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, 11.8K 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
11.8K Ratings

11.8K Ratings

Isaidystolove ,

Perfect

Absolutely perfect! I love hearing stories like these. It’s crazy to know that the black dahlia crime happened close to home. I finished the series in a day and want more. Great job!

ATL_Nuge ,

Timeless work

This is soooo good I am listening to it from the start AGAIN.

I have never restarted a podcast immediately after the conclusion of its final credits.

This work is so well-produced and edited.

It’s like going to see that brilliant movie again in the same week. You already know the story, but it’s so rich in narrative, sound and visuals that you’ll watch it again and again. And despite being audio only, this podcast has all three of those qualities.

My hat is off and thrown off the bridge.

OaklandNat ,

Listened to the whole podcast in 1 day!!

I did a lot of cleaning house today listening to every episode! You can’t make this stuff up. This story is incredible as the survivors are the strongest people I’ve ever heard of. I am wondering about the other family, the Hodels in Asia. Has any one from this podcast tried to reach out? I think it would be very interesting to hear about George Hodel’s life over there and if there are any confirmed murders...

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