10 episodes

Janine Vaughan’s disappearance 19 years ago is at the heart of a mysterious case that has split a close-knit community left wondering if a murderer walks among them.

The Night Driver The Australian

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 155 Ratings

Janine Vaughan’s disappearance 19 years ago is at the heart of a mysterious case that has split a close-knit community left wondering if a murderer walks among them.

    Episode 9 - Love You, Sis

    Episode 9 - Love You, Sis

    In the search for Janine’s murderer, her sister Kylie who devotes much of her life to this case is taken to the brink of what she believes is a breakthrough, only to have her hopes dashed. Every time there’s a discovery of bones near Bathurst it hits K...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 8 - Trying Like Mad

    Episode 8 - Trying Like Mad

    Janine’s private life came under close scrutiny and details were aired publicly as the Coroner Mary Jerram heard evidence about a young woman overwhelmed by sadness at times in the final days of her life. Janine was in financial and emotional distress ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 7 - The Cops

    Episode 7 - The Cops

    A local woman’s evidence was dramatic and deeply disturbing - she was adamant that she saw Janine with her hands bound with baling twine and a look of grave distress on her face while in a small red car being driven by the town’s top cop. The woman had...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 6 - The Pharmacist

    Episode 6 - The Pharmacist

    Andrew Jones is a deeply spiritual man who came to Bathurst after studying pharmacy, travelling and working in a small hospital in Nepal, and studying religion in Sydney. When Janine disappeared, Jones lived alone at The Scots School in Bathurst in an ...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 5 - Bad Denis

    Episode 5 - Bad Denis

    When Janine disappeared there was no crime scene or body.
    One man in Bathurst stepped up to tell a chilling story of having raped her at White Rock and cut her throat. Denis Briggs called himself ‘Bad Denis’ when a reckless side of his bipolar personal...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 4 - The Dirty Tav

    Episode 4 - The Dirty Tav

    Lynette Boreland ran terrified and hid in the pre-dawn darkness as the mystery driver of a small red car stalked her. In the minutes before Janine took her fateful last steps, Lynette feared for her life. She saw the driver and the interior of the car....

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

epnd01 ,

Not as good as The Teacher’s Pet

I loved The Teacher’s Pet and recommended it to anyone looking for a compelling podcast. I am half way through The Night Driver, and it feels like it’s really dragging. I’d still give it a listen if you are looking for a podcast to dive into!

Velvetjml ,

Wanted to like this ...

Update : can you please edit out peoples loud breathing ! This cop John omg it’s actually funny how loud he’s breathing into the mic!! Lol come on please edit its gross!!
This is all over the place , he talks a lot but doesn’t really bring it all together , we hear so many interviews with so many people but he should give more info on some of them. It’s just too scattered .

znegative8 ,

Intriguing, very well done

The Night Driver has been one of the few new podcasts I’ve really gotten into, waiting each Sunday for the episodes to drop. I really can’t wait for updates, I hope for the family’s sake that they can get some concrete answers. The latest episode had me tearing up at the end. Such a horrible and baffling crime.

I also really liked the way the podcast gave all the ‘players’, family as well as suspects, the chance to share their side of the story. I wish there were more long form investigative podcasts of this quality coming out, but anyway 5 stars all the way!

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