Entertainment Weekly Magazine (January 2020 edition) Names “Root Of Evil” Podcast as Top Pick For 2019

December 28, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Entertainment Weekly’s current (January 2020) edition picks Zak Levitt’s production of ROOT OF EVIL: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia Murder as one the three  2019’s podcasts, “WE COULDN’T TURN DOWN.” Congrats to Zak and his team at Cadence 13.
“…this haunting docuseries is a chilling example of truth being stranger than fiction. …Root of Evil takes listeners down a winding path exploring Hodel’s surreal life … as one of Old Hollywood’s most sinister figures.” 
          Patrick Gomez
Entertainment Weekly 2020

*Note to Entertainment Weekly article writer Patrick Gomez:

You write, …” takes listeners down a winding path exploring Hodel’s surreal life as the grandaughter (or daughter)…” 

My niece Fauna Hodel was not, repeat WAS NOT my father’s daughter.  Roo t of Evil producer Zak Levitt and Cadence 13 obtained Fauna’s DNA and hired an expert to make the comparison. The results proved beyond a scientific certainty that she was NOT HIS DAUGHTER were recorded and included in the original concluding episode but that family session was removed at the request (orders?)  of higher-ups at TNT who apparently wanted it kept secret so as not to conflict with their “I AM THE NIGHT” fictional allusions/illusions as the television miniseries was in process of being sold abroad.  (For further see below May 2019 blog)

Fauna Hodel Interview Inside the Sowden/Hodel House: No “Chinatown Scenario” (‘She’s My Daughter/She’s My Sister’); DNA Eliminates Dr. George Hodel as Father of Fauna Hodel- A New Thoughtprint?


  1. Leonell McCann on December 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I am best friends with Fauna Elizabeth the daughter of Tamara. She and her sister Fauna who now Rest In Peace are magical spirits and strong beautiful women.
    It wasn’t easy to get my mind wrapped around the stories that I had heard from them because they were so outrageously sad. It took the podcast Root Of Evil for me to understand the truth about their grandfather and his twisted mind.
    An excellent podcast indeed.

  2. Luigi Warren on January 1, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Happy New Year to you, Steve. There’s talk of this new decade being a recap of the “Roaring Twenties.” Regardless, this is the year we get the lowdown on how the original Roaring Twenties hatched a monster by the name of George Hodel. -LW

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