The Generation Why Podcast Podcast

The Generation Why Podcast

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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 post Dyatlov Pass Incident – 92 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
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 […] The post Elisa Lam – 103 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
August 18, 2010. Vortex Spring, Florida. Thirty year old Ben McDaniel went scuba diving at Vortex Spring. The spring features a cave that has been mapped to a length of over 1600 feet but is said to be longer than that. Ben should not have been in the cave as only divers with the necessary certification can acquire a key to get past the gate, but after he was discovered to be missing an employee admitted to letting him in. Ben did dive in with his equipment but never came out. At least, no one witnessed him leaving. His truck and some of his possessions remained in his truck that was parked in the lot nearby. Rescue attempts were made but as time went on, some began to doubt that Ben was in the cave. Did Ben fool everyone to start over somewhere else? In the two years prior, he had several substantial setbacks. Could he have taken his own life? Could there have been foul play? A real life mystery, Ben McDaniel's disappearance has everyone wondering, where did he really go?Sponsor:FabFitFun.com and use code WHY for $10 off your first seasonal box.
H.H. Holmes. Chicago, Illinois. Some murder to satisfy dark urges. Others kill out of passion. In the late 1800's, one man may have murdered for profit. Setting up shop in Chicago, Herman Webster Mudgett purchased a drug store and was said to have built a hotel in anticipation of The World's Fair. Much of his time was spent committing fraud, but people around him were constantly disappearing. Eventually, this would lead to his capture. Once his building was investigated, it was indeed found to contain trap doors, hidden rooms, & secret passages. People speculated on what the man now known as H.H. Holmes was up to for all those years. Is Erik Larson's book, The Devil In The White City, as well as the upcoming Martin Scorsese film of the same title, an accurate account? Was H.H. Holmes also Jack the Ripper? Mysterious Chicago's Adam Selzer joined us to to discuss this dangerous swindler and to separate fact from fiction.
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 […] The post Nikola Tesla – 104 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
TWA Flight 800. July 17, 1996. JFK International Airport. Trans World Airlines Flight 800 was to takeoff for Paris, France at around 7pm EST. Various issues kept it from taking off until 8:19pm. Just 12 minutes into the flight, at 8:31pm, the plane exploded. Efforts were made to rescue anyone alive in the Atlantic Ocean from the destroyed Boeing 747, but none of the 230 passengers and crew had survived. Terrorism was suspected early on as the United States was facing threats at home and abroad. As the investigation continued, though, the evidence began to point to an issue with the plane itself. Or did it?
The Titanic Conspiracy. In 1912, the RMS Titanic was the largest luxury liner in the world. In April of that year it would set off on its maiden voyage. Carrying over 2200 passengers & crew, the ship was to ultimately travel to New York, but on April 14th disaster struck. An iceberg would damage the ship and would cause seawater to flood and sink her. Just over 700 would be rescued. Many years later, though, a man would come up with a theory. That this 'disaster' was no accident. The sister ship to the Titanic, the Olympic, had been damaged in a collision with a British cruiser, the HMS Hawke in 1911. Because it was damaged so extensively, a scheme was hatched where the two ships would be switched. The Olympic could go down and insurance claims made to recover the cost. Meanwhile, the Titanic could go on to make White Star Line money as the Olympic. Is there evidence supporting this theory? Did JP Morgan really endanger all of those people just to protect his company?
Mothman. West Virginia. From November 1966 to December 1967, many strange sightings and occurrences were happening in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Unidentified flying objects, strange men in black suits, & even a large, winged human-like creature named the Mothman. It all culminated in a tragedy known as The Silver Bridge collapse. Forty-six people died when rush hour traffic, backed up on and off the almost 40 years old structure, went down into and near the Ohio River. Some say that the Mothman was a warning. Others believe that the Mothman caused the collapse. Another theory suggests that the killing of a Shawnee Chieftan about 200 years before was the reason for the disaster. Just what was going on in West Virginia back then? John Keel's book, 'The Mothman Prophecies', is full of information on these strange goings on. Justin & Aaron will break it all down for you in this tale of legends, sightings, and disasters.
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 […] The post The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986 – 125 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Bermuda Triangle Mystery. A triangular area, covering at least 500,000 square miles, has its vertices at Miami, FL, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the island of Bermuda. Within these boundaries it is said to have cost the lives of over 100 people and more than 1000 ships & planes. Stories have been told of the […] The post Bermuda Triangle Mystery – 132 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
The Greenbrier Ghost. Greenbrier County, West Virginia. 1897. Mary Heaster did what she could to vet the men that were interested in seeing her daughter. She didn't have much success. Her daughter would become pregnant just before one man left. She would also marry a man just a few weeks after meeting him. A drifter named Erasmus Trout Shue. When the young woman dies unexpectedly, her husband seems to be overcome with grief. So much so that he will not leave her side until after the funeral. The investigation is closed as no foul play is suspected. When Zona's mother asks the prosecutor re-open the case, she has an unlikely source for the information she has implicating her son-in-law in the crime. 
<p>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. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://thegenerationwhypodcast.com/the-warrens/">The Warrens & The Paranormal – 117 – Generation Why</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://thegenerationwhypodcast.com">The Generation Why Podcast</a>.</p>
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. […] The post The Warrens & The Paranormal – 117 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
The Philadelphia Experiment. Philadelphia, PA. In 1943, the USS Eldridge is said to have been outfitted with special equipment. Tests were conducted to see if the US Navy could achieve the unbelievable. Albert Einstein's unified field theory sought to be the ultimate achievement. A theory of everything. With such knowledge the unbelievable could become possible. In the case of the Eldridge, the Navy was going for invisibility. The enemy cannot hit what they do not see. During testing, though, strange events would occur and testing would be halted. What happened to the crew aboard the destroyer? Did the destroyer actually disappear? Were some of the sailors partially buried in the metal of the ship? The Navy denies any such tests occurred. Is there any truth to the story of The Philadelphia Experiment?
Launching on 10/1, The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores the corrupt systems and power structures that enabled Jeffery Epstein to abuse and manipulate young women for years, as well as escape any semblance of real justice from the judicial system. The series will also explore how an ordinary young man was able to rise through the ranks of society and form relationships with several of the most powerful men in the world. The tangled web that Epstein weaved during his lifetime will be unraveled in this podcast.
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 […] The post Kyron Horman – 84 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
One To The Wolves. Author Lois Duncan joins the podcast to discuss her book, ‘One To The Wolves: On The Trail Of A Killer’. It concerns the story of her daughter, Kaitlyn, who was shot to death as she drove home one night from a friend’s house. Was it a random shooting as suggested by […] The post One To The Wolves – 64 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Lost Colony of Roanoke. In 1585, England was looking to establish a colony in the new world. Try as they might, though, things weren’t working out. First, over 100 men barely made it 10 months before leaving without authorization with Sir Francis Drake. The party sent to check on them found them gone and 15 […] The post Lost Colony of Roanoke – 57 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
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 […] The post Bigfoot – 79 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Malaysia Flight 370. On March 8, 2014, a Malaysian airliner lost contact with air traffic control. The Boeing 777 was carrying 227 passengers and had a crew of 12. Malaysia led a multinational search for the missing plane in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea to no avail. To this day, no […] The post Malaysia Flight 370 – 70 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Personal Stories. Justin & Aaron both share personal stories. One involves run-ins with dangerous pedophiles and the other involves a home intruder. We go over the details of these occurrences and discuss what we thought then and what we know now. The post Personal Stories – 26 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
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, […] The post Hannah Overton – 73 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Martin Luther King Assassination. We discuss the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and the conspiracies surrounding it. Was Dr. King killed by his own government who didn’t care for his messages of peace and integration? Or was one man alone responsible for ending his crusade? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/the-murder-of-martin-luther-king-jr/ The post Martin Luther King Assassination – 23 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
Don’t Mess With Texas. We discuss the Joe Horn case which involves a Texas man who shot down two men who had burglarized his neighbor’s house. In court, he invoked the ‘Castle Law’ claiming he was defending himself. Was he simply ‘standing his ground’ or was Joe Horn a vigilante? http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1820028,00.html The post Don’t Mess With Texas – 22 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
David Swain. David Swain & his wife, Shelley Tyre, went on a scuba diving trip in the British Virgin Islands. Leaving friends on a boat awaiting their turn, the couple dove in. After 30 minutes only David would resurface. Once Shelley was located, her lifeless body could not be revived. Was David a murderer? Or was […] The post David Swain – 25 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.
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Started
Apr 22nd, 2013
Latest Episode
Feb 24th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
365
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About 1 hour
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