The Clearing

By Pineapple Street Media / Gimlet

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Subscribers: 2819
Reviews: 5

Redblues
 Feb 19, 2020
This was a great podcast! I enjoyed listening to the background that set the stage for the crimes that were later discovered. The woman who determined that her father probably did commit these murders was brave to examine all of this, in detail.

Rose
 Jan 21, 2020
Another amazingly interesting production from gimlet media.


 Oct 7, 2019

Ryan Peck
 Aug 15, 2019
A little scattered.

mb
 Aug 1, 2019

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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. Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet.

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Introducing Wind of Change
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It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth. Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
May 18, 2020
Introducing Conviction: American Panic
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When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexually abused children. By the time the panic had subsided, scores of people were in prison, convicted on little to no evidence—people like John's father. Conviction: American Panic takes you inside one of the darkest and most bizarre chapters of American history. The next episode of Conviction is available right now for free, only on Spotify. https://smarturl.it/conviction-s2e2
Feb 25, 2020
8. Tie A Knot In It
2585
On a farm in Wisconsin, April sees some good.
Aug 29, 2019
7. He's In The Water
2633
April finds a connection in Akron, OH.
Aug 22, 2019
6. Give Yourself Up Son
3284
How to solve a murder and why you probably won’t. 
Aug 15, 2019
5. A Lot of Old Memories
3064
What else could Ed Edwards have done?
Aug 08, 2019
4. Bullshit Bullshit Bullshit
2657
Confronting the myth of Ed Edwards.
Aug 01, 2019
3. Give Me The Needle
3424
How one murder case turned into three. 
Jul 25, 2019
2. Creepy John Wayne
3127
Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?
Jul 18, 2019
1. Hunting Season
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April reads a news story and everything changes. 
Jul 18, 2019
Preview: The Clearing
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Listen to the first two episodes of The Clearing starting July 18. 

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. 
Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet. 
Jul 17, 2019
Introducing The Clearing
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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. 
Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet. 
Jul 03, 2019