On the Rag: Rugby ads, menstrual cups and delving into the world of incels

May 1, 2018

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Madeleine Chapman tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop

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On confusing witch hunts and falling in love

March 29, 2018

This month on On the Rag, we’ll be stirring the cauldron and murmuring about witch hunts, lighting a candle for the plight of the old white man and falling in love with New Zealand’s finest love stories. How many bad cartoons can one dude do in a month? Why is everyone terrified about #MeTooNZ? And why is someone lodging a complaint against Julie Anne Genter for stating the facts? 

Beyond that, we make our own bad feminist confessions, share our useful tips for surviving in the world and gush over Michele's new book about falling (and staying) in love. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win How We Met.

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On the Rag: Workplace harassment, the bad 60 minutes interview and so much more

March 1, 2018

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture.

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On the Rag: In which we are all pregnant (with emotion for Jacinda)

January 31, 2018

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture.

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The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2017

December 19, 2017

To punish you all for being naughty this year, The Spinoff made an unholy mash-up of four of its podcasts.

Join Leonie Hayden, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas, Duncan Greive, Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Henry Oliver as they discuss the biggest events of 2017 (and Married At First Sight) in a grotesque rat-king of piping hot takes.

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Have yourself a very feminist Christmas

November 30, 2017

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the age-old conundrum: how do you cope with Christmas without exploding?

As we roll into December on a one-horse open sleigh, the Christmas stress is beginning to set in. So we asked our listeners for their own festive conundrums, tips and gift ideas, in an attempt to save the holiday season.

How do you buy a feminist gift without looking like a fun-killer? How do you avoid doing all the chores? What do you say to your racist family member when he drops a clanger during charades?

Beyond that, we shout out Gal Gadot for putting her Wonder Woman wedge down hard on Brett Ratner and bask in the glory that is the office compliments box. All this, thanks to our glorious sponsors at twenty-seven names.

Pour yourself a glass of strong something and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod, or click here to like us on Facebook.

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That’s no Pink Princess, that’s the Prime Minister

November 2, 2017

As the stardust settles and the chicky-babes stop cheeping, the On the Rag team assemble to talk about what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern means to them. Is she a Red Queen? Is she a Pink Princess? Or could it be that... nobody really knows how to refer to women in power without having a brain fart?

Beyond that, we look at the state of the post-Weinstein, #metoo world, and share our favourite tips, shows and books from the month, with help from our glorious sponsors at twenty-seven names.

Pour yourself a glass of strong something and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod, or click here to like us on Facebook.

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We’ve all got one of those gross taxi stories

October 6, 2017

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture.

This month the gang is back together to tackle the past month-ish in New Zealand media, news and general bullshit, with help from our glorious new sponsors at twenty-seven names. We dive deep into the horrific online response to Jay Jay Harvey's assault in a taxi, share our own travel horror stories and cool tips on how to get from A to B safely.

Beyond that, we also ponder the dark side of Twitter, freak out about soiled sex robots and encourage you all to stare deeply into the eyes of a cat. You'll have to listen to find out why.

Pour yourself a glass of strong something and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod, or click here to like us on Facebook.

Watch club recommendations: Find Me a Māori Bride on Māori TV, Big Mouth on Netflix and The Deuce on Sky.
Book club recommendations: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Learn to Drive Like a Man, this article about the Las Vegas shooting  + bonus Tide app

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Clementine Ford takes us to feminist church

September 14, 2017

This month's episode of On the Rag is blessed with the presence of Clementine Ford, Fight Like a Girl author, proud feminist and dedicated "life-ruiner". Over orange juice and avocado on toast, the team dissect some of the big issues facing women in real life and online today.

When should you choose not to fight the trolls? Why do men keep interrupting women? Why are so many people still scared of calling themselves a feminist? Why is Australia so freaked out by marriage equality? The gang attempt to answer these questions and many more, topping it all off with some cool tips and recommendations for this month's watch and reading club.

Pour yourself a glass of strong something and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod, click here to like us on Facebook and support twenty-seven names, our sponsors who make this all possible.

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A special edition live podcast from the city of the future

August 22, 2017

In this special edition podcast, the On the Rag team do a roadie to the Spark festival in Hamilton to talk creativity and struggles. 

Arriving on a sugar high courtesy of Duck Island ice-cream and good vibes, Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A'Court hit the couches at the Spark Festival to chew over what they wish they had known before they delved into their creative careers.

What three books changed 18 year-old Michele's life? How has Leonie learned to cope with criticism? What sage writing advice did Alex wish she had followed? We share our thoughts over a glass of wine and somehow decide that Shrek is the only unproblematic film from yesteryear that's worth revisiting.

Pour yourself a glass of strong something and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod, or click here to like us on Facebook.

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