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, 5.4K 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
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Over 900000000 ,

Obsessed!

This podcast is so well done it was hard to stop listening! I love how it’s a different take on the typical true crime podcast in that the murderer’s daughter is working with the police and trying to help solve crimes in which her father may be involved.

the.real.booch ,

Pretty darn good, but...

Pretty good but the music is really horrible and does not fit. The weird flute music.. like the soundtrack to a fond nostalgic memory. Just weird.

Grouan ,

One of the best stories/podcasts I have heard lately

Wow- what a story and so well presented. I looked forward to each episode and was really entertained (and a little sickened)- so good

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