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Every month Spinoff TV editor Alex Casey, comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden come together to discuss the previous month for women in New Zealand.

On The Rag The Spinoff

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Every month Spinoff TV editor Alex Casey, comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden come together to discuss the previous month for women in New Zealand.

    On the Rag: Vagina candles, climate angst and the power of Lizzo

    On the Rag: Vagina candles, climate angst and the power of Lizzo

    The On the Rag team assemble to dissect what feels like the longest month in human history. 
    We're back for another year to yarn about all things to do with women in the news and media, along with some other things that have nothing to do with anything. The first month of 2020 has come to a close and we already feel like we have lived a million lives. How can you focus on your 2020 resolutions when the sky is orange? Why do people not want to talk about Kobe's past? And why is Gwyneth selling vagina candles?
    Beyond that, we recommend our favourite holiday reads and TV shows, go down the sad rabbit-hole of Stefan Molyneux's Twitter, check in with the horror of the Weinstein trial and share our favourite tips of the month. Oh, and Michéle interviewed Margaret Atwood for The Project, so she's basically one of us now. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 20 min
    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    Join various hosts of The Spinoff podcasts Gone by Lunchtime, On The Rag, The Real Pod, Paper Cuts, The Offspin, and Dietary Requirements as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.


    In this special end of year podcast hosted by Leonie Hayden, we dissect the country's response to national disasters, the highs and lows of MAFS, international literary scandals, the madness and tragedy of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Mad Chapman's Pulitzer Prize-winning chip ranking and more, plus we add our entries to the official The Spinoff 2019 Honours and Dishonours board.
    Pour yourself a Baileys and settle in.


    Check out more of our podcasts here including the pop up pod The Spinoff Book Out Loud (The Spinoff Book is available in stores now). If you want to continue to support the work we do, behind the mic or on the site, check out The Spinoff Members, where you can support independent media for as a little as a dollar a week! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 9 min
    On the Rag: Sometimes the best self-care is just having a big rage

    On the Rag: Sometimes the best self-care is just having a big rage

    Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 


    As Christmas breathes down our necks and summer threatens us with bikini waxing, it's time to have a bit of a rage. November was a rough month for women in New Zealand. The Grace Millane trial was dragged through the media in excruciating detail, and the public examination of her sex life reminded us that women just can't win either way. We reflect on how it all played out, and look at some ways to help out of all the sadness.


    We also talk about how to get ready for summer (you don't actually need to do anything) and how self-care might all be a crock of s**t. Also: TI is a terrible man, male birth control is here if he can stomach a shot to the nuts, and you simply have to read this bonkers story about an influencer and her ghost writer.


    Make sure you head to our Facebook page for a chance to win The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls and enjoy their bestseller list for November:
    1. Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
    2. WomanKind: New Zealand Women Making a Difference – Margie Thomson
    3. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo
    4. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
    5. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
    6. The Political Years – Marilyn Waring
    7. Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers – Whiti Hereaka & Witi Ihemaera
    8. Where the Crawdad's Sing - Delia Owens
    9. Someone's Wife – Linda Burgess
    10. Scented – Laurence Fearnley For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 6 min
    On the Rag meets Gloria Steinem

    On the Rag meets Gloria Steinem

    In this special episode of On the Rag, we are joined by author, activist and feminist hero Gloria Steinem ahead of the launch of her new book "The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off". For 20 minutes we get to pick her glorious brain about everything we can think of – climate change, the role of humour in feminism, indigenous rights and what books are on her nightstand right now. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    On the Rag: Scrambled brains, bad cartoons and the Freddy Krueger in the room

    On the Rag: Scrambled brains, bad cartoons and the Freddy Krueger in the room

    Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden, Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 


    Boo! We witches are back for a scary Halloween podcast, after a month where Freddy Krueger (Harvey Weinstein) showed his face in public and was courageously confronted by two women in Los Angeles. There's also been a terrifyingly bad cartoon drawn about nasty mothers and their beloved phones, and Ernst and Young have issued a 55 page briefing for their female staff that is so shocking it could wake the dead.


    There's also the problem with Lonely lingerie, a mansplain to end all mansplains and an absurd interaction during a facial. All of that, plus also the things we’ve been watching and reading this month – including Big Mouth on Netflix, Jenny Slate's comedy special, and this phenomenal piece about beauty influencers. Make sure you head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Scented by Laurence Fearnley (and perfume!) and enjoy their bestseller list for October:
    1. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    2. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    4. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
    5. Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    6. The Strength of Eggshells by Kirsty Powell
    7. Lost in the Spanish Quarter by Heddi Goodrich
    8. Bruny by Heather Rose
    9. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
    10. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 19 min
    On the Rag: Young women are going to save the world

    On the Rag: Young women are going to save the world

    Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden, Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 


    It's been a big month for young women using their voice. Greta Thunberg admonished leaders at the UN for not doing enough for the dying planet, which annoyed brave old media boys who think teens should just stick to doing the dishes. Closer to home, a young woman within the Labour Party detailed allegations of sexual assault from a party staffer, and shone on a light on what appeared to be a broken system for dealing with survivors. Both made an immeasurable impact.


    We walk about all of that, plus also the things we've been watching and reading this month – including Unbelievable on Netflix, Late Night, this phenomenal piece written about sex work. Make sure you head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Gloria's Voice by Aura Lewis and enjoy their bestseller list for September:
    1) The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    2) Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy
    3) No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
    4) The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    5) On Earth We're Briefly Georgeous by Ocean Vuong
    6) Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    7) Happiness by Aminatta Forna
    8) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson
    9) Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
    10) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 56 min

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