12 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 12.4K Ratings

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

4.6 out of 5
12.4K Ratings

12.4K Ratings

auttosave ,

Seriously f&!ked up

I have never heard or read anything about this murder. I have to say that the description of Elizabeth Short’s Marty as it was found and the horrors that she suffered through have probably scarred me for life. That being said, this is a tremendously powerful story about how abuse permeates generations and a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Although I can’t get certain images out of my head, I am still glad I listen to it. It’s hard to call a podcast like this good when the content is so dark and disturbing. However for those that can handle some truly horrible re-countenances, this is a a crazy listen.

PrincessBecita ,

Amazing people

God Bless these wonderful people! They way they talk and carry themselves after everything they have been through, WOW! Very honored to had have the chance to listen to their story. Going to watch the show next!

bearoooop ,

Disturbing and loved every minute!

Can’t breath! This story was so disturbing and loved every minute! How no one knows about this baffles me? Thanks for sharing your life story with us....very brave!

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