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
    • 4.7, 57 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
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Tronia123 ,

Interesting Viewpoint

It’s an interesting viewpoint telling a true crime story from the perspective of the killers daughter. It’s well put together too.

Chowchow17 ,

Great story and music

Interesting story and I’m also enjoying the style of the storytelling especially the music, it enhances the story so well.

premgirlnz ,

Good story

I love a good true crime story, but the host is a bit irritating. He’s pretty naive to her situation and childhood, and at times insensitive.

Still listening to it because I love listening to the daughter.

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