The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
This is a show that truly pioneered the true crime podcast and true crime podcast format. It has been live and publishing new episodes for nearly a decade now-- an impressive feat across any medium, especially true crime podcasting where the market is now so saturated and listeners are demanding more and more.
Hosts Aaron and Justin provide this value by staying true to their roots and their format. While a lot of new true crime podcasts are trying to tell the most colourful stories, with expensive sound design and carefully researched scripts, this show isn't perfect or over-produced. It's real. Justin and Aaron are real, and I think listeners appreciate the flaws that come with realness. Flaws like Justin’s nervous laughter throughout the podcast-- a polarizing trait for a lot of fans. And telling the stories in their own words-- with their own opinions.
More than just telling the stories, Justin and Aaron are interested in the unsolved mysteries, the cold cases, and take the time to lay their thoughts out on the line. They cover both obscure and well-documented cases. A lot of the more obscure ones are arguably more interesting, because you’re not spending any of your time listening to Justin and Aaron tell you a story you know most of the facts of already. They also regularly welcome case experts and other guests on the show to provide their point-of-view and create more value for listeners.
Stacey is a Toronto native who has dabbled in production, writing, marketing and more. She is currently wandering around Asia eating ramen and contemplating her next move. Obsessions and interests include dogs, pizza, wine, live music and every other generic, predictable interest you’ve ever heard of. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @staceyorth