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The Teacher's Pet

The Australian

Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hed... more

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Christopher Michael Dawson has launched an appeal, arguing Justice Ian Harrison got it wrong — and claiming he’s not guilty of Lyn’s murder. more

9 days ago

Hedley Thomas sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winner and former NYT foreign correspondent Raymond Bonner to discuss his new book, The Teacher's Pet, at Bookoccino book shop on Sydney's Northern Beaches. more

6 months ago

Lynette Dawson, now remembered as Lynette Simms, went missing from her Bayview home in 1982. But it would take another 40 years for her husband Chris Dawson to be convicted of her murder. more

6 months ago

A school teacher, a missing wife, and the student caught in the middle. The Teacher’s Pet was the podcast that captivated the world. more

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 15k ratings
  • Not worth the time

    Interesting story made boring by repetitive, badly edited story telling based on too many telephone interviews of really lousy sound quality.

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    Mizz Hops
    Swedena month ago
  • Gave up half way through

    This is a fascinating story and the creator of this podcast deserves a lot of credit for his role in bringing this case to justice. A lot of work went into this podcast and to some extent I really enjoyed listening. However, as others already wrote, this podcast is not only repetitive (which would be ok given how complex the story is) but also disorganised. I also kept having technical problems. I gave up listening half way through when I simply couldn‘t bring myself to struggle with another epi... more

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    Germanya month ago
  • Good Story but too long and repetitive at times

    This is a good story and it’s generally well told but the podcast is far too long. It could’ve been told with far fewer episodes and less repetition would have made it more enjoyable.

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    Canadaa month ago
  • Shame

    Love the story but totally in disbelief by the family not trying harder. I don’t care about it being different times. If some one you day live goes missing act on it! The brother is a police for Christ sakes smh family dropped the ball can’t blame it all on the police,

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Interesting story but repetitive

    This is an interesting and often enraging story. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago

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