Alex Casey

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

Television
Dec 15, 2017

Breaking news: Mike Hosking has feelings

Alex Casey watches the last episode of Seven Sharp with Mike Hosking and Toni Street at the helm. 

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Television
Sep 25, 2017

Pete and Manu judge the most shameful meals we've ever made

Have you ever prepared a meal so gluttonous, so shameful, so grotesque that you’ve had to take a cold hard look at yourself in the mirror and ask 'what would Pete and Manu think?' Alex Casey was able to ask them IRL earlier this year.

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Television
Sep 13, 2017

The 10 greatest celebrity cameos to ever grace The Mindy Project

With the sixth and final season arriving exclusively to Lightbox today, Alex Casey basks in the best celebrity cameos to ever grace The Mindy Project.

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Television
Sep 11, 2017

Is this MKRNZ contestant actually Johnny Depp? A Spinoff Investigation

With the latest season of My Kitchen Rules NZ enlisting international heavyweight judges Pete and Manu, Alex Casey finds another celebrity lurking in the contestant line-up.

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Television
Sep 6, 2017

A collector confronts her demons by watching Collection Intervention

Alex Casey watches Collection Intervention and comes away with some key learnings for fellow collectable enthusiasts.

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International Cabaret Season
Aug 29, 2017

Kate Sheppard is back and fed up with your bullshit

The radical reimagining of the suffragette movement, That Bloody Woman, is back for Auckland Live’s International Cabaret Season. Alex Casey spoke to Esther Stephens about her role as Kate Sheppard – and how, this year, Sheppard's fight is more relevant than ever

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Media
Aug 27, 2017

Everyone wants to go viral: a night out at the New Zealand Social Media Awards

Alex Casey spends a night at the New Zealand Social Media Awards, and meets both the influencers at the top of the food chain, and those trying desperately to climb the ladder.

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Politics
Aug 22, 2017

‘Get rarked up and stay rarked up’: Helen Clark on bouncing off the glass ceiling

Helen Clark's ill-fated bid for the top job at the UN is documented with extraordinary proximity and passion in My Year with Helen. Alex Casey sits down with the former NZ prime minister and director Gaylene Preston, in an empty foyer at the movies, to discuss the shit that happens.

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Television
Aug 16, 2017

Why The AM Show has got me in a tizzy

Following a couple of weeks of controversial headlines, Alex Casey assembles a brief history of sexist drivel on The AM Show. 

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Television
Aug 9, 2017

So… New Zealand’s best webseries is back

Alex Casey watches the return of TVNZ's So This Happened, the online series giving a voice to women's experiences of harassment.

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Media
Aug 3, 2017

Helen Clark is on a permanent Twitter AMA

Most world leaders are content with typing their own name into Twitter, or coining new weird words. Not Helen Clark, who solves pub arguments and affirms her past deeds, writes Alex Casey.

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Television
Jul 11, 2017

Westside’s costume designer teaches us how to dress like a West

Alex Casey talks to Sarah Aldridge, costume designer on Westside, about what it takes to dress the Wests.

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Garage Project
Jun 30, 2017

A few beers with… Billy T winner Angella Dravid

This year, comedian Angella Dravid took out the Billy T award in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival for her extraordinary show Down the Rabbit Hole, exploring her spell in a UK prison. She talks to Alex Casey about finding humour in the dark, and being the 'car crash' of Jono and Ben.

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Television
Jun 28, 2017

How much Mark Richardson is too much Mark Richardson?

Now that The Block NZ is back, Alex Casey enjoys a marathon of Mark Richardson-themed television.

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WREDA
Jun 25, 2017

The Spinoff’s week in Wellington!

After spending a week in Wellington, Alex Casey reflects on the highs, lows and celebrity sightings in the windy city.

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WREDA
Jun 24, 2017

‘We’re in a special moment in New Zealand cinematic history’ – Park Road Post’s Cameron Harland on the Wellywood dream

The final in a week-long series chatting to Wellingtonians about what they’re up to in the windy city, Alex Casey talks to Cameron Harland of Park Road Post about New Zealand films, video nostalgia, and the best surf spots in Wellington.

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WREDA
Jun 23, 2017

Pomegranate Kitchen’s Rebecca Stewart on how food can change the world

Today, as part of a week-long series chatting to Wellingtonians about what they’re up to in the windy city, Alex Casey talks to Rebecca Stewart of Pomegranate Kitchen about social enterprise and doing good in the community, one meal at a time.

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WREDA
Jun 22, 2017

‘The artist is the original precariat’: Jo Randerson, Tom LaHood and the barbarians coming for Wellington performance

As part of a week-long series chatting to Wellingtonians about what they’re up to in the windy city, Alex Casey talks to Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood of Barbarian productions about making theatre on the fringe.

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WREDA
Jun 21, 2017

‘When people think Africa, they think safari. I haven’t even been on a safari’

Alex Casey talks to fashion entrepreneur Pinaman Owusu-Banahene about bringing Africa to Wellington, growing up in a matriarchy, and the slow death of fast fashion.

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WREDA
Jun 20, 2017

Choice Bros: call these brewers anything you want as long as it’s not craft

Second in a week-long series chatting to Wellingtonians about what they’re up to in the windy city, Alex Casey talks to Choice Bros head brewer Kerry Gray about the Wellington brewer scene, stag semen and why his bar will be a haven from Trump.

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WREDA
Jun 19, 2017

Could Wellington have the world’s first augmented reality island?

In the first in a week-long series chatting to Wellingtonians about what they’re up to in the windy city, Alex Casey talks to ProjectR director Jessica Manins about the robot revolution, the future of film, and the best secret places to have a wine.

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WREDA
Jun 18, 2017

The Spinoff invades Wellington!

Before launching into a week-long series exploring all that Wellington has to offer her, Alex Casey reflects on a childhood spent travelling “over the hill.”

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Television
Jun 18, 2017

Chasing mean geezers and little grandmas with Dan the Weatherman

Alex Casey spends the afternoon watching a master at work: the one and only Dan Corbett, TVNZ 1's enigmatic weatherman.

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Television
Jun 8, 2017

Is The Handmaid’s Tale… a documentary?

Alex Casey delves into the endless relevance of The Handmaid's Tale, arriving exclusively on Lightbox today.

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Television
Jun 6, 2017

Vote for your new favourite webseries to get made in TVNZ’s New Blood

With voting for TVNZ's New Blood webseries competition underway, panelist Alex Casey rounds up the top 10 finalists.

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Television
Jun 4, 2017

The glory and horror of New Zealand celebs and their weird YouTube channels

Alex Casey peers into the abyss of New Zealand celebrity YouTube channels, and rounds up five of the best.

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Television
Jun 1, 2017

Huge and true: The Handmaid’s Tale is coming exclusively to Lightbox

The Handmaid's Tale is already the most talked-about new shows of 2017, and it's coming to our shores exclusively on Lightbox from next week.

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