Alex Casey

Alex Casey is a senior at The Spinoff and co-host of the Real Pod.

Society
Oct 13, 2021

15 things you can do with your 15 minute post-vaccination wait

Make the most of your stupid little sit

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Business
Oct 9, 2021

In the midst of toilet confusion, SheWee is ready to shine

Nobody in Auckland knows where they can pee any more. Self-described 'SheWee Lady' Judy-Anne Dentice has some ideas. 

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Television
Sep 29, 2021

Are we finally getting a local version of Love Island?

TVNZ are casting for a new mystery summer dating show where sexy singles on an island compete for a cash prize. Sound familiar?

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Television
Sep 16, 2021

‘It’s a quarantine lifestyle’: The Apprentice’s Vanessa Goodson tests positive for Covid-19

The Apprentice Aotearoa winner tells Alex Casey about her Covid-19 experience, and why she is using her Instagram to share the realities of life in quarantine. 

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Television
Sep 10, 2021

The Food in a Minute bloopers you never knew you needed

To celebrate 25 glorious years of Food in a Minute, we jimmied open an old can of something in the content pantry

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Television
Sep 6, 2021

Celebrity Treasure Island has washed up at the perfect time

What happens when you put 21 celebrities on a local beach and sort them into teams based on their careers? A dream mix of absurdity, ego and nostalgia. 

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Society
Sep 1, 2021

How to combat the return of terrible lockdown skin

Has all this increased mask wearing left your skin red, bumpy and grumpy? Here's how to fix it.

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Society
Aug 19, 2021

Never fear, a felting Chris Parker is here

The comedian’s Instagram felting projects have become so closely tied to our lockdowns that they’ve made it to Te Papa.

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Covid-19
Aug 18, 2021

What are the rules for alert level four? Here’s everything you need to know

All your questions about Aotearoa heading back into alert level four, answered. 

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Society
Aug 13, 2021

Why The Spinoff is getting snoozy next week

Alex Casey introduces Sleep Week (August 16-22), a week-long series full of content you can only dream of – literally.  

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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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