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Two friends, Aaron & Justin, discuss theories and share their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, & true crime. Visit thegenerationwhypodcast.com for all of our past episodes.
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Jun 15, 2015

The Norfolk Four. In 1997, the young wife of a Navy man is sexually assaulted, stabbed, & strangled to death in her apartment in Norfolk, Virginia. Over time, eight different men would be charged with the crime. Confessions were extracted from five of them and the remaining three were released as they had ironclad alibis. […]

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Jun 10, 2015

The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986. Thomas Henry Horan returns after publishing two books on the Zodiac killer. Both set out to show just how this serial killer of the late 1960’s was nothing more than an imagined character. If there was no Zodiac killer then who murdered these victims? Did the police have good […]

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Jun 1, 2015

Edythe Klumpp. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Bill Bergen is living with another woman after separating from his wife, Louise. As time goes on he begins expressing a desire to patch things up with her. Edythe, his live-in lover, does not approve and Bill is caught between the two. When Louise’s badly burned body is later discovered, […]

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May 26, 2015

No Stone Unturned. When a person disappears there may not be much to go on to aid in the search. Depending on where they were last seen, or suspected to have been taken to, specialists may be required to thoroughly investigate and locate the individual or to cross the area off completely as a site […]

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May 18, 2015

Loch Ness Monster. Is there a large, unknown creature living in Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland? In 1934, a now famous photograph purports to show the world that such a creature does live there. Since then, many more sightings and additional images & even videos claim to lend credence to this idea. What […]

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May 11, 2015

Jeffrey MacDonald Case. In 1970, a doctor places an early morning call to report the unthinkable. His wife and children have been murdered in their home at Fort Bragg. While he is injured, he will live. An initial investigation seems to clear him of any involvement in the deaths of his family, but due to […]

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May 4, 2015

Trayvon Martin. When a self-appointed neighborhood watchman pursues a suspicious young man no one could have predicted that it would end with a death, a trial, and a national debate on race & profiling. The finding of the jury is well known, but was it correct? Was the shooting justified? Is this case just a […]

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Apr 27, 2015

The Zodiac Killer. His attacks were accompanied by phone calls & letters that taunted police and threatened harm on others. Just what do we really know about these killings? What evidence have investigators collected over the years? Does anyone truly know the identity of the killer as some authors have recently suggested? Is this case […]

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Apr 20, 2015

The Warrens & The Paranormal. Colin Fitzgerald joins the podcast for a discussion of the most famous paranormal investigators in modern times: The Warrens. They were long considered the experts on the paranormal and have investigated many famous hauntings such as The Amityville Horror case. Ed passed away some years ago, but Lorraine soldiers on. […]

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Apr 13, 2015

MV Joyita. In 1931 a film director has a ship built and names it after his wife. From the time of its construction it seemed cursed. A shipbuilder would fall to his death while working on the vessel. The most tragic event, though, would happen 24 years later. After failing to arrive at its destination, […]

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Apr 7, 2015

Robert Durst. Justin and Aaron approach this case from two different angles. One has watched HBO’s The Jinx and the other hasn’t. Is Robert Durst jinxed? Or is he a cold-blooded murderer who seems to be beyond the law? His family’s business is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and yet he seemed to have […]

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Mar 30, 2015

Steven Truscott. In the summer of 1959, a 14 year-old boy gives a ride to a 12 year-old female classmate on his bicycle. He would be the last person seen with her before her body was discovered two days later. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. Why was he with her instead of his […]

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Mar 23, 2015

Madeleine McCann. In May of 2007, a young English girl, on holiday with her parents in Portugal, would go missing. There were no witnesses as she and her younger twin siblings had been left alone in the apartment that evening while her parents dined with friends at a restaurant nearby. A search was conducted, but […]

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Mar 16, 2015

Peter Dupas. Maria Lewis, a journalist from Australia, speaks with us about Peter Dupas. This serial killer would not only stab, rape, and murder women, but he would also avoid serious prison time or scrutiny for many years. Was it due to his soft, unimposing appearance? How did authorities miss the warning signs? When you […]

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Mar 10, 2015

D.B. Cooper: A Skydiver’s Analysis. David Robinson, a USPA licensed skydiver, joins the podcast to analyze D.B. Cooper’s jump and assess whether he could have survived. We discuss the parachutes, the weather, and the choices the hijacker made. If this case fascinates you then you’ll want to hear this follow-up to our recent episode on […]

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Mar 9, 2015

Dixie Shanahan. Author, and investigative journalist, John Ferak, joins the podcast to discuss the murder of Scott Shanahan by his wife, Dixie. The Iowan wife and mother had suffered domestic abuse for years before finally taking the law into her own hands. Once she was arrested, the question was whether or not she was justified […]

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Mar 2, 2015

D.B. Cooper. Thanksgiving Eve, 1971. An average looking man in a suit, a tie, and an overcoat pays for a one-way ticket at the Northwest Orient counter for flight 305 out of Portland, Oregon. The flight was scheduled to depart at 2:50pm PST for Seattle. The man boarded the plane and sat down in his […]

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Feb 23, 2015

Marjorie Caldwell. A wealthy heiress decides to adopt a young girl named Marjorie in 1934 and moves her into her mansion in the hopes of giving her a good life. Unbeknownst to her the young girl is troubled and may be a danger to all who are around her. In the summer of 1977, the […]

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Feb 18, 2015

David Hooks. On the night of September 24, 2014, David Hooks was in bed and his wife Teresa was in her upstairs craft room. She became aware of a vehicle racing down her driveway and immediately feared that their house would be violated a second time. Just two nights before, their home had been burglarized […]

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Feb 16, 2015

Scott Bonn. Professor of Criminology, Scott Bonn, joins us on the podcast to discuss the fascination that so many seem to have with serial killers. Why would someone want to collect items from people who have committed such atrocities? How have murderers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer become so popular in the media? Dr. […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Oak Island Money Pit. What began in 1795 as a simple discovery of a circular depression in the ground has led, over the years, to many excavations made of the money pit on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Coins, chests, a body, & other items of interests have been claimed to have been discovered […]

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Feb 3, 2015

Nikola Tesla. We discuss Tesla, his achievements, his rivals, & the many myths that surround him. Does he deserve greater credit than history has bestowed upon him thus far? Or was he just another inventor at the time? Did he lose out to Thomas Edison? Did he invent radio? Did his ‘death beam’ ever come […]

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Jan 26, 2015

Elisa Lam. TJ returns to the podcast to discuss the mysterious case of Elisa Lam with us. What began as a viral video of what appeared to be a disturbed or possibly haunted woman in a hotel elevator has now become a solved case as far as the LAPD are concerned. Yet, questions remain. How […]

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Jan 18, 2015

The Elkhart 4. In October of 2012, three teenagers and an adult decided to rob a house. Another teenager in the group stayed across the street. Either as a lookout or because he lost his nerve. Finding one that appeared vacant they knocked and rang the doorbell to make sure that the house was indeed […]

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Jan 12, 2015

In Broad Daylight. Author Harry MacLean joins the podcast to talk about Skidmore, Missouri and the man who terrorized its citizens for years unabated. At least until the town had enough of the rapes, assaults, thefts, and harassment. What happened in 1981 was like a story from the wild west. Did the town do the […]

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