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Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are best friends and it's time to start recording their conversations. Everything from sport to food to lifestyle are covered. Nothing is off limits. Just don't shoot the messenger.

Don't Shoot The Messenger SEN

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 590 Ratings

Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are best friends and it's time to start recording their conversations. Everything from sport to food to lifestyle are covered. Nothing is off limits. Just don't shoot the messenger.

    Ep 149 - Just Call Me Bilbo Baggins

    Ep 149 - Just Call Me Bilbo Baggins

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 149.

    SHOW NOTES

    LIVE PODCAST WEBINAR and Q&A.
    We're celebrating our 150th episode with an online podcast event NEXT WEDNESDAY 4th of November at 5.30pm. To book your ticket head to the Try Booking page HERE. You can email your questions for our Q&A in advance to feedback@dontshootpod.com.au - or just ask away on the night. Feel free to frock up in a special floral dress too!

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real 100% Aussie electricity and gas.

    We're thrilled to welcome on board our new sponsors - scroll down for more details about Click For Vic - get the best of Victoria delivered at www.visitvictoria.com/clickforvic or HERE.

    And join us each week for The Cocktail Cabinet thanks to Prince Wine Store. Bringing Melbournians, the greatest wine in the world. Delivering Australia Wide. www.Prince Wine Store.com.au

    This week Caro and Corrie discuss the emotions around finally coming out of Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne. What anxieties are there in re-opening a retail space again? What saved us during lockdown?

    There's a Grand Final Post-mortem and Caro takes aim at those pushing for another night grand final. Plus with the Storm winning the NRL Grand final and the Vixens recently triumphant - Melbourne is proving its sporting prowess on the national stage.

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' for Red Energy is Quaden Bales, his Mum and the way Australian Story told the story of Quaden's bullying. Watch Australian Story About A Boy - HERE on Iview.

    We can wait to Visit Victoria after lockdown ends. We'd love to hear your regional recommendations for short stays, accomadation and attractions in your favourite part of Victoria. Plus let us know if you've discovered any wonderful Click for Vic products. Send us an email (feedback@dontshootpod.com.au) or comment on our socials!

    Thanks to Click For Vic for supporting this show get the best of Victoria delivered at www.visitvictoria.com/clickforvic or HERE.

    In Books, Screen and Food - Corrie's highly recommending reading The Salt Path and The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn. Caro and Corrie are lukewarm about Rebecca on Netflix and we have a little pasta bakeoff (see recipe and links below).

    In a week when the Premier Dan Andrews announced he'd be reaching up to the top shelf for a drink on the announcement of our lockdown end - it's great to welcome Prince Wine Store to the podcast as supporters of our new segment 'The Cocktail Cabinet'. This week Caro and Corrie discuss their Top 3 wine picks, and next week Tony will be in for a 150th wine tasting!
    Prince Wine Store - bringing Melbournians, the greatest wine in the world. Delivering Australia Wide. www.Prince Wine Store.com.au

    For videos and pics make sure you follow us on Instagram or Twitter @DontShootPod.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

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    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Thanks to Clementine Donohoe for additional social media support. You can follow @clemmiedonohoe on Instagram HERE.

    Corrie's recipe was from Always Add Lemon by Danielle Alvarez - available at My Bookshop HERE.

    Neil Perry's strozzapreti with fennel, tomato and olive vinaigrette
    From Good Food.com.au HERE.

    Ingredients
    400g dried strozzapreti
    1 small fennel bulb, cut into 4cm dice
    2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 4cm dice
    3 anchovies, chopped
    ½ cup black olives, chopped
    1 tsp salsa macha chilli paste (available online from Fireworks Foods)
    juice of 1 lemon
    40ml red wine vinegar
    2 tbsp basil, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
    2 tbsp fla

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 148 - Take That, Exclamation Mark!

    Ep 148 - Take That, Exclamation Mark!

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 148.

    LIVE PODCAST WEBINAR and Q&A.
    We're celebrating our 150th episode with an online podcast event on Wednesday 4th of November at 5.30pm. To book your ticket head to the Try Booking page HERE.

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. To support the company that supports us - give Red Energy a call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real Aussie energy.

    SHOW NOTES
    Our guest for a special Grand Final preview and 'lockdown update' is Caro's Mum Julia Wilson. Julia share her perspective of the last few months and the positives to come out of this challenging year.

    Richmond's into another Grand Final - but how does this non Melbourne focused week feel for Richmond supporters? Plus Caro discusses coaches under pressure and we talk Brownlow Medal fashion - check out the red carpet looks HERE.

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' for Red Energy is David McAllister from the Australian Ballet on the release of his book Soar - A Life Freed By Dance (available at My Bookshop HERE).

    BSF for Red Energy

    • Corrie devoured Home Stretch by Graham Norton on the weekend - available at My Bookshop HERE.
    • Caro's recommending The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix
    • Caro's been making Helen Goh's Puffed rice, Pecan and Maple Granola - you'll find the recipe HERE or scroll down below.

    For videos and pics make sure you follow us on Instagram or Twitter @DontShootPod.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

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

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Thanks to Clementine Donohoe for additional social media support. You can follow @clemmiedonohoe on Instagram HERE.


    Puffed rice, pecan and maple granola by Helen Goh from Good Weekend

    Ingredients
    100g oats
    100g puffed rice
    100g pecans, roughly chopped
    50g sunflower seeds
    30g linseeds
    30g sesame seeds
    ¼ tsp salt
    zest of 1 orange
    2 tsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed* (optional)
    100ml maple syrup
    2 tbsp light olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
    150g dried fruit, roughly chopped (blueberries, dates or apricots are great)

    Method
    1. Preheat the oven to 160C fan-forced (175C conventional) and line a large oven tray with baking paper.
    2. Place all the ingredients except the maple syrup, olive oil and dried fruit in a large bowl and toss gently to combine.
    3. Whisk the maple syrup and olive (or coconut) oil together and pour over the dry ingredients. Toss gently and thoroughly to combine, then spread the mix evenly on the prepared oven tray - it should be somewhat packed in to avoid burning, but not so much that they don't toast evenly (you may need to use two trays).
    4. Place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring once or twice while it bakes. If using two trays, swap around the positions so they cook evenly. The granola is ready when it turns a shade darker, and is dry and crisp when cooled - take out a bit to test during the latter part of the cooking time, and bake a little longer if necessary.
    5. Allow the granola to cool completely on the tray, then add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Transfer to an airtight container. It will keep for about two weeks.
    *Note: With the coriander seeds, it makes an uncommonly good dried snack; leave them out if it doesn't appeal for your morning cereal with milk, though I urge you to try it.

    • 57 min
    Ep 147 - Maybe In My 90's I'll Be Able To Conquer It

    Ep 147 - Maybe In My 90's I'll Be Able To Conquer It

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 147.

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. To support the company that supports us - give Red Energy a call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real Aussie energy.

    SAVE THE DATE - we're celebrating our 150th episode with an online podcast event on Wednesday 4th of November at 5.30pm. Details to come soon!

    SHOW NOTES

    This week Caro and Corrie discuss another week in Melbourne lockdown where spirits seem to be at an all time low. How is Daniel Andrew's coping after the resignation of Eccles and Mikakos?

    We weigh up the pros and cons of Zoom v In Person interrogations as inquiries go online - and discuss the remarkable situation Glady's Berejiklian finds herself in. Should she stay or should she go?

    We talk AFL and make some finals predictions - plus Caro's 'Crush of the Week for Red Energy' is Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan.

    In 'BSF'

    • Caro's been reading Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko (available at My Bookshop HERE)
    • We've been watching Love Sarah on Amazon Prime
    • Corrie's raving about her home delivered feast by Tables By Jake and shares a recipe for Jake's Candied Walnut, endive and blood orange salad. Check out the recipe below - for more info head to www.tablesbyjake.com.au

    Plus in '6 Quick Questions' we talk bizarre lockdown stories, Spring traditions we won't miss, Grand Final entertainment and more.

    For videos and pics make sure you follow us on Instagram or Twitter @DontShootPod.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

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    Candied walnut, blood orange and endive salad by Tables By Jake
    Serves 6

    Salad base:
    ½ head endive (base removed and leaves washed
    ¼ bunch chives (cut into batons)
    ¼ bunch parsley (leaves picked and washed)
    ¼ bunch mint (leaves picked and washed)
    2 blood oranges (peeled and segmented) *replace with oranges if blood oranges are out of season. Squeeze juice from remaining orange for dressing

    Dressing:
    100 ml olive oil
    Juice from blood orange should be approx. 50ml

    • Mix ingredients together and season with salt and pepper

    Candied walnuts:
    1 cup walnuts
    ½tsp sea salt
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups water

    • Bring water sugar and nuts to the boil and simmer until water is almost evaporated or walnuts look transparent approx. 15-20mins
    • Once walnuts are transparent place on a wire rack with a backing tray underneath to catch sugar drips
    • Bake in the oven @ 130 degrees for 15-20 mins, allow to cool. Place into an airtight container for future use. These will keep for 2 weeks

    These walnuts are the perfect garnish for salads, accompaniments for your cheese board or even adding a little extra something to your soup topping

    *mix all ingredient together in a mixing bowl (using only half the amount of walnuts reserving the rest for future salads etc) and drizzle with blood orange dressing

    If you have any further question on this recipe or general cooking questions, I would be happy to answer. Just email bookings@tablesbyjake.com.au

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Thanks to Clementine Donohoe for additional social media support you can follow @clemmiedonohoe on Instagram HERE.

    • 49 min
    Ep 146 - Mum, Stop Throwing Me Under the Bus

    Ep 146 - Mum, Stop Throwing Me Under the Bus

    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest Clem Donohoe for Ep 146.

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. To support the company that supports us - give Red Energy a call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real Aussie energy.

    SHOW NOTES

    This week we discuss the recent Federal Budget, President Trump's COVID diagnosis and its impact on the election campaign, the stunning first round of finals in the AFL and our latest Melbourne Lockdown observations.

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' for Red Energy is Dolly Parton. Check out the documentary Here I Am on Netflix and the podcast Dolly Parton's America


    In BSF - Corrie is reading Richard Flanagan's The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (available at My Bookshop HERE). Caro and Corrie have both been enjoying The Deceived on Stan and Clem shares her tips for making a memorable Snapper Ceviche (see recipe below) and check out @clemmiedonohoe on Instagram HERE.

    For videos and pics make sure you follow us on Instagram or Twitter @DontShootPod.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

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

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network

    • 51 min
    Ep 145 -The women of Melbourne are falling apart

    Ep 145 -The women of Melbourne are falling apart

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 145 - The women of Melbourne are falling apart.

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. To support the company that supports us - give Red Energy a call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real Aussie energy.

    SHOW NOTES

    Back together in the studio again! Shout out to listeners Lindsey in Perth and Doreen from Queensland who posted some face masks and aprons in.

    We discussed the changes in covid restrictions and observing others' behaviour. Why does Corrie believe the women of Melbourne are falling apart?

    Caro paid tribute to Dean Jones the 'pugnacious bugger'. He was a magical entertainer who set the world on fire. And Corrie reflected on the life of Susan Ryan and Harold Evans.

    Finals footy across 3 states this weekend, the trade period and Sheedy returning to the Bombers board.

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' for Red Energy is The Wheeler Centre. Corrie recommends checking out Richard Flanagan's The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.

    In BooksScreenFood -
    Caro's book Bluebird by Malcolm Knox
    Corrie's screen The Comey Rule on STAN
    Caro's recipe for potatoes (see below)

    For videos and pics make sure you follow us on Instagram or Twitter @DontShootPod.

    Email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

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

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin and Caroline Wilson.


    Caro's potato recipe

    Ingredients
    1.2 kg potatoes, peeled and rinsed
    6 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 large lemon (you can add more depending on what you will be serving the potatoes with)
    500ml water
    1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano
    You will also need a non-stick ovenproof dish of about 22 30cm.

    Method
    Preheat the oven to 180C.
    Halve the potatoes lengthwise then cut each half into two or three gondolas, depending on the size of your potatoes. Spread them onto the ovenproof dish.
    Splash the lemon juice and olive oil over the potatoes, and sprinkle salt and pepper generously. Crush the oregano between your fingers, letting it fall over the potatoes.
    Turn the potatoes to coat them well with everything. Dribble the water down the sides of the dish and give it a shuffle.
    Roast for about 1 1/2 hours until the potatoes are tender, melting and a bit golden here and there, with still a bit of sauce in the dish. You will need to turn and baste them every 20 minutes or so.
    Serve hot and add more salt and pepper to taste.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BONUS - GLT's Ep 144

    BONUS - GLT's Ep 144

    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin, Anna Barry and producer Jane for their GLT's. We're having a break this week - but would love to hear your Good Local Tips so we can inlude them in our next show.

    Don't Shoot the Messenger is powered by Red Energy. To support the company that supports us - give Red Energy a call on 131 806 or visit their website HERE - for real Aussie energy.

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    Or email the show via feedback@dontshootpod.com.au.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
590 Ratings

590 Ratings

jamesnixon27 ,

Never Miss This

Been listening to this since it began. Since March 12th (my last Big Lunch) they have been an important part of my Locked-Down Life. Julia provides the wit, wisdom, and stoicism I've missed since my Mum passed away. 'Just get on with it!' ... download this today, and join our huge, intimate family of 'Poddies'.

Sue_Clark ,

Love this podcast

Listen to this podcast every week, the minute it is dropped. Thank you Caro, Corrie and Miss Jane! X

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Great Company

Love this podcast. Upbeat and fun. Keeps me up to date with local current affairs, books, movies etc. Great show ladies.

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