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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, 8.6K 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
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

Criscustoms ,

It could of been better

Much of the talking felt dragged and then the music sometimes over powered the talking. Made it extremely irritating to listen to. The story is definitely creepy though.

poppopboat ,

A podcast about Tamar Hodel

This podcast focuses heavily on the life of Tamar Hodel, the daughter of the suspected Black Dahlia murderer.

While Tamar and her family’s story deserves to be told and I’m sure has helped others who have experienced abuse - it’s different than what I expected.

I feel like despite being 70 years old it’s still relevant to clear this case. We have a handwriting sample, familial DNA; even if the LAPD doesn’t want to spend money couldn’t us armchair sleuths raise the funds?

Additionally, what of George Hodel’s second family in the Philippines? Did he continue the abuse? Is it possible that he may have committed additional murders? Why did he come back to the states?

This podcast leaves a lot of questions, hopefully to be addressed in a second season.

Ashley Sage ,

Awesome!!

Awesome!!

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