The Clearing

The Clearing

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.... Show More

Episodes

August 29, 2019 43 min

On a farm in Wisconsin, April sees some good.

Share
Mark as Played
August 22, 2019 43 min

April finds a connection in Akron, OH.

Share
Mark as Played
August 15, 2019 54 min

How to solve a murder and why you probably won’t. 

Share
Mark as Played
August 8, 2019 51 min

What else could Ed Edwards have done?

Share
Mark as Played
August 1, 2019 44 min

Confronting the myth of Ed Edwards.

Share
Mark as Played
July 25, 2019 57 min

How one murder case turned into three. 

Share
Mark as Played
July 18, 2019 52 min

Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?

Share
Mark as Played
July 18, 2019 51 min

April reads a news story and everything changes. 

Share
Mark as Played
July 17, 2019 1 min

Listen to the first two episodes of The Clearing starting July 18.  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 emotio... Read more

Share
Mark as Played
July 3, 2019 2 min

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, u... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Chat About The Clearing

Popular Podcasts

The Daily
The Daily
This moment demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it.
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in his brand new Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand.
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.