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
Sep 21, 2018

I binged The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films in one weekend

To celebrate Hobbit Day (September 22), Alex Casey binges the entirety of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies on Lightbox.

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Society
Sep 19, 2018

Congratulations Jackie Clark, supreme Woman of Influence and supreme Aunty

'Women are silenced every minute of every day.' An interview with Alex Casey from 2017.

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Television
Sep 18, 2018

What's written in the stars for Married at First Sight NZ season two?

Alex Casey crunches the numbers on the new Married at First Sight NZ contestants and returns with some shocking predictions.

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Television
Sep 12, 2018

The Secret Life of Girls is the perfect wholesome reality show

Combining the social dynamics of Survivor and the hidden cameras of Big Brother with a cast of Kiwi five-year-olds, The Secret Life of Girls is the perfect reality show.

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Television
Sep 1, 2018

Kids in the hallway: the complete history of TVNZ U

It was a world first that fostered some of our finest young talent, so what the hell happened to TVNZ U? Five years since its closure, Alex Casey takes a look back at the little youth channel that could. 

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Monteiths
Aug 13, 2018

The community of ‘kick-ass babes’ bonding over their motorbikes

Alex Casey spoke to Alley Miller about finding the courage to get on a motorbike for the first time, and how this led her to her tribe.

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Food
Aug 6, 2018

The maddest Insta-breakfasts of The Mad Butcher

Alex Casey counts down the most intriguing Instagrammed breakfasts of Sir The Mad Butcher.

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Television
Jul 31, 2018

I watched Naked Attraction with a nudist, and my mum (VIDEO)

Alex Casey attempts to get to the bottom of the Naked Attraction controversy for The Spinoff TV. 

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Society
Jul 25, 2018

Breaking news: Dynamo wants to beat up Harry Potter

Alex Casey interviews Dynamo about making magic happen ahead of his arena spectacular. 

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Music
Jul 20, 2018

Get to know Amber Maya, our musical guest tonight on The Spinoff TV

Alex Casey talks to Bajan-New Zealander Amber Maya about her music, going to school with Rihanna and how best to bury a body.

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Food
Jul 7, 2018

Good Bitches Baking and the sweet, sweet taste of kindness

Alex Casey talks to Nic Murray and Marie Fitzpatrick, co-founders of Good Bitches Baking about changing the world, one cupcake at a time.

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Television
Jul 4, 2018

Heartbreak Island Power Rankings: Tears in dolphin heaven

Alex Casey goes for a stroll on the foot-shaped sands of Heartbreak Island, week four.

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Television
Jun 27, 2018

Heartbreak Island Power Rankings: The love boat hits muddy waters

Alex Casey goes for a stroll on the foot-shaped sands of Heartbreak Island, week three.

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Television
Jun 20, 2018

Heartbreak Island Power Rankings: Everything goes absolutely cactus

Alex Casey goes for a stroll on the foot-shaped sands of Heartbreak Island, week two.

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Television
Jun 13, 2018

Heartbreak Island Power Rankings: No man is a foot-shaped island

Alex Casey goes for a stroll on the foot-shaped sands of Heartbreak Island, week one.

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Television
Jun 11, 2018

Real life read: 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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Media
Jun 7, 2018

We infiltrated the top secret set of Peter Jackson’s big new film

Alex Casey experiences a whole new dystopia on the set of Mortal Engines.

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WOAP 2018
Jun 5, 2018

Now you can finally make the break-up cake of your dreams

Gone are the days of wholesome messages on cakes, we are now living in a rude cake world. Alex Casey visits Tomboy to sample some delicious truths. 

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Barkers 1972
May 31, 2018

The making of Jesse Mulligan

Jesse Mulligan tells Alex Casey about the humiliating failures, awkward experiments and games of Strip Honk he endured along the way.

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Society
May 19, 2018

Exclusive: A New Zealander sold fake dog poo to Princess Diana

As the world fusses over Ed Sheeran marrying a Suits star, The Spinoff unearths a true royal scandal.

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Television
May 18, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: You’re tough, aren’t you?

Alex Casey dissects episode five of The Handmaid’s Tale, including the march of the child brides and a lovely holiday to the colonies. Contains spoilers, obviously.

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Society
May 17, 2018

What happens to all the tampons and pads when they leave us?

Alex Casey goes on an odyssey to discover the fate of Auckland’s disposable sanitary waste.

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Society
May 11, 2018

What is being done about sexual harassment on public transport?

It’s a regular occurrence for some and may be a surprise to many, so what is really being done to combat sexual harassment on public transport? Alex Casey talks to the people trying to change your commute for the better.

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Television
May 11, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: We’ve been sent good weather… or have we?

Alex Casey dissects episode four of The Handmaid’s Tale, including tense baby showers and a walk down memory lane. Contains spoilers, obviously.

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Television
May 4, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Blessed be the fruit loops

Alex Casey dissects episode three of The Handmaid's Tale, including cereal gags, serious twists and a Gwen Stefani cameo, of all things. 

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Media
May 4, 2018

Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami are changing the game, one pube joke at a time

Alex Casey sits down for a yarn with Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, as their film The Breaker Upperers opens in New Zealand cinemas this week.

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