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

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    • 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

Maryjoego ,

Great podcast!

April is brave to put herself & her family out there in the world. I admire all she’s done to help with this case about her father & all of his known/unknown victims.
Thanks for this well researched & interesting podcast. I’ve recommended it to many people I know.

samann50 ,

Great Podcast

This is my favorite podcast!!

BrandonKTX ,

Very well done podcast

This podcast is so intriguing, it has wonderful storytelling that comes across clear and informative. What other true crime podcasts lack you can find here, this is the total package, all included podcast, feel like your part of the investigation, A+++ podcast. Nice job!

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