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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....
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 7,492 ratings
Great story
Fell in love with April!! Good story and great telling of it !
Jamie D123dkjghlesrkjdglkj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/19
This story is crazy! It’s told brilliantly via April, the presenter and random relevant people on the quest to answer some questions about the killer. It’s on the level of a crime documentary and it’s really as gripping as you gain more information. My only gripe is that it didn’t have the best...Read full review »
Heyitsamonkey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/12/19
Get rid of April
I like the narrator but can’t listen to April. She’s loving her 15 minutes of fame while making weird sounds and getting headaches, so fake. She says her dad wouldn’t hurt a child but later said he’s suspected in the disappearance of some kid(s) and we know he killed the young teens in the car. ...Read full review »
TMGirl13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/19
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