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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.

The Generation Why Podcast Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 13.2K Ratings

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.

    Alonzo Brooks - 420

    Alonzo Brooks - 420

    Justin and Aaron discuss the mysterious death of Alonzo Brooks which was recently covered by Unsolved Mysteries.

    Death of Bethany Deaton - 419

    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?




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    The Titanic Conspiracy //Replay

    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?

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. 

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    • 6 min
    Silk Road - 418

    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.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Brian Banks - 417

    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.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13.2K Ratings

13.2K Ratings

AlaskanLady24 ,

Loss

I’m so sorry for your loss, I hope we hear from you again soon but please take time for yourself and your family. Holding you in love and light. Your show is not only informative, but helps me fight the loneliness so know in some small way you’re helping.

hamhoc64 ,

Very slow and repetitive.

These guys repeat how they ‘feel’ about aspects of the case sooo many times. They draw out what could be 10-15 minute story in order to fill time.

Joshuausher ,

These Guys Consider Every Angle !

This podcast is underrated - I just found this a week ago and I have devoured a sizable majority of the other biggies under True Crime (not dropping names). This is easily my favorite one; these guys are quite cerebral and thorough, bringing perspectives to the table from non-overlapping lenses, including legislative, psychological, penal - even philosophical at times. These non-overlapping perspectives are well-rounded and expert. Whether a prosecutor or defense attorney, victim or defendant, judge or juror, witness or community member - prepare to be taken deeper into the rabbit hole then most ever venture. All pieces of each storyline fit together precisely by the episode’s end. PLEASE KEEP THIS UP FOR YEARS TO COME!

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