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The Teacher's Pet

By The Australian

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Description

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 Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.

Customer Reviews

Started well, starting to repeat

Very thorough and interesting case to listen to, but the podcast is repeating the same thing too often.
I wished he understood that podcast broadcasters assume that listeners have heard the previous episodes so he can stop repeating himself.

It’s sort of like watching a reality tv show, where they take you through a heap of detail, then have an ad break, then return back to the show and repeat most of what happened before the break.
You end up sitting there thinking ‘yes I know that, just get on with the story or get on with the point’ a little too often.

Also this guy loves his adjectives a little too much. There’s adjectives to give a good description of certain things, then there’s this podcast.

Otherwise it’s well research and a very interesting case.

A can of worms

Great representation of a very true story. Went to Cromer high school..... this was our life. The Time and Tide story was not once in a while or even once a month, it was every Friday night at least. You would go out with your friends to be confronted with your teachers entertaining students on their laps. Can’t believe we never told our parents. Grooming was an everyday occurrence. Little notes from teachers in class, asking you to buy them something from the canteen and to buy yourself anything you wanted at whatever cost and to take as long as you liked. Stay back after class for chats on how great you are. Friends going camping in the holidays and the teachers would rock up. So creepy and so wrong at any level. Remember well my dad being annoyed with me that one of those creepy teachers had written on my report that I “talk too much in class” and me thinking if if only I could tell my dad my judgements of my teacher. But still for some unknown reason we didn’t tell. Even to the point that many years later one of the main culprit teachers ended up teaching my own daughter. I was close with the principal at the time and still didn’t speak up. These teachers are still around, and some still on the northern beaches. Please let justice prevail for Lynette’s family and friends.

Very poor sound quality. Not what I expect from The Australian

Such poor sound quality. The narrators voice is very soft, telephone recordings hard to hear, variability of sound volume throughout. Very hard to hear in the car. Sponsors voice is jarring. I can’t believe The AUSTRALIAN endorse a podcast of this poor sound quality.

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