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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 6,812 ratings
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Omg everything about this podcast is fantastic. The narrators capture you with old audio, news articles, etc. please listen to this podcast
sandeehil via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/19
Triggering & Hard to Follow
This has nothing to do with the black dahlia. It’s a story that is captivating yet the way it is executed is very hard to follow and confusing. Also, as a warning it is extremely triggering for people who have experienced childhood trauma.
SpreadLoveItsTheBrooklynWay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/19
I’m conflicted
This podcast was really well done. Superb product a production. The murders, the way gh treats his family, the way his daughter treats her children.. it’s all disgusting. To bring it all into the surrealists of the time is earth-shattering. I’ll never admire man Ray ever again. Truly disgusted...Read full review »
Npilch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/19
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