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, 6.2K 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
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Jamie D123dkjghlesrkjdglkj ,

Great story

Fell in love with April!! Good story and great telling of it !

carri360 ,

New season????

Where is the new season? I’ve been looking forward to listening all summer.

TMGirl13 ,

Get rid of April

I like the narrator but can’t listen to April. She’s loving her 15 minutes of fame while making weird sounds and getting headaches, so fake. She says her dad wouldn’t hurt a child but later said he’s suspected in the disappearance of some kid(s) and we know he killed the young teens in the car. She’s useless.

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