11 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, 6.7K 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
6.7K Ratings
6.7K Ratings
SpreadLoveItsTheBrooklynWay ,

Triggering & Hard to Follow

This has nothing to do with the black dahlia. It’s a story that is captivating yet the way it is executed is very hard to follow and confusing. Also, as a warning it is extremely triggering for people who have experienced childhood trauma.

Npilch ,

I’m conflicted

This podcast was really well done. Superb product a production.

The murders, the way gh treats his family, the way his daughter treats her children.. it’s all disgusting. To bring it all into the surrealists of the time is earth-shattering. I’ll never admire man Ray ever again. Truly disgusted and worried for so many that surrounded themselves with his art and still do and praise it. Even his known associates like Dalí. Just utterly disgusted and broken hearted.

Totally broken-hearted for all of the victims.

NovakSuperNova ,

Great podcast

Love this podcast! Thanks for being so open and telling this story.

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