The Generation Why Podcast

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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.

  • 45 minutes 53 seconds
    The Murder of Shaima Alawadi - 570

    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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    20 May 2024, 1:30 am
  • 55 minutes 18 seconds
    Megan Parra - 569

    June 28, 2014. Cottonport, Louisiana. When 29 year old kindergarten teacher and mother of two, Megan Ducote Parra, is found on the floor of her living room in a pool of her own blood with a gunshot wound to the head, detectives quickly rule it a suicide. But after some investigation of their own, Megan’s parents became suspicious that she may have been murdered.

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    13 May 2024, 1:30 am
  • 57 minutes 24 seconds
    Patty Prewitt - 568

    Holden, MO. February 18, 1984. Bill Prewitt was shot and killed while he slept. His wife, Patty Prewitt, gathered the four kids and went to a neighbor’s house for help. Officers suspected Patty of committing the crime almost instantly.

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    6 May 2024, 1:30 am
  • 46 minutes 57 seconds
    Kaufman County Murders - 567

    January 31st, 2013. Kaufman, Texas. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was shot multiple times as he walked to the Kaufman County courthouse. Two months later, Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were murdered while they slept inside their home. The suspect was a former justice of the peace who was convicted of theft just a year earlier.

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    29 April 2024, 1:30 am
  • 47 minutes 24 seconds
    The Murder of Helen Betty Osborne - 566

    November 13th, 1971. The Pas, Manitoba. 19-year-old Helen Betty Osborne was a Cree woman who was abducted and murdered by four white men in a small town. It took over a decade for the perpetrators to face charges, despite the fact that many people in the community knew the names of all involved.

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    22 April 2024, 1:30 am
  • 6 minutes 48 seconds
    Listen Now: The Price of Paradise

    When ex-Bunny girl Jayne Gaskin spots the desert island of her dreams for sale online, she decides to risk it all. Trading in their English village home, Jayne and her family relocate to their own private paradise, just off the coast of Nicaragua. And a reality TV crew follows them to film a new show, No Going Back. But soon they all discover that paradise has its secrets. The locals claim the island belongs to them, and it’s been sold illegally. Jayne’s not leaving without a fight. A fight that will soon turn deadly.


    Hosted by Alice Levine.


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    21 April 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    Barbara Jean Horn - 565

    July 12, 1988. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1988, 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn went missing from her home in Philadelphia PA. Last seen holding hands with an unknown man, she was later found dead, beaten and bloodied, in a TV box two blocks away from her home. With no leads to go on, other than a composite sketch of the unknown male, the case went cold. But several years later, in 1992, new detectives on the case arrested a man whom they claimed confessed to the crime.

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    15 April 2024, 1:30 am
  • 46 minutes 9 seconds
    Sam Cooke - 564

    December 11, 1964, Los Angeles, CA. Sam Cooke, legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and businessman was shot to death in a motel wearing only a jacket and wristwatch. Bertha Franklin, the motel’s manager, and Lisa Boyer, the woman he arrived with, claimed Sam attacked them individually and Franklin shot him in self-defense. Conspiracy theories and doubts about the investigation continue to plague the case decades later.

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    8 April 2024, 1:30 am
  • 42 minutes
    Dean and Tina Clouse - 563

    January 12th, 2022. Harris County, Texas. After 41 years, two murder victims known as the Harris County Does were finally identified as Dean and Tina Clouse, a young married couple with a child. After speaking to their families, investigators focused on finding their daughter, Holly Marie, who had never been located. https://justicefordeanandtina.com/

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    1 April 2024, 1:30 am
  • 44 minutes 22 seconds
    John and Joyce Sheridan - 562

    September 28th, 2014. Skillman (Montgomery Township), New Jersey. The bodies of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with political connections, were found inside their burning home. Details about their deaths were suppressed for months until the prosecutor’s office declared the case a murder-suicide. Numerous people, including the Sheridans’ sons, expressed their doubts about this ruling.


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    25 March 2024, 1:30 am
  • 48 minutes 16 seconds
    The Wieambilla Shootings - 561

    December 12th, 2022. Wieambilla, Queensland. Four officers arrived at a property owned by Gareth and Stacey Train to follow up on a missing persons report concerning Gareth’s brother Nathaniel. Upon arrival, the officers found themselves involved in a shootout. Join us as we discuss a strange case that ended in violence.

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    18 March 2024, 1:30 am
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