Alex Casey

Alex Casey is the Senior Writer at The Spinoff and host of the On the Rag podcast. Email her on alex@thespinoff.co.nz

Television
Jan 21, 2019

Our breakfast shows are back and the banter is weirder than ever

Alex Casey woke up at 6am this morning to flick between the first episode for 2019 of both The AM Show and Breakfast. Here are some of the highlights.

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Barkers 1972
Jan 20, 2019

The double lives of New Zealand's celebrity impersonators

How is Austin Powers still relevant in 2019? And why hire the Queen for your birthday party? Alex Casey talks to the movers and shakers of New Zealand's celebrity impersonator scene.

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Society
Jan 18, 2019

Revealed: New Zealand's favourite vagina and vulva nicknames

Alex Casey breaks down some of the most popular nicknames for vulvas in New Zealand. 

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Glass
Jan 17, 2019

An essential guide to the secrets of the M. Night Shyamalan universe

Alex Casey guides you through the M. Night Shyamalan universe, and shares some tips on how you can live in it. 

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Media
Jan 16, 2019

What the hell is VIPoo and also where do I get some?

Toilet spray product VIPoo has haunted our televisions and pre-roll ads for over a year now. Alex Casey dissects one of the most challenging art pieces of the decade.

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Television
Jan 14, 2019

The Casketeers continues to be the perfect New Zealand show

Alex Casey watches the joyous return of TVNZ1’s The Casketeers, a docuseries set in an Auckland funeral home.

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Glass
Jan 11, 2019

Everything you need to know before you go see M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Alex Casey takes you on a guided tour of the M. Night Shyamalan superhero universe to prepare you for the final piece of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.

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Society
Jan 10, 2019

I’m the girl Marie Kondo warned you about

Can a person be both a lifelong hoarder and a Marie Kondo fan? Alex Casey tries, and cries. 

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Food
Jan 10, 2019

The shocking truth behind New Zealand’s favourite biscuit names

Alex Casey dives into the murky world of crispy-cuppa-companion nomenclature in New Zealand.

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Television
Jan 8, 2019

Will Max Key wash up on Celebrity Treasure Island? I bloody hope so

The most anticipated reality TV event of the year, Celebrity Treasure Island may have just got its first castaway. 

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Glass
Jan 7, 2019

All hail the curveball king: Power ranking M. Night Shyamalan’s buzziest plot twists

Ahead of the release of his new film Glass, Alex Casey looked back at the best twists in director M. Night Shyamalan's back catalogue.

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Television
Dec 30, 2018

Summer reissue: I dated six of the Heartbreak Island contestants

Alex Casey goes on a speed dating mission to get to know the beautiful brains behind the beautiful bodies of Heartbreak Island. 

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Television
Dec 24, 2018

Why do your parents love Doc Martin so much? A Spinoff investigation

Alex Casey gets to the bottom of a pop culture obsession: what's the deal with Doc Martin?

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Food
Dec 19, 2018

Dinner with a cool granny in the neighbourhood? Sign us up

Working to combat New Zealand’s loneliness epidemic, Dinner Together matches volunteers with elderly people for a cup of tea and a spot of dinner.

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Television
Dec 16, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 16

Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Alex Casey on the only social media influencer worth following.

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Society
Dec 14, 2018

Cute news! The Spinoff readers really love having friends a lot!

The Spinoff partnered with UMR to survey the attitudes of our readers, and the nation as a whole. Today, how social are The Spinoff readers? And how much do we suck at chores?

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Television
Dec 8, 2018

The incredible story of House of Drag’s Medulla Oblongata

Alex Casey talks to Medulla Oblongata following their shock elimination from House of Drag. 

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Television
Dec 5, 2018

Never forget that a death metal band played on The Erin Simpson Show

Alex Casey talks to the key players involved in one of the greatest moments in New Zealand television history.

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Society
Dec 4, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 4

Every day in the leadup to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Alex Casey on dreams. 

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Food
Dec 3, 2018

The big impact of tiny food

Alex Casey talks to a Rose Young, a Wellington artist who sculpts teeny tiny meals.

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Society
Dec 1, 2018

‘If it hurts you, I won’t do it’ – North Shore Dutch parade does away with blackface tradition

While multiple New Zealand Christmas parades are maintaining the Dutch 'black Pete' character, one of the most famous has decided to end it. Willem van der Velde tells Alex Casey …

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Society
Nov 28, 2018

Clementine Ford event overwhelmed with crowd of four protestors

Speaking to The Spinoff’s On the Rag podcast, Clementine Ford predicted one man would turn up to protest her speaking event. What she didn’t anticipate... was four.

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Television
Nov 26, 2018

Jim Hickey has made a Mukbang video because it’s 2018

The latest forecast for our most beloved weather presenter? Cloudy with a chance of cheese rolls.

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Society
Nov 23, 2018

Uber has a new women’s safety campaign, but is it enough?

In the same week that a petition was launched to ban "sexist" ride-sharing app DriveHer, Uber has launched a new initiative to end gender violence in their cars. 

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Society
Nov 20, 2018

What’s the point in a women’s ride-sharing app? Any woman can tell you

Over 24 hours, The Spinoff received more than 100 stories from New Zealand women who have been made to feel unsafe in a taxi or Uber

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Music
Nov 20, 2018

Never fear: Suzy Cato is going to save the world

Alex Casey talks to national treasure Suzy Cato about her new kids album, life after Dancing With the Stars and remaining zen about the pending future hellscape.

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