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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, 8.8K 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

MWITZAH ,

Nurture Wins!

This series is fabulous! I read Steve's 1st book years ago & knew of Dr GH from that, but this podcast goes so far beyond that. The family Dynamics is nearly unbelievable, & hearing it all in the context of Tamara's 1st born (carelessly given up for adoption) from the hosts (her 2 daughters) gives it an edge of surrealism itself. Knowing the dysfunction Fauna1 was born into, yet hearing the close & healthy relationship she fostered in her own children - heartwarming AND mind blowing, evidence of Fauna1's good character and her (unknowingly) breaking the cycle through love. The fact her two daughters are as different as they are (both on the outside & in) is further proof of this, given how well they interact with (& obviously love) one another. Their 8th (& final) episode made me teary: hearing them bring together the relatives behind the voices we'd met & heard thus far AND hearing them talk as loving individuals separate from their upbringings... This was my favorite podcast ever, balancing gents I didn't think could be balanced (while giving me my true Crime fix). Unbelievable. Fauna1/Patty/Mom did an amazing job being herself and this is demonstrated by the acts of her offspring in this podcast (& the entire family has blown me away with the resilience they demonstrated - especially Fauna2/Eliz/Deb, next to Peace, Joy & Love). You're an amazing woman, Fauna2 & I'm now a forever fan!

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.

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