Reviews
I am happy to see here comments about repetition and lack of editing. This is an important story and the human connection the host/journalist makes with all of the cast of characters is earnest. However, the sensationalist repetition as if it’s a 24-hour news cycle, the shallow writing and lack...Read full review »
TMR1007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Fascinating multifaceted story that is still playing out. Stars are the 80s Aussie northern beach community, the local celebrity factor, the school system failures, the police and the court system over time. All of which failed Lyn Dawson. Justice may yet be served for her and many others damaged...Read full review »
Bitsie62442 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Couldn’t stop listening to this podcast . Can’t believe the inefficiency of the NSW police. Obviously someone was making sure Chris was going to get away with this . Joanne must have known something and should request immunity and spill the beans . My frustration is with the family not doing...Read full review »
Gina umbina via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/21/19
This series is extremely thorough. Honestly, the entire tale of 15+ episodes could have been told in 2-3 hours, but much information is repeated and many seemingly minor events are explored in detail. What I do like is that everyone involved gets their moment to say what they want to say. It...Read full review »
Cutler29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
In the world of “fake news” this type of journalism restores faith that truth and justice can still rise and create change. Intelligent and detailed. Reminded me of when I first watched the staircase. Astonishing podcast.
Emma B S via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/20/19
Was a fascinating story but there could have been half the number of episodes. The author kept repeating the same basic facts of the case over and over again each episode with a few new interviews mixed in. For new listeners there’s not much point in getting past episode 5 or 6. Just skip to the...Read full review »
jtwelch88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/19
tells the same (interesting) story over and over with little variation or insight. 3 times too long for the material.
ruffhome via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
Got me hooked!
Teeraprap via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/19/19
Heard the recommendation via My Favourite Murder and thought I’d give it a go, I was gripped from episode one. I then proceeded to binge the entire show in a week. I love the format, I love the research, I love everything about this show and this story. I cannot wait for updates.
CozzR via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/19
Brilliant podcast! Binge listened as the story fascinated me. Hope justice is finally going to be done for Lynette and her family.
I'dlike to but you wont let me via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/19
This is a good podcast but it’s just far far too long. Really could and should have been compressed into around 7 episodes. As it is, it just drags massively and you do lose interest. A real shame as it could have been one of the absolute best.
TheRhyddler via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/19
Not repetitive- just well put forth. Just astonishing. This podcast will be the Key to finding justice for Lynette Dawson.
Karen D 322 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/19
No stone was left unturned by the Australian in their in depth investigation into the death of Lynette. This mystery was picked apart and the sociological, Psychological and legal aspects to the case were considered. For those who say that this needs an edit and is overly long I say you need to...Read full review »
Ebird007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/19
If you enjoyed Missing Alissa, Serial, Bearbrook, and Counterclock, you’ll love Teacher’s Pet. It’s well produced, expertly investigated, and offers excellent storytelling! I devoured this podcast-couldn’t stop listening from the start!
✨Gypsigirl✨ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/19
I get that you’re clutching at straws to cash in on the success of The Teacher’s pet but this is blatant click bait. You f’ing sell out..
Juanloveshismomma via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/19
Amazingly engaging, bring a bit of humanity back to a cynical hate filled world. I am sure if it wasn’t for this podcast justice wouldn’t be close. Who the hell is Hamish? Is an entirely new engaging investigation that I hope brings to light new evidence and all the people effected get the...Read full review »
JayDog2805 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/19
You are now the U2 of podcasts. Don’t spam me.
parky_y via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/19
This was a very good investigative story and I’m glad they went down all the different paths that they did. It was good to bring to light other crimes that were occurring at the school because those need to be investigated too.
Bekochan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/19
Fantastically addictive. I couldn’t stop listening and I was so glad it re capped the story, their was so much information to take in. Awaiting the next episode
kezza 74 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/14/19
This podcast has enough information for about 1 or 2 episodes. If they really go into details, and listen to everyone involved, it can be stretched to about 6 episodes. But they doubled even that... But I’m curious about the story so...
Sequoyah31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/19
The story was fascinating but unfortunately this was way too long and repetitive. It could have been done with less episodes and less bias.
coffeydarling via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/19
I think people are saying it’s repetitive because at the first of every episode it goes through what this whole season is about. I appreciate that as I don’t listen to the episodes back to back. And even if I did I wouldn’t mind it. It makes you remember the little bits of info... I like the...Read full review »
Avampirebyday via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/19
Episodes drag on much too long. The story is interesting, but the podcast is boring.
TheStarkGirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/19
If you like murder mystery you’ll love this one. As the episodes went on you could tell they were stretching it out for the current events that were transpiring but it was a great podcast that I needed to hear what was next. Now I can’t wait for a follow up conviction update!
coldfiele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/19
This podcast (investigative journalism) is certainly very compelling listening, unfortunately it is all one sided. It would’ve been good to hear interviews in support of Chris Dawson and let people make up their own mind. Maybe there was no one willing to come forward?
Romans 8.28 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/19
I don’t mind a slow burn, but so much of this is needlessly repetitive. The material could have been covered in half as many episodes. I only kept listening because I wanted to find out what happened. Tragic story that deserved better coverage.
Yogagirl1980 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/19
The story is sad, interesting, and long winded. Listen to the first 4 or 5 episodes and the last one and you will have everything you need to know about the Dawson case.
65sharon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/19
While I found the story very interesting I was also disturbed how Joanne was portrayed. She was only a 16 year old teenager. A girl that age can’t appreciate the the situation in life. The teacher Chris is solely responsible for the relationship. He is a predator and Joanne a victim.
Toniveloni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/19
I might be easily impressed or maybe just a certified “murderino” but I love this podcast. The Australian has done a thorough, engaging job. Interviews, commentary & excepts from television broadcasts are woven seamlessly into episodes that never seem to slow or lag. I hope & pray the writers...Read full review »
livvyco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/19
It seems that people are quick to develop compassion for Joanne without a shred of judging, branding her as an innocent vulnerable victim. I find this motion very repulsive. It’s very simple. There are girls who no matter what would not sleep with a married man. They are some would. I have a...Read full review »
juticelady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/19
Such an interesting (and terribly sad story for all involved) but my God is it drawn out and repetitive. I’m only on episode 7 and I think I’m done, which is a pity as I enjoyed the story.
muus25 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/05/19
One thing that separates this from award winning podcasts is the journalist so heavily believes the suspect is guilty with as well as speculations about the accused. If the journalist gave the accused the benefit of doubt and went down that path to prove innocence it would have likely helped the...Read full review »
J4CK SUMM3RZ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/05/19
Very interesting. Crazy the evidence and lack of action.
__WiLLoW__ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/04/19
I can't believe they finally caught Chris Dawson killed Lynn! I hope they put him away for a long time!
Bookshelves91 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/19
In these 15 episodes there is probably about 5 hours of good, non-repetitive and relevant content. After 3 podcasts you will think you have found the best podcast ever. After 13 you will be desperate for it to end. In the last couple of podcasts they even start filling time with absolute...Read full review »
racefortheprize via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/19
Outstanding journalism in this investigation- just shows no one is above the law.
Boric Johnson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/19
I found the whole story terribly sad and still don’t understand how Lyn’s family could swallow such an unlikely tale told to them from from her husband for so long. Together with the appalling police work and their hero worship of what should have been the main suspect, due to his history as a...Read full review »
Shonishoo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/19
If this were 5 episodes long it would be fantastic. Had to listen to it at 1 1/2 speed even. Narrator talks far too slowly and goes over and over (and over) the same explanation.
E Redders via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/19
Far to much recapping which pads it out. Despite that it’s a brilliant podcast and a testament to investigative journalism of the first order.
Rocs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/19
Interesting but so poorly organized and woven together. Very repetitive and drawn around and difficult to grasp the central point of each episode. It isn’t linear and it isn’t organized into subjects per episodes its just everywhere droning on and on.
jillgabrielle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/19
True definition of a cold case... It’s never too late for justice to come Well Done
Christy615 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/19
Raw, riveting, informative, frustrating and brutally honest. The interviews and unfolding story of Lynette was an eye opener to say the least. Well done on a brilliant podcast and the exposure that has now lead to the arrest of Chris Dawson. RIP Lynette Dawson.
Sal Mustang via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/01/19
So engaging!
@thelisaskye via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/01/19
Absolutely incredible pod cast! It’s hard to believe this happened on the northern beaches. After listening to this pod cast it makes sense as to why our laws have changed. Because of these sick monsters who acted out on these disgusting crimes! They were children, and the monsters were their...Read full review »
Mandoie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/19
Was super interesting at first but then it just went on and on using mostly the same information but presented as though it’s new or delving deeper. It should have been edited into 6 episodes max and it would’ve been great.
Megmarat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/19
I’ve listened to 8 episodes and all the information that has been provided thus far could’ve fit in a single episode. Poor audio quality and repetitive storytelling kills what could’ve been an awesome podcast.
Myaa n via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/19
This had gripped from start to finish. It genuinely made me look forward to my long car journeys down south! Amazing work 👏🏼
B!gMuss via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/30/19
Too many conversations about the SAME THING!
aretentive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/19
Podcast crack
Rachyvool via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/29/19
Good story but very repetitive! I feel like this story could have been summed down to half the episodes!
ApodR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/19
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