Holy shit, it’s only January

January 31, 2017

With a much-needed glass of bubbles, and in the safe bunker of The Spinoff podcast studio, the On the Rag team huddle together in horror to talk about the first month of 2017. Topics for this month include top kiwi blokes Jimi Jackson and The Mad Butcher, what to do after protesting in the Women's Marches and the importance of intersectionality in feminism. And, of course, President T****.

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Christmas edition On the Rag: Who made the naughty and nice list for 2016?

December 22, 2016

For the final Christmas episode of On the Rag, the gang look at the highs and lows for women in 2016. 

It's the last episode of On the Rag, a podcast for people who consider themselves feminists every day of the week and definitely understand the dictionary definition of the word. To toast the year that was – with help from cheap bubbles and our sponsors at BON tampons – Alex, Leonie Michele look at the best and worst from 2016 and announce the lucky winner of our BON tampons-for-a-year competition.

Remember Trump? Paul Henry? Kevin Richards? Bono winning the woman of the year? It's not all doom and gloom though, as we shine lights on the glimmering yas queens who made the world a little brighter in the dark hellscape that was 2016.

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On the Rag – November edition ft. Botched eyeliner and human whack-a-mole

December 2, 2016

Every month host Alex Casey is joined by comedian/writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to discuss what happened in the world of women over the preceding four weeks. Better late than never, they return with help from their legendary sponsors at BON tampons and dressed by the costume wizards at First Scene

It's been a few weeks since T**** became the President, so the On the Rag team assemble over some delicious cakes to talk business. How effective is White Ribbon Week? How in fresh hell is abortion still illegal? And why is liquid eyeliner such a treacherous battle? Leonie talks about being in the room for Aaradhna's Earth-shattering speech at the VNZMAs, Michele shares her experience of banning men from a Facebook thread and Alex tells you what to do when your cat escapes a new house.

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Post US Election Emergency Edition

November 11, 2016

Our On the Rag podcast team have an emergency meeting to discuss what happened to the world of women this week, how to cope and what to do next. 

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On The Rag: October Edition

November 7, 2016
Every month host Alex Casey is joined by comedian/writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to discuss what happened in the world of women over the preceding four weeks. Better late than never, they return with help from their brand spanking new sponsors BON tampons

This month, our three raggers reflect on what feels like a flaming month from hell including Paul Henry's take on titties, Max Key's twisted idea of "real men" and how New World screwed up in a big way. If that wasn't enough, Wonder Woman has made it to the UN and Bono won the woman of the year. Oh, and Trump.

Thankfully, it's not all bad news. We are stoked to announce that On the Rag is now sponsored by the Kiwi legends at BON tampons. To all our beautiful bleeding listeners, please check them out for 100% New Zealand, 100% organic tampons delivered directly to your door – it's about the coolest tip we can ever offer you.

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September edition on Trump and why we don’t need a Minister for Men

October 3, 2016

This month, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what September held for women in New Zealand and the world. Listen as they reflect on what Trump says about gender politics, how baking soda can solve almost anything and why New Zealand definitely doesn't need a Minister for Men.

Pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and get involved with the official hashtag #otrpod.

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On The Rag Special 2: Night sweats and pill woes with Madeleine Sami and Laura Daniel from Funny Girls

September 28, 2016

A rare experimental edition of On the Rag featuring Laura Daniel and Madeleine Sami, two key players in TV3's female-driven sketch comedy Funny Girls. 

In this special edition of On the Rag, Alex Casey chats to Madeleine Sami (director) and Laura Daniel (writer and star) of Funny Girls ahead of the second season. What does it take to make good funny telly? How do you deal with online haters? Can someone cure night sweats already or do we all have to drown?

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Whopper August Edition dissects a truly awful month for women

August 31, 2016

We survived the gold medal sexism of the Olympics, the Chiefs scandal, Kevin Roberts and much more to bring you this month's bumper 80 minute episode of despair.

As always, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what August held for women in New Zealand and the world. That is to say: eye-rolling at wild mansplainers, Burkini bans and raising the roof for Wonder Woman.

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

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July Edition featuring bad trolls and a revolution in sweater storage

August 3, 2016

It's always a good feeling when the rag arrives right on time. This month, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what July held for women in New Zealand and the world. That is to say: lifting the lid on online abuse, screaming about Trump and pouring one out for Leslie Jones and the Ghostbusters gang.

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On The Rag Special 1: the women behind The Rehearsal

July 22, 2016

In this special edition of On the Rag, Alex talks to the powerhouse of women behind The Rehearsal, the New Zealand film based on the novel by Eleanor Catton. Alison Maclean, Emily Perkins and Kerry Fox chew over finding success as women in male-dominated industries, and why it's never okay to smack a boom boy on the bum. 
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