19 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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    • 4.5, 4.8K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Britt10! ,

Troubling story, psychologically interesting.

Could wrap it up more succinctly. After episode 7-9, it started to drag out. Wrap it up! Otherwise we tend to do Google search to find out results bs wait for additional episodes.

Melanie Melinda ,

Thank you for bringing awareness!

This podcast did a fantastic job of bringing awareness to a very tragic situation! I enjoyed how thoroughly he told the story as well as interviewing individuals that had been part of the victims life. I hope they are able to bring justice into this tragedy! My biggest hope is that they find the body for the families closure! Unfortunately, I did feel that this podcast was extremely biased, and I believe innocent until proven guilty. Do I think the husband did it, 100%! But any doubts I had would have been completely eradicated due to this podcast. Aside from that, I could listen to more of his well researched stories!

CamKNC ,

Beware the victim-blaming

This is a well-produced podcast that details a fascinating and tragic case, and yet I cannot in good conscience recommend it. One central detail in this case is the sexual relationship between the victim’s husband, a high school teacher, and his 16 year old pupil.

This was a very vulnerable young girl from an abusive home who was, per the podcast, being explicitly groomed by an adult she trusted. But despite telling us all this, The Teacher’s Pet seems insistent on painting this victim of child sexual abuse as a seductress, home-wrecker, and villain. Frankly, it’s inappropriate and irresponsible reporting.

I’m a man who, fortunately, has never experienced sexual abuse at work or at school, but nonetheless, I was really disturbed hearing this. PLEASE stay clear of this podcast if you have experienced sexual harassment or abuse; I imagine it would be extremely upsetting.

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