Root of Evil
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 Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great grand daughters of George Hodel, take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here? Root of Evil is the companion podcast to TNTs limited series I Am the Night. Inspired by the true story of the Hodel family, the series stars Chris Pine and comes from acclaimed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
About the Host
Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile
For as long as they can remember, Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile have known about the mysterious background of their mother, Fauna Hodel. They knew Fauna’s ties to one of the 20th century’s most infamous murders was a story that needed to be told. As adults, the women stood by Fauna’s side as she worked with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to bring this incredible story to the screen. When their mother died in 2017, Rasha and Yvette vowed to continue her work and stepped in to ensure I Am the Night, the series based on her life, was completed. Now, the sisters are hosting the I Am the Night companion podcast “Root of Evil: The True Story” of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia, an original documentary podcast about their family’s dark secrets and the Black Dahlia murder.