most of them from people seeking to hire him to murder their enemies, move drugs, or complete other illegal jobs. John ignored them all, until a woman named Debra called him, asking to help intimidate a brother in law as part of a child custody battle. John took the job, and became involved in not one, but three elaborate murder for hire plots, all originating from one source; a woman he loved named Debra Banister. Get extra episodes from Generation Why at: 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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  • 29.11.2021
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    Dennis Rader "BTK" //Replay

    January 15th, 1974. Wichita, KS. A boy opens the back door to let the family dog out and a man makes his way into the house. He is armed with a gun. The family inside consists of a husband and wife as well as two of their five children. They have no idea that the man is there to kill them. Expecting only to be robbed they are compliant at first. His pattern would be to bind them, torture them, & kill them. These four were just the beginning. For 30 years BTK would elude the authorities. Then, in 2004, an arrest is made. His own family was shocked. In his confession, serial killer Dennis Rader detailed his crimes and revealed how he operated. For exclusive content from Generation Why and to support us: 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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  • 22.11.2021
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    Jason Corbett - 447

    Davidson County, North Carolina. August 2nd, 2015. Molly Martens and her father, Tom Martens, killed Jason Corbett, Molly’s Irish Husband, in what they claim was an act of self-defense. Tom, and his wife Sharon, had stayed over at Molly & Jason's house that night, awoke to shouting and a scuffle upstairs. He grabbed an aluminum little league baseball bat that he had purchased for his grandson, Jack, and made his way upstairs to the source of the noise; Molly and Jason’s bedroom. There he claims he found Jason Corbett strangling Molly. A scuffle ensued that left Jason Corbett dead and naked on the floor of his bedroom with a caved in skull. Was this self-defense? Or was there another reason for them to kill Jason? Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 15.11.2021
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    Michele Neurauter - 446

    August 27, 2017. Corning, New York. On August 28, 2017, Sergeant John McDivitt of the Corning Police Department responded to a call concerning the welfare of 46-year-old Michele Neurauter. A family friend had stopped by to pick up Michele’s youngest daughter for swim practice and received no response. When he looked through the glass on the front door of the home, he noticed the silhouette of a woman who was motionless and unresponsive and called the police for assistance. Inside was the body of Michele Neurauter who appeared to have hanged herself. But did she? You will not believe where this case leads the detectives... Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 08.11.2021
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    Rebekah Gay - 445

    October 31, 2012. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Halloween is supposed to be a time of spooky fun, not real nightmares. A nightmare is exactly what Rebekah Gay experienced in the early morning of Halloween in 2012. How could someone close to her brutally murder her, then dress her son in his Halloween costume? Join us as we discuss a case of a wolf in sheep's clothing that devastated a family. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 01.11.2021
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    The Vampire of Sacramento - 444

    December 29th 1977. Shots ring out from a random drive by shooting in Sacramento killing a 51 year old man named Ambrose Griffin. Two weeks later a break-in happened not far from the shooting. Then on January 23, 1978, Teresa Wallin was brutally murdered inside of her home. The murder was reminiscent of a scene from 1888 when Jack the Ripper was mutilating his victims. The police scramble to find the killer but it'll take several more victims and a chance encounter with a witness at a grocery store before they get a lead. The murderer drank the blood of some of his victims which gave him the moniker of the Sacramento Vampire. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 25.10.2021
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    Rusty Sneiderman - 443

    November 18, 2010. Dunwoody, Georgia. Rusty Sneiderman was murdered in the parking lot of his son’s daycare center, gunned down by an unknown assailant. Six weeks later a surprising suspect was arrested. Many wondered how the two men could be connected. The murder trial would reveal the answers that the killer had tried to hide. Want extra content 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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  • 18.10.2021
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    The Fager Murders - 442

    December 31, 1987. Wichita, Kansas. Mary Fager walked into her house and found the body of her husband so she had a neighbor call 911. When police arrived they found the bodies of Mary's husband and two daughters. They had been brutally murdered, Phillip was shot and Sherri and Kelli had been drowned in the family’s hot tub. The contractor, Bill Butterworth, was missing as was the family's vehicle. Bill would be traced to another state and apprehended. He claimed to have no real memories of that day or any idea how he ended up in Florida. Join us as we discuss a bizarre case that shocked a community. Get extra episodes from us every month! 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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  • 11.10.2021
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    Temujin Kensu - 441

    November 5th, 1986. Port Huron, Michigan. College student Scott Macklem was murdered in broad daylight in the parking lot of his school. His fiancee immediately directed the police to her ex-boyfriend, “John Lamar,” who was really Frederick Freeman. Without considering any other suspects, Freeman was arrested and convicted of murder. Frederick Freeman, now Temujin Kensu, swears he is innocent. The prosecution claimed Temujin was a deadly ninja assassin who chartered a private plane to get revenge on the man who stole his girlfriend. Was this true? Join us as we discuss this bizarre case that continues to be challenged to this day. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: 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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  • 04.10.2021
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    Erin Caffey - 440

    March 1, 2008. Emory, Texas. When Erin Caffey’s parents told her to end her relationship with her boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, she only had one solution – kill them. Were the Caffeys bad parents? Absolutely not according to everyone in their small town, so why did Erin want to take such a drastic measure to be with Charlie? Support Generation Why and great causes that we donate to: 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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  • 27.09.2021
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    The Franciscan Priest Murders - 439

    On August 5, 1982, Father Reynaldo Rivera, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was murdered and his body was discovered three days later. Nearly two years after that, Father John Kerrigan, in Ronan, Montana, disappeared after leaving a bakery in downtown Ronan. Days later, his bloody clothes were found along a highway. Also found was a mangled and bloody coat hanger. Similarities between the two cases seemed obvious, but is there a connection? Nic from True Crime Garage joins Aaron to discuss these perplexing cases and possible motives. Nic and The Captain can be found in any podcast app by searching for True Crime Garage and on the web at TrueCrimeGarage.com Support Generation Why and great causes that we donate to: 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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  • 20.09.2021
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    Jonathan Amerault - 438

    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/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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  • 13.09.2021
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    Karen Gregory - 437

    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/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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  • 06.09.2021
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    Pulse Nightclub Shooting - 436

    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/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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  • 30.08.2021
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    Peter Bergna - 435

    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/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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  • 23.08.2021
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    Murder of Jodi Jones - 434

    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/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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  • 16.08.2021
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    Brandon Embry - 433

    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/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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  • 09.08.2021
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    Michelle Mockbee - 432

    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/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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  • 02.08.2021
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    Murder Of Christine Morton - 431

    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/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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  • 26.07.2021
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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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    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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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