11 episodes

New episodes post every Wednesday. 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, 8.8K Ratings

New episodes post every Wednesday. 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
8.8K Ratings

8.8K Ratings

ShanRenae ,

Great!

This was a great listen! Pretty much the story was unbelievable and I wish the victims of GH could have gotten some justice. I was sad when it ended but it wrapped up well.

SportsGalPal ,

Strange to love a podcast I’ll never recommend people listen to.

This story is tragic and compelling and I’m happy that they have shared their terrible families secrets. Because when we keep things in the dark they grow but shine a light on it and we can help stop it. I know this podcast will help other victims of childhood sexual abuse.

But because of the subject matter I just can’t tell the world to listen. So many triggers.

CodeNameCuba ,

Thank you

To the whole family...thank you for being brave and sharing your stories with us all. This podcast was a often times disturbing, but always a fascinating look into how one person can set the stage for generations of dysfunction and terror. Great job breaking the cycle!

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