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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 10.6K 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
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

Jucyou ,

Whew

Not for the faint of heart but very well done telling of a truly horrific and gripping story.

Classynguyen ,

It’s Raw & Real

I couldn’t stop listening!! It’s a bit hard to follow who is talking since there are so many people involved, but it’s so good!

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I wanted to love it..

The podcast seems to focus more on the weird, twisted, sordid aspects of the family history rather than the actual case of the Black Dahlia. The is no real evidence presented that connects the narrators’ grandfather to the murder — it’s all just speculation based off of hearsay and his bizarre lifestyle. Additionally, the long pauses and emotion in narration for dramatic effect are, unfortunately, terribly irritating and unnecessary. I really wanted to love this podcast because I’m fascinated by the case, but it took a turn in a direction that was not what I was looking for.

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