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Root of Evil
The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 20,080 ratings
Brilliant listen
Wow wow what a strong family and what a story… love all 8 episodes wish there had been more..
holmespod1973 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/08/22
Thank you all for doing this show. The family’s honesty in sharing their lives, both individually throughout the episodes and later together as a group, has given me clarity, wisdom, understanding and acceptance on so many facets of my life. I’m sorry Joy To The World was absent in the final...Read full review »
Missbecification via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/31/21
Excellent but be Warned
Excellent for the most part but it needs a much stronger warning at the very beginning of the series and beginning of each individual episode as to the severity of the child abuse described within. Episode 8 is completely redundant, it’s an hour of grown adults whining about not being hugged as...Read full review »
alanburke84 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 12/17/21
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