The Generation Why Podcast first made it on the scene in 2012, created by two friends, Aaron and Justin. Since their very first episode, they have tackled a number of unsolved murders, mysteries, controversies and conspiracies with thoughtful opinions and breakdowns of their theories. The gents spend weeks researching their topics, often reading web articles and books about upcoming topics trying to pull as much information as possible. With an impressive 275+ episodes, you know these guys are dedicated. We recently had a chance to catch up with co-founder Aaron and he’s sharing a few of his favorite true crime books.
Hauptmann’s Ladder by Richard T. Cahill Jr.
The Lindbergh Baby kidnapping ranks near or at the top of infamous crime cases. Adding to this is the fact that Bruno Hauptmann had many supporters who felt he was innocent of the kidnapping and killing of Charles Lindbergh’s little boy. This book offers details which clear up any questions one might have about Hauptmann’s involvement.
Lethal Intent by Sue Russell
Aileen Wuornos was the subject of the award-winning film, Monster. The author presents an exhaustive and interesting history of this serial killer. I don’t know that you will feel empathy for her, but you will feel as though you understand who she was and possibly why she did what she did.
House Of Horrors by Robert Sberna
Anthony Sowell, a.k.a. The Cleveland Strangler, murdered and kept the bodies of his victims in his house. Not only were his crimes terrifying, but his childhood was too. Get a complete picture of this notorious murderer in Sberna’s fantastic book.
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