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

Produced By: TNT & Cadence 13
Hosted By: Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile

Root of Evil is an eight part series that explores the Hodel family story – one mixed with horrifying secrets that span generations.

With archival audio and brand new interviews, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile pull back the curtains on their family, on hopes of finding closure.

From their grandfather, Dr. George Hodel, being investigated as the person behind the murder of Elizabeth Short to the son who lead the investigation, listeners will soon learn how much more there is to the story of this family than what has been shared in the past.

Listener Review Trends (from iTunes):

Most FavorableHard to stop listening because the story is full of twists and turns that keep listeners on their toes.

Most Critical: Too graphic and can be triggering to some.

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Review (1)

5.0 out of 5.0
Content 5.0
Audio 5.0
Host(s) 5.0
  • cathie joy young
    July 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    This is an engrossing podcast. I really enjoy the story more when people closely associated with the subject are included, as is the case with the relatives of Hodel interviewed throughout the podcast. Great flow and very professional.

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