The Clearing

A weekly True Crime, Society and Culture podcast featuring
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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 Studios in association with Gimlet.
26 episodes
26 episodes
What an interesting and well told true crime story! I´m really addicted, and though there are a lot of side storys, all of them are equally well told and important. Well done.
This was the very first podcast that I listened to. I have listened to dozens of true crime podcast since then but this is still my favorite! It’s unimaginable what April Balascio came to learn about her father and her courage in finding the truth. A lot of the story is told by her which made it that much better. Josh Dean may be the best host I have heard in a podcast.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Pineapple Street Studios / Gimlet
Podcast Status
Jul 3rd, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 10th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
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