DiscoverThe Generation Why Podcast
The Generation Why Podcast
Claim Ownership

The Generation Why Podcast

Author: Wondery

Subscribed: 259,764Played: 5,069,552
Share

Description

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.

299 Episodes
Reverse
November 3, 1998. Jacksonville, Florida. An 8 year old girl disappeared while playing outside of her home. Despite a massive effort by many volunteers, her whereabouts wouldn't be known for six days. A terrible discovery by a woman in her 14 year old son's room led police to a terrible truth: a teenager had killed the child and kept her body in his room. But why did he do it? Join us as we discuss the murder of Maddie Clifton and the trial of Joshua Phillips.Amazon special offer: Get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle. That's an Echo Dot smart speaker and a Sengled color-changing light bulb! Go to: Amazon.com/genwhy
Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/GenWhy_BB
Christian Andreacchio - 390

Christian Andreacchio - 390

2020-09-0701:11:1724

February 26, 2014. Meridian, Mississippi. The death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio has been described as bizarre at best and suspicious at worst. On February 26, 2014, Christian was found slumped in a bathtub in his apartment with a gunshot wound in his right temple. The police quickly ruled his death a suicide. However, Christian’s parents, Rae and Todd, immediately knew that their son did not take his own life. Over the next five years, they would hire private investigators, attorneys, forensic pathologists, forensic labs, and more. They all agreed that the evidence surrounding Christian’s death pointed to homicide. So what were the true circumstances surrounding Christian’s death? Did he die by suicide or homicide?
Clarence Elkins - 389

Clarence Elkins - 389

2020-08-3153:2018

June 7th, 1998, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio. A woman and her granddaughter are brutally attacked by an intruder early one morning. The granddaughter, Brooke, survived the attack and provided a description of the man who killed her grandmother. She said he looked like her Uncle Clarence. But over time there were doubts about the case against Brooke's uncle, Clarence Elkins. Was there any proof, though, that he didn't kill his mother-in-law who he had threatened just a week before?
Lauren McCluskey - 388

Lauren McCluskey - 388

2020-08-2452:3723

October 22, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey began seeking help from authorities after she discovered that her controlling boyfriend had been lying about his identity and had a criminal past. It's the events that happened after she sought help that will have you questioning everything. Join us as we discuss one of the most infuriating cases you'll ever hear about.
November 22, 1990. Fairfield, Maine. A rented farmhouse was occupied by Hubert Hartley, his girlfriend, Tammy Theriault, and Hubert's good friend, Morris Martin. Tammy was pregnant and brought along a 20 month old child from a previous relationship. The farmhouse was in a great location for hunting which both men enjoyed. Just one week after renting the place, two other men had moved in with them. And by Thanksgiving Day, two of the men from the house would disappear. Join us as we discuss a strange case with a few surprising turns.
Cosmo DiNardo - 386

Cosmo DiNardo - 386

2020-08-1054:1627

July 2017. Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Over the course of three days in early July 2017, four young men, Jimi Patrick, Dean Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis, and Tom Meo, went missing in the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County. The investigation quickly led to a 90-acre farm owned by the DiNardo family. The son, Cosmo, seemed to be connected to the missing men and detectives and the county district attorney knew they would have to play their cards right to close this case and achieve justice for four families.
Alissa Turney - 385

Alissa Turney - 385

2020-08-0352:1815

May 17, 2001. Phoenix, Arizona. 17 year old Alissa Turney was spending her last day as a Junior at Paradise High before summer break. Her sister, Sarah, expected their father, Michael, to pick her up from school but he didn't show. She went on to a friend's house where, later, her dad finally arrived. But he was concerned. Alissa was missing. Phone calls and visits to neighboring homes on their street revealed nothing but in Alissa's room they found her phone and a note. Join us as we discuss the disturbing case of Alissa Turney and the incredible push for justice led by her sister Sarah (Voices For Justice).
Lisa Nowak - 384

Lisa Nowak - 384

2020-07-2750:1417

February 5, 2007. Orlando, Florida. Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut, drove nearly 1000 miles from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida so that she could confront another woman. The other woman was Colleen Shipman, A U.S. Navy Captain, who was dating astronaut Bill Oefelein and who Lisa still had strong feelings for. Colleen was attacked in her car and was lucky to get away. Lisa Nowak's intentions and what happened at the Orlando International Airport brought up many questions about NASA's astronaut program and how the agency evaluates candidates. Join us as we discuss a true story that many have joked about but is no laughing matter.
Justin & I give our thoughts on the Rey Rivera case that is covered on the first episode of the new Unsolved Mysteries show on Netflix. It concerns a missing man later found deceased and his wife's mission to uncover the truth of what happened. The latter half of this episode is an interview that Justin did with Terry Dunn Meurer, one of the executive producers of Unsolved Mysteries. They discuss the new season, some of the cases it covers, give some background information on how they launched the new series and more. I haven't watched beyond episode one myself yet, but be aware that they discuss the series and so if you want to watch it first, we encourage you to do so. If you don't have Netflix then just listen to this episode. Justin & I are longtime fans of Unsolved Mysteries and we were excited to discuss a case that currently has many people talking.
James Byrd Jr - 382

James Byrd Jr - 382

2020-07-1301:09:0920

June 7, 1998. Jasper, Texas. James Byrd Jr, 49, had spent the day at different parties with family and friends and was walking home when he was picked up by white supremacists who had offered him a ride. James couldn't drive due to a condition that prevented him from having a driver's license. What these three did to him after picking him up was beyond shocking. In other words, this is one of the most brutal crimes you'll ever hear about. But at the core of this case are questions about justice and about the fairness of our justice system. How far have we come as a nation when it comes to dealing with crimes motivated by hate?
June 9, 2017. Urbana, Illinois. In April 2017, Yingying Zhang came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an International Scholar from China. On June 9, 2017, she failed to return to work after lunch and a search was launched for her. Through video surveillance, investigators were able to piece together her whereabouts until she got into a black Saturn Astra. As the authorities zeroed in on the killer, the truth of what had happened was revealed by an unexpected source and the details of the crime dealt a devastating blow to all who loved Yingying.
Rogers Family Murders - 380

Rogers Family Murders - 380

2020-06-2201:11:1928

June 01, 1989. Tampa Bay, Florida. A woman named Joan Rogers and her two teenaged daughters, Michelle and Christe, left Ohio for Florida on a much needed vacation. Hal Rogers, father and husband, stayed back at the dairy farm they owned to keep it going. But when his family failed to return when they were expected, Hal could sense something was terribly wrong. The Rogers family had already been through a lot, but the news that was to come would be even worse. In a case that required great detective work and dedication, the truth of what occurred and who was behind it would finally be answered.
Michele Harris - 379

Michele Harris - 379

2020-06-1501:11:1315

Tioga County, New York. September 11, 2001. Michele Harris and her husband, Cal, were in the midst of a divorce. Despite this, they continued to live in the same house with their four children. Still, it was no secret that there were serious issues between them. After Michele went missing, detectives were suspicious of Cal due to his actions around that time and his perceived lack of interest in her whereabouts. But as time went on, the case would take some turns that no one expected. Did Cal murder Michele? Or was there another person behind her disappearance?
March 3rd, 2011. Ridgely, Tennessee. Clarence & Sue Shell were brutally stabbed to death in their home. Their family was devastated. Detectives quickly got a lead and arrested a suspect. But a surprising claim was made at trial that created questions about who might have truly been involved and why.
Luke Batty - 377

Luke Batty - 377

2020-06-0153:1223

February 12, 2014. Tyabb, Australia. Eleven year old Luke Batty was at cricket practice when he spotted his father. He was excited because his parents had split and he didn't see his dad that much. Rosie Batty, his mom, had ensured that any visits Greg Anderson had with Luke were supervised. Greg had been an abusive partner but had not been abusive towards Luke. But on February 12th, 2014, Greg Anderson would do the unthinkable in a public place with a number of witnesses looking on. Join us as we discuss a heartbreaking case involving family violence, a mother's drive to protect her son, and a story that reminds us of just how little control we really have.
Kalinka Bamberski - 376

Kalinka Bamberski - 376

2020-05-2551:2821

July 10, 1982. Lindau, Germany. The morning after enjoying the waters at Lake Constance, 14 year old Kalinka Bamberski remained in her room. Her stepfather, Dieter Krombach, went to check on her before he left to go horseback riding. He found her deceased. Authorities accepted Dieter's account of what happened as did his wife, But Kalinka's father was not convinced that foul play wasn't involved and as troubling details came to light of what had happened to his daughter, Andre Bamberski set out to ensure that no matter the cost, her death would not go unpunished.
April Renee Tucker - 375

April Renee Tucker - 375

2020-05-1852:4321

January 4, 1989. Emory, Texas. At 12:34 p.m., Debbie Loveless makes a desperate call to 911. Her four-year-old daughter, April Tucker, has a gaping wound in her thigh and a severed femoral artery. April is rushed to the hospital but dies on the operating table. Both Debbie and her common-law husband John Miller tell the sheriff’s office the same thing April told them: The dogs did it. However, investigators think the dogs are harmless and suspect that John and Debbie are in fact responsible for April’s death. What happened to April Tucker? Was she the victim of a rare and vicious dog attack? Or did her stepfather and mother concoct the story to get away with murder?
June 1, 2001. Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepalese Royal Family was gathered at the Narayanhity Royal Palace for one of it's bi-monthly reunion parties when King Birendra was gunned down by his son, Crown Prince Dipendra. While those around them and in the palace were shocked, none could have foreseen the violence that would follow. Join us as we discuss a tragic mass shooting that claimed many lives and forever altered a nation.
On this episode of Generation Why, we revisit the Holly Bobo case. We originally spoke about her case on episode #203 which was before Zach Adams' trial. Now we look back at the trial and discuss what happened as well as the questions that we continue to have despite the State having made its case and getting a conviction. Did Zach Adams kidnap and murder Holly Bobo in 2011? If you haven't listened to our episode yet (or are unfamiliar with the case) we would suggest that you do so as this is a followup episode.
loading
Comments (795)

Bradley Frost

so weird that the gay sounding one isn't gay and the one that doesn't sound gay is a flaming homo

Sep 11th
Reply (3)

Meg Sredl

4:43

Sep 7th
Reply

Ria

ohhh myyy gooood this case pisses me off so muuuuuch!

Sep 4th
Reply

Tru Crime

Once you go black...

Sep 1st
Reply

Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

good

Aug 26th
Reply

Jaded Love

WTH??! lazy bums aka campus police this is awful! 🤬😣

Aug 24th
Reply

Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

*live

Aug 24th
Reply

Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

I love in Salt Lake and have a child at the University of Utah. This situation was sickening. When Lauren was abducted the students (and parents were notified) on the entire campus and surrounding areas were alerted to 'shelter in place' because of an active shooter. Even though, as we later found out, U of U Campus Police knew of this situation for quite some time, details were slow to emerge as they and the Board of Regents were attemting to cover their asses. They also were unable to located the perpetrator and to clear the area until mid-morning the next day. Morning classes were actually cancelled the following day. I cannot tell you how enraged this ONGOING CRIME made me. We, as parents, warn our young women and men about rape culture on campus and tell them to report and how incredibly important reporting is to combat that culture is in fact they are a victim. Then, Lauren HAS THE COURAGE TO REPORT AND THE DAMN POLICE CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO THEIR JOB AND NEITHER CAN THE SALT LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT!! But they all can manage to take the time to dress in riot gear and shoot "foam" bullets at the same child I mentioned who attends, and pays tuition (and those police officer's salary). I cannot begin to imagine the horror, panic and helplessness the McCluskys felt listening to Lauren as she became A MURDER VICTIM to a man whom she had been making police complaints against for several weeks if not a month or two. There was a lot of student outrage and protest on campus after Lauren's murder. I wish it had lasted longer.

Aug 24th
Reply (4)

Alex Crawford

I am in NO WAY victim blaming, my heart goes out to this poor boy and his family. the only logical reason I can think of, as the symbol of Bejamin being raped, involvement by the whole family and the refusal to talk about motive. Maybe the sister told the brothers Benjamin had raped her & they chose not to disclose that as a motive to protect their sister. I am in no way condoning anything that happened, just a speculation as to how something so awful could transpire.

Aug 23rd
Reply

Katie N.

They just arrested the step-dad a few days ago on the 20th. WE NEED AN UPDATE POSTED

Aug 22nd
Reply

Bradley Frost

Interesting case but Justin's SJW/virtue signaling/holier-than-thou attitude is extremely off-putting.

Aug 21st
Reply

Jaded Love

good story! I learned something today!

Aug 19th
Reply

Math Robs

Why is this idiot “The Captain” on this... drunken dips hit

Aug 13th
Reply

Math Robs

All over the place

Aug 13th
Reply

stuart gilmour

They really know how to turn a great case boring.

Aug 12th
Reply

TMeyerDVM

Where did yo watch the Murder of Joyce McClain by People?

Aug 10th
Reply

Blue 🐦

Great sound quality. Thanks

Aug 10th
Reply

Alison Wonderland

most Australians say thongs. pluggers is not used that much.

Aug 6th
Reply

TMeyerDVM

Lye isn’t used to mask the odor of decay, it’s a substrate that is highly alkaline, which speeds decomposition. Just to clarify.

Aug 5th
Reply

Sandy J

how was the dog found alive four years later? was it running free?

Aug 3rd
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store