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  • 00:59:14

    Ep 73 - 'Hags, Crones, Witches & Mothers-In-Law' with Jane Caro

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest Jane Caro for Episode 73 – ‘Hags, Crones, Witches & Mothers-In-Law'.

    Caro, Corrie and Jane deep dive into some of the issues addressed in Jane’s wonderful new book Accidental Feminists (available HERE) including the spectre of poverty and homelessness confronting older women, the myth of work-life balance and our attitudes towards women in power.

    Caro admits to failing her ‘Goal of the Month’ challenge while Corrie’s making a last ditch effort to achieve hers, we discuss the validity of the Ipsos Poll on the Medivac Bill and find out why Jane decided not to take on Tony Abbott in the next election.

    Caro’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is Jack Thompson.  In ‘BSF’ we've been watching Mrs Wilson on the ABC and making the most of a glut of tomatoes.  Jane’s grumpy about being stood up by not one but three Uber drivers and taxis in Melbourne.

    In ‘6 Quick Questions’ Caro’s dislike for TV Show Married At First Sight  intensifies, we delve into ‘Operation Castle Dove’ and the fate of Melbourne University Publishing – plus Corrie has a ‘GLT’ for anyone needing a little more style in their life.

    You can follow Jane Caro on Twitter

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

     

  • 01:00:35

    Ep 72 - 'You're Shameless!'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 72 - 'You're Shameless!'. 

    We check in with our 'Goal of the Month' pledges and review a big week of celebrations (including a Hen's Night, Brian Cook's star studded 30th dinner and the Do Re Mi reunion).

    After the Morrison government experienced an historic loss in parliament yesterday we discuss the ramifications for Bill Shorten ahead of the next election and we look into the sacking of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic. 

    Corrie's Valentine's Day inspired "Crush of the Week" is former judge Michael Kirby.

    In "BSF" Caro's recommending not one but three movies Vice, On The Basis of Sex and Green Book, Corrie's been reading Chloe Hooper's The Arsonist  and with a nod to Tony Mokbel - Caro shares her favourite new zucchini recipe (see recipe below). 

    The ratings success of Married At First Sight is making Caro more than a little grumpy this week and in "6 Quick Questions" we debate the essence of pesto, talk Barnaby Joyce and Wallace Stegner and get a little excited about John B Fairfax investing in a new investigative arm of Crikey. 

    To wrap things up Corrie shares a slightly unconventional "GLT" for anyone battling with a testy toddler. 

    Crushed Courgettes (Zucchini)

    from Yottam Ottolenghi’s Simple.

    3 large courgettes, cut in half lengthways, then into 6cm pieces (850g)

    1 tsp dried mint

    5g picked thyme leaves

    70 ml olive oil

    1 whole head of garlic, separated into unpeeled cloves

    2 tbsp chopped mint leaves

    1 ½ tbsp chopped dill

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    Salt and black pepper

     

    Pre heat the oven to 200C fanPlace the courgettes in a bowl with the dried mint, thyme, oil, ¾ teaspoon of salt and some black pepper. Mix, then transfer to a medium baking dish: you want the courgettes to form a single layer, cut side up and sitting slightly overlapping. Bake for 15 minutes, then add the garlic cloves and bake for another 15 minutes, until the courgettes have softened and taken on some colour. Transfer everything to a colander (set over a bowl or the sink), pressing the courgettes so that they start to release some of their liquid. Set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes, discarding the liquid released.Transfer the contents of the colander to a mixing bowl and squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins (which can then be discarded). Mash everything together with a fork: if the skin of the courgettes is still a little touch, just use a knife to roughly chop them. Stir in the mint leaves, dill and lemon juice to serve.

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  • 01:02:33

    Ep 71 - 'I'm Never Going To Kondo My Wardrobe'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for episode 71 of our podcast ‘I'm Never Going To Kondo My Wardrobe’, we kick off the show with more listener messages and feedback than ever.

    There's a ‘Goal of the Month’ update and Corrie explains why the resignations and shake up at Melbourne University Press will have far reaching consequences. Does it now become an election issue?

    We mark the 10thanniversary of Black Saturday which brings back intense memories for so many including for Corrie who reported on the scene.

    Our thoughts are with fire threatened communities in Tasmania and Victoria who are grappling with fires as we speak.

    Could the government just please say sorry? Corrie wonders after the findings of the Banking Royal Commission were revealed.

    We hear from Josh Frydenberg and Caro predicts dire consequences for the Prime Minister.

     

    We say the AFLW competition kick off on the weekend, but is women’s footy getting overshadowed by AFLX?

    Caro offers up an analysis of the North Melbourne / Tasmania hybrid team. 

     

    Corrie’s “Crush this Week” is Behrouz Boochani who wrote his book ‘No Friend But the Mountains’ via WhatsApp and and translation from Manus Island.

    BSF

    Caro has been reading A Very British Coup and we’ve been watching The Cry on ABC TV. Corrie shares what she ensures is the best salsa verde recipe ever! Thanks Jamie Oliver.Salsa Verde  (see our Facebook page for pics of the recipe)

    Caro’s pledging to name and shame radio interviewees who refuse to learn the names of interviewers.

    In “6 Quick Questions” – how many old sayings have you had to drop as they’re now deemed politically incorrect? Vale Australian actress Carmen Duncan, Trinny’s back, Caro reports on her dinner with Anthony Green and we check in with good old Prince Phillip.

    Plus Caro has another great GLT.

     

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

  • 00:52:37

    Ep 70 - 'I'm An Old-Fashioned Girl'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 70 ‘I’m An Old-Fashioned Girl’.

    Former Olympic athlete Zali Steggall plans to take on Tony Abbott in the electorate of Warringah - we discuss the phenomenon of the celebrity candidate.  

    Inspired by the movie ‘The Front Runner’ we talk political sex scandals - how did so many  politicians got away with it for so long?

    Corrie’s keeping a close eye on the banking Royal Commission and Commissioner Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC  is her ‘Crush of the Week’.

    Our "Crush of the Week" is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

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    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

     

    Corrie and Caro make their monthly “Something I’ve Never Done” pledge and serve up plenty of recommendations in “BSF”.      

    Corrie’s been reading Elizabeth Jane Howard’s ‘Marking Time’ (available HERE), Caro’s been to the movies to see ‘The Favourite’ and she shares a simple yet delicious lamb roast that will help you to use up all of last season’s preserves.

    In “6 Quick Questions” Serena Williams, Feb Fast and Aussie sayings are all on the agenda plus Caro has a GLT to help ease the pain of holiday’s ending.

    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our sister podcast The Book Pod. 

    In Episode 9 of The Book Pod ‘It Was A Slaughter Of Darlings And I Just Felt Fantastic’, Corrie Perkin welcomes her journalism hero David Marr to the studio. The topic: David’s new book My Country: Stories, Essays and Speeches. 

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    Caro’s Roast Lamb with Marmalade

    Ingredients

    1 leg of lamb

    Salt

    Rosemary

    Garlic

    Oil

    1 jar of marmalade

     

    Cut slits in lamb and rub in salt the night before. Wrap and refrigerate.

    Remove from the fridge an hour before cooking.

    Stud the lamb with garlic and rosemary.

    Heat your oven to normal roasting temperature.

    Pour a cup of marmalade over the lamb then continue to baste while it cooks.

    Cook your lamb as you normally would. You can make a gravy if you desire.

  • 00:55:52

    Ep 69 - 'You Do Martyrdom Better Than Anyone I Know'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for a cup of tea at Caro’s beach house as We start with some New Year’s housekeeping and prepare to cope with post summer holiday blues.

    Caro has theories about Bill Shorten’s recent comments on drug use and gives Bernard Tomic and serve for his spiteful feud with Lleyton Hewitt.

    Caro and Corrie discuss Kelly O’Dwyer’s announcement that she will leave Federal Parliament and not contest the seat of Higgins at the next election. What now for women in the Liberal party?

    Melbourne morning radio is set for a huge shake up, ABC Radio Melbourne’s John Faine has announced he’ll take a step back from the mic next year. There’s quite an interesting list of suggested replacements and Caro thinks she knows just the woman for the job.

    Corrie undertakes a Summer holiday review and shares a few tips on how to take that Summer holiday feeling home with you.

    Corrie has a ‘Crush of the Week’ thanks to The Interchange Bench - Californian Senator Kamala Harris.     www.interchangebench.com.au 

    BSF

    Corrie reports on the Indie Book Awards and a stunning short list (perfect for some book club inspiration - see the list below) or checkout the full list HERE. 

    Caro’s blending her books and screen this week as she works her way through David Stratton’s ‘101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed’, plus Caro shares a simple Annabelle Crabb hot smoked salmon and greens recipe (recipe to below).

    Caro’s grumpy about more than just dog poo on the beach and early hot cross buns. 6 Quick Questions leads us down a couple of interesting rabbit holes from Gillette marketing men to men, suspended Aussie cricketers, how old is too old to drive?  

    Caro’s Good Local Tip is to hit the Op Shops now for bargains while everyone’s in decluttering mode.

    Email us feedback@dontshootpod.com.au 

    A few (but not all) of the Recommendations Ep 69

    Counterpart’ on SBS

    ‘Nanette’ on Netflix

    ‘Succession’ on HBO

    ‘The Wizard of Lies’  HBO

    ‘101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed’ by David Stratton

    ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ on Netflix

    ‘Princes at War’ book by Deborah Cadbury

     

    Corrie’s Favourite Podcast – ‘Fortunately by Fi and Jane’ BBC

     

    Indie Book Awards 

    FICTION SHORTLIST

    The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia)

    Shell by Kristina Olsson (Scribner Australia)

    The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton (Penguin Random House Australia)

    Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Picador Australia)

     

    NON-FICTION SHORTLIST

    The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)

    The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House Australia)

    Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

    Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (Penguin Random House Australia)

     

    DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST

    Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

    Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)

    The Nowhere Child by Christian White (Affirm Press)

     

    Hot Smoked Salmon with Pea-Green Salad

    From ‘Special Guest’ by Annabel Crabb

     

    1.5kg salmon fillet, skin off

    ½ cup of salt

    ½ cup of soft brown sugar

    2 large handfuls of smoking chips.

     

    For the salmon. In a non-reactive bowl or container, dissolve the salt and sugar in 1.5litres (6 cups) of water and immerse the salmon. Cover and leave in the fridge to cure for 4 hours or overnight. Soak the smoking chips in water for the same amount of time.

    Remove the salmon from the brine and place on a rack and set over a baking tray. Return to the fridge to dry overnight - the drier it gets, the better.

    Drain the wood chips and put them in a foil tray (you can make one by scrunching up the sides of a large sheet of foil).

    Fire up your barbecue, igniting the grill but leaving the flatplate part switched off. Place your foil container of smoking chips over the heat. Once it starts to smoke (about 10 minutes) place the tray of salmon on the flatplate part (or grill) of the barbecue and close the lid, trapping the smoke and heat inside. Smoke the salmon for about 20 minutes, or until a knife pierced into the flesh reveals that the salmon is cooked, but still moist in the middle. Remove and leave to cool to room temperature

    Pea Green Salad

    Olive oil for cooking

    4 zucchini cut lengthwise into 5mm slices

    20 asparagus spears (woody ends snapped off)

    500g green beans, topped and tailed

    1 head of broccoli, sliced into 1cm wide florets

    200g sugar snap peas, trimmed

    200g frozen peas

    200g pea shoots


    Dressing

    200g frozen peas, thawed

    125g (1/2 cup sour cream)

    130 g (1/2 cup of Greek style yoghurt)

    60g (1/4 cup) good-quality mayonnaise

    1 tablespoon horseradish cream sauce

    1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemon rind

    Large handful of dill fronds

    4 spring onions, thinly sliced into rounds

    Juice of ½ lemon

    Dash of milk to thin, if necessary

     

    For the pea-green salad, lightly oil the zucchini slices and asparagus spears. Sear the vegetables on the barbecue (or on a chargrill pan over medium-high heat) until they are just tender. Remove and refrigerate. Next steam or boil the green beans and broccoli for about 4 minutes, adding sugar snap peas and frozen peas for the final minute. Blanch them all in cold water and drain, then refrigerate.

    For the dressing, just use a blender to blitz all of the ingredients until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required.

    Once all the greens are ready, gently toss them all together with the pea shoots, then tip out onto a huge shallow serving platter (use two if you have smaller ones). Flake over the salmon in big chunks. Zigzag the dressing over the top and you’re good to go.

    NB – you can purchase pre prepared hot smoked salmon from the supermarket.

  • 00:51:24

    Ep 68 - 'No Blow Waves Where We're Heading Baby'

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    After a few weeks away from the microphones Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin bring you Episode 68 of the Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast. 

    Join them at Corrie’s kitchen table for a Christmas de-brief, a reassessment of New Year’s resoluotions, and predictions for what some of the biggest election issues of the year might be (have you got your superannuation sorted?).

    A Few Recommendations from Ep 68

    Screen

    ‘The Wife’ starring Glenn Close

    ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in cinemas now

    'Bodygaurd' on Netflix 

    Books

    ‘Transcription’ by Kate Atkinson (available here)

    ‘All Among the Barley’ – Melissa Harrison (available here)

    'Boy Swallows Universe' - Trent Dalton (available here) 

     

    Thanks to our sponsor The Interchange Bench www.interchangebench.com.au

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    Donatella’s Chicken Cacciatore by Nina Parker

    SERVES 8

    8 free-range chicken thighs

    5 garlic cloves, diced

    2 banana shallots, thinly sliced

    40g each pitted black and pitted green olives

    400g tinned plum tomatoes

    1 tbsp tomato purée

    1 glass of red wine

    4 anchovy fillets

    100ml chicken stock

    800g tinned chickpeas

    2 leeks, roughly chopped

    1 tsp ground cumin

    1 tsp ground turmeric

    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

    a handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley

    Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5 and have ready a large baking tray. Put the chicken thighs in the tray, skin-side up, along with the remaining ingredients except the lemon zest and juice and parsley, and season.Roast the chicken for about 20 minutes, then remove it from the oven, mix everything around and turn the chicken over so it is skin-side down. Return to the oven for a further 20 minutes. 

    If the chicken thighs need a bit more crisping up, place them under a hot grill for 4-5 minutes. 

    Serve immediately with the lemon zest and juice, and a scattering of parsley.

    Caro’s Pork Neck Roast

    Buy a good neck of pork with the crackling on.

    Leave in the fridge uncovered for 24 hours before cooking so it drys out.

    Rub with olive oil, crushed fennel seeds and salt

    Pre heat your oven to 220 degrees and cook on High for around 20minutes to get the crackling really going.

    Quarter several apples and surround the roast with them. Turn down to 180 and cook for an hour or so.

    Make a gravy from the pan juices and serve with the apples.

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  • 00:16:56

    INTRODUCING The Book Pod Ep 7 'Home Fire' Book Club Edition

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    From the team that brings you Don't Shoot The Messenger comes The Book Pod. 

    Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as we discuss 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie. 

    Subscribe to The Book Pod via these links - Apple https://apple.co/2IshrFo
    Stream https://bit.ly/2IsBdRb

    Our next Book Club read is Jane Harper's 'The Lost Man' - we'd love you to read it and be part of our discussion. You can send us an email (include a voice memo or an mp3 audio file if you like) to feedback@thebookpod.com.au. 

    Check out @thebook_pod on Twitter

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    The Book Pod is produced by Corrie Perkin and produced, engineerd and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia. 


    Thanks to Coco Carter for production assistance. 

  • 00:07:14

    BONUS Caro's Top 10 Films of 2018

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    Episode 67 was so jam packed full that we saved Caro's Top 10 Films of 2018 as your Boxing Day bonus. 

     

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  • 01:01:56

    Ep 67 - 'You Better Not Laugh, You Better Not Cry' - Festive Special 2018

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and guest Anna from the Op-Shop for our final episode of 2018. With plenty of festive ‘Good Local Tips’, loads of ‘Best Of’ recommendations and a healthy dose of end of year housekeeping.

    We applaud Leigh Sales for her riveting interview with Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush’s former colleague. “I think he’s kind of finished as a public figure now” suggests Caro.

    With years of ‘festive season organisational experience’ Corrie, Anna and Caro share plenty of Christmas tips including their shopping hacks, ideas for stocking fillers and drinks recommendations.  We reminisce about favourite and most memorable home made Christmas gifts (exploding pesto?).

    Caro’s “Crush of the Week” for The Interchange Bench, is Aussie cricketer Tim Paine who she remarks “in so many ways has just reinvigorated Australian Sport for me”.

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    In “BSF” Corrie shares her Top 10 Books of 2018, and Anna and Caro have a few of their own (see lists and links below). Caro and Anna have also been off to the movies to see “Will you Ever Forgive Me?” and Anna shares her infamous ‘Red Slaw’ recipe and a great fish dish (recipes coming soon).

    Caro and Anna are grumpy (even outraged) over the City of Stonnington’s handling of it’s local Tennis club re-tendering process.

    In “6 Quick Questions” we ponder the future of the publishing industry and how screen fatigue is leading people back to books, talk Christmas rituals, how to keep flies from the rubbish bin, best Christmas Day memories and Corrie share her top podcast picks.

    Caro’s “GLT” is beeswax food covers – great for the environment and an easy little gift.

    Corrie’s Top 10 Books of 2018

    ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’ by Tim Winton

    'Warlight' by Michael Ondaatje 

    'Becoming' by Michelle Obama

    'Bridge of Clay' by Markus Zusak

    'Midwinter Break' by Bernard MacLaverty

    George Johnston's Biography by Garry Kinnane

    'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie 

    'Anatomy of a Scandal' by Sarah Vaughan

    'You Daughters of Freedom' by Clare Wright 

    'The Lost Man' by Jane Harper 

    'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith 

     

    Caro's Top Book Picks

    'Transcription' by Kate Atkinson

    'Gaudy Night' by Dorothy L Sayers

    'This Rough Magic' by Mary Stewart 

     

    Anna's Top Book Picks

    'Garden Love: Plants, Dogs, Country Houses' by Simon Griffiths

    'Less' by Andrew Sean Greer

    'The Waiter' by Matias Faldbakken

    'The Keeper' by Graham Norton

    'Manderley Forever - The Life of Daphne De Maurier' by Tatiana de Rosnay 

     

    Corrie's Podcast Picks of 2018

    'Deadline: White House' 

    'FT Politics' 

    'Fortunately with Fi and Jane' 

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  • 00:49:24

    INTRODUCING The Book Pod Ep 6 'Embracing the Chaos' with Marcus Zusak

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    We love talking about books so much on 'Don't Shoot The Messenger' that we decided to do a whole podcast dedicated to interveiws with Australian writers and their stories. Introducing The Book Pod

    Join Corrie Perkin in conversation with Australian author Markus Zusak. 

    Markus has just released 'Bridge of Clay' some 13 years after his hit 'The Book Thief'.

    Markus shares his feelings of doubt and fear writing after the success of 'The Book Thief' admitting there were hard years and his desire to write beyond his capabilities as 'Bridge of Clay' developed.

    In "6 Quick Questions" we talk about the difference between promoting a book now compared to 13 years ago, we find out what Markus splurged on when the cheques for 'The Book Thief' started rolling in and what's next in his writing journey.

    'Bridge of Clay' is available to buy HERE. We have a few signed copies of the book for sale just enter the promo code 'TheBookPod' at checkout (while stocks last). 

    For more info on the book check out the websites below. 

    www.bridgeofclaybook.com

    www.zusakbooks.com

    Books Markus recommends

    Doctor Seuss - 'The Sleep Book'

    'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' by Michael Chabon

     

    Corrie's "Plug of the Week" is 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama (avaialble HERE). 

    Check out @thebook_pod on Twitter or follow the show on Instagram @TheBook_Pod

     

  • 00:56:54

    Ep 66 - 'Who Would've Thought?'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 66. 

    Our special guest for our 'housekeeping' segment this week is Mandy Wildsmith from Hardie Grant who's just been voted the Australian Booksellers Rep of the Year. Mandy helps us choose the winner of our 'Name the Cocktail' competition and has a fantastic book for our winner 'A Spot At The Bar' by The Everleigh's Michael Madrusan. 

    As we say goodbye to the year that was, Caro and Corrie look ahead to 2019. What will be the big trends? Forest bathing, goat yoga, narwhales and IGTV advertising are just a few to make the list. 

    We play a spot of 'Who Would've Thought?' and marvel at some of the more usual news events and stories of the year. 

    Corrie has a "Crush of the Week" - Jacinda Adern (NZ PM) who's leading the way for all politicians, not just the women. 

    Our "Crush of the Week" is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

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    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

    In "BSF" our featured book is the title that won the honour of Caro and Corrie's Book Club's best of 2018 - Michael Ondaatje's 'Warlight'. 

    A small screen 'must watch' this week 'Australian Story - The Burning Question' a heart wrenching look at the tragic case of Black Saturday arsonist Brendan Sokaluk.

    Caro serves up her Martha Stewart Slow Cooked Salmon recipe (coming soon) and gets a little grumpy about cricket commentators defaulting to the 'mate' setting. 

    In "6 Quick Questions" we look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year', our favourite summer kitchen gadgets, Corrie's plan to invent dog slippers and more. 

    Caro's "GLT" this week is to plant baby basil - perfect for easy summer dishes with no chopping required. 

    We have a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow @DontShootPod.

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  • 00:55:05

    Ep 65 - 'Credibility. . .Zilch'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 65.

    Housekeeping kicks off this week with a huge thank you to everyone who came to our first ‘Live Podcast Lunch’ event last week at The Flying Duck Hotel. Along with our sponsors The Interchange Bench we helped to raise over $12,000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia AND we had a ball. Listen to Ep 64 for an edited pod version of the event. 

    Caro reveals one of her more embarrassing behind the scenes TV experiences - her relationship with Luke Hodge has never been the same again!

    We ponder the state of play for women in politics – what now for Julie Bishop and Julia Banks? Heading to Canberra? Cover those arms ladies, if you don’t want to get thrown out of parliament for inappropriate attire like Patricia Karvelis did. 

    Caro and Corrie discuss the ‘Gangland Lawyer Saga’ rocking Victoria Police. A royal commission has been called but are we facing the real possibility that convicted criminals will have their sentences reduced or overturned? Check out the latest episode of Andrew Rule's podcast 'Life and Crimes' HERE for a great insight into this case.

    After a weekend work trip to Hobart, Caro reports back with her take on the AFL in Tasmania, and she sounds more hopeful than ever. 

    Caro’s “Crush of the Week” is AFL Legend Kevin Sheedy.

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

    If your business needs new players, pick them up from The Interchange Bench – the leading provider of temporary and contract talent. 

    Just call 1800 i bench

    Or see Interchange bench.com.au

    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

    In “BSF” Corrie’s been reading ‘Love is Blind’ by William Boyd, (available HERE) Caro has more fantastic Christmas movie recommendations (including 'Christmas in Conneticut' and 'The Family Stone') and Corrie shares the recipe for the delicious pink cocktails that Chad from The Flying Duck served up at our live event last week.

    NAME THE DRINK AND WIN!

    We’re searching for a name for this delicious drink – we’d love to hear your suggestions, if we choose your name, you’ll win a great book prize pack.

    Just email your suggestions to feedback@dontshootpod.com.au or comment on our Facebook, twitter or Instagram post for this episode. 

    Chad's Pink Gin Spritz - INSERT A BETTER NAME HERE! 

    Ingredients 30 mls Beefeater Pinkster Gin90 mls Brown Brothers Prosecco5 mls Strawberry Liqueur 30 mls Cranberry Juice Dash of lemonade 1 Strawberry Ice 3-4 cubes Served in a wine glass MethodPlace the Ice in the glass Add the Pink Gin Add the Cranberry JuiceAdd Brown Brothers ProseccoAdd Strawberry liqueur for colour Fill Wine Glass with LemonadeGarnish with sliced strawberryStir before serving.Then most importantly of all - Enjoy

    Caro’s grumpy about the inconsistencies with online flight early check ins and in “6 Quick Questions” we touch on state politics, a Dutch man’s legal bid to lower his age by 20 years, Jarryd Roughead’s decision to step down from the Hawthorn captaincy and Mince Pies V Christmas Shortbread.

    Plus Corrie has one final ‘moving house’ Good Local Tip (GLT) that takes just a little of the pain out of moving.

    We have a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow @DontShootPod.

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE. 

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

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

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    Ep 64 - Our First Live Podcast Event with Andrew Rule, Julia Wilson, Anna From the Op Shop and Geoff Slattery

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    Join us for an EDITED version of our Live Podcast Lunch on Wednesday the 28th of November. 

    Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are joined by Andrew Rule (who has just released his new book 'Winx' available HERE), publisher and cook Geof Slattery, Julia Wilson and Anna Barry (aka Anna From the Opshop.

    FULL SHOW NOTES TO COME - refresh your podcast feed or visit via https://omny.fm/shows/don-t-shoot-the-messenger  

    Thank you to the hundred and ten plus listeners who joined us! We're proud to be able to contribute all proceeds from this event ( $12,500!) to Breast Cancer Network Australia to help them with their incredible work.  For more details head to their website HERE

    Thanks to our sponsors and the whole team at The Interchnage Bench the leading provider of temporary and contract talent, for helping to make our live event possible.

    And a huge thank you to the Inge Family and the team at The Flying Duck Hotel for donating their wonderful venue, lunch and drinks - helping us give all proceeds to BCNA. 

    Head to The Flying Duck Hotel's website for more details.

    We love getting your comments and feedback and housekeeping each week. You can email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

    Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter @DontShootPod

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE. 

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    This event was Produced and Edited by Jane Nield and engineered and recorded by Darren McKenz ie for Crocmedia. Thanks so much to Coco Carter for her production assistance. 

    For more details about Crocmedia - head to the webiste - HERE

    Anna's Christmas recipe: Turkey Brine
    - essential for a (dare she says it) moist Turkey

    Ingredients:
    8 litres of water
    3 cups of apple cider vinegar
    2 cups of brown sugar
    1 cup of salt
    3 tbsp of peppercorns
    5 bay leaves
    5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    4 sprigs of Rosemary, leaves stripped off
    The peel of 3 oranges
    1 turkey

    Method:

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot with 8 litres of cold water. Stir until salt and sugar dissolved. Bring it to boil, then turn off the heat and cover. 
    2. Allow to cool completely (the recipe takes a while so give yourself time). Then put in the fridge to chill. Place washed, uncooked Turkey in the chilled brine solution and refrigerate for 16 - 24 hours (event overnight is fine).
    3. When ready for Christmas Day, remove the Turkey from the Brine, put it in another pot filled with cold water for 15mins, just to remove the excess salt.
    4. Pat dry with paper towl and cook accoding to your normal roasting method.

    Voila!

     

     

     

  • 00:39:56

    INTRODUCING The Book Pod Ep 5 - 'I Absolutely Loved Writing This Book' with Jane Harper

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    Welcome to The Book Pod a new 'spin-off' podcast from the team that bring you 'Don't Shoot The Messenger'. Please subscribe to 'The Book Pod' in your favourite podcast app or wherever you listen.

    Join Corrie Perkin in conversation with New York Times best selling author Jane Harper. Jane has just released her new novel 'The Lost Man', a dark, suspenseful and deeply atmospheric tale set on an outback cattle station. 

    We have several signed copies of 'The Lost Man' for sale at My Bookshop, you can purchase a copy  HERE

    To secure a signed copy simply enter the PROMO CODE 'The Book Pod' at checkout (while stocks last). 

    Corrie's "Plug of the Week" is 'A Keeper' by Graham Norton (TV host turned writer). 'A Keeper' is available HERE

    We'd love you to be part of our podcast Book Club (we'll be recording it soon).

    Our first book 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie. You can purchase it HERE. 

    You can email your thoughts on 'Home Fire' to feedback@thebookpod.com.au if you'd like to be part of the discussion - you can even send a brief voice message. Simply record your comments via the voice recorder on your smart phone and email the mp3 file to us. 

    Check out @thebook_pod on Twitter or follow the show on Instagram @TheBookPod

    More from Jane Harper

    To pick up a copy of Jane's debut novel 'The Dry' click HERE or to purchase 'Force of Nature' click HERE

    You can keep up to date with Jane Harper on Instagram via @JaneHarperAuthor

    This episode of The Book Pod is hosted and produced by Corrie Perkin, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia with additional production assistance by Coco Carter.

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    Ep 63 - 'He Appears To Be In It For Nothing But Kicks' with Jock Serong

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and writer Jock Serong for Episode 63 – ‘He Appears To Be In It For Nothing But Kicks’.

    Jock leads us on an expedition into the wilds of his new novel ‘Preservation’ – a dark tale of survival and horror set in the colonial Australia of 1797.

    With a Victorian state election coming up on Saturday we touch on local politics and Corrie calls for all sides of politics to step up and deliver real vision and big picture stuff not the ridiculousness we’ve seen in the campaign so far.

    We delve into Jock’s Port Fairy sea change, his jump from a life in the law to that of a full-time writer, father of four and dedicated surfer.

    Our thoughts are with Caro’s family this week after the death of her father in law on the weekend, but she pays tribute to Ted Donohoe (one of the funniest sweetest men you’ll ever meet), Ted is her “Crush of the Week”. 

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

    If your business needs new players, pick them up from The Interchange Bench – the leading provider of temporary and contract talent. 

    Just call 1800 i bench

    Or see Interchange bench.com.au

    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

    In “BSF” Jock’s ‘Preservation’ is our book of the week (you can purchase it HERE)  Caro’s been bingeing on the new Netflix thriller ‘The Bodyguard’ and Corrie serves up a cracking mash potato recipe from ‘Simple’ by Yotam Ottolenghi (see recipe below). 'Simple' is available HERE.

    This week Corrie is grumpy about wrinkles and Caro has a “Good Local Tip” that she promises will revolutionise your dish washing habits.

    In “6 Quick Questions” we get Jock’s thoughts on Shane Warne and his commentary credentials, reminisce on favourite Robert Redford movies, discover what childhood books had a big influence on Jock and he shares his top 3 crime writers (Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Gott and Garry Disher). 

    We have a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow @DontShootPod.

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE. 

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

    Follow us on Twitter via @dontshootpod

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

     

    AROMATIC OLIVE OIL MASH

    (from Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Simple’)

    I kg Desiree potatoes (Peeled and cut into 3cm pieces)

    6 thyme sprigs (5g)

    3 mint sprigs (5g)

    4 garlic cloves, peeled

    1 lemon, finely shave the skin to get 5 strips

    100ml olive oil

    Salt and black pepper

     

    Topping

    60ml olive oil

    1 garlic clove, crushed

    2 tsp thyme leaves, finely chopped

    About 8 mint leaves, finely chop to get 2 tsp

    1 lemon: finely grate the zest to get 1 tbsp, then juice to get 1 tbsp

     

    Method

    Put the potatoes, thyme sprigs, mint sprigs, garlic, lemon skin and 2 teaspoons of salt into a large saucepan. Cover with enough boiling water to rise 2cm above the potatoes. Simmer gently for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft enough to mash.While the potatoes are boiling, make the topping. Put the oil, garlic, thyme leaves, mint leaves, lemon zest and juice into a small bowl with 1/8 of a teaspoon of salt and a good grind of pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.Drain the potatoes into a sieve and set over a large bowl (you’ll use some of the cooking water so don’t throw it away). Pick out the thyme and mint springs, then return to the saucepan (along with the garlic and lemon peel). Use a masher to mash the potatoes, adding 100ml of olive oil and about 140ml of the cooking water slowly as you go, until you get a smooth mash.Transfer the mash to a platter and use the back of a spoon to create dips in the surface. Drizzle with the herb and garlic oil topping evenly over and finish with a good grind of black pepper.
  • 00:52:35

    Ep 62 - 'It's A Jungle Down There' with Kerry O'Brien

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    **Please re download this episode if you're getting an audio glitch at the 6 minute mark - we've fixed it!**

    Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are joined by multi Walkley Award-winning journalist Kerry O’Brien who has just released his book aptly titled ‘A Memoir’ (available HERE)

    Kerry reflects on the current state of the ABC, some of his favourite celebrity interviews and reveals why he has no interest at all in interviewing Donald Trump. Kerry also turns our ‘Crush of the Week’ for The Interchange Bench on its head naming former ABC chairman Justin Milne his ‘anti-crush’ following his appearance on ‘Four Corners’ with Michelle Guthrie.

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

    If your business needs new players, pick them up from The Interchange Bench – the leading provider of temporary and contract talent. 

    Just call 1800 i bench

    Or see Interchange bench.com.au

    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

    We touch on the anger and heartache following last week’s terror attack in the Melbourne CBD and pay tribute to Sisto Malaspina who lost his life trying to help.

    In “BSF” Kerry O’Brien’s ‘A Memoir’ is our book of the week, out now for $44.99 from Allen and Unwin.

    Corrie’s stepping back in time with her TV recommendation - series 2 of ‘Victoria’, Sunday night at 7.30pm on ABC TV or ABC iview and Caro shares a quick and delicious fish curry recipe (see recipe below). We talk retirement in Byron Bay, personal reputation managers, the great Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle drama, Bette Midler and much more in '6 Quick Questions’ and this week Caro is grumpy about early voting while Corrie has a ‘GLT’ for rose lovers and growers.

    Thanks to everyone who snapped up tickets to our live podcast lunch event at The Flying Duck on November 28th, we’re happy (and sad) to announce we’ve SOLD OUT the event, raising funds for BCNA. We're looking forward to seeing everyone there and thanks to our show sponsors The Interchange Bench for making the event possible. If you missed out on tickets - we're hoping to hold more live events in the New Year, we'll keep you posted.

    We have a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow @DontShootPod.

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE. 

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

    Follow us on Twitter via @dontshootpod. 

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

    South Indian Fish Curry

    (From the Monday Morning Cooking Club).

     

    Coconut base

    250ml (1 cup) coconut milk

    2 teaspoons tamarind paste

    2 tablespoons ground coriander

    1 tablespoon ground cumin

    1 teaspoon ground turmeric

    1 tablespoon tomato paste

    1 fresh long red chilli, seeded

    1 teaspoon sea salt.

     

    Curry Paste

    1 onion, roughly chopped

    2 tomatoes, roughly chopped

    5 cloves garlic, peeled

    1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds

    1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds, dry roasted

    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

    1 fresh long red chilli, seeds removed, roughly chopped

    60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil

    8 fresh curry leaves

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    700g frim white fish fillets, halved (Caro used ling)

    160ml (2/3 cup) coconut milk

    Juice of half a lemon

    ½ bunch of coriander, leaves only, finely chopped

    Steamed basmati rice, to serve

     

    To make the coconut base, in a food processor or blender combine the coconut milk, tamarind paste, coriander, cumin, turmeric, tomato paste, chilli and salt and process until smooth.

    In a deep, wide, heavy based frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the coconut base and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, to make the curry paste, in the food processor or blender, combine the onion, tomato, garlic, fenugreek, mustard seeds, pepper and chilli and process until smooth.
    After the coconut base has cooked for 15 minutes, increase the heat to medium-high and add the curry past. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring. Add the curry leaves and salt, reduce the heat to low-medium and slip in the fish pieces.

    Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until the fish is just about cooked through.

    Remove the pan from the heat and add the coconut milk, shaking the pan gently to combine. Add the lemon juice and coriander leaves and season to taste with extra salt or lemon. Serve with steamed basmati rice. Serves 6.

     

  • 00:56:25

    INTRODUCING The Book Pod Ep 4 - 'Unfettered and Alive' with Anne Summers

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    ***Please SUBSCRIBE to The Book Pod in your favourite podcast app or via the links below***

    Apple Podcasts. https://apple.co/2IshrFo

    Stream https://bit.ly/2IsBdRb

    Join Corrie Perkin and Dr Anne Summers for Episode 4.

    Anne is an author, journalist and activist and she joins Corrie to discuss her newly published memoir 'Unfettered and Alive'.

    We have several signed copies available at My Bookshop which you can purchase HERE, just use the Promo Code BookPod at the checkout to buy a signed copy (while stocks last).

    For more details on Anne's books and writing visit her WEBSITE.

    This episode of The Book Pod is hosted and produced by Corrie Perkin, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia with additional production assistance by Coco Carter.

    Get in touch via email feedback@thebookpod.com.au.

    Our first podcast Book Club book is 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie. We'll be discussing the book in November on the show. You can purchase it HERE. 

    You can email your thoughts on 'Home Fire' to feedback@thebookpod.com.au if you'd like to be part of the discussion - you can even send a brief voice message.

    Simply record your comments via the voice recorder on your smart phone and email the mp3 file to us. 

    Check out @thebook_pod on Twitter or follow the show on Instagram.

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    Ep 61 - 'The M Word' with Annabel Crabb

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    This week Caro and Corrie are joined by the wonderful Annabel Crabb whose new cookbook ‘Special Guest’ is in stores now. But there’s so much more to talk about than that!

     

    Caro reports back after her Andrew Olle lecture (watch her full speech HERE), we analyse Malcolm Turnbull’s recent ‘Q & A’ appearance (watch highlights HERE) and Annabel delivers Prime Minister Scott Morrison an early report card.

     

    Annabel's 'Crush of the Week' is ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper who has alleged she was sexually harassed by New South Wales opposition leader Luke Foley. Our 'Crush of the Week', as always, is supported by The Interchange Bench.

     

    If your business needs new players, pick them up from The Interchange Bench – the leading provider of temporary and contract talent.

    See Interchange bench.com.au

     

    Corrie’s grumpy about Donald Trump (again!) and Caro has a ‘Chat 10 Looks 3’ inspired Good Local Tip for the bakers out there.

     

    In “BSF” we (of course) delve into Annabel and Wendy Sharpe’s “Special Guest; Recipes for the happily imperfect host’  - available at My Bookshop HERE.    Annabel shares her recipe for Sticky Gingerbread Cake that uses up any leftover Halloween pumpkins and is very much worthy of the ‘M’ word (see recipe below).

     

    Caro’s been off to the movies to see ‘A Star Is Born’ and loved it too.  

     

    Thanks to everyone who snapped up tickets to our live podcast lunch event at The Flying Duck on November 28th, we’re happy (and sad) to announce we’ve SOLD OUT the event, raising funds for BCNA. We're looking forward to seeing everyone there and thanks to our show sponsors The Interchange Bench for making the event possible. If you missed out on tickets - we're hoping to hold more live events in the New Year, we'll keep you posted.

     

    We have a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow @DontShootPod.

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

     

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

     

    Annabel Crabb’s Sticky Gingerbread Cake

    300g (2 cups) plain flour

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon ground allspice

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    125g unsalted butter

    110g (1/2 cup) dark brown sugar

    175g (1/2 cup) golden syrup

    175g (1/2 cup) treacle

    3 cm ginger, finely grated

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    2 eggs lightly beaten

    125ml (1/2 cup) milk

    250 g (1 cup) pumpkin puree

     

    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (180 fan forced). Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm slice (tray bake) tin.

     

    Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the cinnamon, allspice and baking powder.

     

    In a large heavy-based saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, sugar, treacle and golden syrup with the grated and ground ginger. When everything is incorporated, remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarb soda – it will fizz up, which will be fun for moment. Whisk in the eggs, milk and pumpkin puree until smooth.

     

    Now add the contents of the pan to the bowl and mix well. It will be a very liquid batter, but don’t despair: all will be well. Pour into the tin and place into the oven. After about 25 minutes it will be done. Keep an eye on it – the gingerbread should be sticky, so don’t wait until it’s completely risen and cracked. Insert a skewer in the centre and it should come out clean

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    Scout’s honour, this cake is nicer just as it is. What’s more, it keeps well in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container.

  • 00:53:41

    Ep 60 - 'Get Back In Control'

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    Join Corrie Perkin, Anna from the Op Shop and Brendan Donohoe for Ep 60.

    While Caro’s off preparing to deliver the Andy Ollie lecture in Sydney her husband Brendan Donohoe (State Political Reporter for Channel 7) drops in with some ‘behind the scenes insights into the Victorian State Election campaign trail.  Who knew toilet issues would play their part in the campaign!

    From local and national politics to the upcoming US Midterms – we look at the trend towards fear-based campaigns, but will they work?

    Anna gives us an update on the weird and wonderful world of the op shop.

    You can take part in the Op Shop’s special sale evening on November 29that 6pm, 86 Chapel Street Windsor.  Plus Anna gives us a glimpse into the luxury on offer at the upcoming Pixie Skase auction.

    Brendan’s ‘Crush of the Week’ for The Interchange Bench is the latest ‘Violence Against Women – Let’s Stop It At The Start’ TV commercial which you can view HERE.

    We’ve got plenty of recommendations in ‘BSF’ including the gripping new novel from Jane Harper ‘The Lost Man’ (available HERE).

    Anna’s been off to the movies to see ‘Red Joan’ starring Judi Dench and if you need some inspiration for your next dinner Anna’s ‘Pastrami Salmon with Horseradish Mash’ could be a winner (see recipe below).

    Plenty of Spring Racing chat in ‘6 Quick Questions’, Corrie gives us her hot tip for the Melbourne Cup and Anna her advice for parents with young adults heading off to the races for the first time.

    Anna’s got a ‘GLT’ that might just make you feel that little bit guilty about your reliance on text messaging.

    Don’t forget to book your tickets now for our Live Podcast Lunch Event on November 28th. Head to Try Booking.com and search for ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’ or click HERE

     

    We've got a new Instagram account so please head to instagram and follow DontShootPod.

    Like our Facebook page and hit 'Sign Up' to receive weekly updates HERE. 

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

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

     

    Anna’s Pastrami Salmon with Horseradish Mash

    (based on Jill Dupleix’s original recipe, she re worked the original pastrami spices, which are usually used on beef, to suit the salmon).

     

    4 x 180g salmon fillets (skin off)

    800g potatoes, peeled and chopped

    Butter and milk (for mash)

    2 tbsp horseradish cream

     

    Pastrami Spice Rub (can be made in advance and stored in a jar in fridge).

     

    1 tbsp coriander seeds

    1 tbsp black pepper corns

    1 tbsp mustard seeds

    1 tbsp brown sugar

    1 tsp seat salt

    1 tsp smoked paprika

     

    To make the spice mix toast coriander, mustard seeds and peppercorns in a fry pan over medium heat (don’t burn them!).

    Add all this to the sugar, paprika, salt and coarsely grind in a mortar and pestle.

     

    Brush fillets with olive oil and press firmly into the spice mix until coated on all sides. This can be done the night before so they’re ready to cook the next day.

     

    Make the mash potatoes with the horseradish cream (add butter and milk to taste).

     

    Cook salmon 4 minutes per side and serve on a bed of mash with green beans and a rocket salad.

     

    You can use this spice mix on chicken, lamb, pork ribs or eggplant and mushrooms.

  • 00:47:33

    INTRODUCING: The Book Pod Ep 3 - 'Professional Golfers Are Mostly Psychotic' with Mike Clayton Charlie Happell

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    **SUBSCRIBE to The Book Pod in your podcast app NOW**

    Via Apple podasts HERE

    or stream HERE

    Join host Corrie Perkin and guests Mike Clayton (former pro golfer and golf course designer) and Charlie Happell (journalist and golf writer) for Episode 3 of 'The Book Pod'. 

    Mike and Charlie have teamed up to write 'Preferred Lies - And Other True Golf Stories' a must read for golfers and the hot tip for those looking for a golf inspired gift for that special someone. 

    'Preferred Lies - And Other True Golf Stories' is available from My Bookshop HERE, use the promo code 'BookPod' at checkout to purchase a signed copy (while stocks last). 

    Our first podcast Book Club book is 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie. We'll be discussing the book in November on the show. You can purchase it HERE

    You can email your thoughts on 'Home Fire' to feedback@thebookpod.com.au if you'd like to be part of the discussion - you can even send a brief voice message.

    Simply record your comments via the voice recorder on your smart phone and email the mp3 file to us. 

    Corrie’s ‘Plug of the Week’ is 'Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales which you can purchase HERE. 

    To keep up to date with the podcast you can follow 'The Book Pod' on Instagram or @TheBook_Pod on Twitter HERE

    To help others find out about the show, leave a review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. 

    'The Book Pod' is produced by Corrie Perkin and Jane Nield and engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.