Alex Casey

Alex Casey was a senior writer at The Spinoff and host of the On the Rag podcast.

Breast Cancer Foundation
Jun 26, 2020

How to self-check your breasts and why you need to do it every month

Alex Casey gives her boobs some TLC with help from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

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Television
Jan 16, 2020

Who are the men vying for the heart of The Bachelorette NZ?

With less than two weeks until the premiere of The Bachelorette NZ, Alex Casey runs through the full list of male suitors. 

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Media
Jan 14, 2020

Sir Ian McKellen's Lord of the Rings blog is the only good thing left

Over the weekend, McKellen resurfaced the extensive blog he produced while filming Lord of the Rings. Behold, the most wholesome highlights.

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Food
Jan 12, 2020

The chaotic history of the lolly scramble in New Zealand

It’s a Kiwi tradition fraught with outrage, red tape and injury. It’s also really bloody fun. Alex Casey takes a look back at the evolution of the lolly scramble in New Zealand. 

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Society
Jan 9, 2020

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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Society
Jan 3, 2020

Eight simple rules for being a woman and wearing clothes in public

In the same week that a woman was told her bikini was "inappropriate" to wear at an Auckland pool, Alex Casey provides some much-needed reminders for women wearing clothes everywhere. 

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Business
Dec 30, 2019

The life and death of Wellington’s SXSW

The $800 per ticket, council-funded festival of ‘creative collisions’ has been cancelled and the company behind it has gone bust. Alex Casey reports.

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Television
Dec 26, 2019

What is the best New Zealand jingle of all time?

Alex Casey goes down a YouTube rabbit hole to try and find the best New Zealand advertising jingle ever created.

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Decade in Review
Dec 20, 2019

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (20-1)

Around 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff counts down the 100 most iconic local television moments of the 2010s. Today, moments 20-1.

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TVNZ
Dec 19, 2019

How Josh Thomson became Satan for Christmas

Alex Casey talks to Josh Thomson about his satanic transformation in tonight’s Wellington Paranormal Christmas Special on TVNZ2. 

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Decade in Review
Dec 17, 2019

Decade in review: How reality ate NZ television

Alex Casey looks back at 10 years of reality television in New Zealand, a genre which reflected both our viewing habits and the good, bad and ugly sides of our national character. 

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Trade Me Gift Guides
Dec 14, 2019

The freakiest stuff you can buy for just $1 this Christmas

If you want to shock and amaze your friends and family this Christmas, look no further than the deep recesses of $1 reserve Trade Me. 

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Television
Dec 9, 2019

Should What Now be encouraging kids to use Instagram? 

It’s been a Sunday morning staple for Kiwi kids for decades, but What Now may be facing new challenges in the era of social media. 

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The Warehouse
Dec 2, 2019

What charities need from you this Christmas

Christmas is celebrated as a time of joy and togetherness, but the holiday season can also add a whole new set of pressures for Kiwis living in need.

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Science
Dec 2, 2019

What’s the deal with influencers and their teeth whitening gizmos? 

Alex Casey goes in search of the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth. 

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Television
Nov 27, 2019

Important: Dane Rumble 3D printed Erin Simpson and Zac Franich’s wedding rings

Alex Casey dissects the most exciting pop culture news of 2019.

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Television
Nov 20, 2019

All the reasons Stephen Colbert is going to jail for a very long time

Don't get sucked in by the jovial banter and the sausage sizzle with Jacinda Ardern. Stephen Colbert is an international criminal mastermind who must be stopped. 

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Womens Health Action
Nov 14, 2019

How to stop worrying and learn to love your vulva

Alex Casey goes on a journey to find out all there is to know about what a “normal” vulva looks like.

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Television
Nov 5, 2019

50 iconic looks from 50 years of TVNZ network news

As TVNZ celebrate 50 years of network news this week, Alex Casey celebrates 50 of the most iconic looks that otherwise might be left forgotten. 

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Television
Oct 30, 2019

Compelling: I think Lily McManus will be on The Bachelorette NZ

Could beloved reality star Lily McManus be New Zealand's first ever Bachelorette? Alex Casey assesses the evidence. 

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Business
Oct 25, 2019

‘Hey Lonely, where the fat chicks at?’

They're known for celebrating a diverse range of bodies and messages of inclusion and body positivity. So why are they blocking users criticising their size range? 

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Media
Oct 24, 2019

Thomasin McKenzie is not in Ferndale any more

Alex Casey talks to Wellington-born Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Sylvanian Family enthusiast. 

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Television
Oct 23, 2019

Huge and true: Late Night Big Breakfast is returning to TVNZ

Alex Casey talks to Leigh Hart about the return of Late Night Big Breakfast, the finest morning TV parody show New Zealand has ever made. 

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Society
Oct 17, 2019

I went to a sex toy party and I learned some things

For the Sex Positivity episode of On the Rag, notorious prude Alex Casey enlisted the help of sex toy expert and pleasure therapist Teddy Curle.

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Television
Oct 16, 2019

Meet the Dunedin woman who wrote her dissertation about YouTuber Logan Paul

Alex Casey talks to Henessey Griffiths, the 22 year-old Dunedin student who just finished her dissertation about one of Youtube’s most controversial stars. 

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Television
Oct 16, 2019

The most interesting woman on NZ TV: Wellington Paranormal’s Karen O’Leary

Alex Casey yarns to Karen O’Leary, early childhood teacher by day and star of Wellington Paranormal and What We Do in The Shadows by night. 

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Society
Oct 15, 2019

Free IUD contraception is here: What it is and how to get one

Alex Casey asks Rose Stewart from Family Planning every single question she can think of about New Zealand's new free IUDs. 

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