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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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Brooke Venning

this episode... so sad. I feel so much for Deborah. And I'm angry at Fauna for being so insensitive and selfish. Fauna had an overall good life full of love and then she refuses to even try to understand Deborah's reasoning. I mean, Deborah suffered soul-crushing abuse and emotional neglect... then to have her sister reject her over a damn name? ugh... this family.

Apr 19th
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Mike Lipsitz

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Apr 18th
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Nina Peace

This was very good. The healing is beautiful. All families have secrets, isn't that the damn truth! Keep working, this is something I needed to listen to... thank you.

Apr 18th
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Liz Edwards

crazy

Apr 14th
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Liz Edwards

Oh dear 😲

Apr 13th
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Sandie Kemp Ward

I would like to hear stories of each child. also about George's wives. Maybe George up bringing. something made him this way.

Apr 11th
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Buzzy McNutt

how the hell do you start a trailer with an ad. lol stop this

Apr 11th
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Buzzy McNutt

Pam Kramer lol ty Pam, I know how it played for me.

Apr 12th
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Pam Kramer

Buzzy McNutt That is not correct

Apr 12th
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Shauna Hensley

Prayers and love to you and your family. it's horrible what happened but amazing you came out with the Outlook and determination you have to be better and good people. I hope they do the DNA comparisons one day soon and stop burying it.

Apr 5th
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GSPmom

Anyone else disturbed listening to Tamaur laughing on the cassette tape while talking about how her dad taught her to "give head" gave me the creeps

Apr 5th
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Samantha Jayne

incredible story. what strong survivors who so quickly rewrote their history into a story of survival, love and strength. thank you for sharing.

Apr 4th
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Edilia Terriquez

Thank you guys so much for telling your story. This last episode made me have goosebumps several times. 💜 Sending all of you lots of love🙏

Apr 4th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Apr 10th
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kaari Mitchell

Terrifying, powerful, and beautiful all at the same time. Probably the strongest group of people I have ever heard of. I hope you continue in the light!

Apr 4th
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Naomi Berman

Such an amazing and touching podcast. honestly nothing else compares.

Apr 3rd
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Alicia Campbell Lee

You all sound so young and all of the women sound alike..thanks so much for sharing your extraordinary story with us.....and I pray you all are showered with tons of blessings....your off to a good start with breaking all the curses!!

Apr 3rd
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Monica Boehringer

This was an incredibly dark and difficult story to listen to. The three takeaways from this are: there is such a tremendous amount of courage and love between the surviving family members. Every family has secrets and pain - dealing with it together as a family can make the world of difference. Injustice and abuse happen every day - it sickens me to think about the number of people who looked away and did nothing to help the people involved. This is the history of one family - and one series of events. There are so many other stories that will never be heard.

Apr 3rd
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Edilia Terriquez

i saw them all three in Dr. Phil and Im so glad I was able to see them because I wouldnt of known about this podcast. this is a story like I have never heard of. So sad. 😪

Apr 3rd
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Sherria Williams

George Hodel was a sick bastard

Apr 2nd
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Nikki Phillippe

thank you for sharing your story with us. very well put together!

Apr 2nd
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Carrie T

Mind blown!

Apr 2nd
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Venice Lockjaw

'I am the Night' series is 90% FICTION, if you want the truth of what really happened, You're not going to find it here. Jay's character never existed. Chris Pine's character is FICTIONAL. Corinna is FICTIONAL. Henchman Sepp, FICTIONAL. The early scene at the California bus stop, with George hodel, FICTIONAL. The Hawaii trip, FICTIONAL. If you're looking for the truth you're not going to find it in the show. It's all fabricated embellishments. that's why I never watch biopics, if you want anything resembling the truth, you're not going to find it here.

Apr 1st
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GSPmom

Venice Lockjaw they said they went to Hawaii in the podcast also? I'm not done with the podcast yet nor have I watched I am the night. it's a good podcast so far.

Apr 4th
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Tony Rios

Venice Lockjaw Yeah if you've listened to the podcast you would know that. This HERE is the real story. The show is based on this story but it is NOT this story. That being said, I enjoyed the show but felt it wasn't necessary. This story has legs and stands on it's own without Hollywood characters and "punch ups" to make it interesting. It already has all of that.

Apr 2nd
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