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

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

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

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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.
  1. January 22, 2019
    3 min
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    Introducing Root of Evil
    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.…
  2. February 13, 2019
    42 min
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    Saved By The Ghetto
    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.
  3. February 15, 2019
    4 min
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    Sneak Peek: "You couldn't make this story up."
    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 omnyst…
  4. February 20, 2019
    36 min
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    A Skilled Surgeon
    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, Geor…
  5. February 27, 2019
    39 min
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    George's Gift
    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…
  6. March 06, 2019
    43 min
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    The Minotaur
    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…
  7. March 06, 2019
    43 min
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    The Minotaur
    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…
  8. March 13, 2019
    54 min
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    Traumatic Reenactment
    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/list…
  9. March 20, 2019
    1 hr 5 min
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    Supposin' I Did Kill The Black Dahlia
    Steve Hodel uncovers a pile of evidence connecting his father, George Hodel, to the Black Dahlia murderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  10. March 27, 2019
    38 min
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    The Troubling Questions
    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/list…
  11. March 28, 2019
    4 min
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    Introducing "The Ballad of Billy Balls" from Crimetown Presents
    Downtown New York, early summer, 1982. A man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots musician Billy Balls. The motive? Unknown. Billy's body? It just disappears. Rebecca, Billy's girlfriend,…
  12. April 03, 2019
    43 min
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    You Only Have One Family
    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 forwar…
  13. May 14, 2019
    5 min
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    Introducing Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal
    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 u…
  14. June 14, 2019
    3 min
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    Introducing Somebody Somewhere: The Jungle Murders
    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 brother…
  15. October 22, 2019
    3 min
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    Introducing Gangster House
    The incredible true story of Mike Thevis, family man, and one of the most notorious criminals you've never heard of. Listen to Gangster House for free right now.
  16. February 05, 2020
    2 min
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    Introducing "Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders"
    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…
  17. April 28, 2020
    2 min
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    Introducing "The Plot Thickens"
    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 look…
  18. August 11, 2020
    4 min
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    Welcome to Relative Unknown
    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, bet…

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