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

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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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Introducing Root of Evil

Introducing Root of Evil

2019-01-2203:1510

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 TNT's 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Saved By The Ghetto

Saved By The Ghetto

2019-02-1343:1023

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Hodel, a former LAPD homicide detective, and son of George Hodel - the prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder, takes us through the gruesome discovery found in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Skilled Surgeon

A Skilled Surgeon

2019-02-2036:5017

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
George's Gift

George's Gift

2019-02-2740:0917

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Minotaur

The Minotaur

2019-03-0643:5511

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Traumatic Reenactment

Traumatic Reenactment

2019-03-1354:5312

The vicious cycle of family trauma continues as George Hodel's daughter, Tamar becomes a mother. Her children tell the heartbreaking story of growing up in a shockingly toxic environment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Hodel uncovers a pile of evidence connecting his father, George Hodel, to the Black Dahlia murder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Troubling Questions

The Troubling Questions

2019-03-2738:5311

Fauna Hodel and her mother, Tamar, both leave their own unique legacies, and their children try to make sense of it all. In doing so, unresolved emotions and crucial questions are raised. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You Only Have One Family

You Only Have One Family

2019-04-0343:269

For the first time in decades, the Hodels gather together in one room to confront their difficult family secrets. They try to collectively make sense of their story and answer the question of how to move forward, knowing they can never escape their past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education in America. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes grows and unfolds. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Season 2, David Payne and Jody Gottlieb take you into a world few people ever experience as they investigate a 2016 mass shooting in a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle." Three teenage brothers were arrested for the crime, but are they the real killers? Only the Jungle knows. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Abby and Libby - two young girls murdered. Investigators are searching for the killer using their biggest clue: a recording of his voice from one of the victims' phones ordering the girls Down the Hill. Almost three years later, it's a mystery that still haunts the small town of Delphi, Indiana...and the police say the killer may walk among them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Peter Bogdanovich was a young cinephile who quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's top directors. But he soon found himself a victim of jealousy, hubris, public scorn – and a devastating crime.  Now, he looks back on a life of fame and failure, and through it all, an enduring love of the movies. A new seven-part documentary podcast from Turner Classic Movies. Subscribe today! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
From the Peabody Award nominated C13 Originals Studio, and the creators of Root of Evil, comes a new documentary series about the stories, and family we can’t escape. Jackee Taylor has been hidden in WITSEC, better known as the Witness Protection Program, for almost 40 years.  But after a strange and violent incident reveals secrets about her past, Jackee begins a journey to find out the truth about herself, and her family.  Hers is a twisted tale of darkness, murder, mystery, tragedy, and resilience, which traverses the country, and lands in the most violent era of one of the country’s most violent cities - 1970s Cleveland.  At the heart of this story, is Jackee’s relative - a former member of the world’s most powerful motorcycle club, a sociopath, a killer, and an informant.  Jackee can’t move forward unless she reconciles with his past, and she’s finally telling this story in the hopes that others don’t have to live kind of life that she has. ​ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (289)

Lolo Hubbard

When your in it..you cope the best way you can to stay safe.. I Believe George Hodel Murdered Elizabeth Short!

Feb 21st
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Jill Bertschinger-Kimmle

I just want to hug these people and tell them how sorry I am that this happened to them. To be betrayed by the one person who is supposed to protect you for all the bad in the world is so heartbreaking.

Oct 15th
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Saskia Passion

has g.h. committed even more murders? in the Philippines? #podcast#rootofevil#blackdahlia

Sep 16th
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Siri

This is very hard to listen to. My heart breaks for the people affected by Tamar but she too was traumatized and influenced by what happened to her. All of this is so fucked up.

Jun 9th
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Shayla Trevino

1q Qasim Chaz"

May 16th
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Jessica Girl

what a way to play with someone's identity and sense for who they are

May 7th
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Pat Edwards

most famous unsolved murder?? I'm 50yo, never heard of it....

Feb 26th
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April Bowles

Thank you for sharing. I wish ALL of you many blessings and continued healing. Like you all said "the cycle stops with you!" You guys are the new beginning of the family name. #STRONG WOMAN,

Feb 15th
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ID17294854

First episode is a big waste of time. Skip to 43 minutes and listen for 1 minute and you’re good.

Feb 6th
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C ohen

Such a haunting story, Im mind blown! I was left feeling like I needed to scrape my brain with a wire brush to try and erase the images left seared in my head... ugh! so heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time. They are incredibly brave to have shared their story

Jan 27th
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Knife Nerd

This was so fantastic. Amazing story of perseverance amongst a shadowy backdrop.

Jan 19th
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Mike Spanne

is their anymore episodes

Jan 15th
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Dec 31st
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Dec 31st
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Dec 31st
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Dec 31st
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kerry malloy

enjoyed the entire series until the last episode - what a disjointed mess of a family's therapy session.

Dec 27th
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Anthony

The evidence was/is so compelling! I mean, damn!

Dec 15th
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Anthony

Wow! Saved by the ghetto is right!

Dec 14th
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Sean Johnson

scam

Dec 14th
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