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

By TNT / Cadence13

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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.

Customer Reviews

I love this

It is so interesting to hear from the actual family members and to hear fawnas tapes! I am the night is also my new favorite tv show so this just went hand in hand for me!


When this podcast came up in another true crime podcast, I was intrigued because the Black Dahlia—naturally. After the first episode, I called all my true crime obsessed friends to share about my excitement. This podcast is raw, intriguing, and so easy to follow along with. The hosts do an excellent job at preparing us with who is talking and who we are going to hear from next.
Reading through other reviews, I understand that this is perspective from the other side Of the murder, but isn’t that the point? It’s incredibly fascinating that the hosts have a connection to the murder and have all these juicy facts. I also love the sisters connection. My sister is 10 years older than me and she’s my best friend. So I get it. Keep doing a wonderful job!


Never heard of this story before but watching the TNT movie made me want to learn more.

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