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

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Rank #158 in Alternative Health category

Society & Culture
True Crime
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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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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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By _MrsC_ - Feb 12 2020
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Incredible story and very well done.

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By harley61706 - Feb 07 2020
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What a crazy story . Every episode was amazing !

iTunes Ratings

15054 Ratings
Average Ratings
12111
1515
575
333
520

Wow

By _MrsC_ - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Incredible story and very well done.

Wow

By harley61706 - Feb 07 2020
Read more
What a crazy story . Every episode was amazing !
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Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia

Latest release on Feb 05, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Supposin' I Did Kill The Black Dahlia

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Steve Hodel uncovers a pile of evidence connecting his father, George Hodel, to the Black Dahlia murder

Mar 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Saved By The Ghetto

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Fauna Hodel, a biracial girl living in Sparks, Nevada, finds out the truth about who she really is, where she came from, and her terrifying family history.

Feb 13 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: A Skilled Surgeon

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Former LAPD Homicide Detective, Steve Hodel, explains the identity of the Black Dahlia, the circumstances of her murder in 1947 Los Angeles, and how the LAPD's profile of her killer fit Steve's own father, George Hodel.

Feb 20 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: The Minotaur

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Steve Hodel receives a phone call that pulls him out of retirement to investigate the Black Dahlia, a murder that had been ice cold for more than 50 years. The deeper Steve gets, the more he comes to accept his father was a sadistic killer.

Mar 06 2019

43mins

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Rank #5: George's Gift

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A deeper look into the life of George Hodel and his children; his interests, his parties, and the horrifying incident in 1949 that would reshape the Hodel family forever.

Feb 27 2019

39mins

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