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  • In this BONUS Episode Corrie Perkin takes you to My Bookshop for a special LIVE recording of The Book Pod with journalist and writer Niki Savva as she discusses her new book Plots and Prayers with political reporter Brendan Donohoe. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and  producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 18 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 92 ‘It’s More Than A Chicken Breast’.

    This week we discuss sexism and racism in various realms of public life, from Niki Savva’s insights into the hot mess of Canberra during the last leadership spill and Donald Trump’s inappropriate crack at four new female congresswomen to the progress made by Tanya Hosch at the AFL and the Adam Goodes doco The Final Quarter which hits our TV screens this week.

    Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is Megan Rapinoe – the co-captain of the US women’s soccer team.

    In BSF – Corrie’s been reading Rule Brittania by Daphne du Maurier, Caro reviews Ian Darlin’s compelling documentary The Final Quarter (which airs on Network 10 on Thursday July 18that 7.30pm) and Corrie bakes up an Ottolenghi Apple Cake (see recipe below).

    BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. VitalSmarts and their Crucial Conversations training can transform the culture of your business or help you confront difficult situations with confidence. Make sure you jump onto VitalSmarts website www.vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm - they've got a special offer for our podcast listeners - a free copy of their E Book Emotional Inequality - Soloutions for Women in the Workplace. 

    Corrie’s Grumpy about the chaff in her cutlery drawer and in ‘6 Quick Questions’ we talk Judi Dench, a month of extraordinary sport, the beauty of rainy days and Bunnings v Ikea v Bed, Bath and Table.

    Caro’s GLT is the super affordable range of jeans at Kmart.

    Spiced Apple Cake (from Yotam Ottolenghi's Simple) 

    130g unsalted butter150g caster sugar3 large eggs, beaten lightly2 teaspoons vanilla extract300g plain flour2 teaspoons baking powderpinch of salt200g soured cream

    Apple Topping

    4 medium-large eating apples (e.g. Cox, Braeburn, Gala), weighing about 600g70g demerara sugar1 rounded teaspoon mixed spice

    Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm cake tin.

    Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla a little at a time (plus a little of the flour if it looks as if it’s curdling). Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Fold the flour mixture in a bit at time, alternating with spoonfuls of the soured cream. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake tin.

       Peel, core and slice the apples into wedges (about 1.5cm thick). Put in a bowl. Mix the demerara sugar with the mixed spice and add to the apple. Toss gently to coat the pieces of apple.

    Gently lay the apple on top of the batter in the tin. It looked like far too much but I went with the recipe and, of course, it was absolutely perfect!

    Bake for about an hour - but may need longer. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and  producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 17 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 91. 

    We check in with July Challenge progress - seems Caro's finding it easier to cut back on the wine than Corrie cutting back on her social media use!

    We discuss the ongoing issue of mental health amongst AFL Players, the triggers, support systems and the AFL's move to offer more assistance at a club level. 

    Rumours are flying that the Queen is set to stand down at the ripe old age of 95, so Caro and Corrie mull over the latest Royal happenings. Have they been told to lift?

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is Aussie tennis star Ash Barty while Caro takes aim at Nick Kyrigos as he continues to lower the tone on the international stage - plus she's  grumpy about ridiculous and ineffective packaging. 

    In BSF;

    Caro's recommending the book The Last Resort by Pamela Hansford JohnsonCorrie's raving about The Loudest Voice on Stan which stars Russell CroweCaro's loving wild caught barramundi with potato, celeriac and white sweet potato mash. 

    BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. VitalSmarts and their Crucial Conversations training can transform the culture of your business or help you confront difficult situations with confidence. Make sure you jump onto VitalSmarts website www.vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm - they've got a special offer for our podcast listeners - a free copy of their E Book Emotional Inequality - Soloutions for Women in the Workplace. 

    In '6 Quick Questions' we discuss the Nanny State, safe injecting rooms, Tom Hanks movies and much more. 

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  • Here's Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin's Top 3 Travel Tips (with a few extras). To hear more about their adventures in Cornwall listen to Episode 90 - 'A Beautiful International Adventure'. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and  producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 16 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • After a couple of weeks walking in Cornwall we're back!

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin as they share highlights and holiday tips from their time in the UK, including their best spontaneous diversions and funniest moments. 

    A new month brings a new Challenge of the Month - this month Corrie is pledging to minimise her night time social media use, while Caro's having a crack at Dry July. 

    Caro and Corrie reflect on the coverage of Boris Johnson's rocky road to become British PM and we check in with the latest news from the AFL. 

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' is Nick Riewoldt who continues to do wonderful work with Maddie's Vision.

    Caro's grumpy at Jeff Kennet this week who launched into a tirade against footy journalists recently. 

    In 'Books, Screen and Food' (BSF) Caro's recommending After the Party by Cressida Connoly, Corrie enjoyed the inflight entertainment watching Swimming with Men, and Cornwall crab dishes are on the menu. 

    BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. VitalSmarts and their Crucial Conversations training can transform the culture of your business or help you confront difficult situations with confidence. Make sure you jump onto VitalSmarts website www.vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm - they've got a special offer for our podcast listeners - a free copy of their E Book Emotional Inequality - Soloutions for Women in the Workplace. 

    In '6 Quick Questions' Caro and Corrie reflect on the ups and downs of their walking holiday. 

    Other things mentioned in this episode.

    Listener Felicity recommends the search engine Just Watch for finding films and TV shows on any platform.

    Caro also recommends the book A Summer Birdcage by Margaret Drabble. 

    Corrie recommends the films Short Term 12 and In Safe Hands. 

    JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR NIKI SAVVA@ MY BOOKSHOP IN CONVERSATION WITH AWARD-WINNING POLITICAL REPORTER BRENDAN DONOHOE 

    The topic: Niki’s new book Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turbull’s Demise and Scott Morrison’s Ascension . WHEN: Monday July 15th WHERE: My Bookshop,
    513 Malvern Road, Hawksburn COST: $25 per ticket
    (includes wine and cheese) RSVPThursday July 11th Please note: due to space restrictions and the publicity surrounding Plots and Prayers, we expect this event will be a sell-out. To avoid disappointment contact us ASAP on 9824 2990 or call into My Bookshop to secure your ticket. 

    This episode was recorded at My Bookshop in Hawksburn. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, producer Jane Nield and guest tipster Geoff Slattery

    as they tip Round 13 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • Join Corrie Perkin and guest co-host Geoff Slattery for episode 89 'Obsessions Are Good Things'. 

    After raids on ABC and News Limited journalists recently Corrie and Geoff discuss the principle of freedom of the press and why we should all care about it. 

    We say farewell to Barrie Cassidy as he steps down from The Insiders and reflect on Donald Trump's tour of the UK. 

    We talk Ash Barty's French Open win, the validity of the AFL Hall of Fame and the impact of the new documentary about Adam Goodes. 

    Geoff echoes Caro's 'Crush of the Week' - Neale Daniher and gets grumpy about restaurant credit card surcharges. 

    In BSF Corrie and Geoff discuss Daphne Du Maurier's books and the classic film version of Rebecca starring Audrey Hepburn.  Plus for footy fans we preview the new anthology Electrifying 80s; Footy's Outrageous Decade in the Words of its Best Writers, which comes out soon. 

    In food - Geoff shares a recipe for Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream which he recommends as a dinner party staple (see recipe below). 

    BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. VitalSmarts and their Crucial Conversations training can transform the culture of your business or help you confront difficult situations with confidence. Make sure you jump onto VitalSmarts website www.vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm - they've got a special offer for our podcast listeners - a free copy of their E Book Emotional Inequality - Soloutions for Women in the Workplace. 

    We talk kitchen gadgets, the Duke of Edinburgh, Cornish Pasties and more in '6 Quick Questions' and Geoff's GLT is for every serious cook to own a probe thermometer. 

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    Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream

    From Simple Flavours by Geoff Slattery

    Another treat for chocolate lovers. It’s easy to make and it’s one ice cream that doesn’t need a professional machine to make it creamy and smooth. The chocolate does that easily.

    Stuck in the middle of my copy of Gaston Lenôtre’s inspiring and beautifully detailed Lenôtre’s Ice Creams and Pastries, is a sheet of yellow copy paper, a legacy of the way newspapers used to be before gizmos and whizzos became all the new generation knows and understands. Scribbled across the top are the words ‘Perfect (though rich) chocolate parfait’. I call on this recipe but occasionally, because every time I make it, I eat so much of the irresistible combination of chocolate and ice cream, chocolate mousse and chocolate souffle, I can hardly walk for a couple of days.

    It’s the sort of dessert you take by the spoonful, swirl around your mouth, and return to for more and more and more. It’s the dessert equivalent of strawberry daiquiris. ‘Hey,’ you say, ‘one more can’t hurt me, can it?’ Then you stand up. Then you fall down. I’m like this with most things to do with chocolate. I love it, but leave it, knowing well that it and I are not the best of lovers. I go at it with a gusto, and the next morning I have this bad taste in my guts and swear I’ll never do it again. But then, you know how it is. You start dreaming of chocolate again, and all your values are thrown out the window, and you gorge yourself, you’re overcome with guilt, and time passes … and there you go again.

    If you intend to take this dessert sensibly, it is important to balance its richness with something acidic, something sharp, to assist in the eating process. That sounds like a formula for gluttony, but it is really about enhancing the star, rather than finding more room for it in your tummy.

    The true believers in chocolate need nothing to diffuse its richness, and can take chocolate in large volumes, and never suffer for it, never feel guilty about it, and are still in love with it the next morning. This is really for them—a chocolate mousse ice cream, based on a recipe from Lenôtre’s Ice Creams and Pastries.

    300 g dark chocolate.

    2 cups (600 mL) cream

    200 g sugar

    6 egg yolks

    1 cap (that’s cap not cup!) peppermint essence or 1 bunch of peppermint (optional)

    raspberries, to serve

    a splash of brandy, rum, whisky or whatever strong drink takes your fancy (double optional)

    pear or apple puree, to serve

     

    Melt the chocolate with a little of the cream over a low heat. Set aside in a warm place.Divide the sugar in two and add half to one cup of the cream and half to the egg yolks.Whip the yolks with the sugar for a few minutes, until the yolks change to a light, creamy colour, and leave ribbons trailing from the whisk.Heat the cream and sugar mix with the peppermint essence or peppermint leaves, thus flavouring the cream with the peppermint. (This is clearly optional but gives a lovely sweet/sharp flavour amidst the mass of chocolate and cream. Peppermint and chocolate, as thousands of restaurateurs who leave such with your coffee will tell you, are marvellous partners. You can also use orange zest, and plenty of it, as a flavourer if you wish. Or nothing at all.)Bring the cream and peppermint mix to the boil, and then allow to cool a little. If you have used real peppermint, drain through a sieve and discard the leaves. Pour half of this peppermint cream into the yolk and sugar mix, whisking furiously, and then pour it back into the remaining peppermint cream, stirring over a low heat.If you have a sugar thermometer, use it now to bring the temperature of the custard slowly, slowly, slowly to 80°C. This can be a little tricky, and you must keep stirring in a figure-eight motion to make sure the heat is gentle and regularly applied. Take care the egg yolks do not cook and remember the mixture will continue to cook from the heat of the pot. While the custard is cooking, pour the melted chocolate into a large bowl.Strain the custard through a sieve over the chocolate, and whisk for a few minutes to draw down the heat. Allow to cool until the mixture is somewhere around blood temperature.While the chocolate mix is cooling, whisk the rest of the cream until it stiffens and has expanded in volume. It should be of roughly the same consistency as the chocolate mixture.Fold the cream, a third at a time, into the chocolate mixture. Pour the lot into a cold bowl, and place in the freezer to freeze.Serve a little of the parfait with a lot of raspberries and, if you’re a true Bohemian eater, take a good shot of very good brandy, or dark, dark rum, in between mouthfuls of chocolate. On side, try a purée of pears or apples, cooked with a little syrup until softened, and then pureed. This and the berries will lighten the load of chocolate.

     

     

  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 12 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 88. 

    Caro's bags are packed ready for a walking holiday (Corrie to join her later) so there's plenty of travel tips this week - and a walking fashion revelation from Caro.

     As we say goodbye to May we check in on 'Goal of the Month' - successfully completed by both Caro and Corrie!

    We check in with the shuffling in Canberra - is Kristina Keneally Labor's secret weapon? 

    Caro gives AFL boss Gillon McLachlan a mid-year report and Corrie keeps us up to date with presidential hopefuls in the USA. 

    Corrie has a Crush of the Week - Neale Danniher who is dedicated to raising awareness about motor neurone disease. 

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is sponsored by The Interchange Bench - they can fill ANY professional role in any industry. Call 1800 ibench or visit www.interchangebench.com.au

    Caro's Grumpy about the distractions of full catering and phone use during movies however she admits in 'BSF' that Rocketman was a good enough movie to overcome the interruptions. 

    Corrie's been reading Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley and shares a delicious recipe for Roast Chicken with Harissa and Preserved Lemon. from Alimentari. 

    BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. If you missed Geoff from VitalSmarts on the show last week (Episode 86, you can catch up HERE). Head to VitalSmart.com.au/dstm HERE for a listener offer. #CrucialConversations.

    You can check out the New York Times summer reading list Corrie's loving HERE. 

    Caro shares a 'GLT' this week - free yoga classes at Lululemon. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 11 of the 2019 AFL season.

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    Thanks to our new sponsors VitalSmarts for supporting the show. VitalSmarts, globally proven crucial conversations. Hold tough conversations well - check them out and download the free ebook at www.vitalsmarts.com.au.

    And of course thanks to The Interchange Bench - fill ANY professional level role in ANY industry and
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    'Don't Shoot The Messenger' is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 87 - 'A Little Faded Gem'. 

    We check in with Caro and Corrie's 'Goal of the Month' progress and check in with the first week of the Morrison government. 

    As Barrie Cassidy exits the ABC we look at who might fill the void at our national broadcaster. Is there still a chance Waleed Aly will take the leap from commercial TV?

    The foot ball world was shocked when North Melbourne coach Brad Scott stepped down last Friday. Did reporting of internal boardroom decisions push Scott sooner than he planned? 

    Caro has a 'Crush of the Week' - the sensitive new age approach of Richmond coach Damien Hardwick, who's not afraid to apologise for his mistakes. 

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is sponsored by The Interchange Bench - they can fill ANY professional role in any industry. Call 1800 ibench or visit www.interchangebench.com.au

    Corrie's grumpy this week about Facebook and their creeping influence over politics. 

    In BSF - Caro's recommending a 'faded little gem' of a book, Janette Turner Hospital Orhpeus Lost , Corrie's loving the new SBS documentary John and Yoko; Above Us Only Sky which tells the story of the making of John Lennon's Imagine album.  Caro shares a recipe from the latest edition of Gourmet Traveller Tempered Dahl.  BSF is sponsored by VitalSmarts. If you missed Geoff from VitalSmarts on the show last week (Episode 86, you can catch up HERE). Head to VitalSmart.com.au/dstm HERE for a listener offer. #CrucialConversations.

    In '6 Quick Questions' we talk Royal Baby names, discover Cli-Fi, touch on British politics plus Caro's GLT is for vintage lovers and a way to part with second hand stuff a the  Recycle Boutique Collingwood in Richmond.  

    We'll post video and recipes soon!

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 10 of the 2019 AFL season.

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    Thanks to our new sponsors VitalSmarts for supporting the show. VitalSmarts, globally proven crucial conversations. Hold tough conversations well - check them out and download the free ebook at www.vitalsmarts.com.au.

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

  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and Brendan Donohoe  for our post-election debrief. We're also joined by Geoff Fleming from VitalSmarts to tell us about their game changing work. 

    Wearing his political reporter hat, Brendan crunches a few of the key statistics from Saturday's Federal Election and we question how the polls got the predictions so wrong. Was Bill Shortens perceived lack of X Factor a contributor to Labour's loss?

    We remember former PM Bob Hawke who died last week aged 89, and we check in on Corrie and Caro's 'Goal of the Month' progress.

    Brendan has a 'Crush of the Week' - the volunteers at the bowling club who hosted a Liberal Party event he was at on Saturday. Our Crush is sponsored by The Interchange Bench The Interchange Bench fills all your long and short term staffing needs. Call 1800 i BENCH. When you want to take your staff team to the top, recruit at interchangebench.com.au. 

    We're thrilled to have Geoff Fleming from our sponsor VitalSmarts with us on the show today to talk about how VitalSmarts and their Crucial Conversations training can transform the culture of your business or help you confront difficult situations with confidence. 

    Make sure you jump onto VitalSmarts website www.vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm - they've got a special offer for our podcast listeners - a free copy of their E Book Emotional Inequality - Soloutions for Women in the Workplace. 

    In BSF Caro's recommending The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith and Alex Rance's new childrens book Rabbit's Hop. 

    Corrie's been binge watching Marcella on Netflix and has been cooking up Crispy Carrot and Spring Onion cakes with feta and olives (see our Facebook page for details). 

    In 6 Quick Questions we talk a royal reunion, favourite Bombers Indigenous players, influencing your children's vote, Game Of Thrones and more. 

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 9 of the 2019 AFL season.

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

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 85. 

    We check in with 'Goal of the Month' and do a little housekeeping.

    With the Federal Election just days away we analyse the campaign so far, discuss which issues seem to be front of mind for voters and ponder the fate of Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten should they find themselves dealing with a loss on Saturday. 

    Caro gives us an insight into the state of play at the MCC, declaring she's "never seen leaking like this". 

    It's back to footy for Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' - Jarryd Roughead from Hawthorn. Our Crush is sponsored by The Interchange Bench The Interchange Bench fills all your long and short term staffing needs. Call 1800 i BENCH. When you want to take your staff team to the top, recruit at interchangebench.com.au. 

    Corrie's grumpy about customers on mobile phones, and customer etiquette in general. 

    In BSF, Corrie has nothing but praise for The Erratics by Vicki Leveau-Harvie a memoir described as dark, blackly funny and powerful, on Netflix it's a thumbs up for Knock Down The House an empowering documentary about grassroots politics and Caro serves up her easy Mushroom Risotto recipe. 'Books, Screen and Food' is bought to you by our new sponsor  VitalSmarts. Globally proven Crucial Conversations. Hold tough conversations well! Visit www.vitalsmarts.com.au

    In '6 Quick Questions' we dine Ottoman Empire style, mark Cate Blanchett's 50th birthday, talk weather presenter fashion, goal post shaking rules and more. 

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    Julia's Cauliflower Cheese

    Take a whole cauliflower and par boil it until it is half cooked (ie just tender). Remove it from the water so it doesn't over cook and put aside. 

    Make a white sauce using equal parts butter and flour. Cook this off in a saucepan for a few minutes then add enough milk to make a thick sauce. 

    Place the cauliflower in a baking dish (you can break it up if needs be) then cover with the white sauce. Sprinkle with grated strong tasty cheese and bake at 180c until the cheese browns.