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 • 6.6K 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 Teacher's Trial

    Introducing - The Teacher's Trial

    From Hedley Thomas and the journalists at The Australian comes The Teacher's Trial. A new episode will be published every Friday for the duration of the trial of Chris Dawson, who is accused of the murder of his wife Lynette Dawson. Search for The Teacher's Trial wherever you listen to podcasts, or read The Australian's ongoing coverage of the trial here.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Introducing - The Front

    Introducing - The Front

    The Australian's news podcast The Front will be covering the trial of Chris Dawson with daily updates. Follow or subscribe to The Front in your podcast app. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 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
    Episode 16 - Arrest

    Episode 16 - Arrest

    Chris is arrested over the alleged murder of Lyn.

    • 45 min
    Episode 15 - Digging

    Episode 15 - Digging

    Police continue to search for clues.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 14 - Decision Time

    Episode 14 - Decision Time

    Police pledge to continue investigating the case.

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

the range loner ,

great story...a real slog to get through

fascinating story, but painfully repetititve production. with some solid editing, this could have been an excellent listen. like a few other crime podcasts, the fact that the accused engaged in other reprehensible behavior was used as a justification for a murder charge. the episode with the psychic was completely ridiculous.

ejmcnamee87 ,

Interesting case but Painfully boring reporting

This should have been 3 episodes. The repetition of facts and interviews were infuriating at times, as were endless phone calls with ppl who knew the family just giving opinions. After a couple of episodes I started skipping around to try and get to a place where new information would be, only to find nothing. I ended up having to start skipping entire episodes, and by the end of the last episode there are still no answers or new information. So it was essentially 12 hours of listening to phone calls of how people felt about her disappearance.

JulieAnnSoeataertKing ,

Interesting Podcast!

How did Chris get away with this? He’s beyond ridiculous!

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