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The Clearing

Gimlet Media

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.
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United States

Networks:

Gimlet Media

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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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English


Episodes

8. Tie A Knot In It

8/29/2019
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On a farm in Wisconsin, April sees some good.

Duration:00:42:59

7. He's In The Water

8/22/2019
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April finds a connection in Akron, OH.

Duration:00:42:35

6. Give Yourself Up Son

8/15/2019
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How to solve a murder and why you probably won’t.

Duration:00:52:25

5. A Lot of Old Memories

8/8/2019
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What else could Ed Edwards have done?

Duration:00:47:59

4. Bullshit Bullshit Bullshit

8/1/2019
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Confronting the myth of Ed Edwards.

Duration:00:41:14

3. Give Me The Needle

7/25/2019
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How one murder case turned into three.

Duration:00:53:28

2. Creepy John Wayne

7/18/2019
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Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?

Duration:00:47:56

1. Hunting Season

7/18/2019
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April reads a news story and everything changes.

Duration:00:47:36

Preview: The Clearing

7/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:01:36

Introducing The Clearing

7/3/2019
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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...

Duration:00:02:38