11 episodes

When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Produced by Pineapple Street Studios in association with Gimlet.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 434 Ratings

When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Produced by Pineapple Street Studios in association with Gimlet.

    Preview: Welcome to Your Fantasy

    Preview: Welcome to Your Fantasy

    It’s 1987, and the Chippendales dancers are packing nightclubs across America with their sold-out male exotic dance shows. As crowds of women scream for the mullets, the spandex, and the tans … a shocking event about to change the course of the brand and its booming business forever. 

    This is a sneak peek of Episode 1 of Welcome to Your Fantasy. To hear full episodes, every week, follow and listen for free at spoti.fi/WelcomeToYourFantasy.

    • 7 min
    8. Tie A Knot In It

    8. Tie A Knot In It

    On a farm in Wisconsin, April sees some good.

    • 43 min
    7. He's In The Water

    7. He's In The Water

    April finds a connection in Akron, OH.

    • 43 min
    6. Give Yourself Up Son

    6. Give Yourself Up Son

    How to solve a murder and why you probably won’t. 

    • 54 min
    5. A Lot of Old Memories

    5. A Lot of Old Memories

    What else could Ed Edwards have done?

    • 51 min
    4. B******t B******t B******t

    4. B******t B******t B******t

    Confronting the myth of Ed Edwards.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

Shanxi74 ,

Investigative Research 10/10

What an a heart wrenching amazing story and well presented podcast. Highly recommend.

Carlabgood ,

Interesting but the music..

Very interesting podcast, but the music is incredibly distracting, so tacky and almost laughable. It kind of took away from the story

DarlaMcbane ,

I really liked it but...

I feel like it just stopped randomly

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