What I loved: I love that Aaron and Justin, the creators, cover such widely known topics. They also bring on guest hosts, many of whom are experts of the topic being discussed.
The podcast does a fantastic job giving a brief background of the subject to benefit those who need a refresher or those who may not have knowledge of the topic. Both Aaron and Justin are able to stay un-biased, while providing a variety of facts and explanations. A great example of this is shown in their episode on Trayvon Martin. This topic could have easily landed the duo in hot water, but instead they kept their cool and did a fantastic job revealing all sides of the story.
Once the episode is introduced, they dive right into discussing what happened, who was involved, and most importantly WHY this may have happened; hence, “The Generation Why” title.
I also appreciate the time and detail used to describe the various pieces of evidence in the cases. I’ve found that all the important pieces of evidence are described with exceptional d sensory detail. Sometimes, I feel as though I’m actually being briefed by real life investigators! I've even learned more about how the justice system works, and how sometimes it has failed.
My favorite episodes so far are definitely The Zodiac Killer episode, Enfield Poltergeist, Charles Manson, and more.
The Zodiac episode is filled with useful and informational details while still keeping the typical conversation tone of the podcast.
I’m even more fascinated with the Zodiac Killer than ever before, mainly because of this episode.
If you’re like me, once you become consumed with a case or issue, you want to soak up every piece of media there is about it. The Generation Why podcast will help you be the true crime sponge you wish to be.
More podcast episodes cover Ted Bundy, the Cleveland Strangler, The Black Dahlia, UFO’s and many more.
What I didn’t: While I often enjoy the longer length of the episodes and the more conversational vibe of the podcast, sometimes I do find myself wishing some episodes were shorter. If an episode happens to present too many facts too quickly, it can become somewhat difficult to retain every piece of information. However, the Podcasts app has an option to let you rewind in 15 second increments which has helped me immensely when I'm needing to catch the last few pieces of information.
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The Generation Why podcast is like wine, it only gets better with time. Aaron and Justin have continued to do a fantastic job and never stop impressing me with their narrations and discussions on creepy, scary and bizarre stories and cases!