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New episodes post every Wednesday. When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story. In this eight-part documentary series, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great grand daughters of George Hodel, take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here? Root of Evil is the companion podcast to TNTs limited series I Am the Night. Inspired by the true story of the Hodel family, the series stars Chris Pine and comes from acclaimed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia TNT

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    • 4.7, 385 Ratings

New episodes post every Wednesday. When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story. In this eight-part documentary series, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great grand daughters of George Hodel, take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here? Root of Evil is the companion podcast to TNTs limited series I Am the Night. Inspired by the true story of the Hodel family, the series stars Chris Pine and comes from acclaimed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
385 Ratings
385 Ratings
GibRose23 ,

Amazing!

This is the best multiple episode story podcast that I have listened to! The story being told by the family makes it much more meaningful. So satisfying to get answers, even if they're not “official”

Renicon ,

I Couldn't top Listening

I stumbled across this podcast after having watched the show I Am the Night, which is partly based on Fauna Hodel's story. The amount of evidence that is brought forward and how corrupt LA was is just unbelievable! If you have any interest in the death of Elizabeth Shore, the Black Dahlia, this podacst is a definite listen. Listening to the horrors, that Tamar's children were put through is devestating and I pray they find a way to heal their pain - the strength they have shown in sharing their story is amazing. I listened to the whole thing in one afternoon.

crimebingerkcl ,

WILD RIDE

SUCH an amazing podcast. The hosts are fantastic storytellers. The story itself is crazy and needs to be heard. 10/10 recommend, good luck not bingeing it!

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