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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 16.2K 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.
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    Carla Walker

    Carla Walker

    February 16, 1974. Fort Worth, Texas. Carla Walker and her boyfriend Rodney McCoy were kissing in a bowling alley parking lot after a school dance when they were attacked by an unknown man. Rodney was beaten into unconsciousness and Carla was abducted.

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    • 59 min
    Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

    Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

    Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels.




    From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction and reality. 




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    • 5 min
    The Deaths of David Anderson and Sarah Majoras

    The Deaths of David Anderson and Sarah Majoras

    In the summer of 2000, 31-year-old musician, David Anderson, went missing after a night out in New Hope, PA. He disappeared after crossing the bridge from New Hope to Lambertville. In 2013, 39-year-old bartender, Sarah Majoras, went missing after a night out in New Hope along the same route that Anderson had mysteriously disappeared from almost 13 years earlier. She was on route to the home she shared with her boyfriend, Adam Baker, who just so happened to be David Anderson’s roommate in the summer of 2000.

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    • 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16.2K Ratings

16.2K Ratings

patch FF ,

Great coverage of crimes

Love the topics and the hosts responses to lackadaisical police investigations

4jacksandaqueen ,

Smooth voices!

Justin and Aaron have the best voices for podcasters~ great stories too!

Swami69 ,

Stale as day old bread

I’ve listened to this podcast FOR YEARS and for a while their pandering to not reporting the full facts of a case so as not to offend anyone has really irked me. After all, it’s pretty hypocritical of them, they’re profiting off the true crime case so tell us the full facts - don’t leave out words that don’t sell cornflakes - if anything, I feels that insults the victims of crime MORE.

Often after listening, I have had to go to google and Reddit to get the full reports from various other sources, and then found that their lack of research is astounding.

The old days are been and gone, and I do love their best friend banter but I hope they move on to do another podcast because it sounds like neither is engaged anymore and neither seems passionate about the cases they are presenting.

I guess they’re riding the gravy train with biscuit wheels making lots of money off their misreporting of cases and it looks like the train won’t stop unless the money does. So, I’m getting off at the next station and won’t be riding the Generation Why train to the next stop.

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