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.

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    • 4.7, 244 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
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

canadajacks ,

Oh Danny boy 😞

The part with Danny really got me, I think this proves how evil Ed Edwards truly is. I was even thinking how Ed could have implicated his own son in his plot to murder Danny. So much respect for April to do what she did and the courage it took.

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kelseysees ,

Ethical

I listen to a ton of true crime, and this might be the best crime podcast I’ve ever heard. Thanks for doing this the right way and all my best wishes to April.

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