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, 10.8K 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
10.8K Ratings

10.8K Ratings

D. Bordeaux ,

Y’all are amazing!

From your Uncle and on down to each one of you, you have persevered in spite of the family you were born into. Thank you for sharing your stories.

BunnieMaddie ,

Great Binge Listen

I couldn’t get enough of this story! One of the most shocking and interesting podcast stories I’ve ever heard!

mcatgarrison ,

Sorry every other podcast in the universe....

....you just can’t compete with a story like this. And human survivors like this. Every single episode my jaw dropped lower. What these people have endured, witnessed and taken into their consciousness is mostly unspeakable but wow what incredible people they seem to be. I really couldn’t stop listening. I listen to a LOT of podcasts but this is possibly the best one I’ve heard yet. I feel so grateful they shared their incredible stories. Its really all about love in the end 💜

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