From ‘Root of Evil’ to ‘Facing Evil:’ Sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile unpack true crimes and their family’s connection to the Black Dahlia murder
In 2019, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile dove into dark family secrets on the podcast “Root of Evil.” On their new podcast “Facing Evil,” the sisters are digging into different true crimes in weekly episodes with guests to shed light on cases. They’ll share their perspectives on the crimes, victims, and parties involved.
Standalone “Facing Evil” episodes can be streamed in any order and run less than 45 minutes on average. Start the series from the intro episode if you’d like to hear more about Rasha and Yvette’s back story. They share their family’s history connecting to the Black Dahlia murder case as detailed in “Root of Evil.” Rasha and Yvette are the great granddaughters of George Hodel, the prime suspect in the infamously unsolved murder case.
In 1947, Elizabeth Short’s body was found in an empty Los Angeles lot, and the case ran cold. Dr. George Hodel’s son investigated many years later, and many people believe he is the suspect. Rasha and Yvette shared evidence and terrifying family stories passed down over generations in “Root of Evil.”
In “Root of Evil,” we heard from Steve Hodel, a former LAPD detective and George’s son who first suspected his father killed Elizabeth. Rasha and Yvette learned more after their mother, Fauna Hodel, passed away in 2017 and read her old journals. There are stories of George murdering his secretary, hearing cries from the basement, and more info uncovered in interviews with additional family members.
On “Facing Evil,” Rasha and Yvette recently discussed Matthew Shepard’s murder, a 21-year-old gay man beaten to death in 1998, a hate crime victim in small town America. In another episode, Rasha and Yvette headed to their hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii, to explore Lisa Au’s murder in 1982.
This series is presented by Tenderfoot TV and iHeartRadio. Tune in for new, weekly episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.