One Woman’s Nightmare


The Clearing is a true-crime podcast produced by Gimlet in partnership with Pineapple Street Media about a woman who finds evidence that her father was a murderer. April Balascio 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. Three years ago, April met journalist Josh Dean and formed an unusual partnership. They began to work together to 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.

Hosted by journalist and author Josh Dean, and produced by Pineapple Street’s Jonathan Menjivar (formerly of This American Life), The Clearing tells the story of truth, discovery, and pain that Balascio endured.

Episodes 1 & 2 of The Clearing will premiere Thursday, July 18, on Spotify and wherever podcasts are available, with new episodes dropping each week.

Click HERE to go to the podcast’s site.


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