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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 18,777 ratings
Good voices, but a weird story
wheels 22 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/15/20
My favorite podcast to date. Some moments I had to pause it to just breathe. Other moments I smiled listening to the family talk. Other times I was in near tears. Unimaginable, just crazy to think about. It is so well done.
Name That Middleton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/20
The Craziest Podcast Ever
This was an amazing podcast. So seedy and shocking! I could have done without the last episode. It waa boring . The rest was a wild ride.
Dmcastro18 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/20
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