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, 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
7K Ratings
7K Ratings
Katiemoo1977 ,

Wow

This is a captivating podcast. As a psychotherapist I appreciate the intergenerational stories included as it illuminates the impact of a predator on the family and the kids, which I see in my job. Some parts were pretty disturbing and graphic, but part of what happened. I admire all the more how the descendants are recovering in spite of such an evil man in their past. It’s truly a crazy family history I can’t imagine being Fauna and finding out all of this when searching for my bio family. OMG

Littelstadt ,

Binge Worthy

I love listening to crime podcasts when I drive. This story is so crazy! I looked forward to listening to it anytime I had to drive somewhere! This podcast had me in tears at points. Although, it is more about the family of the murderer than it is about the black dahlia herself, still, very captivating. My heart feels heavy for every victim...

Shafoogalon ,

Episode 5 & 7 unavailable???

I’m disappointed about the fact that the podcast wouldn’t allow me to listen to Episode 5 & 7. Did anyone have the same issues. Episode 8 was confusing and unnecessary. The rest of it was well done. I’m still baffled at how this family even survived the trauma they suffered. Generational baggage is real!

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