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The Generation Why Podcast

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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Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid.When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. From Wondery, comes a story about life, death, and what comes next.Listen to Frozen Head: Wondery.fm/FH_GWSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03:46 1/23/23
The Murder of Jennifer Martel - 502
August 13, 2013. Waltham, Massachusetts. Just two days after Jared Remy was arrested for assault and battery against his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, he murdered her at their apartment. Before his relationship with Jennifer, Jared Remy had a long history of violence against former girlfriends. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:38 1/23/23
Scott Guy - 501
July 8, 2010. New Zealand. Scott Guy was fatally shot at the gates of his family farm on July 8th, 2010. Months later his brother-in-law Ewen Macdonald was arrested and charged with murder. The trial that followed revealed growing tensions between the two men, disagreements over farm management, and Ewen’s shocking criminal record.Get even more episodes from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:58 1/16/23
Introducing: Something Was Wrong
A Seattle-based celebrity photographer and hairstylist accused of criminal abuse is the focus of the latest season of top-rated Iris Award-Winning true-crime podcast Something Was Wrong from Tiffany Reese.Season 14 of Something Was Wrong features first-hand accounts of alleged abuse from eleven survivors who share their in-depth stories for the first time. They detail the physical, verbal, and emotional abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of this photographer which dates back as far as 2007, in hopes of seeking justice for his victims.Reese created the program in 2018 to validate abuse victims and educate the public about emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, coercive control, and gaslighting.Wondery.fm/SWW_GWSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05:14 1/9/23
1982 Investor Murders - 500
September 6, 1982. Craig, Alaska. In the early morning hours of September 6th, 1982, someone boarded a fishing boat docked in Craig, Alaska and murdered everyone on board. Captain Mark Coulthurst, his pregnant wife, two children, and four crew members were killed and their remains were burned to ashes in a fire. This is the largest mass murder in Alaska’s state history. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
61:58 1/9/23
Tiffany Valiante - 499
July 12, 2015. Mays Landing, New Jersey. 18 year old Tiffany Valiante suddenly disappeared after walking out of her house. Her parents had followed her out just one minute after but there was no sign of her. Tiffany's uncle was the first family member to find out the terrible news. Tiffany, who had been missing for hours by that point, had been struck and killed by a train. After some of the teenager's items were found and interviews with the train engineers, law enforcement and the family would disagree on how Tiffany ended up where she did.**Generation Why has much more for you to listen to: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:41 1/2/23
Evaristo Salas Jr. - 498
November 14, 1995. Sunnyside, Washington. Jose Arreola was fatally shot on November 14th, 1995. For almost six months his girlfriend, the main witness, could not identify anyone in a photo lineup, until she saw a photo of 15 year old Evaristo Salas Jr. She was sure that he was the shooter. Evaristo was convicted of murder, but his family, friends, and thousands of supporters believe he is innocent.Aaron & Justin have extra episodes available at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:29 12/19/22
Marianne Shockley - 497
May 11th, 2019. Milledgeville, Georgia. On May 11th, 2019 UGA professor Marianne Shockley died while spending the evening with her boyfriend and acquaintance at a home near Milledgeville, Georgia. Marianne and her two companions were found naked in what was described by the sheriff as a “bizarre” scene. Only Marianne’s boyfriend, Marcus Lillard, is still alive to testify to what happened that night.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:55 12/12/22
Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya) - 496
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?Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:14 12/5/22
Thomasdinh Bowman - 495
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.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:38 11/21/22
Barry Jones - 494
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.Get lots of bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
94:44 11/14/22
The Murder of Mike Williams - 493
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.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
69:06 11/7/22
Skinwalker Ranch - 492
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.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
62:36 10/31/22
Michael Rockefeller - 491
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 HoffmanSavage 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/Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:35 10/24/22
The Death of Andrew Finch - 490
December 28th, 2017. Wichita, Kansas. On December 28th, 2017 28-year-old Andrew Finch was fatally shot by a police officer outside his home in Wichita, Kansas. The officers realized too late that the call was a “swatting” prank. The next day a man in Los Angeles was arrested for making the false call. Investigators soon learned that the call that led to Andrew’s death was just one in a series of swatting incidents and false bomb threats all over the country.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
69:07 10/17/22
Chandler Halderson - 489
July 1, 2021. Windsor, Wisconsin. Chandler Halderson reported his parents missing on July 7th, 2021. He said they had gone to their cabin in White Lake, Wisconsin and hadn’t come back on time. He spoke to news outlets hoping for their safe return. He was arrested the next day for lying to the police about his parent’s disappearance. A few days later, he was charged with first-degree murder. Why did Chandler Halderson murder his parents? The motive shocked the public when they found out. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:16 10/10/22
Jody LeCornu - 488
March 2, 1996. Baltimore, Maryland. In the early morning hours of March 2nd, 1996, Jody LeCornu was murdered in a parking lot by an unknown male suspect while sitting in her car. There were multiple witnesses to the shooting and security cameras captured the suspect driving away, but twenty-six years later there have been no arrests and no strong leads in her case. Why was Jody murdered and who might have done it? Anyone with information can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. Or you can call the tip line 410-200-6284.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45:29 10/3/22
Toforest Johnson - 487
July 19, 1995. Birmingham, Alabama. Toforest Johnson was just 22 years old when he was convicted in the of capital murder of Deputy William G. Hardy and sentenced to death. He still sits on Alabama’s death row over 20 years later despite repeated false witness testimony, poor legal counsel, and allegations of severe prosecutorial misconduct. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
74:38 9/26/22
Johnny Cashman Jr - 486
April 19, 2022. Lynchburg, VA. On April 19, Johnny Cashman Jr.’s family is informed that he died of an apparent medical condition in Virginia. They are devastated and have his cremains returned to them in Maine. However, they later discover that his apartment is covered in an abnormal amount of blood and his neighbor’s camera picked up chilling audio on the day he died. They are now urging detectives to re-examine Johnny’s case because the evidence seems to indicate foul play.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
41:40 9/19/22
Murder of Tina Marcotte - 485
June 24, 1994. Rapid City, South Dakota. A Rapid City woman finishing a night shift finds her tires slashed and an ex-co-worker driving by offers her a ride home. The woman is never seen alive again and several days later the man is discovered dead at his workplace under mysterious circumstances. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:29 9/12/22
The Petit Family Murders - 484
July 23, 2007. Cheshire, Connecticut. Jennifer Hawke-Petit informed a bank bank teller that men were holding her family hostage in their home and threatening to kill them all. She was at the bank to withdraw $15k as she was instructed to do by her family's captors. Despite law enforcement being made aware of what was going on and setting up a perimeter around the home, the Petit family would suffer unspeakable crimes. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:04 9/5/22
Mary Ann Flynn - 483
August 24, 1989. Cleveland, Ohio. At 10pm, one evening, Thirty-three year-old Mary Ann Flynn returned home. One neighbor said they heard her get out of her car and walk to the back door of the duplex. Other neighbors heard her front door close. Around midnight, neighbors heard a “loud bang or thud” from inside the house. The next morning, Christine, a concerned co-worker, called Mary's brother and together they gained entry. Inside they discovered Mary's lifeless body. Anthony Apanovitch was convicted twice for this crime andspent 30 years on Ohio’s death row before his conviction was overturned in 2015. But, just a few years later, he was sent back to death row on a legal technicality. Anthony is adamant that he is innocent, but prosecutors argue he is the only possible perpetrator. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:41 8/29/22
The Murder of Annie Le - 482
24-year-old Annie Lee was an accomplished scholar, a PhD student, and was going to be married to the love of her life. She went missing on September 8th, 2009 while working inside a campus laboratory, and was found inside that same lab on September 13th, her wedding day.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
39:11 8/22/22
Kaylee Sawyer - 481
July 24, 2016. Bend, Oregon. After a night out at her friend’s bachelorette party, Kaylee Sawyer walked down the street outside her apartment and disappeared. Edwin Lara, a campus security guard, kidnapped her in his campus security vehicle, took her to a remote parking lot, and murdered her. This was just the beginning of what would be a multi-day crime spree that ended with his capture. This case was important not only because Kaylee’s killer was identified and captured, but because it exposed serious safety concerns and legal violations within the Central Oregon Community College’s campus safety department.Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:27 8/15/22
Patricia Stallings - 480
July 9, 1989. St. Louis, Missouri. Patricia Stallings was living a normal life. She had a loving marriage and a newborn baby. Patricia took her son to the hospital when he became sick and suddenly became the number one suspect in a poisoning investigation. Was she responsible for what happened to her child? Or was there another explanation?Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:11 8/8/22
Murder of Ronald Platt - 479
July 28th, 1996. Devon, England. A fisherman discovered a body in the English Channel near Devon, England. The man had no identification, but he was wearing a Rolex watch. Rolex records identified the man as Ronald Platt. The police discovered that his cause of death was drowning, but had no idea how he ended up in the water in the first place. After further investigation the police learned there was another man calling himself Ronald Platt, who had stolen Ronald’s identity and likely murdered him to keep him from going to the authorities. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:03 8/1/22
Kara Robinson - 478
June 24, 2002. West Columbia, S.C. Fifteen year-old Kara Robinson was abducted at gunpoint from a friend's front yard while watering plants. What she did next and what happened to her after is a story that everyone should be made aware of. Courage, intelligence, and a fierce determination are just some of the words you might think of while hearing her story. Once you're done listening, please visit Kara's website at: https://www.kararobinsonchamberlain.com/Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:46 7/25/22
Amy DeBauche - 477
August 7th, 2005. Mountain, Wisconsin. In 2005, Amy and David DeBauche were in the midst of a divorce and custody battle for their two children. One summer night, David trespassed on Amy’s parent’s vacation property with the intention to vandalize a trailer they owned. The altercation that ensued left Amy and her parents dead. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:41 7/18/22
Death of Corey Scherbey - 476
August 22nd, 2011. Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Corey Scherbey was found dead in his home on August 22nd, 2011. The RCMP initially investigated his death as a homicide, but in 2014, Corey’s death was declared an accidental overdose. Corey’s family believes he was murdered. The way Corey’s body was found, details at the crime scene, and a strange letter leave some with the belief that this was a murder.All caught up on Gen Why episodes? Get more here: www.patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:39 7/11/22
Julie Hogg - 475
November 16, 1989. Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England. Julie Hogg, a single mother from Billingham in Northern England, disappeared in the early hours of November 16th, 1989. She had been dropped off at her home by a coworker from her pizza delivery job. When her mother, Ann, couldn’t reach her by phone around 7:30am, she knew something was wrong. She would find Julie around 80 days later, deceased where police had said they had already searched for her. Julie’s killer would escape a conviction twice, then go on to brag about how he could never be convicted of Julie’s murder because of a double jeopardy law. What the killer never suspected was Ann’s determination to get justice for her daughter despite the odds.All caught up on Gen Why episodes? Get more here: www.patreon.com/generationwhyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/generationwhySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46:44 7/4/22