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?

Episodes

October 16, 2021 5 min
Tara Ward joins Jack Tame to discuss the latest in television and streaming series'.
Here are her picks for this week:
Succession: At last, season three of the award-winning drama about an American global-media family comes to Neon. The Roy children rich, they’re powerful and they’re powerfully dysfunctional, and they’re all fighting for control of their father’s media empire amid his declining health (Neon, from 18 October).  
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Our music reviewer Estelle Clifford has been listening to rocker's Shihad and their new album.
She joins Jack Tame to discuss the Kiwi band's latest work.
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Movie reviewer Francesca Rudkin speaks to Jack Tame about a pair of films, one in the cinemas in The Alpinist, and one available on streaming services in The Donut King.
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With the prospect of international travel remaining a hopeful but still distant aspiration, and much of the country straight-jacketed by Covid-19 alert travel restrictions, satisfying your wanderlust can feel rather problematic at present. But whether you’re itching for some great escapism in prose, or staking out some travel-related Christmas gift ideas, here’s a round-up of some excellent new release books that will satisfy and s...
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Slugs and snails are a real pest in the garden at this time of the year - moisture and new plant growth encourages them, while egg shell barriers don’t work at all. 


Control measures that work: 




Weed control will expose them to predators such as thrushes. Give your local song thrush an ‘anvil’ to smack the shells of snails on - a large flat (decorative!) rock is perfect. 


Using bait pellets in a pottle dug into soil. Try a take-away c...
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New Zealand author Sonya Wilson has released a teenage fiction book called Spark Hunter - an epic Kiwi adventure-fantasy and story of survival in Fiordland, one of the world’s last great wildernesses.
Sonya has been speaking to Jack Tame about her first novel.

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Kevin Milne updates Jack Tame on a story he told him last year about a man with mental health issues, who had been sent to jail for seven years under the three strikes law for kissing a stranger on Cuba St, Wellington.
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Nici Wickes joins Jack Tame, bringing to the table her recipe for a delicious chocolate and plum ripple cake.
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A little cake for a big celebration.
Layer cakes don’t have to be just for large groups of people. This small celebration cake is perfect for 2-4 people but it still screams ‘show stopper’! 
Serves 2-4 
2/3 cups self-raising flour 
2 tablespoon cocoa 
¼ teaspoon baking soda 
Pinch salt 
50mls neutral cooking oil, I use ...
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Yotam Ottolenghi is the trailblazing Israeli-born, British chef whose name has become a cooking style of its own.
He spoke to Jack Tame about his new cookbook, Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love and raiding the kitchen cupboards to cook with what's on hand.  
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I’ll be frank.
If you’re due for one of your vaccination shots and you PAY for a coffee today...well, sorry, but you’re an idiot. Because no matter where you are, in what corner of this wonderful country of ours, I can pretty much guarantee you that a vaccination centre near your place is giving away free coffees to everyone who gets the jab today.
Call it double shots for double shots! I’ve gone through the plans in every single DHB...
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Our music reviewer Estelle Clifford has been listening to US rocker Melissa Etheridge's album One Way Out.
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Paul Stenhouse joins Jack Tame to talk about the major Facebook outage on Monday that left many unable to access the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp.
Monday's Facebook outage showed just how big Facebook's footprint is 
Monday's outage, which disconnected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApps's servers from the internet, showed just how reliant we are on this private service. Families couldn't te...
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Relationship expert Steven Dromgool joins Jack Tame, and has some tips on how men can build more love into their relationships.
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Tara Ward joins Jack Tame to talk about the latest in television and streaming series'.
Maid: An American drama about single mother Alex, who turns to housecleaning to make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy (Netflix). 
Murder at the Cottage: A true crime docuseries that examine the murder of French TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in We...
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Our resident doctor Bryan Betty has been talking to Jack Tame about osteoarthritis which affects 10% of the population.
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Hankering for a blissed-out wilderness escape to blow out the cobwebs in the Mackenzie and savour wide open spaces? The year-round beauty, glorious topography and sweet seclusion of the Mackenzie powers its magnetic appeal. Here’s a recommended line-up of tried and tested signature wilderness stays to stimulate your senses and leave you feeling refreshed and revived. Just four hours’ drive south-west of Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt. Coo...
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Codling moth caterpillars in apples are a real nuisance: the young caterpillars tunnel straight into the developing tiny apple (known in old English language as a “codling”) and consume the growing fruit and seeds that form inside. 
It’s not nice to bite into one of those caterpillars! 
To keep the caterpillars out of your crop there are a few tricky things you can do. The first thing is to employ a codling moth pheromone trap. 
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On August 1 in 1990, British Airways Flight 149 departed Heathrow for Kuala Lumpur but it never made it. The flight stopped in Kuwait to refuel - the very same day Saddam Hussein invaded.
The nearly 400 passengers and crew, including two Kiwis, were trapped by Iraqi soldiers and used as human shields.

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An explosive new book on Flight 149 called OPERATION TROJAN HORSE has been written by Kiwi journalist Stephen Davis....
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October 8, 2021 4 min
Nici Wickes joins Jack Tame to talk about a delicious recipe for a picnic tar, which she describes as a favourite and best served at room temperature, making it perfect for taking on a picnic.
A PICNIC TART
This tart is a favourite of mine and it’s good served at room temperature so perfect for taking on a picnic. 
Serves 6-8 
2 sheets short crust pastry 
3 eggs, beaten with a fork 
200g cream cheese or crème fraiche, room temperature 
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Movie reviewer Francesca Rudkin speaks to Jack Tame about the Show Me Short Film Festival, Netflix's The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal and French film The Rose Maker.
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