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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 9,013 ratings
Excellent podcast
Listened to the whole thing in one day. The story is very interesting and April is an absolute queen. The podcast is very well made, not overly produced or exaggerated like a lot of true crime podcasts out there. I really loved the music. Despite the darker subject matter the music and tone...Read full review »
Mrshemperley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/20
Very Well Done
I really enjoyed this podcast. April, you did what a lot of people could never do and you helped the families of victims heal. The tapes from Edwards are haunting and we will never know how many he killed. So very sad for the families including his family.
MZenMaker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/20
The last episode where April and Mr Hack make the reindeer together made me cry. This podcast is an incredible story. April is an amazing human.
ADKPodcastgirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/20
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