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The Band Played On
This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...
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4.7 stars from 546 ratings
Great podcast
This is an important podcast and really well done (although hard to listen to the subject matter). Why can’t the school board be charged for ignoring these crimes? The police? Mental heath hospital who also knew. I left this podcast feeling rage at the school board especially.
lara369 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/30/19
Thank you!
bacwoman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/29/19
Thank you
This is one of the best exposes on why child abuse happens. As a survivor of my step father who taught music across many local private and public schools and exposed me to other music teacher paedophiles from Knox Grammar (which was exposed and investigated by the Royal Commission) I completely...Read full review »
Cumulus49 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/13/19
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