Mumbrellacast: The Teacher’s Pet creator joins us, plus anti-vaxxer ads, radio ratings, Footy Show axed

You’ve probably already heard about Hedley Thomas’ podcast, The Teacher’s Pet. His revelations about the disappearance and presumed murder of wife and mother Lynette Dawson in the 1980s has been downloaded tens of millions of times, and has been hovering around the top spot in the iTunes podcast chart for months.

But what you might not know is exactly how Thomas came to report on the case, and how he navigates the complex legal challenges from so publicly accusing a man of murder. In this week’s Mumbrellacast, Thomas reveals how he created one of Australia’s biggest podcasting success stories.

Thomas in the Mumbrellacast studio

In the news

In this week’s news roundup, the team distills what you need to know from the most recent GfK radio ratings survey and try to figure out where it all went wrong for The Footy Show. Plus,  we explain why an anti-vaxxer ad and an Aboriginal Victoria’s Deadly Questions have been sharing the headlines this week.

  • Alan Jones extends his Sydney lead in the latest radio ratings (01:42)
  • Nine’s NRL Footy Show axed after 25 years (07:41)
  • APN Outdoor runs anti-vaxxer ad in Brisbane (12:07)
  • Wicked Campers get told off again – but should we stop reporting it? (16:37)

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Music credit: RetroFuture Clean Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Faster Does it Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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