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The Clearing

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #102 in Alternative Health category

Society & Culture
Documentary
True Crime
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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 Media in association with Gimlet.

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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 Media in association with Gimlet.

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Great

By Jjccastaneda - Nov 26 2019
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Hooked after 30 seconds. Storyline is captivating and engaging, brave inspiring woman 👍 💫⭐️

Fantastic

By tamcoury - Nov 25 2019
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This Podcast was amazing! I couldn’t stop listening!

iTunes Ratings

6854 Ratings
Average Ratings
5233
882
359
194
186

Great

By Jjccastaneda - Nov 26 2019
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Hooked after 30 seconds. Storyline is captivating and engaging, brave inspiring woman 👍 💫⭐️

Fantastic

By tamcoury - Nov 25 2019
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This Podcast was amazing! I couldn’t stop listening!

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The Clearing

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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 Media in association with Gimlet.

1. Hunting Season

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April reads a news story and everything changes.

Jul 18 2019

51mins

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2. Creepy John Wayne

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Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?

Jul 18 2019

52mins

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5. A Lot of Old Memories

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What else could Ed Edwards have done?

Aug 08 2019

51mins

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6. Give Yourself Up Son

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

Aug 15 2019

54mins

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3. Give Me The Needle

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How one murder case turned into three.

Jul 25 2019

57mins

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Introducing The Clearing

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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 Media in association with Gimlet.

Jul 03 2019

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Preview: The Clearing

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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 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.

Jul 17 2019

1min

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1. Hunting Season

Podcast cover
Read more
April reads a news story and everything changes.

Jul 18 2019

51mins

Play

2. Creepy John Wayne

Podcast cover
Read more
Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?

Jul 18 2019

52mins

Play

3. Give Me The Needle

Podcast cover
Read more
How one murder case turned into three.

Jul 25 2019

57mins

Play

4. Bullshit Bullshit Bullshit

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Confronting the myth of Ed Edwards.

Aug 01 2019

44mins

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5. A Lot of Old Memories

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What else could Ed Edwards have done?

Aug 08 2019

51mins

Play

6. Give Yourself Up Son

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

Aug 15 2019

54mins

Play

7. He's In The Water

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April finds a connection in Akron, OH.

Aug 22 2019

43mins

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8. Tie A Knot In It

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On a farm in Wisconsin, April sees some good.

Aug 29 2019

43mins

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