20 episodes

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.

The Teacher's Pet The Australian

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    • 4.6 • 2.8K Ratings

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.

    Introducing: The Breakdown

    Introducing: The Breakdown

    Australian rugby once had $40 million in the bank. Crowds over 100,000. TV audiences of 3 million. Today the Wallabies have sunk to their lowest world ranking ever. Off the field rugby is a "war zone" with a $20 million deficit last year alone.

    The Breakdown is a gripping podcast investigation from The Australian, exploring just how far "the game they play in heaven" has fallen - and why. Jessica Halloran and Claire Harvey have interviewed everyone from ex-PMs and billionaires to Wallabies legends, boardroom insiders and the volunteers battling to keep the game alive. Raw and emotional, The Breakdown is the new binge-listen everyone will be talking about.

    You can listen to The Breakdown through The Australian app, or search for The Breakdown wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 39 min
    Introducing: The Night Driver

    Introducing: The Night Driver

    A young woman disappears into a rain-soaked night. A country town divides on rumour and speculation. And the relentless quest of a family to uncover the truth. 

    The Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist behind The Teacher’s Pet, Hedley Thomas, is back with a brand new podcast, The Night Driver. 

    New episodes of The Night Driver will be available exclusively to subscribers of The Australian for two weeks via the podcast player in The Australian's app, before becoming available on all other podcast platforms.

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    • 3 min
    Special Update Episode

    Special Update Episode

    Preparation for the murder trial begins. The team behind The Teacher's Pet podcast series takes down the first 16 episodes in Australia, to help ensure Chris gets a fair trial.

    • 17 min
    Introducing: Who the Hell is Hamish?

    Introducing: 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 ...

    • 21 min
    Arrest

    Arrest

    Chris is arrested over the alleged murder of Lyn.

    • 45 min
    Digging

    Digging

    Police continue to search for clues.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

MillumMillum ,

Best podcast ever

This was the podcast that got me into listening to true crime and unresolved cases. Such good work.

liverpool listener ,

Compelling but over long

Incredible story and compelling listening but have to agree with other reviewers, it’s far too long, regularly revisiting material and content already covered. 10 episodes would have done in my opinion.

Badgers Drift ,

Incredible podcast

Wow what did you do? Seemingly what the police failed to do how amazing and what amazing storytelling. Can’t wait for the outcome of any trial. Sending love and support to the family xx

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