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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June Edition featuring bad tennis dresses and What Men Really Want

July 11, 2016

Better late than never, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what June held for women in New Zealand and the world. That is to say: the bad month for women in sports, free tampons in NYC schools and an exciting new book club section.

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May edition on lady Ghostbusters, women-only swim nights and ball dress nightmares

June 3, 2016

Better late than never, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what May held for women in New Zealand and around the world. That is to say the growth of women's swim nights, ball dress controversies, abortion laws and the ideal way to trick people into thinking you are really, really, ridiculously good at makeup.

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April Edition featuring hemlines, harassment and a vagina dialogue

May 27, 2016

Better late than never, host Alex Casey is joined by comedian and writer Michele A’Court and Mana magazine editor Leonie Hayden to talk about what April held for women in New Zealand. That is to say the Henderson hemline controversy, harassment in the music industry and an extended conversation about vaginas. Pour yourself a cup of (regular, non-skinny) tea and get involved.

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March edition featuring Wicked Campers, the Bachelor’s feminism and the She Wee

May 27, 2016

It’s a wee bit of a sad episode this month as Zoe is to be leaving these shores for the fast lane in England. Nonetheless many things are discussed: the reality and message behind that thigh gap jewelry carry on; Olivia Wilde’s too old, apparently; Michelle’s sexist stories from on the road; the Bachelor and feminism; those nutty Wicked campers; why people bother with diets; the amazing She Wee and loads more.

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February edition featuring Barbie, Kesha and Return of Kings

May 27, 2016

This month: Barbie, the simple joy of changing a flat tyre on a car, Kesha, Josh Drummond’s stellar “I am a feminist” piece on stuff.co.nz and Michele gives her tip on how to read the comments.

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Episode 2: January Heatwave Edition

May 27, 2016

The second episode of On the Rag, a podcast hosted by Alex Casey which looks at, laughs at and questions the state of women in pop culture, news and the world. To dissect January’s issues in the searing heat of The Spinoff boardroom, she is joined by comedian and author Michele A’Court and marketing guru and longtime good mate Zoe Scheltema.

Together they look at the right to bare arms on TVNZ, what New Zealand’s new man channel might mean for women, and scary vampire injections.

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Listen to the First Episode of On the Rag – 2015 in Women

May 27, 2016

The first episode of On the Rag, a podcast hosted by Alex Casey which looks at, laughs at and questions the state of women in pop culture, news and the world. To look at back at the year of 2015, she is joined by comedian and author Michele A’Court and marketing guru and longtime good mate Zoe Scheltema.

Together they look at women in New Zealand this year from Funny Girls to Crotchgate, as well as examining broader hot topics for broads such as selfies, clean eating and catcalling. Michele talks about the perfect vagina, Zoe talks about her Tinder dates, and the group wholeheartedly disagree on the merits of fruit mince.

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