The weaving of the story of this family and their connection to the Black Dalia murder is compelling. Very well done.
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to. The attention to the detail of the story from each person who spoke for this podcast is extraordinary. Thank you for making a podcast that focuses on the stories of the people affected by the legacy of a terrible murder rather than on the gruesome details of the murder itself.
And thank you to the Hodel family for telling your remarkable story. Your strength, courage, and resilience is inspiring.
Fascinated with this podcast and binged the whole series! Excellent in depth coverage of the case, but what really made it amazing was the history of the Hodel family and all the connections leading up to Elizabeth Short’s murder. The interviews and statements from real family members made it riveting. I hope this gave her daughters some healing.
Amazing personal aspect to true crime story
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I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, but the narrators’ personal connection to the story and empathy for the characters made it really compelling. The last episode where the descendants try to reconcile their relationships and make clear choices how they are moving forward was a unique addition to this story that even those without this level of family trauma can learn from. It went from a truly creepy unfolding of true crime to a display of how each person involved dealt with it differently yet are able to come back to each other to heal.
This is my first crime podcast and boy did it set the bar high. After finishing this podcast, I can’t find anything that measures up to this. It’s crazy that this is a true story. I am truly impressed
I didn’t initially have any interest in the Black Dahlia Murder, but as a true crime Junkie I decided to give it a try. I Binge-listened to the whole series in one night and was blown away! I highly highly recommend this to anyone & everyone!
Perfect and amazing. I didn’t think this case would interest me, so I let this podcast sit in my library for months. I was incorrect. Fascinating, and perfectly done. And the case is the least of it.
Couldn’t stop listening!
This podcast was beautifully done and I binged it, finishing it in two days. It was difficult to listen to at times (when they say discretion advised they mean it). I want to thank the family for their bravery in telling their story and commend them on how they have overcome so much.
This story was not only important in seeing the connections between the Black Dahlia murder and George Hodel, but also how influential you are when you are a rich male in a corrupt society. You can literally get away with murder...among other things.
I loved everything about this podcast. It kept my interest at ALL times, which says a lot for someone with ADHD!
The members of this family are so brave to tell the tale of the events that happened to them.
Why are other podcasts in this feed?
I’m sick of feed takeovers by other podcasts. My feed is now full of defunct podcasts coming back to life to promote new shows.
I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended this podcast to others! It’s probably the best podcast I’ve ever listened to! It’s not quite true crime, not quite psychology, not just a story of family dynamics, and not just a mystery....it’s all that put together and more! You HAVE to listen to this podcast.
One of, if not the best podcast I’ve ever listened to!
Should I listened to the last episode? Totally lost me
The first 6 episodes were great. Hands down pure evil, hard to wrap your mind around
My jaw was on the floor most of the time! It is unbelievable & hard to accept that one person could have caused so much damage, pain & hurt to so many of you! I’m sorry that you ha to go thru it! Thank you for sharing such personal details...my prayers are that you continue to heal, forgive & keep loving yourselves unconditionally!
This story is by far one of the most captivating true stories I’ve ever heard about. I never knew that there was so much behind the Black Dahlia case. My jaw was on the floor the entire time. I can’t believe the events that took place and how after everything, there is love that finally peaks through the evil darkness before it engulfs the present lives of all the survivors. My heart ached the entire time while listening to the testimonies of the surviving members. You all give strength and hope to so many that have gone through similar traumas.
Absolutely life changing
I have listened to hundreds of podcasts and this is one I will never forget. This story opened my eyes to all of the horror in the world that I never knew existed. I have earned so much insight from listening and now changing the way I understand the world. This story will leave a mark on you but needs to be heard. I am thankful for their courage to make this story public.
I don’t have enough words to describe the amazing and impressive work done here. And yes, it has some disturbing parts but that’s the whole point, for this story to be heard! Stop giving 3 starts for that. It’s true crime, if you can’t stomach crazy events, don’t listen.
Great work, it’s extra hard having to tell your own family’s history.
Incredible Story from Start to Finish
Honestly one of the most compelling, binge-worthy stories out there. It has everything from family drama to murder, and you will be sucked right into a world you couldn’t even imagine regular people having. 100% would recommend!
This is the craziest story ever and I couldn’t stop listening.
Such an amazing, twisted story. The production and storytelling is great
I really appreciate you making this podcast.
One of the most disturbing stories I have listened to.
Sad, bizzare and deranged story of a maniacal human and his effects on family and his murderous deeds on the innocent.
While this is interesting and very well done, it is also extremely disturbing. I listened to 3 episodes over a year and a half ago and still occasionally think about this podcast and feel deeply disturbed. I’ve listened and watched many true crime documentaries/ podcasts and this is by far the most sinister. While they executed the podcast well, I think an extra warning is warranted as the content can be extremely upsetting and leave you unsettled for years.
I was not sure at first. I have always been interested in the story though. Listening to your stories I was completely drawn in. Today I finished this while I was driving. Ohhh myyy, I have never cried so much! All of you are in my heart and prayers. Sending positive vibes your way as well. I just want to say,every single one of you are much stronger than you can imagine! I applaud every single one! 🙏🙏🙏🙌👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪💪
This is dark and full of absolute insanity. I love the raw, real, emotion!
The research and interviews bring this incredible story to life. There are many dark skeletons here.
Why did I not listen to this sooner?
This is the ultimate true crime podcast that is beyond disturbing. The sisters and other family members do such an amazing job narrating the episodes. I’m absolutely hooked.
Everything a crime podcast should be
This was such a good podcast. Really creepy and sad, but so worth listening to.
This podcast got me through an entire road trip and then some. It’s written really well and they make it easy to track who and when. Totally hooked!
Great podcast! I finished it in 2 days. So many twist and turns which in the end leads to family healing!
This is an excellent listen !!! Graphic and eye opening at times but that’s what facts are sometimes. Listen to #1 and your hooked !!!
Should be a Netflix series
This podcast is nuts! It blows Tiger King out of the water.
I’m giving this 3 stars because some of the facts (and allegations) are hard to listen to. But I was fascinated. That people exist that are so depraved bewilders and disturbs me. That some of these children went on to break the chain of depraved behavior is commendable and somewhat heartening.
What a great podcast. Very touching and an emotional story.
Intense and emotional
This was an incredibly well-executed podcast. Maybe it's because I have hadsome mildly similar experiences in my life as those of the Hodel kids, but it was a moving and deeply sad exploration of how to break the cycle of abuse. I also have no doubt in my mind George Hodel killed Short and many others.
Insanely binge worthy. The only thing I didn’t like was the intro music (too cheesy) lol
Gripping, sad story
This podcast is very well done. I agree with another review; a documentary TV series should be made of this story! It’s UNBELIEVEABLE. Very sad for all the victims.
Too much personal information
The hosts make too much of this about themselves.
One of my favorites!
This had been one of my favorite podcasts to listen to yet! Hearing all of this from the family’s perspective just makes this podcast even more intriguing! I hated to get to the last episode!
Can’t stop listening
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This a an excellent Podcast! I couldn’t stop listening. Please turn this into a Netflix documentary or recreated series telling this story and showing us all we are hearing about. People wouldn’t be able to stop watching this! This would be #1 on Netflix! Please consider!
I wasn’t prepared for what I was getting into, but it was an incredible (-y disturbing) story.
Hope Steve finds his closure, this case should be closed. The narration was a bit repetitive of what we just had heard, but helped recap if you weren’t paying much attention.
Can’t stop listening!
I loved the way this story is played out! I’m so bummed there’s only one season. I want more!
Definitely my favorite podcast ever. Such great story-telling!
So interesting, captivating, and sad. The story was told in a great way and each episode keeps you coming back for more
My favorite true crime podcast yet. Very twisted storyline and totally worth the listen. When people are searching for recommendations, this one is at the top of my list.
I’m blown away by this story. Such an evil man who destroyed and hurt so many generations. May each of you find peace and love
What a story! You know there is evil in this world but this is stuff nightmares are made of! Makes you have a better appreciation for your own family disfunction. Mines not that bad!
My dr had recommended this one to me, and I binged and was hooked after the first episode. I love learning about the black dahlia case and I loved hearing from the family. They all went threw so much! You can feel the emotion coming from them. There was a few times I had to fight back tears. This podcast was great and did such a job!