Death of Princess Diana. On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, suffered traumatic injuries and later died after the Mercedes-Benz she and her entourage were traveling in struck a concrete pillar. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, as well as the driver of the car, Henri Paul, died instantly. Fayed’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the lone […]
What Happened To Brian Carrick? In late December of 2002, a 17 year-old heads across the street from his house to his place of employment. The grocery store, Val’s Foods, is owned by the Casciaro family. The young man is never seen or heard from again. Suspicion falls upon Mario, the owner’s son, after an […]
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Ferguson Grand Jury. Since an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, the public has waited for a grand jury to decide whether or not the officer, Darren Wilson, should be indicted. The verdict is now in. Was the grand jury’s decision justified? Will the controversy continue? Is change […]
United Airlines Flight 629. In 1955, a four-engine prop plane carrying 39 passengers and 5 crew members exploded over Longmont, Colorado. Early into the investigation it was quite obvious that this was no accident. The plane had been sabotaged. The question was why. As the evidence mounted, a clear suspect was revealed, arrested & tried. […]
Lori Erica Ruff. In 2010, a woman in Texas named Lori Ruff parked her Tahoe in the driveway of the house where her estranged husband Blake had been living since he had walked out on her after their relationship had soured. The house belonged to his parents and it was his father who discovered her […]
Dyatlov Pass Incident. In 1959, 23 year-old Igor Dyatlov led eight other men and women on a trek to a mountain. They were all experienced hikers and skiers. Equipped with cameras and journals, they documented their journey. What ought to have been a simple vacation turned to horror as all nine were found dead under […]
The Cleveland Strangler. Robert Sberna, author of House of Horrors, talks with us about Anthony Sowell, a serial killer and rapist, who is known to have murdered at least 11 women in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite reports of women being attacked by him at his home, he evaded real scrutiny until much later. Was Sowell just […]
Central Park Five. April 19, 1989 in New York City would be remembered for the multiple attacks on citizens in Central Park by rampaging youths. Among the victims was a woman known at the time as ‘The Central Park Jogger’. She was raped, beaten, & nearly killed. The police moved quickly and five teenagers were […]
Lizzie Borden. In 1892, 32-year-old Lizzie Borden was living with her father, stepmother, and older sister. On the morning of August 4th of that year, her parents were brutally murdered with a hatchet while Lizzie was in the house. She was quickly suspected of being the one responsible and was later arrested and sent to […]
The War On Drugs. In the summer of 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a ‘War On Drugs’. An increase in the size and powers of federal drug control agencies and a reduction of citizens’ rights were just the start of this ‘war’ which later expanded even further under the Reagan administration. Were drugs so dangerous […]
Jack The Ripper Identified? A shawl alleged to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been tested for DNA and the results are said to conclusively name the identity of history’s most infamous serial murderer. Has Jack the Ripper been unmasked? Did the shawl really belong to the victim? Author and […]
The Case For Amanda Knox. In late 2013, The Generation Why Podcast covered the Amanda Knox case by discussing how the court found her guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox, an American studying abroad in Italy, had been accused of killing her British roommate with the help of a boyfriend, Raffaelle Sollecito, and […]
Vaccination Fears. Many parents are starting to question whether or not to vaccinate their children. Despite medical advances that have saved millions of lives, these vaccinations are suspected of creating developmental & behavioral issues such as autism and adhd. Are these vaccination fears warranted? Or could there be other causes for these disorders?
Kyron Horman. In June of 2010, a 7 year-old boy is enjoying a science fair that he contributed to before the start of classes for the day at Skyline Elementary in Portland, Oregon. His stepmother, Terri Horman, said that she watched him walk towards his classroom before leaving to run some errands with her 1 […]
Kendrick Johnson. In January of 2013, a young man went missing one day at school on just his second day back from Christmas break. His body was discovered the next day in a rolled up gym mat. The official investigation, as well as the initial autopsy, tells a story of an accidental fall into the […]
Zodiac Killer Hoax Debate. Researcher Mike Morford, of zodiackillersite.com, joins the podcast to debate case details with the author of The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969, Thomas Horan. Both gentlemen remained civil, yet polarized on the theory put forth by Horan that states there never was a serial killer known as The Zodiac. Horan […]
Ferguson Shooting. Following a strong-arm robbery report, an officer comes across two young men walking in the street. In a very short span of time, one of the young men is shot and killed by the policeman. Early reports indicated that Michael Brown had been attempting to surrender when he was fatally shot. Later, other […]
John Ferak. The author of Bloody Lies, John Ferak, discusses his new book about how planted blood evidence ruined lives, confused investigators, and created a major scandal. In April of 2006, a farmer and his wife were brutally murdered late one night by intruders. The town of Murdock, Nebraska was shocked by the crimes and […]
Bigfoot. A large, bipedal, hairy, ape-like creature has been spotted across North America over many, many hundreds of years. Especially in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Native Americans first recounted the stories to J. W. Burns and then later, in the late 1950’s, footprints were found. Big footprints. Leading a journalist to use […]
Rape Culture. Why is rape not just a crime? We are seeing victims taking the blame for their assaults and very few ever see their rapists brought to justice. Judges who give light sentences, churches that move abusive priests around, & military service members who must report to those who have assaulted them are just […]
Lake Bodom Murders. In the year 1960, just outside of Helsinki, four teenagers rode out to Lake Bodom for a night of camping. By morning, some swimmers had discovered that these four had been viciously stabbed and beaten and only one held on to life. With no murder weapon found and no obvious suspect the […]
Zodiac Killer Hoax Revisited. Thomas Horan, author of The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969, returns to clarify and expand upon his research into the Zodiac Killer, Robert Graysmith, & the question of whether there ever was an actual serial killer known as the Zodiac. We discuss the phone calls, the letters, the police reports, […]
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Author Steve Jackson. Bestselling true crime author Steve Jackson joined the podcast to talk about his new publishing company Wild Blue Press as well as his upcoming book, ‘Bogeyman’, which is the true story of a serial killer who preyed on the most innocent of victims.
Hannah Overton. In 2006, the Overton family welcomed the nearly 4 year-old Andrew Burd into their family. They seemed sure that they could give the child a much better life and the state seemed to agree. They were given a 6 month trial period before the adoption would be finalized. Unfortunately, just four months in, […]
Mars. Australian astronomer David Reneke joins the podcast to discuss the fascination humans on Earth have had with Mars over the past one hundred forty years or so. From the early sightings of ‘canals’ to strange looking rocks as well as the ‘face on Mars’ this planet seems to hold many secrets. To date there […]