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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. 

    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" 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.

    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. 

     

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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

    Follow us on Twitter via @dontshootpod

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

  • 00:58:04

    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.

  • 00:55:49

    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.

  • 01:04:16

    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. 

     

     

  • 01:03:30

    Ep 59 - 'Jane, We're In The Presence of Greatness'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 59!

    Caro and Corrie are joined by one of Australia’s greatest race callers Greg Miles to talk Melbourne Cup memories, the move to retirement and the online backlash that can result from an on-air slip up. Greg has teamed up with author John Craven for his book 'My Lucky Life: Behind the Binoculars' available for purchase HERE

    News of the return of iconic Aussie TV series ‘SeaChange’ is causing a little excitement this week with Sigrid Thornton set to revive her role of Laura Gibson. 

    Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is former PM Julia Gillard.

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

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    The vile treatment of Theresa May is making Corrie rather grumpy this week. 

    In 'BSF' Caro's been reading an oldie but a goody 'The Beautiful Visit' by Elizabeth Jane Howard which is available HERE.

    Caro’s also been off to the movies to see ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ and Corrie has a tasty meat ball recipe perfect for party season from a great new cookbook 'The Ultimate Book of Party Food' by Melanie Dupuis (recipe coming soon). 

    Our 'GLT' this week is one for the gardeners - a great new Aussie product to turbo charge your soil for spring plantings Eco Dust. 

    Don’t forget to 'Save the Date' for our live podcast lunch event on November 28th from 12-2pm at The Flying Duck Hotel in Prahran. Details coming soon. 

    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. 

     

  • 01:08:07

    Ep 58 - 'She's Much Happier Having A Fag And a Scotch At Her Hunting Lodge'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 58. Caro’s back, so there’s plenty to talk about including highlights from her Queenstown visit and a coastal road trip.  

    Corrie’s in ‘fashion critic’ mode after another Royal Wedding (where was Camilla?) and Caro touches on some of the biggest stories from an epic couple of weeks of the AFL Trade Period.

    Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ for The Interchange Bench is Barbra Streisand whose new protest song takes a strong swipe at Donald Trump. Check out the video for "Don't Lie For Me' HERE. 

    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.   We're also holding a special fundraising 'Live Podcast Lunch' event in conjunction with The Interchange Bench on November 28th - save the date and stay tuned for more details. 

    In ‘BSF’ Caro and Corrie have been reading “Remarkable” by Mindy Williams (you can buy the book HERE). Corrie’s been watching “Cruising With Jane McDonald” on SBS (details HERE) and Caro shares her daughter Clem’s simple but stunning recipe for “Beetroot Cured Salmon” (see recipe below).

    Corrie’s grumpy about President Trump’s habit of holding press conferences in front of a whirring helicopter plus Caro has a great ‘GLT’ to help you take the perfect holiday.

    We've got a new Instagram account (after Corrie lost the login for the 'Caro and Corrie' one) 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. 

     

    Beetroot-cured Ocean Trout or Salmon

    250 g each of raw caster sugar and rock salt

    2 beetroot, coarsely grated

    1/2 cup each of coarsely chopped fennel tops and dill

    Finely grated rinf of 1 lemon

    50ml of gin

    1 side of ocean trout (1.2kg) skin-off, pin-boned

    METHOD

    Combine all ingredients, except trout, in a bowl. Spread half the mixture in the base of a non-reactive container large enough to fin the trout snugly, place trout on top and spread remaining mixture over. Cover and refrigerate overnight to cure. Remove trout from cure, brush off any remaining mixture and pat dry with paper towels. 

    Slice thinly and seve with creme fraiche and crackers or thinly sliced pumpernickle bread. 

     

  • 00:47:26

    Ep 2 - 'I Hate The Way We're Played' with Laura Tingle

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    ***Please search for and SUBSCRIBE to 'The Book Pod' in your podcast app***

    SUBSCRIBE HERE if you use Apple Podcasts

    or you can follow the links via the streaming HERE

    Join host Corrie Perkin and political journalist and writer Laura Tingle as they discuss Laura's latest Quarterly Essay ‘Follow the Leader – Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman’.

    Laura talks about the challenges of writing an essay about leadership in the current global political climate and as another Prime Minister was ousted just days before her deadline.

    Corrie and Laura reflect on the lack of women in the Liberal Party and in our listener questions and ‘6 Quick Questions’ we find out what Laura hates about interviewing politicians, why she admires New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, her top 3 favourite writers, her beach read of choice and what irritates her about modern fiction writing. Plus Laura names her partner Sam Neill’s best movies.

    We have a signed copy of  Laura’s essay ‘Follow the Leader – Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman’ to give away – just be the first person to email your thoughts on this episode to feedback@thebookpod.com.au and you could be our winner.

    To purchase a signed copy of the essay click HERE and use the PROMO CODE TheBookPod at checkout (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 ‘Bitter Orange’ by Claire Fuller 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 Itunes 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. 

     

  • 00:37:53

    'Best Of' Don't Shoot The Messenger

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    The universe conspired against Caro and Corrie being able to get into the podcast studio at the same time this week - so instead we're bringing you our first ever 'Best Of'. 

    We get into the Spring Racing spirit with Australian designer Jane Lamerton, snack on Caro's famous Chicken Sandwiches (see recipe below).

    Gerard Whateley drops in with a Netfix recommendation that provides some light relief to some of the more hardcore viewing available these days and Corrie reviews 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie which is our first Book Club read on 'The Book Pod. We'll be discussing the book in November on the show. You can purchase it HERE

    And finally we head back to Episode 19 and one of our most popular guests Caro's Mum Julia Wilson, who had some remarkable memories of the day Harold Holt disappeared. 

    Follow the show via our Facebook page HERE. 

    and you can email feedback@dontshootpod.com.au. 

    Thanks to our sponsor 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. 

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

     

    CARO’s CHICKEN SANDWICH RECIPE

    You must buy Wonder White bread or any white sandwich loaf.

    Boil a whole chicken for about an hour in a pot of water with some pepper corns, parsley, chopped up carrots and celery (whatever you’ve got).  Must use the whole chicken to get the variation in meat flavours and textures.

    Once you turn off the chicken – throw in a couple of chicken breasts to cook as the water cools (for about an hour after turning the pot off).

    Remove the chicken from the liquid retaining the stock to use later in soups or risotto etc.

    Peel the chicken meat from the carcass and remove the skin. Chop up the chicken meat and the breasts (don’t forget to use the brown meat).

    Place chopped chicken into a large bowl. Add very finely chopped spring onion, parsley, celery (one or two sticks), tarragon (or substitute with chives). 

    Must use whole egg mayonnaise.   Use equal parts mayonnaise to plain greek yoghurt.  Ie if you’re using half a cup of mayo use half a cup of yoghurt too.

    If you can afford pine nuts, roast them and add - or you can use toasted almonds.

    Use an electric carving knife if possible to remove the crusts.  Cut into little triangles.

    Garnish with herbs to serve.

     

  • 00:56:51

    Ep 57 - 'Whose Recipe Is This?'

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    Join Corrie Perkin and special guests Anna from the Op Shop and journalist and publisher Geoff Slattery.

    We dissect the 2018 AFL Grand Final and the West Coast Eagle’s win and Geoff admits he’s more than a little grumpy about the cost and execution of the pre game entertainment.

    Sadly the world of footy journalism lost another champion this week – Vale Tony Peek, and we take a look at the ongoing leadership saga that continues to dog the ABC.

    Geoff’s ‘Crush of the Week’ for The Interchange Bench is former PM Malcolm Turnbull.

    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 – Anna’s delved into a Korean family saga with “Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee, everyone’s loving ‘Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure’ on the ABC and Slatts shares a simple risotto or pilaf recipe that does away with time consuming stirring (see recipe below). You can check out Gabriele Ferron demonstrating the recipe HERE

    In ‘6 Quick Questions’ we contemplate the future of Channel 9’s ‘The Footy Show’, Geoff shares survival tips for long haul flights, we touch on Brett Kavanaugh’s rocky road to the US Supreme Court and check in on the guest list for Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

    And no matter where you are in the country Anna’s ‘Good Local Tip’ is to take a stroll through your local Botanic Gardens.

     

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

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

     

     

    Geoff Slattery’s Easy Risotto

    I onion chopped finely,

    I chilli chopped finely

    ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

    2 and ½ cups Arborio rice

    5 cups of simmering stock or water

    Handful of fresh herbs

    Zests of one lime

    Salt

    100g grated parmigiano reggiano or grana Padano cheese

    25g of cold butter

    Small bunch of chives

    Juice of one lime

    For serving on top Tasmanian Smoked Salmon and lime quarters

     

    Cook the onion and the chilli in the olive oil until softened

    Use a heavy based pot. Add the rice and toss until the grains are well covered and almost roasted through the oil

    Pour in the stock and then add the herbs and the lime zest.

    Cover the pot making sure a little steam escapes.

    Reduce the heat to low to medium and cook for around 12-13mins

    Take off the lid, add salt the parmesan, butter and lime juice. Stir

    Serve in a bowl and cover with the smoked salmon and lime juices on the side.

     

    Note - The basic ration is 1 portion of rice to 2 portions of stock or water cooked using the  low heat absorption method for 12-13mins.

  • 00:43:21

    INTRODUCING: The Book Pod, Ep 1 - 'A Surreal Strange Feeling' with Liane Moriarty

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    From the team that brings you 'Don't Shoot The Messenger' comes 'The Book Pod' inspiring conversations with incredible writers. 

    Join host Corrie Perkin and internationally-renowned Australian author Liane Moriarty on Episode One of 'The Book Pod'. 

    Liane discusses her new novel 'Nine Perfect Strangers',  the dichotomy of a writer's life and the 'self loathing' that comes with spending too much time talking about oneself, the thrill of having a novel adapted for the screen by actors like Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon and her involvement in Season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'. 

    We delve into Liane's childhood literary inspiration, sibling rivalry in a family with three successful writers, and why it's impossible to write while promoting a book. 

    We have a signed copy of 'Nine Perfect Strangers' to give away - just be the first person to email feeback@thebookpod.com.au and tell us why you enjoyed the podcast and you could be a winner. We'll announce the winner on our next show.

    You can purchase a copy of Liane Moriarty's 'Nine Perfect Strangers' HERE - our first 20 podcast listeners to use the PROMO CODE 'TheBookPod' at checkout will receive a signed copy of Liane's book (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. 

    To keep up to date with the podcast you can follow 'The Book Pod' on Instagram. 

    To help others find out about the show, leave a review in Itunes 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. 

     

  • 00:53:46

    Ep 56 - 'Renovating, My Arse'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 56 of ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’. 

    After walking the red carpet at the Brownlow Medal Awards last night, Caro reports back on her highlights and Caro and Corrie reveal their top three best dressed list. 

    The biggest question of the week is ‘What happened to Richmond?” AND of course Melbourne after both teams bowed out of the race to the grand final in spectacular fashion in the preliminary finals. We discuss Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley’s remarkable season and the rise of the West Coast Eagles. Plus Caro and Corrie tip the Grand Final. 

    It’s one of the most high profile jobs in the country and this week Michelle Guthrie was unceremoniously sacked as Managing Director of the ABC - we ask why and what next for the ABC?

    Caro’s “Crush of the Week” for The Interchange Bench is Jack Higgins who’s hilarious speech while accepting the Goal of the Year award certainly made quite an impression. 

    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’s been engrossed in Liane Moriarty’s brand new novel ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ - Liane will also be Corrie’s first guest on the inaugural episode of our new spin-off podcast ‘The Book Pod’, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. 

    Caro has been off to the movies  to see ‘Ladies In Black’ a fun film set in a fictional department store plus Caro shares a sure-fire salad dressing recipe perfect for getting excited about greens again this Spring (see recipe below).

    This week Corrie’s grumpy about the baffling world of passwords and in “Six Quick Questions” we head back to the US Supreme Court,  ponder the lack of broadcaster interest in Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding and discover an inspiring Instagram account (Father’s of Daughters) that’s gone rather viral. 

    For those itching to get out into the garden this Spring - Caro shares a couple of green thumb “GLT’s”. 

     

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

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au

    Tarragon Salad Dressing

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/2 bunch of chopped chives

    1 clove of crushed garlic

    430mls virgin olive oil

    1 tablespoons dijon mustard

    160mls taragon vinegar

    1 tablespoon lemon juice 

    1/4 bunch chopped parsley

    12 chopped paragon leaves.

    Stir / mix well. Makes enough dressing for 2 large salads. Caro recommends leaving out the fresh herbs as the plain dressing will keep well in the fridge for ages, then add the fresh herbs just before serving. 

    Is delicious with just butter lettuce and lots of avocado. 

  • 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