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Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A'Court look at, laugh at and question the state of women in pop culture, news and the world.
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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A'Court look at, laugh at and question the state of women in pop culture, news and the world.
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    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020

    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020

    Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
    Representing Gone By Lunchtime, Dietary Requirements, The Real Pod, Papercuts, The Fold and On The Rag our hosts dive into the key events, issues, heroes and villains of 2020.
    From National’s botched election campaign to Ben Thomas’ take on TikTok, via the collapse of Bauer, the rise of oat milk, with a detour through controversial frozen grapes and Simon’s Sausage Spot, there’s something for everyone in this year’s Superpod. Featuring special guests producer T and Covid-19.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    On the Rag: Some cool tips on how to cope with the chaos

    On the Rag: Some cool tips on how to cope with the chaos

    The On the Rag team meet one more time to talk about how the Covid-19 crisis affects women and what you can do to cope. 
    It's our last podcast for a little while so crack open a bottle of something fizzy and join us as we undergo what is basically a group therapy session. We are one week into national lockdown and starting to settle into our new normal, and there is much to discuss. How does Covid-19 affect woman specifically? Is this going to be the end of the beauty industry? And why is everyone so horny?
    Beyond that, we'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of the On the Rag community over the past five years. We've laughed together, we've cried together, we've raged together. It's not goodbye forever, just goodbye for now x

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    On the Rag: Victories in the courts and dramas over shorts

    On the Rag: Victories in the courts and dramas over shorts

    The On the Rag team assemble to dissect the previous month in news, media and feminism. 
    It's somehow the end of February so we're here to look back at the month in Women's Stuff. Uniform shorts are sending young women into counselling sessions at a a local high school, but why? How the hell did anyone think Hannah Tamaki was going to make it onto Dancing With the Stars NZ without a fuss? And how crucial is the Weinstein verdict to the #MeToo movement?
    Beyond that, we have some news about the future of the podcast (it's not soooo bad), share our cool tips of the month and work through the horror of getting the ECP at the chemist. It's also Mercury Retrograde, so don't blame us for the chaotic energy, swear words and fumbled sentences that go nowhere. You have been warned.
     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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.

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    • 1 hr 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.
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    • 1 hr 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 shit. 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

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jessehana ,

Just perfect

I can (& do) listen to these women for hours. Great for a laugh, a brain workout and a reminder there are HEAPS of awesome women out there doing cool, valuable, witty stuff. Thanks ladies!

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