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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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You Only Have One Family

You Only Have One Family

2019-04-0300:46:3073

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.
The Troubling Questions

The Troubling Questions

2019-03-2700:43:0674

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

Traumatic Reenactment

2019-03-1300:58:50119

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.
The Minotaur

The Minotaur

2019-03-0600:47:42128

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.
George's Gift

George's Gift

2019-02-2700:42:39156

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.
A Skilled Surgeon

A Skilled Surgeon

2019-02-2000:41:20159

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.
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.
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His FD Girl

Just wow. What an evil man George was. Then Tamer ended up passing the pain on to her children. It's amazing how this next generation is facing the darkness, pulling it all out into the light, and vanquishing it with love. My heart breaks for all of George's victims, his descents and the people outside of his family that he tortured and killed. In memory of Elizabeth Short.

Jul 19th
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yoyo_mama

I have so much anxiety listening to this poor woman.... the cycle of abuse keeps rolling on, it's hard to stomach. oof.

Jul 11th
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His FD Girl

yoyo_mama thank you for clarification. I'm listening to the first episode. they're in Hawaii.

Jul 12th
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yoyo_mama

His FD Girl If you're a rape or inscest survivor with PTSD I would maybe avoid this. it could be triggering. it's not terribly graphic, it's just heartbreaking in that children are hurt by their parents and it continues on for generations.

Jul 12th
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Caleb Michael

Gangster 'Capitalism'? Linked with the college admissions scandal. Are you serious? What a way to show anyone with a brain that you don't even know don't have a clue what you're talking about.

Jul 11th
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Danni Elle

I wish there were some way to help Steve get the LAPD to give him the time of day

Jul 10th
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PAVEMENT TALK PODCAST

this is sooooooooo messed up......

Jul 9th
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Miki Amsterdam

Amazing

Jul 7th
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Priscilla Jones

Miki Amsterdam I agree

Jul 7th
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Amir Shabani

hi

Jul 6th
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Amir Shabani

PAVEMENT TALK PODCAST hi

Jul 6th
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PAVEMENT TALK PODCAST

Amir Shabani this is a crazy podcast!

Jul 6th
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ali79au

AMAZING

Jul 6th
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Euan Masson

What an amazing story. Best of luck to you all

Jul 2nd
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Lolo Hubbard

Your All Amazing and I Wish You All a Wonderful Connected Family Life Together, Healing and Loving Each Other Again ♡

Jul 2nd
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Logan

This whole f**king family needs to be purged from the earth.. some in the most painful of manners.

Jun 30th
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denis

thank you for sharing your story. sending tons of love. i’m sorry you had to experience this and everything its done to you. 💛

Jun 20th
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Dorothy Beaury

#AmbassadorRecommends Unfortunately I was raised in a very scary very similar situation. I thought I was all alone. This podcast took courage, love, and some therapy. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jun 20th
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Floy Wilson

This was the BEST podcast ever!!

Jun 19th
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Rebecca

what is the intro song?

Jun 19th
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Rebecca

Rebecca thank you,haven't been here for a while. apologies.

Jul 19th
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Liz F

Liz F here it is https://youtu.be/X8BMIZk6WnM

Jul 18th
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denis

oh poor deborah... i feel so so sorry for her. :/

Jun 14th
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Aaliyah  King

I just binged all of these episodes - what a powerful story! The last episode was inspiring... I hope the Hodels continue to heal and to be there for one another. Thank you for sharing!

Jun 12th
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Kelsey Dunman

Brilliantly done - tragic story - love goes out to the family

Jun 11th
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brain.fuller69@gmail.com

ditto won't play

Jun 5th
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Anita Maddison

The episodes aren't numbered on here, I can't listen to them in sequence. Which is a shame 😕

Jun 5th
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Krista Paffenroth

Anita Maddison you can go by the date they were added..

Jun 30th
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