9 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 Media in association with Gimlet.

The Clearing Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 182 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 Media in association with Gimlet.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

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Phenomenal

Amazingly written and produced podcast. Filled with thought provoking content and chilling words. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Great stuff

April is intriguing! Have only listened to one episode so far but am enjoying it - hard to find good content like this. This is a homegrown organic podcast, not some super slick podcast-by-numbers production. Have downloaded all eps.

Miss_etc3 ,

Captivating

Loved it! Listened to it with my partner on long trip home. Can’t wait for the latest episodes!! Just maybe change the music...!

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