The Clearing

By Pineapple Street Media / Gimlet

What's The Clearing about?

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.

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Introducing Crime Show


The Clearing introduces Crime Show, a new podcast from Gimlet that features stories of crimes, told by the people who lived them. In this episode, a social worker doesn’t hear from a client that she had placed at a boarding ...

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