18 Aug 2018

Cracking a cold case? The Teacher's Pet

From The Podcast Hour, 12:40 pm on 18 August 2018

The Teacher's Pet is an Australian true crime series that centres on the disappearance and suspected murder of Sydney woman Lyn Dawson in 1982.

The Teacher's Pet - a podcast by The Australian investigating the 1982 death of Sydney woman Lyn Dawson

Photo: The Australian

The show has uncovered new evidence and witnesses to the events leading up her disappearance over its 13 episodes (and counting).

Although this 36-year-old cold case remains unsolved, the investigation has led the New South Wales Police to look into historic claims of sexual abuse by teachers at a local high school.

Made by news and media company The Australian, and hosted by its national chief correspondent Hedley Thomas, the show's also proving to be a big commercial success, having just passed 4 million downloads and been at Number 1 of the iTunes charts in Australia in just about every week since it launched in May.

We play some of Episode 3 of 'The Teacher's Pet' in which Hedley Thomas manages to get the chief suspect in the case on the phone.