Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Jack Tame’s crisp perspective, style and enthusiasm makes for refreshing and entertaining Saturday morning radio on Newstalk ZB. News, sport, books, music, gardens and celebrities – what better way to spend your Saturdays?


November 26, 2022 5 min

Servants of the Damned, David Enrich  

In his acclaimed #1 bestseller Dark Towers, David Enrich presented the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality. Now Enrich turns his eye towards the world of “Big Law” and the nearly unchecked influence these firms wield to shield the wealthy and powerful—and bury their secrets. To tell this story, Enrich focuses on Jones Day...

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Mike Yardley once again making us all jealous with his galivanting through Singapore.


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Educator, activist and blogger Kate Hall has an interesting take on having children.


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November 25, 2022 2 min

Wine: Marisco 2021 The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc $21.99 

Why I chose it: 

- Tasted blind in a lineup of mostly 2022 Marlb. SB it was a standout (gold medal). 

- 2021 much better than 2022. 

- SB a great antidote for warm, muggy weather. 

What does it taste like? 

- Intense, pristine sauvignon blanc from a very favourable vintage. Bright, vibrant wine with passion fruit, capsicum, lemongrass and lime/citrus flavours. Refined win...

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Mercedes is charging you a monthly fee to go faster 

So you’ve just purchased an expensive car, laying down tens of thousands of dollars.. then to get the most out of it, you need to pay a monthly fee to unlock features. The car maker is purposely limiting capabilities behind a paywall, which you need to pay to get through.  

BMW recently tried (and failed) to make you pay to access CarPlay or Android Auto. They also charge you mon...

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Echo 3: An America action thriller about a scientist who disappears on the Venezuelan-Columbian border, and the attempts of her husband and brother to find her (Apple TV+)  

Wednesday: Tim Burton directs this fresh - and very dark - coming of age story about the youngest child of the Addams Family (Netflix).  

This Country: The BAFTA-winning British mockumentary series about the lives of cousins Kerry and Kurtan finally arrives...

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It was more than a decade ago now when the I Quit Sugar movement took hold and swept the world – and the brains behind just so happens to be across the ditch in Aussie, Sarah Wilson.  

The cookbooks became bestsellers around the world and her business was set to skyrocket – until Sarah decided to sell and donate all the proceeds to charity.  

Sarah’s gone on to live an incredibly inspiring life – travelling and living out of one ba...

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November 25, 2022 5 min

The beauty of this slice is EVERYONE loves it AND you can pretty much use any type of cereal (cornflakes, rice bubbles, muesli, cocoa pops or even oats) or even Weetbix! 

Makes 20-24 squares 

  • 50g rice bubbles or cornflakes (about 1 ½ cups) or 3 crushed Weetbix
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup plain flour (or ¾ cup GF if making GF)
  • 3/4 (150g) cup sugar
  • 2-3 heaped tablespoons cocoa or milo
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 180g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extra...
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    November 25, 2022 8 min

    Kevin Milne would like to consider how he'd feel if he were 17 and had been denied the opportunity to vote in the General Elections. 


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     Meet Cute 

    Sheila, a young woman grappling with suicidal thoughts, discovers that a tanning bed in a nail salon is a time machine. Traveling back 24 hours, she relives the best date night of her life over and over, only to decide that her boyfriend, Gary, needs some fixing. Unaware that meddling with the past could ruin the future, Sheila goes even further back in time to turn him into the perfect man -- even though he was already...

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    No, I haven’t bought a new air fryer.

    Tempted as I might have been, I’ve resisted the urge to upgrade my TV.

    So far, I’ve only bought two things in the Black Friday sales and I think even the most staunch anti-capitalists would have to agree, neither could be deemed particularly luxurious: a compost bin for my kitchen, and a shower squeegee.


    It’s one of those curious little quirks of 2022 that this year’s Black Friday sh...

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    Off the back of the release of his brand-new album The Hardest Love, global superstar Dean Lewis has announced The Future is Bright World Tour which will head to New Zealand in March 2023.  

    The 10-track The Hardest Love album includes previous singles ‘Looks Like Me’ and ‘Hurtless’, as well as the emotive ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’—a devastating song about the looming loss of a parent.  

    With over 7.5 billion streams, Dean was welcome...

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    Love Untold, Ruth Jones 

    The funny, moving and uplifting new novel from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Never Greener and Us Three. 

    Four generations of one family. Four women: Grace, Alys, Elin and Beca. 

    Each of them has a secret. Each has been misunderstood. And each of them longs for just one thing... to feel loved. 


    When McKinsey Comes to Town, Walt Bogdanich and Michae...

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    Mike Yardley once again is making us jealous with the tales of his travels to the Swiss Reviera.


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    November 18, 2022 7 min

    Are commitment issues a big deal in a relationship?

    What makes it so serious?

    What can you do if you think your partner is unsure? 

    What can you do if you are unsure? 


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    Taylor Swift's fans feel let down by Ticketmaster 

    The pre-sale earlier this week was Ticketmaster's biggest event ever. To put it into perspective, they had 4x the number of system requests than their last peak. There were 3.5 million registered verified fans, who purchased 1.5 million tickets. There were long digital queues, and now resellers are taking advantage of the demand putting tickets back up on Ticketmaster's...

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    It’s never how anyone plans it when they get married, but divorce is very common – which means it could be a curveball you have to contend with. 

    On the financial as well as the personal – it can be devastating. 

    So how can you best navigate the dollars and cents side of divorce? 



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    Tulsa King: Sylvester Stallone stars as New York mafia capo Dwight "The General" Manfredi, who is released from prison after 25 years and exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma (TVNZ+). 

    1899: A historical mystery. Passengers on an immigrant ship traveling to the new continent get caught in a mysterious riddle when they find a second vessel adrift on the open sea (Netflix). 

    Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?: A new d...

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    Wine in cooking adds a certain something to a dish that is irresistible. Not only does the kitchen smell divine as it’s cooking but the taste is incredible – perfumed, aromatic, delicious. 

    Here is my very basic, no-fuss version of that French classic, coq au vin. 

    Serves four to six 

  • 20g butter 
  • 3 rashers smoky bacon, diced 
  • 2 medium onions, quartered 
  • 2 stalks celery (leave whole) 
  • 2 tablespoons olive ...
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    You know you’ve probably cracked life when TIME Magazine names you in the top three most-fun people in show business.

    That’s Alan Cumming. 

    The Scottish star has been nominated and awarded for just about everything you can think of both on screen and on stage - and Alan’s not slowing down anytime soon. 

    He’s bringing his own show to our shores next year called Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age - a joyful and mischievous exploratio...

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