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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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4.7 stars from 20,601 ratings
Scripted Fiction
Root of evil podcast is scripted misinformation, hypocrisy and Hodel family perpetuated falsehoods involving Fauna, the great story-teller (and court proven pathological liar)Tamar, George Hodel, the Hodel family torchbearers and the Black Dahlia. It involves self-imposed victimization,...Read full review »
EyesWindowsDoors1979 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/23
This is my ALL TIME favorite true crime podcast. This is the show that got me hooked for life, so very well told! I greatly appreciate the storytelling by the family, it makes it that much more bone chilling! This is always a great listen, regardless of how many times I’ve heard it!
Tea nikol via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
Not the best
This series started off okay but could have been 3 episodes, not 8. Storytelling is so long and overly drawn out I can’t even make it to the end.
Hoosjenk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/23
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