The Teacher's Pet
By The Australian
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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.
||ExplicitIntroducing: Who the Hell is Hamish?||A new podcast from The Australian. Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of ...||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitArrest||Nearly 37 years after Lyn Dawson disappeared, police have arrested Chris Dawson over the alleged murder of his wife, taking him into cu...||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDigging||Following an incredible groundswell of community interest ignited by this podcast, September saw a stunning development in the case wit...||29 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDecision Time||After 36 long years, failed police investigations, two coronial inquests, and countless appeals from Lyn's family, the case is stronger...||17 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe System||Before the first coronial inquest, police tap phones in the lead-up to digging in a relatively small area around the swimming pool at B...||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMomentum||Some of them hadn't seen each other since Cromer High days more than 30 years ago but they came together in a show of force, determined...||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLoyalty||Chris Dawson was interviewed by police in 1991, and then never again. But Sue Strath, Lyn's loyal friend, kept agitating for a further ...||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDamaged||After six difficult years, the volatile marriage was over. Joanne felt she had become 'disposable', as Lyn had been years before, a...||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDreamworld||Leaving the dark shadow of Lyn's disappearance behind, Chris moved his young new wife and children north to Queensland, into a home o...||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHopeless||Lyn Dawson had been missing for three years when her worried friend Sue wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman - an independent governmen...||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Rings||On January 15, 1984, Chris and Joanne wed at Bayview. With no veil, and in a non-traditional dress, the young bride looked like a flowe...||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGone||In the days and months following Lyn's disappearance, Chris Dawson put forth a range of suggestions as to her possible whereabouts. Per...||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Lovely Drink||In January 1982, as most Australians enjoyed a carefree holiday season, Lyn Dawson was trying to pick up the tattered threads of her ma...||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSoft Soil||Humiliated and broken by her husband's affair, Lyn finally asked Joanne to leave the Bayview home. The teenager walked out, ...||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBruised||As Chris brazenly moved his teenage lover into the family home, Lyn saw the cracks in her marriage widen. It was crumbling all around h...||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCromer High||Cromer High School's pin-up sports teacher Chris Dawson pursued year 11 student Joanne Curtis with the sort of relentless de...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBayview||Lyn was a devoted wife and mother. She adored her husband, but he betrayed and humiliated her in the most callous way. Now she's gone -...||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrailer||A star footballer. His school girl lover. A wife who vanishes. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has b...||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Far to repetitive
Good story, far too repetitive and far too long. Keeps going over the same points. Could do with a better producer and editor.
Trivial hearsay meets nosey neighbour
It’s hard to believe the author of this tripe hasn’t been sued for defamation. A total witch hunt full of insinuation, insult and accusations. Funny at first but then painfully irritating. Don’t waste your time.
Good, but far too long
The content in this podcast is great, lots of interviews and witnesses, and a really gripping story. However, as many of the other reviewers have stated, it’s just far too long. Episodes feel really repetitive after a while, and sometimes you only listen to a few sentences of an interview, and then Headley cuts in and says “we will listen to the rest of that in another episode“ and you feel like banging your head against a wall. Worth a listen, but don’t be afraid to skip an episode!