Such a heartbreaking situation yet the opportunity to provide insight and understanding to the general public, particularly around ‘taboo’ topics like the foster system. Would have loved to hear more from former Snr Detective Gary Jubelin. Wasted opportunities made all the worse by THAT voice!!
Zozo ZoPo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/23
Williams parents but have been bad, I’d like to know why all their kids were taken, they don’t take children from their parents unless it’s a very dangerous situation
Misty1958 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/03/22
It’s disappointing that there is such an obvious bias and sensationalist angle attached to this podcast. Like in any under-staffed, inadequately funded large scale organisation, there are important issues with the child protection and foster system in Australia and they are worthy of...Read full review »
djtbwocnj via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/02/22
I’ve heard the Australians other podcasts, as well as the excellent court drama podcasts from This American Story. Unless you’ve listened to everything the world has to offer, don’t waste your time with this. It’s a poor and obvious attempt to sensationalise a sad story about a boy who wandered...Read full review »
Cathernator via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/26/22
What a sad story of this poor little boy! Presented with respect to the victim and the listeners. I know this won’t end well and that’s a shame. That poor little boy deserved better and deserves better than to have his case not solved.
PodcastTruths via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/22
Much time in the series spent rehashing the same information over and over. Lots of time spent discussing the issue of the missing boy’s care status. Interviews added little value and were nearly unlistenable due to host talking over interviewees and weird audio glitches occurring as a result. ...Read full review »
intumesco via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/19/22
Love narrator, calm, caring, understated but compassionate. Beautifully told.
Help this is frightening via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/10/22
Not the greatest podcast, quite dull and single sided to simply point out the foster care system. Interviews with ppl who have nothing to do with the case. Waste of time.
Jay77777- via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/29/22
Good podcast.. A lot of unnecessary waffling and pointless information. Story could have been told in half the time.
ellendoh via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 12/16/21
Incredibly biased and uniformed about how the police and child welfare system operates
fajitafajita via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/28/21
Lol she’s obviously taken sides you can tell at end of podcast she sounds annoyed that the investigation is going further at the Kendal house We aren’t stupid mate we can hear it
NotClouded via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/21
An intriguing story. Very hard to listen to the monotone presenter. Lots of interviews but annoyingly the presenter interrupts and speaks over the person she is interviewing. Some of the interviews, particularly in the later episodes where she tries to “investigate” are just time fillers....Read full review »
booooo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/22/21
I’ve been listening to this podcast since it’s release. Given the most recent episode update provided in November 2021, I find it really unlikely the foster mother is responsible. We don’t know the details of the AVO and assault charges, she had bruises but the public have been served no evidence...Read full review »
Caysey Dilla via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/18/21
This is a great podcast to get up to speed with the case. Ep1 is particularly great!
bill_kj via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/16/21
I feel like this started out very biased against the foster parents who had William at the time he went missing. But I kept listening and I have to admit I quite enjoyed it. Could have done without so many judgments though.
LincKym via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/15/21
Listened to this podcast for 3 mins until I had to unfollow and close out of it but then came back to write a review. I can hear the clicking of the presenter’s saliva in her mouth as she talks. Infuriating. Give me an obnoxious American presenter over that any day!
iPhone I love via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/05/21
Presented well in regards to succession of content and the content is informative. Presenter is hard to listen to but thankfully there are a lot of interviews so it breaks up the monotone narrative.
gamer 6543 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/02/21
I just finished listening to it for the second time. Such a sad story but loved the podcast. The presenter has such a calming voice. Could listen to it all day.
msrdevo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/06/21
Horribly skewed against Williams foster parents. There is a reason he was taken from his biological parents. While I don’t believe they were involved in his disappearance, they certainly let him down.
mdogg4206969 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/19/21
Hard to listen to because of the monotone presenter. Content was good although the constant repeating of facts was frustrating.
Smelavon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/26/21
Ask why the child was taken from his birth family in the first place. Many Child Protection agencies will always look to kinship care first over foster care. There must have been a reason why. And of course they aren't going to tell the biological parents where he was if they had already...Read full review »
Nicki_King via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/28/21
Gripped by this podcast. Sympathetically told, A tragic story
Badgers Drift via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/21
Was really looking forward to listening to this podcast. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The journalist speaks too much, almost putting words into the interviewees mouths. Repeats herself. Speaks like a meditation coach putting listeners to sleep. And finally, reveals no new...Read full review »
Gk1209875 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/21
This was amazing and necessary work!!!
posseh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
I found this very interesting and informative.
Vikkiiiiiiii via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/10/21
It was quite interesting until it got to episode 8, absolutely no point listening from there onwards unless you want to hear about foster care or about Caroline’s book.
Catherine0608 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/04/21
I downloaded because I’d been so impressed by ‘Teachers Pet’ and ‘Who The Hell is Hammish’. I’m only at episode one but am really struggling with this production. The journalistic standard is poor as is the interviewing and the presentation style. One of the interviews literally makes you...Read full review »
light sleeper via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/20
Always disappointing to listen to a podcast without a conclusion but knew that going into it. This one was good but long winded and repetitive but to the fault of making it confusing at times. I listened to this after Bowraville and was so disgusted and disappointed about how this case was...Read full review »
Halleighmk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/20
I absolutely love the Australian and I enjoyed this host but this was terribly disappointing, dragged on and felt by the title that there would be a resolution. Disappointed but still love the Australian but this one is not worth the time. Unfortunate.
Dr. Tara B. from Roc City via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/20
A podcast from The Australian where grammar and good stories go to die
RadRulz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/01/20
Having listened to The Teacher’s Pet, Who the hell is Hamish and Bowraville, I was expecting something more. Presenting skills not up to scratch here - sad and monotonous tone - combined with long winded writing this detracts from what is a really interesting story.
bonniewoods via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/20
This is a really important topic and this podcast is so wildly skewed against the State. It renders the podcast as garbage that cannot be listened to. Overington does not explore important aspects of why child are taken into care nor the rationale and reasoning behind it. Overington demonstrates...Read full review »
awebb98 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/14/20
This went into interesting detail about a case I had heard about but knew little about. Like the host, I hope the truth will still come to light!
downallthedays via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/20
Very interesting story, but the woman interviewing the experts just drove me crazy by talking over them, interrupting, and asking inane questions. Either she believes herself to be smarter than them or she loves the sound of her own voice. It was tremendously off-putting.
GreyCountyCanadian via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/15/20
This podcast is the best podcast EVER! I love it so much
sofia.morris via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/31/20
Great podcast so far but please check grammar! Both SHE and her husband are well educated! Not her and her husband.
Spudsox via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/12/20
Only one or two relevant episodes the majority of the episodes are boring, irrelevant or both.
Bonedoc 2000 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/20
My siri would be a better narrator!
Scatty willow via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/10/20
Compared to other Australian productions this is just poor. Repeats it’s self constantly and at times feels like it is beating up the police and foster family while supporting the birth family (not just Williams but other people who lost kids to the foster system)
SexualWalrus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/10/20
This was very eye opening and informative about the case. Not sure why other reviews are complaining about the repetitive nature and her voice? Each episode is a story and going back/connecting pieces was necessary and I felt it closed the loop on earlier questions I had. I felt her voice was...Read full review »
Becappreview via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/20
This was clearly produced to shock people who don’t have a good understanding of how the child protection, police or justice systems work. It’s very skewed towards a particular agenda and very poor journalism in that respect.
AB Banna via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/03/20
I found this podcast interesting and thought the journalist presented a well rounded view of this open case. It includes aspects of other relevant cases that add perspective to the investigation. I did however find the episodes very repetitive to the point where some episodes I wondered whether I...Read full review »
frrankiee via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/28/19
There is little investigative element to this podcast and it goes off on somewhat baffling tangents interviewing people not really related to the story in any way whatsoever.
marcusr79 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/20/19
Poor investigative journalism and poor knowledge of various topics including child protection and rights of children rather than parents teamed with judgmental narration style.
AJP Listening via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/19/19
The Australian usually sets a high level of skill for their investigative reporters. This lady has no social or interviewing skills. Couldn’t listen beyond episode two. Boring narration and no real investigation.
VJ Morris via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/19
Interesting case but the narrator’s unnatural way of slowly speaking to the audience almost makes it unlistenable. I also hate all the over acting in the voices of ‘re-recordings’. I wish the narrator would just speak naturally and quickly, not slowly like she is speaking down to the listener....Read full review »
True Crime Addict 14 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/19
Please keep doing podcasts on these types of cases. Thank you
Piranha1616ri via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/19
The first couple of episodes were interesting, but it quickly turned into a stream of repetitive, and irrelevant ‘facts’. The presenter is monotonous and comes across as naive and biased. One episode had a huge section on her (Caroline?) asking a forensic expert questions that, unless you live...Read full review »
Mable Productions via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/19
This show is gripping, terrifying & confronting in the logical way that it explores this incredibly high profile case that unfolds in a way that is extremely difficult to turn away from or forget. Highly recommended.
Emma Mary Robertson via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/05/19
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