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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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4.6 stars from 14,956 ratings
great podcast.
Fascinating. The whole story is gripping. I hope the family can now start to heal.
frenchiepal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/19
Captivating
My daughter introduced me to this Podcast as she knew I was interested in Elizabeth Short. I just had no idea how much mores information this Podcast would provide. Love the host(s)!!!
BridgettJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/19
Well done to a well narrated, researched and delivered podcast. From the complex history (had to stop a few times to understand the family tree) to the music supporting the moment. Would love to see this as a docuseries
Construction Mama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/19
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