July 11, 2019

Introducing The Clearing

by The Clearing

Background show artwork for The Clearing
More than 20 years after she last lived with her father, April Balascio discovered new information that confirmed something she’d desperately hoped was not true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, 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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