8 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
    • 4.6, 3.2K 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
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Britt and Jason ,

Addicting!

My husband and I look forward to each episode! Hearing from the daughter of a murderer and hearing evidence is insane! Great story telling, and very interesting!

HanHaf8 ,

So Well Produced!

I need to find a list of everything Jonathan Menjivar produces. He seems to be the common denominator of all well put together podcasts, this one included.

Savagevixen ,

Excellent podcast and story

Very interesting thread to unravel and very cool how much authentic audio is included.

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