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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
Gripping
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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