Here I am again with the recommendations. I’m currently obsessed with Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and Broken Harts podcasts. What is it with me and these unhappy topics? The first podcast I recommended (See here) was about a child molester. These two podcasts are about a brutal serial murderer and his family and a murder/suicide within a family. Y’all, the only happy feeling you will take away from these podcasts is thank God it’s not me or my family. But, these podcasts suck you in. It’s so damn interesting. Check it out.
Root of Evil tracks the whole screwed up Hodel family starting with the head crazy, Dr. George Hodel. If you are wondering to yourself ‘who the hell is Dr. George Hodel.” It is believed he is the man responsible for many L.A. homicides but most specifically the Black Dahlia Murder in 1947. His son, former LAPD detective, Steve Hodel, has written books about his infamous father and the murder. Dr. Hodel had many lovers, wives and dealt in some shady stuff. He was not a nice guy. The people interviewed for this podcast includes Dr. Hodel’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The podcast follows how the sins of this father have thrown an entire family into chaos for more than 70 years. It’s unbelievable and fantastical and much like a car wreck, you can’t look away.
Broken Harts literally starts with a car wreck. Last year, the Hart Tribe, a family of 8, perished when their car went over 100 foot cliff in California. It was later discovered the crash was believed to be premeditated. The podcast starts at the crash and works backward to try to uncover the root cause of this seemingly Facebook perfect family.
You can find both of these podcasts wherever you get your podcast. I use Apple but they are also available through I heart radio and other places. I will say Broken Harts has a lot of ads. That is my only complaint. Now dear reader, I would love to hear your opinions. Have you listened to these or currently listening? Do you have a rec for me? Help me find my next obsession.
Photo Credit: This photo probably borders on copyright infringement. It’s a screenshot off my phone of my current place on this podcast. I shall be hitting the play button as soon as I hit publish on this blog. I cannot think, compose and type while listening to others talk. I just can’t keep that many plates spinning at the same time. Bravo to you if you can.
P.S. I don’t know what the hell happened with last week’s post. It looked great. I published it and the facebook link screwed up. So, I invite you to go back and check it out. Here’s a link. I happen to think the story I told in it was hysterical even if it did happen to me.