410 episodes

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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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 15.3K 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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    Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya)

    Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya)

    December 16, 2012. New Delhi, India. On December 16, 2012, a young woman and her friend boarded a bus to go home. Instead, the pair were beaten and the woman was violently raped by multiple men in the moving bus before being dumped on the side of the road. Their attack sparked protests across India calling for changes to the laws surrounding rape and the safety of women. But can one woman’s death cause lasting change?




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    • 50 min
    Thomasdinh Bowman

    Thomasdinh Bowman

    August 31st, 2012. Seattle, Washington. 42-year-old Yancy Noll was shot inside his car at an intersection in Roosevelt, Seattle. On September 21st a man named Thomasdinh Bowman was arrested and charged with murder. Dinh Bowman and Yancy Noll were strangers, and investigators were tasked with figuring out why Dinh Bowman would murder a man he didn’t know.




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    • 55 min
    Barry Jones

    Barry Jones

    May 1, 1994. Tucson, Arizona. On May 2, 1994, Angela Gray rushed into the emergency room at Kino Community Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Her 4-year-old daughter, Rachel, would be declared dead. Police began to investigate and quickly arrested Angela’s boyfriend, Barry Jones, for murder. He was later convicted and sentenced to death. In 2008, his attorneys dug deeply into his case and started to notice a pattern of incorrectly interpreted physical evidence and a string of witness statements that were not properly investigated.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Murder of Mike Williams

    The Murder of Mike Williams

    December 16th, 2000. Tallahassee, Florida. On December 16th, 2000 Mike Williams left home in the early morning hours to go duck hunting. He never returned. At first investigators believed that he drowned and his body was eaten by alligators in Lake Seminole, but this didn’t sit right with Mike’s family and some law enforcement officials. 17 years later a series of shocking events finally revealed the truth about what happened to Mike Williams.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Skinwalker Ranch

    Skinwalker Ranch

    Uintah Basin, Utah. Skinwalker Ranch is said to be a most mysterious place. Sightings of humanoid creatures, unidentified flying objects, and other paranormal activity, has fueled speculation about what could be the source for these claims. Was a curse behind these sightings? Join Justin and Aaron as they discuss a mysterious area in Utah that has spawned many books and shows.




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Michael Rockefeller

    Michael Rockefeller

    November 19, 1961. Netherlands, New Guinea. Michael Rockefeller, son of former US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, went on an expedition to New Guinea to study the Asmat peoples and to collect art from them. On November 19. 1961 he disappeared after his canoe overturned. With him was a Dutch anthropologist named René Wassing who was rescued hours later. Did Michael Rockefeller drown? Or did something far more sinister happen to him?

    Carl Hoffman

    Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art 

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/What-Really-Happened-to-Michael-Rockefeller-180949813/




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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15.3K Ratings

15.3K Ratings

FNOMINL ,

Too much repetition!

C’mon guys! Xample Eric Heider! How MANY times can you say he couldn’t go cash his check, he had no car! This isn’t a deep point to make to the degree that you can justify saying it over and over! Don’t ‘fill’! If you don’t have something worthwhile saying, don’t bother! Study Ashley Flowers! Good stories, but could be better told! Looping around the SAME point like that frustrates the listener.

thedarkladyofmordor ,

Why is Aaron so judgey?

The content is good, but there are times I have to groan out loud at the episodes because Aaron shoots down everyone else’s opinions so often. It’s less of a discussion and more bouncing other’s opinions off his apparently prevailing one. I hope it changes for the better as I’m listening from oldest to newest.

teryaki chizz ,

Long time listener

But this has starting going downhill. I’ve listened to every episode but the topics have just been so boring over the last 6 months - year.
Bummer

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