10 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

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 403 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

4.6 out of 5
403 Ratings

403 Ratings

LI15680 ,

Mind-Blowing

Wow! I dont even know where to begin with this one. I cannot imagine being in Aprils shoes but, what a women!
Well done to all involved- great listen

Heyitsamonkey ,

Gripping

This story is crazy! It’s told brilliantly via April, the presenter and random relevant people on the quest to answer some questions about the killer. It’s on the level of a crime documentary and it’s really as gripping as you gain more information. My only gripe is that it didn’t have the best ending but hey, that’s real life for you!

lorzy lor ,

Couldn’t stop listening

Really enjoyed listening to this. Mind blowing

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