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Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia

TNT / Cadence13
Society & CultureTrue Crime

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.

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 20.1k ratings
  • 1000/10 recommend

    This is one of my favorite podcasts. It is such an interesting story and done so well. Each episode will leave you gasping in shock and not being able to wait to listen to the next episode. There are so many twist and turns to this story and when you think it cannot get any crazier, it does. If you love true crime or just want a podcast that will keep you hooked from the very first episode, definitely give this one a listen. I always recommend this podcast to anyone looking for something new to ... more

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    5
    Valicia Rose
    United States5 months ago
  • Brilliant listen

    Wow wow what a strong family and what a story… love all 8 episodes wish there had been more..

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    holmespod1973
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • where are all the full episodes?

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    Emily Amos
    6 months ago
  • Clarity, understanding, acceptance

    Thank you all for doing this show. The family’s honesty in sharing their lives, both individually throughout the episodes and later together as a group, has given me clarity, wisdom, understanding and acceptance on so many facets of my life. more

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Missbecification
    Australia6 months ago
  • Excellent but be Warned

    Excellent for the most part but it needs a much stronger warning at the very beginning of the series and beginning of each individual episode as to the severity of the child abuse described within. Episode 8 is completely redundant, it’s an hour of grown adults whining about not being hugged as children and arguing about who was abused the worst by their monster of a mother.

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