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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
    • 4.8, 32 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

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

BadgerBoy86 ,

An interesting look at true crime

I’m excited to follow this story of family, murder and conspiracy, in what promises to be an original look at the true crime genre as a whole.

roadtripper4life ,

Excited!

Can’t wait to listen to this show on my summer road trip! The suspense of April’s story will for sure help me stay awake on the road

s.o.p.h. ,

Really looking forward to hearing this...

I can’t wait to hear it! It sounds great and I’m curious about how they’ll explore our fascination with true crime.

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