Podcast

The Clearing

Three years ago, on the day Prince died, I met a woman named April Balascio in the conference room of an Ohio law office. I was working on a story about her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, that I thought would end up in a magazine. It's taken a lot of turns since then. On July 18, 2019, the culmination of three years of us working together -- and, for the last 18 months, with Pineapple Street producer Jonathan Menjivar -- landed in podcast apps around the world. The Clearing is an 8-episode investigation of April's life, and also her father's life. It's a true crime show that, we hope, comes at things a little differently. It was #1 on iTunes within two days of launch and has been Apple's #1 show ever since, as well as the highest ranked narrative show on Spotify. 

You can read more about it here and here. Or listen to the exec producer of the Elvis Duran show rant about how much he loves it, here.