Pineapple Street Media / Gimlet

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.

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.

Episodes: 11

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Introducing Conviction: American Panic

Duration: 24 min

8. Tie A Knot In It

Duration: 43 min

7. He's In The Water

Duration: 44 min

6. Give Yourself Up Son

Duration: 55 min

5. A Lot of Old Memories

Duration: 51 min

4. Bullshit Bullshit Bullshit

Duration: 44 min

3. Give Me The Needle

Duration: 57 min

2. Creepy John Wayne

Duration: 52 min

1. Hunting Season

Duration: 52 min

Preview: The Clearing

Duration: 2 min

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