Tenderfoot TV and iHeartRadio Debut First Joint Weekly Talk-Format Podcast Series “Facing Evil”

From Co-Hosts of the Chart-topping and Popular Series, “Root of Evil,” Sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile Examine True-Crime Cases and Discuss the Quest to Heal From Generational Trauma

Premieres July 14, Check out the Trailer HERE


When sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile revealed the true story of their dark family history in the hit podcast “Root of Evil” in 2019, the world became invested in their journey for truth. In that series, the sisters traced their family lineage to George Hodel, the prime suspect in the infamous Black Dahlia murder case.

Three years later, Pecoraro and Gentile are back with “Facing Evil,” a new, weekly true-crime show that focuses on different, but equally resonant stories. Each week, the duo will delve into cases and apply the lessons of healing they've learned in their quest to overcome generational trauma in order to focus on the victims and individuals at the heart of the cases.

Beyond your typical true-crime chat show, the series looks at crime from different perspectives; societal impacts, prevention, survival - and most importantly, healing. Pecoraro and Gentile will be fulfilling their mother’s purpose to impact the world by using personal struggle as a platform to help others, which first began with “Root of Evil,” It’s their shared experience and perseverance that are the heart of the show. Each brings personal journeys and lived experiences to every episode.

From Tenderfoot TV, the creators of “Atlanta Monster'' and “Up and Vanished,” the new series “Facing Evil'' is the first weekly talk-format podcast collaboration with iHeartRadio.


“Facing Evil” is produced by Tenderfoot TV and iHeartMedia, and distributed by The iHeartPodcast Network.

The weekly series is hosted by sisters Rasha Pecoraro (“Root of Evil” Co-Host, “The Biggest Loser,” LGBTQ+ Activist) and Yvette Gentile (“Root of Evil” Co-Host, Actor, Model), the co-hosts of the wildly popular podcast “Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia.”


“Facing Evil” premieres on Thursday, July 14, 2022, with the first two episodes readily available. Following episodes will be released each Thursday, and available on iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to podcasts.

One week before premiere, on July 7, a special bonus, titled “Episode 0,” that details the sisters’ origin story will be released to give listeners background information from “Root of Evil” before the launch of “Facing Evil.”


Key Art HERE

Bio and Co-Host Headshots HERE

Trailer Embed Code Below:

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About Tenderfoot TV

Founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker, Payne Lindsey, and music industry veteran, Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV launched in 2016 with the release of the award-winning true-crime podcast, “Up and Vanished.” The viral sensation became an international news story after influencing 2 arrests in a decade-old cold case, receiving over 400 million downloads in the process. Tenderfoot has since created additional breakthrough podcasts including the critically acclaimed “Atlanta Monster,” and “Radio Rental,” as well as the true crime hits “Monster: DC Sniper,” and 2019’s AP Podcast of the year, “To Live and Die in LA.” With over 700 million downloads to date, Tenderfoot continues to develop fiction and nonfiction projects as podcasts, and has expanded into TV and film, airing the first season of “Up and Vanished” (TV series) on the Oxygen network in 2020. Having collaborated with the likes of HBO, Netflix, iHeart, Audible, Cadence13/Entercom, and Issa Rae’s label Raedio, Tenderfoot aims to be the premiere creative hub for multi-platform storytelling. Visit tenderfoot.tv for more company information.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.