• 00:56:26

    Ep 55 - 'Who Gets The Credit?'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 55! 

    We kick things of this week with a little Tiger talk and an apology to Cats fans from Corrie! 

    As we look back at the footy season Caro talks coaches, naming Alastair Clarkson as ‘the best coach in the last 50 years’. We love a ‘Footy Fairytale’, Melbourne’s season is certainly shaping up to be just that plus it doesn’t get much bigger than the preliminary final between Richmond and Collingwood on Friday. Caro also reflects on life post her full time role at The Age.

    It’s congratulations to Corrie and family after the arrival of granddaughter Willow arrived (all be it a little early on the weekend). Caro and Corrie talk about the changing demands of parenthood and the simple joy of welcoming new life into the world - plus Corrie “Crush of the Week” is dedicated to all of the hard working midwives and nurses who help make neonatal intensive care units (NICU wards) the incredible places they are.  Our "Crush of the Week" is thanks to The Interchange Bench - recruit the best staff with The Interchange Bench. Call 1800 i BENCH to get in touch with them today or check out their website HERE. 

    In “BSF” Corrie highly recommends Ian McEwan’s ‘The Children Act’ a must read before the movie comes out in November. 

    Caro’s been to not one but three movies this week ‘The Merger’, ‘A Simple Favour’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ - but which one is the best?

    After Corrie’s rave reviews last week about Yottam Ottolenghi’s new cook book ‘Simple’, Caro’s family cooked from it all weekend - she shares a ‘one pot wonder’ Chicken Marbella recipe. 

    Caro’s grumpy about over the top terminology and ‘non words’ especially those popping up in AFL speak. 

    There’s plenty to ponder in “6 Quick Questions” including the US Supreme Court’s current woes, the lack of women seeking pre-selection for the Liberal party and the horrifying turn of events for Australian strawberry producers following the needle contaminations. 

    'Don't Shoot The Messenger' is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia. 

    You can email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au, follow us on Twitter @dontshootpod or via the facebook page and keep up to date with the 'Caro and Corrie' Instagram account. 


    Other books mentioned in this episode 

    ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’ by Joel Dicker

    ‘A Very English Scandal’ John Preston 

  • 00:07:43

    BONUS - Footy Tips Finals Week 2

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    In the first week of finals Caro tipped 3 out of 4, Corrie 1 out of 4. We discuss the first week of finals - some of the high lights and some of the low lights and take a look at the two finals this weekend. 

    Plus Caro and Corrie discuss suggestions by some players that umpire microphones be switched off in future. 

    There's plenty more footy discussion in Episode 54 of 'Don't Shoot The Messenger' all thanks to The Interchange Bench, get in touch with them today via their website www.interchangebench.com.au

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  • 00:56:54

    Ep 54 - 'Maybe They Just Wanted The Publicity'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 54. 

    We kick off the show with a healthy dose of housekeeping this week and touch on week one of the AFL Finals and the experience of watching the footy with politicians. 

    Is sexism at play as candidates jostle for position in the seat of Wentworth? How will the new Morrison government deal with their first big challenge? And how do we feel about positive discrimination? 

    Caro and Corrie have some strong views on Serena Williams and her outburst at the US Open and we discuss the furore surrounding Mark Knight’s controversial cartoon depicting the dummy spit. 

    Seventeen years on from the September 11 terrorist attacks we reflect on the day that changed the world, plus Caro shares her thoughts on the twin towers memorial.

    Caro’s “Crush of the Week” is Bob Woodward thanks to The Interchange Bench - recruit the best staff with The Interchange Bench. Call 1800 i BENCH to get in touch with them today or check out their website HERE. 

    In “BSF” - Caro’s hooked on Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novel having just read ‘The Story of a New Name’, Corrie’s got family viewing in mind as she recommends ‘Queer Eye’ on Netflix and take a sneak peak of Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cook book ‘Simple’ and share a delicious asparagus recipe (see recipe below). 'Simple' is available now at all good bookstores or you can purchase it from Corrie's store HERE.

    The anonymous op-ed in the New York times by a Trump insider is making Corrie grumpy this week and in “Six Quick Questions” we talk political sprays, annoying food terms, impactful issues-based advertising, the best Sam Neil films and Theresa May’s daggy dancing. 

    Corrie also shares a “GLT” podcast tip that’s a must for book lovers - 'The High Low' podcast. 


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    Email the show feedback@dontshootpod.com.au


    Roasted Asparagus with almonds, capers and dill

    From Yotam Ottolenghi ‘Simple’ 

    Serves four as a side

    600g asparagus, woody ends trimmed (400g)

    3 tbsp olive oil

    30g unsalted butter

    20g flaked almonds

    30g baby capers (or regular) pat-dried on kitchen paper

    10g dill, roughly chopped

    Salt and black pepper

    Preheat the oven to 200C (fan forced)

    1. Mix the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of oil, a generous pinch of salt and a good grin of pepper. Arrange on a large parchment-lined baking tray, spaced well apart, and roast for 8-12 minutes (timing will vary depending on the thickness of the stalks), until the asparagus is soft and starting to brown in places. Transfer to a large serving plate and set aside. 

    2. Put butter into a small saucepan and place on a medium high heat. Once melted, add the almonds and fry for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until the almonds are golden-brown. 

    Pour almonds and butter evenly over the asparagus. 

    3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the saucepan and place on a high heat. Once hot, add the capers and fry for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously, until they have opened up and become crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the capers from the oil and sprinkle over the asparagus, along with the dill. Discard the oil and serve warm. 



  • 00:49:29

    Ep 53 - 'Just Asked Too Many Questions'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 53 of Don’t Shoot the Messenger. 

    Spring is in the air and there’s more than a touch of Footy Finals Fever in the studio as Caro’s Tigers prepare to take on Corrie’s Hawks in the first final of the season. 

    After a mid week golf trip with the girls to the City of Churches last week, Corrie’s full of praise for the ‘girl gang getaway’ and shares some of her Adelaide highlights. Caro’s got a few SA GLT’s of her own as well. 

    In keeping with the Adelaide theme Caro reports on the ongoing dramas at the Crows and the vibe in a city without a team in the finals - despite such promise earlier in the season. 

    We remember famed Melbourne sports writer Ron Carter who passed away recently. Corrie pays tribute to her former colleague with some lovely memories of Ron while Caro reflects on his moving memorial service. 

    Barack Obama is Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ thanks to The Interchange Bench - recruit the best staff with The Interchange Bench. Call 1800 i BENCH to get in touch with them today or check out their website HERE. 

    In “BSF” Corrie has been reading ‘A Life To Come’ by Michelle de Kretser which won the 2018 Miles Franklin Award last week. You can purchase the book HERE. 

    Caro and Corrie are hooked on the new ABC TV drama ‘The Split’ and Corrie serves up a Donna Hay favourite ‘Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Limes’ (see recipe below). Check out the recipe HERE. 

    A newspaper shortage at Caro’s local store has her in a grump this week and in ‘6 Quick Questions’ we rate Steve Bannon v Sarah Ferguson, touch on Gillon McLachlan and Peter Dutton’s ‘Nannygate’ woes and Corrie has the perfect book for a 1 year old - the Lois and Bob series (available HERE). 

    Pub the 'Marquis of Lorne’ in Fitzroy is Caro’s lates ‘GLT’ (you'll find details HERE)  for the week and evokes memories of ‘Bunny’s’ the fictional watering hole in 70s series ‘The Young Doctors’. 

  • 00:06:21

    BONUS - Finals Fixture Footy Tips

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    Ahead of week one of the finals, Caroline Wilson, Brendan Donohoe and Anna Barry discuss the finals fixture, and give their tips. 

    We'll be back with Corrie and Caro next week to reveal our tipping winner for the Home and Away season. 

  • 00:47:05

    Ep 52 - 'It Got Really Personal' w/ Brendan Donohoe & Anna from the Op Shop

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    This week Caroline Wilson is joined by Anna Barry (aka Anna from the Op Shop) and Caro’s husband Brendan Donohoe, state political reporter for Channel 7.

    We discuss the fall-out from last week’s leadership spill and journalist Chris Uhlmann’s brave accusations of media meddling.

    Brendan gives us his expert opinion on how a change of PM may influence the upcoming Victorian State Election.

    Anna gives us the inside scoop on the rather bizarre donation of human skeletal remains that saw her op shop make headlines last week, plus tells us about some of the more unusual offerings she’s seen come into the shop over the years.

    Caro has the latest news in AFL including recent revelations of ‘nanny business’ between Gillon McLachlan’s family and Peter Dutton.

    Anna has a ‘Crush of the Week’ for The Interchange Bench – Bob Dylan, who she saw live in Wollongong recently.  Find out more about The Interchange Bench HERE.

    In “BSF” – Anna’s been reading ‘So Much Life Left Over’ by Louis de Bernieres (available here) and Caro’s been enjoying the latest novel from Joanna Trollope ‘City of Friends’.

    Caro’s been off to the movies to see an extraordinary film ‘Keep The Change’ and we share a recipe for Annabel Crabb’s ‘Persian Love Cake’ (recipe below).

    Anna’s grumpy about the AFL finals fixture and the seeminly annual crash of the Ticketek website.

    In “6 Quick Questions” – Brendan defends his collection of dozens of baseball caps, we chat about the commercial nature of Father’s Day, question whether women are treated differently to men when buying a car and Brendan gives us his verdict on Essendon’s season.

    Plus Brendan shares a “GLT” perfect for podcast lovers.


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    Email the show feedback@dontshootpod.com.au


    Persian Love Cake


    360 grams (3 cups) ground almonds

    220 grams (1 cup) raw sugar

    220 grams (1 cup) firmly packed brown sugar

    120 grams unsalted butter, softened

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg

    Finely grated zest of one lemon

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    250 grams (1 cup) Greek-style thick natural yoghurt

    100g of pistachio nuts, unsalted, coarsely chopped


    Preheat oven to 180ºC or 160ºC fan-forced.Grease and line a 25 cm (10″) spring form tin.In a large bowl, combine ground almonds, both sugars, butter and salt. Rub with fingers until coarse crumbs form, or pulse in the food processor.Put half the mixture into the prepared tin and press down gently with your hand to evenly cover the base.Add eggs, yoghurt and nutmeg to the remaining almond mixture, and mix well until smooth.Pour over the top of the prepared base, scatter the pistachios around the edge.Bake for approximately 40 - 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. It’s done when the top is deep brown and the edges look caramelised.Cool on a wire rack, then carefully remove from the tin. Serve with more yoghurt and a few orange segments if you like. Rose petals are nice too (make sure they’re not sprayed).


  • 00:59:13

    Ep - 51 'I'm A One Pot Screamer'

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    This week Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are joined by comedian, actor, writer, theatre director and Scrabble companion Marg Downey. 

    We discuss the current capers in Canberra as Peter Dutton continues to push for a leadership challenge (as of recording on Thursday the 23rd of August at 7.30am). 

    Marg Downey takes us behind the scenes of her new theatre show ‘Lottie In The Late Afternoon’ by the Kin Collective plus gives us an insight into some of her memorable roles (including Marion in ‘Kath & Kim’ and as Nicole Kidman’s lover in ‘Top of the Lake’). 

    For details and tickets to Marg's show visit www.fortyfivedownstairs.com.au or click HERE.

    Caro weighs in on the Waleed Ali / AFL panel saga plus Caro has another footy themed “Crush of the Week” for The Interchange Bench - Peter Jackson. 

    For details on our wonderful show sponsor The Interchange Bench visit their website HERE.

    In “BSF” Corrie’s been reading ‘ A Life of My Own’ by Claire Tomalin (available HERE) Marg and Caro are calling ‘Black Klansman’ a MUST SEE film and Marg shares on of her favourite chicken recipes (see recipe below). 

    Corrie’s grumpy about some of the sexism on display in NZ politics and in “6 Quick Questions” we ask ‘who can beat Richmond?’, for the knitters there’s a great way of helping drought stricken farmers via the ‘Lamb Jumpers Helping Our Farmers' Facebook page which you can visit HERE.

    And to wrap things up Caro has a fashion related “GLT” for anyone with an eye for a high end fashion bargain. 

    We love receiving your comments, suggestions and recommendations - you can email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed (@dontshootpod) or check out the 'Caro and Corrie' Instagram account. 

    Don't Shoot The Messenger is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia and is made possible by The Interchange Bench - specialists in temporary staffing and executive contracting. Call 1800 i BENCH


    Marg’s Lemon Chicken with Minted Yoghurt 

    (inspired by the recipe from ‘All Day Cafe’ by Stuart McKenzie)


    1 preserved lemon

    100ml of olive oil

    1 tablespoon of (good) smoked paprika

    1 teaspoon of minced (or finely chopped) garlic

    1 tablespoon of chopped thyme 

    A pinch of chilli flakes 

    4 boneless chicken breast fillets (skin on).

    Remove the preserved lemon from the brine, rinse under cold water and remove the rind (discarding the flesh and the white pith). Finely dice. 

    Combine all of the ingredients (except the chicken) in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add the chicken breasts and coat with the marinade. Leave for 2 hours or overnight if possible. 

    Pre heat your oven to 180C. Heat an overproof non stick fry pan and cook the chicken skin side down for 5 minutes, turn and cook for a further 3 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes. Leave to rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. 

    Marg suggests serving with a salad and minted yoghurt. 


  • 01:01:59

    Ep 50 - Our Golden Podcast Wedding Anniversary

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    Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin join you for episode 50 of the podcast. 

    And as we celebrate our podcasting milestone we are thrilled to welcome to the Don't Shoot The Messenger family our new sponsor The Interchange Bench. We're looking forward to telling you all about them in the episodes to come - you can check out their website HERE.

    Following Louise Milligan's excellent '4 Corners' report on the cosmetic surgery industry we talk brazilian butt lifts, botox and breast implants.

    We check in on the ongoing fall out from the Andrew Gaff - Andrew Brayshaw incident and reflect on historian Ross McMullin's excellent article about asimilar incident involving Leigh Matthews decades ago. You can read that article  HERE.

    And as Melbourne's suburbs are forever changed with rapid redevelopment, including a notable modernist home demolished in Beaumaris this week - Corrie calls for more community activism to save buildings and iconic spaces under threat. 

    In "BSF" Corrie has been reading 'Prague Spring' by Simon Mawer (you can order the book  HERE)

    Caro and Corrie finally went to the movies together to see 'The Wife' but left the cinema with mixed reviews and Caro shares one of her favourite recipes for a hearty Osso Buco. 

    This week Caro's grumpy with the constant barrage of TV promos that spoil the afterglow of watching a great show and Corrie's "Crush of the Week" is her dog Bearsy (and our wonderful new sponsor The Interchage Bench!). 

    Barnaby and Vicki reappear in "6 Quick Questions" plus we talk family road trips, signs of spring and Madonna. 

    Don't Shoot The Messenger is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Croc Media.  

    You can email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au or check out our Facebook page, Twitter (@dontshootpod) or the Caro and Corrie Instagram account. 


    Caro’s Osso buco with Gremolata

    Based on the original recipe by Robert Carrier from ‘New Great Dishes of the World’

    Go to a great local butcher and get great osso buco (shin cut)  - enough for 8 people .

    Caro prefers the smaller sized knuckles.

    Cook them from cold (straight from the fridge).

    Put meat in a large brown paper bag with flour salt and pepper and shake them up to coat the meat.

    Heat a tablespoon of olive oil then brown off the meat in batches and set aside

    Add another tablespoon of olive oil then add

    1 spanish onion

    2 or 3 cloves of garlic (chopped).

    Cook until translucent

    Put browned beef back into your casserole dish (cast iron works well).  

    Add add a jar of tomato paste and a big glass of white wine

    Add pint of chicken stock or veal stock (Caro’s happy to use stock powder )

    Bring to boil then pop into the oven and cook for an hour on 180 degrees

    Add a jar of chopped anchovies, another clove of garlic and cook for another half an hour or so until the meat is tender (cooking times may vary depending on your dish and oven).

    Serve with your favourite Gremolata and crusty bread.

    Caro is happy to use just chopped parsley, a heap of zested lemon rind and a pinch or two of salt.



  • 00:04:30

    BONUS - Footy Tips Round 21

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Round 21 tips and general footy discusison. Both Caro and Corrie tipped 6 out of 9 last week.  

    Caro feels Melbourne and GWS are the two biggest threats to Richmond this year, and we discuss how the Gaff incident may influence the Eagle's chances this week. 

  • 00:50:18

    Ep 49 - 'Bookshops Are The New Black'

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    This week Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin delve into Andrew Gaff’s horrible strike on Andrew Brayshaw and the incident’s impact on the game, plus they discuss reports that the relationship between the AFL and the AFLW may be deteriorating. 

    Caro and Corrie check in with the latest in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case which leads to some reminiscing about memorable celebrity interviews, like Corrie’s 12 minutes with Hugh Grant and Caro’s interview with Cher.   Just what makes a great celebrity interview?

    This Saturday the 11th of August is ‘Love Your Bookshop Day’, we discuss the future of the suburban bookstore and how you can get involved in showing your local bookshop a little love on Saturday. “Bookshops are the new black” says Caro. More details HERE 

    In “BSF” Caro’s raving about her recent read (direct from the states) ‘Hope Never Dies’ by Andrew Shaffer, the first in the Obama/Biden series. (Avaiable soon at My Bookshop HERE).

    Caro’s had a heart warming night at the movies watching “Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again” (aka Mamma Mia 2). Corrie serves up friend Andrea’s “Eye Fillet With Beetroot, Zucchini and Spinach Salad (see recipe below). 

    Caro’s grumpy about Jeff Kennett again after an interesting weekend radio interview and in ‘6 Quick Questions’ - are the Gold Coast Suns on death row?, the latest high profile ‘un - invites’ from the Brisbane Writers Festival, favourite winter flowers and more. 

    Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ - the women of America who are coming forward in droves to consider running in September’s election. 

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    Send an email to the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au. 



    Andrea’s Beetroot and Spinach Salad

    (great served as a bed on a platter with pieces of eye fillet and pesto on top). 

    Aim to marinate the beef for 2 days. 



    500ml Tamari

    250ml Cider Vinegar

    1 red chilli chopped

    6 cloves of garlic


    Put all of your marinade ingredients into a blender and blitz. 

    Place your beef in a long dish and pour over marinade

    Seal well and put in fridge turning every 12 hours

    After 2 days remove meat from marinade and dry with a cloth


    Dressing for Spinach salad 

    6 cloves garlic

    ¼ cup seeded mustard 

    150ml cider vinegar

    Salt and pepper

    350ml olive oil


    Whizz these ingredients up.


    Mix spinach leaves, diced baby beetroot (cooked prior)

    diced zucchini (which you’ve blacked in boiling water for 2 minutes). 

    While zucchini is still hot, toss the salad dressing, spinach leaves and diced beetroot together and spread on a large serving platter. 

    Cook your eye fillet however you like it best (ie BBQ or oven). 

    Rest the meat then slice and lay on the bed of spinach salad

    You can drizzle with your favourite pesto to serve as well. 

  • 00:05:52

    BONUS Footy Tips - Round 20

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    Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin bring you their Roun 20 Footy TIps plus we get fired up about that 'gloomy' end to the Bulldogs game in Ballarat last Sunday afternoon. And "What a joke" says Caro in regards to the new Glendinning-Allan medal that will be awarded for the first time at the derby. 

    Send us an email to feedback@dontshootpod.com.au and check out our Facebook page HERE https://www.facebook.com/dontshootpod/



  • 00:59:18

    Ep 48 - 'I Don't Owe Anybody An Apology!'

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    Lyn Swinburne, AM, is our special guest to talk August 12th’s ‘Field of Women’ at the MCG.  

    Lyn was the founder of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) in 1996. She’s now Chair of the Royal Women’s Hospital and the first female president of the Royal Melbourne Gold Club and shares her story with us this episode. 

    Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin remark on Lyn’s tireless work over the years - but also the progress that BCNA has made making a true difference in the support available for women, men and families affected by breast cancer in Australia each year. plus they discuss their memorable involvement as Pink Women at several ‘Field of Women’ events.

    Find out via the link below how you can become part of the 'Field of Women' event at the MCG, Sunday August 12th - her BCNA

    Lynn also lends her unique perspective to the discussion of Cricket Australia’s sacking of Angela Williamson (over those personal political Tweets) which leads to a debate over the surprising difference in abortion laws in Australia. 

    After last week’s bombshell news about a Fairfax & Nine Entertainment take over, Caro and Corrie share their opinions - admittedly from very different sides of the equation. 

    In BSF Corrie excitedly gifts Caro’s daughter (fresh from her recent Masterchef waiter appearances) a copy of Hetty McKinnon’s new cook book ‘Family’ (available at My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin via the website  HERE

    Caro’s raving about her small screen viewing of late included ‘Killing Eve’ on the ABC and Iview and Corrie serves up a delicious Date and Chocolate Torte she swears is the best thing she’s ever cooked - courtesy of the Monday Morning Cooking Club’s book “The Feast Goes On” (recipe available in the Show Notes below ).

    Corrie’s Grumpy about Donald Trump’s constant undermining of American journalists and media organisations.

    In “Six Quick Questions” we talk Richomond v Collingwood and the social impact of such a massive footy game (and it’s overshadowing of other political stories). “Vanity Fair” has anew editor and Corrie’s not thrilled, a Barnaby Joyce story (just be quiet Barnaby) and should some Australian journalists apologies for the over hyping of the importance of the recent ‘Super Saturday’ Elections. 

    Lee Lin Chin of SBS News Fame is Corrie’s “Crush of the Week” and Caro’s back with instalment number two of her pine cone collecting ‘GLT’. 



    From “The Feast Goes On” - the Monday morning Cooking Club


    Pre heat the over to 180 C

    Grease a spring and line a 24cm springform cake tin.


    250g (1 and a half cups) of whole almonds 

    250g of dark chocolate (Corrie uses buttons) broken into pieces

    6 egg whites

    115g (1/2 cup) of super fine castor sugar 

    250g pitted dates, finely chopped

    250ml (or one cup) of pure cream whipped for serving 



    180g dark chocolate grated


    Start the recipe the day before serving. 

    Place the almonds and chocolate in the bowl of a food processor and chop into chunky pieces. 

    Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then gradually add the sugar, whisking until thick and glossy. Fold in the almonds, chocolate and dates. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the torte inside to cool, with the door slightly open. 

    When the torte is cool, place on a platter and refrigerate overnight. 

    To make the topping, melt the chocolate in the heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Do not allow the water to touch the bowl. Cool slightly and using a spoon, drizzle over the cake.
    Serve with a bowl of the whipped cream alongside. 


    Send us your comments via email to feedback@dontshootpod.com.au or check out the 'Don't Shoot The Messenger' facebook page, the Twitter feed @dontshootpod and the 'Caro and Corrie' instagram feed. 

    This podcast is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.



  • 00:08:51

    BONUS - Footy Tips Round 19

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    Caro and Corrie with their tips for Round 19 - but so much more. We talk violence at games and whether or not Damien Barrett's suggestion of an alcohol free game has any merit. Caro has a prediction regarding Alistair Clarkson's future at the Hawks and Jeff Kennet's plans for the future as well. 

    Don't forget to listen in to Episode 47 of 'Don't Shoot The Messenger' for more footy talk. 

  • 00:59:54

    Ep 47 - 'We're Good For Marriages'

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    This week Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin delve into Australian politics as Super Saturday looms. With 5 seats in four states having a byelection – what will the results mean for Bill Shorten and Malcolm Tunrbull?

    We talk political advisors and reports of huge salaries and ponder why advisors wages shouldn’t be made public and question just what the role of a political advisor is.

    Caro shares some strong thoughts about potential AFL rule change testing towards the end of the season following Gillon McLachlan’s on air revelations this week.

    And in the literary world, Corrie runs us through the rather surprising Man Booker Prize Longlist announced this week.

    In ‘BSF’ Caro’s been reading Salley Vicker’s “The Librarian” and has been off to the Swedish Film Festival to see “Under the Tree”. Plus Caro’s cooked up a beautiful Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup fit for a magazine cover (courtesy of the July edition of Delicious Magazine).

    The hypocrisy of major supermarkets and their approach to minimising plastic is making Caro grumpy this week and in ‘6 Quick Questions’ more annoying buzz words, favourite Spring bulbs and can you tell a person’s age by the way they text?

    Plus Caro’s got a caring and sharing ‘GLT’ for book fans. 

    Don't Shoot The Messenger is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia Pty Ltd. 

    Send an email to Caro and Corrie via 'feedback@dontshootpod.com.au'. 


    The 2018 longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, is:

    Author (country/territory)          Title (imprint)
    Belinda Bauer (UK)                      Snap (Bantam Press)

    Anna Burns (UK)                          Milkman (Faber & Faber)

    Nick Drnaso (USA)                       Sabrina (Granta Books)

    Esi Edugyan (Canada)                 Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

    Guy Gunaratne (UK)                    In Our Mad And Furious City (Tinder Press)

    Daisy Johnson (UK)                     Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

    Rachel Kushner (USA)                The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

    Sophie Mackintosh (UK)              The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton)

    Michael Ondaatje (Canada)         Warlight (Jonathan Cape)

    Richard Powers (USA)                 The Overstory (William Heinemann)

    Robin Robertson (UK)                  The Long Take (Picador)

    Sally Rooney (Ireland)                  Normal People (Faber & Faber)

    Donal Ryan (Ireland)                    From A Low And Quiet Sea (Doubleday Ireland)





  • 01:03:45

    Ep 46 - 'Thank God Dog's Can't Talk'

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    This week Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin kick off the show with a discussion about women sports journalists under fire and Caro takes us behind the scenes of Monday’s rather awkward ‘Footy Classified’ interview with Steven Silvagni from the Carlton Football Club.

    Donald Trump’s done a big backflip this week after his meeting with Putin, plus he’s been busy meeting the Queen, Theresa may and ruffling feathers with NATO members – but are Trump’s heartland supporters over him?

    Caro admits she’s no fan of reality TV, but Corrie’s partial to a bit of Masterchef inspiration. As the show clocks up its 10th season we look at how it has changed Australian domestic cooking and Corrie tips her likely winner.

    In ‘BSF’ Caro’s read yet another Mary Stewart novel ‘Airs Above The Ground’, Caro and Corrie found the time to go to the movies together to see the French film ‘Back To Burgundy’ and Caro shares her Mum’s ‘Famous Veal Casserole’ recipe.

    Corrie’s grumpy with The Age newspaper this week and in ‘6 Quick Questions’ we talk activated almonds, therapy sessions for staff at Triple M, ‘The Crown’ casting, Steven Quartermaine’s welcome return to Channel 10 and Cat Stevens songs.

    Plus Caro’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is Esther Hannaford who was a winner at the recent Helpmann Awards .

    PODCASTS recommended by Corrie in this episode. 

    "Russia If You're Listening" and "The Rachel Maddow Show" from Tuesday 17th July. 


    Julia’s Famous Veal Casserole

    Buy veal schnitzel pieces from your butcher.

    Using a meat tenderiser bang them out flat then cut into smaller pieces. Coat with flour and seasoning (salt and pepper). Caro suggests to shake in a paper bag with flour and seasoning.


    Use a tablespoon of olive oil into a fry pan (Julia uses an electric fry pan for steady heat) but you can use a cast iron casserole dish etc.  

    Fry off 2 cloves of garlic (chopped). Fry off veal in batches.

    Pour in a cup of red wine (use a good red wine if you can).

    Deglaze the pan with red wine. Add the meat back in. Once it’s reduced a bit throw in a can of chopped tomatoes.

    Cook on a low heat for approximately half an hour or so.

    The longer you leave it the better it gets.  Better then next day.

    Top with chopped parsley and chopped up stuffed olives.


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