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Oct 27, 2014

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...


Oct 19, 2014

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...


Oct 13, 2014

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...


Oct 7, 2014

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...