Alex Casey

Alex Casey is features editor at The Spinoff and co-host of the Real Pod.

Food
Jul 19, 2021

Even more of The Mad Butcher’s maddest insta-breakfasts

In the third instalment of an annual-ish series, Alex Casey takes a cruise through the bizarre breakfast offerings on The Mad Butcher's Instagram. 

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Society
Jul 11, 2021

Auckland's best thing costs only $2

For the ideal affordable weekend escape, Alex Casey suggests a trip to Auckland's coin-operated karaoke booth. 

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Society
Jul 4, 2021

A weekend with the super-brains of competitive Scrabble

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen someone play a single word for 203 points.

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Society
Jun 20, 2021

What history can teach us about the future of gossip 

Alex Casey chats to Jennifer Frost, who has spent decades studying the function of gossip from Hedda Hopper to Donald Trump. 

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Society
Jun 14, 2021

Why we’re talking about gossip all week on The Spinoff

Alex Casey introduces Gossip Week, a week-long series exploring the role of gossip in Aotearoa’s past, present and future. 

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Television
Jun 12, 2021

How Heath Franklin became Chopper

Who's the man under the mo'? Alex Casey meets Heath Franklin, aka Chopper. 

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Business
Jun 8, 2021

Starved of the usual fare, New Zealand cinemas are changing it up

With the pandemic pushing blockbuster releases and shutting audiences indoors with their streaming services, movie theatres have had to innovate to survive. 

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Television
May 26, 2021

Why sex scenes on New Zealand TV will never be the same again

Five years ago, the role barely existed. Now, New Zealand’s intimacy coordinators are world leaders in creating safer spaces for actors.

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Television
May 23, 2021

Never forget Kate Winslet’s shopping spree in Masterton

While everyone waits with bated breath for the next episode of Mare of Easttown, Alex Casey is hung up on a very different Kate Winslet episode. 

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Television
May 11, 2021

Eight important business lessons from The Apprentice Aotearoa

When in doubt, just yell 'that’s a moot point'.

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Television
May 2, 2021

I don’t want to choose what to watch any more

After a long weekend with linear television, Alex Casey celebrates the luxury of not being overwhelmed by choices.

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Society
Apr 21, 2021

Egg Boy on the bubble, stubble and causing trouble

Alex Casey has a chat with Egg Boy, aka Will Connolly, the Aussie teen who went viral after egging Fraser Anning in 2019. 

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Television
Apr 14, 2021

How Popstars came home

It’s been 22 years since Popstars changed reality television forever.

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Television
Apr 9, 2021

TrueBliss react to their most iconic Popstars looks

Ahead of the return of Popstars next week, we asked Megan Alatini and Erica Takacs from TrueBliss to take a walk down memory lane. 

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Society
Apr 7, 2021

The truth about the green button on the train door

After many anxiety-filled commutes, Alex Casey gets to the bottom of an Auckland train mystery. 

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Food
Apr 3, 2021

All the fast food fries in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Alex Casey goes on an odyssey to find New Zealand's best fast food fries. 

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Media
Apr 1, 2021

The toxic on-air history of commercial radio in New Zealand

With commercial radio culture under a microscope, Alex Casey assembles a list of on air scandals from the last two decades. 

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Trade Me Jobs
Mar 12, 2021

Magician wanted: Counting down Trade Me’s 10 buzziest job listings

Post-summer blues got you ready for a career change? Try one of these on for size.

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Media
Feb 24, 2021

I listened to Magic Talk for 12 hours straight and I think my brain melted

What happens when you spend a day tuned in to the country's most controversial talkback station?

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Society
Jan 29, 2021

Ranking New Zealand’s most frenzied supermarket promotions

Where were you when an adult woman pushed over a kid to get a Disney domino? 

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Food
Jan 10, 2021

Every meat-free fast food burger in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Forget your $18 boutique-black-bean-and-quinoa-mushclump-in-a-brioche-bun numbers – these are the best meatless fast food burgers a few coins can buy.

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Money
Jan 10, 2021

The New Zealand $10 note that you can sell for $88

Alex Casey goes on a hunt to find the rarest $10 note in the land. 

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Society
Jan 9, 2021

Please enjoy these savage reviews of New Zealand’s favourite landmarks

Turns out that a lot of people are very mad at a lot of our iconic tourist attractions. 

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Television
Jan 7, 2021

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: The final decision is made

Alex Casey delivers her last power rankings for The Bachelorette NZ, where Lily and Lesina make their final decisions.

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Business
Dec 28, 2020

No frills: the coffin company that wants to bury you in cardboard

You might be trying to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life, but what about in death?

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Food
Dec 11, 2020

All the fictional foods I would love to eat but can’t

Grab a slice of moon cheese and sit back as Alex Casey imagines her dream multi-course dinner party straight from our TV and movie screens. 

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