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

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 13.2K 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
13.2K Ratings

13.2K Ratings

GenieMcK ,

Gasp after gasp

This was a truly gripping podcast. I gasped on many occasions and am still shocked by the events that took place. Excellently crafted together

Tiff_8894 ,

Fantastic Podcast

This podcast is so well done. The story is horrific and hard to listen to at times. It is incredibly detailed, which is uncomfortable at its best and downright miserable at its worst. Expertly captures the vibe of the brutal murder of Elizabeth Short and the history of the family connected to it. Hearing the family members speaking so candidly about their trauma and abuse is heart wrenching. If you are a true crime fan, this is a must listen.

befit4life-Karen ,

So bizarre!

I have been talking to my friends and clients about this podcast. This story is jaw dropping, horrific, sad, horrible and yet this family so so strong, resilient, caring, loving people. They are survivors!

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