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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
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    • 4.5 • 1.4K Ratings

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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.

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    Jessica Chambers

    Jessica Chambers

    December 6th, 2014. Courtland, Mississippi. Firefighters responded to a report of a burning vehicle on a rural road. They found 19-year-old Jessica Chambers nearby. She was still alive but severely burned. Jessica identified herself and told first responders that someone named “Eric” or “Derek,” set her car on fire. She died from her injuries the next day.

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    • 52 min
    Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

    Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

    When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power.




    So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power.




    From Wondery, Blame It on the Fame is a story about the lie that shot to #1 and what it cost to tell the truth. Hosted by Amanda Seales.




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    • 4 min
    The Murder of Shaima Alawadi

    The Murder of Shaima Alawadi

    March 21st, 2012. El Cajon, California. Shaima Alawadi was attacked inside her home and died from her injuries three days later. Shaima was a Muslim woman and because a threatening note was found next to her body, investigators initially considered the possibility that her death was a hate crime.




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    • 45 min
    Megan Parra

    Megan Parra

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

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    • 55 min
    Patty Prewitt

    Patty Prewitt

    Holden, MO. February 18, 1984. Bill Prewitt was shot and killed while he slept. His wife, Patty Prewitt, gathered the four kids and went to a neighbor’s house for help. Officers suspected Patty of committing the crime almost instantly.

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    • 57 min
    Kaufman County Murders

    Kaufman County Murders

    January 31st, 2013. Kaufman, Texas. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was shot multiple times as he walked to the Kaufman County courthouse. Two months later, Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were murdered while they slept inside their home. The suspect was a former justice of the peace who was convicted of theft just a year earlier.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

feygon ,

Podcast

Really enjoy your podcast and appreciate how well researched your information is for each episode. Thank you.

Reviews by Madds ,

Generation Why

One of my all time favourite true crime podcasts! Been listening for years and love the banter between Aaron and Justin and how they present cases.

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5 stars

My favorite podcast

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