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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

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 13.5K 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
13.5K Ratings

13.5K Ratings

Rach123556739 ,

Best podcast I’ve listened to in a while

I thought this was going to be more about the Black Dahlia but was instantly more interested in the Hodel family and their story. This podcast was tastefully done and I really valued the effort put in with all the old recordings and information that was uncovered. It told a story of pain and trauma that ended in love and hope for a family that was so damaged by one person. I highly recommend listening to this and to try to work through the extremely heavy stuff because it is proof that families and people can work through whatever with love.

goforth30 ,

I wasn’t sure I wanted to listen to this podcast but it exceeded all expectations

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this podcast. It kept popping up in my recommendations so I downloaded it and listened to the first episode. I was hooked immediately. It is a compelling story for sure but also deeply emotional. This family has been through it but it is inspiring to hear how they have overcome it. I cried several times. It is also just a really interesting true crime examination into the black dahlia murder and a prime suspect.

mmmurd0ck ,

Incredible story

So well done! 10/10 recommend

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