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, 12.5K 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
12.5K Ratings

12.5K Ratings

MMM1279 ,

God bless the survivors

May God bless the family survivors and thank you for sharing your truth with us. No listener will ever fully comprehend what they went through and what it took to share their story. Well done podcast.

T_Stylz ,

The impact this story has given on the human life!!!

Simply remarkable!! Despite the horrific events that occurred to the hodel family. My heart goes out to the Hodel family as well the victims of George Hodel and Elizabeth Short and her
family. I am a huge fan of true crime and after listening to “My Favorite Murder” a podcast hosted by two beautiful woman telling the stories of crimes that occurred in local hometowns beginning as early as the 1930’s, “The Black Dahlia” was one of those many stories told. After binging over 120 episodes I stumbled across this one and I must say!! I do not regret it!! Chilling.. heartbreaking.. and truly suspenseful at every given moment.. well told, amazingly directed! Steve the detective did an amazing job staying dedicated and determine to find the truth!! I must say they saved the best for last! EPS 8 had me in tears! The entire Hodel family in one room!! I could go on and on! Needless to say these people are so brave, courageous and a true testament of the human spirit!! Thank you all for sharing and may you all be blessed and remain courageous!!! We need a season 2!!!!!

auttosave ,

Seriously f&!ked up

I have never heard or read anything about this murder. I have to say that the description of Elizabeth Short’s Marty as it was found and the horrors that she suffered through have probably scarred me for life. That being said, this is a tremendously powerful story about how abuse permeates generations and a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Although I can’t get certain images out of my head, I am still glad I listen to it. It’s hard to call a podcast like this good when the content is so dark and disturbing. However for those that can handle some truly horrible re-countenances, this is a a crazy listen.

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