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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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4.6 stars from 4,452 ratings
Fascinating story!
The story telling and production quality are well done. I’m hooked. Can’t wait to hear how this ends.
THIS IS ILLEGAL! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/19
Great podcast. Documentary style. Fantastic listen. Edwards is an interesting character. I definitely believe he committed more murders, but not the ones Cameron think he did. I think Cameron is a bit schizophrenic... just my observation. People complaining about the voice are immature. It’s...Read full review »
Sweetnlow23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/19
Really enjoying this podcast! Ed Edwards is a name I’m sure anyone who follows true crime has heard, but I never really knew what crimes he’d actually committed because he’s always been used as a boogie man or scape goat for every murder imaginable. Really enjoying hearing the real story of who...Read full review »
Gill Dawg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/25/19
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