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The Spinoff presents a weekly pop culture podcast tackling everything from reality TV to real life here in New Zealand, hosted by Jane Yee with Duncan Greive and Alex Casey.

The Spinoff


    • Sep 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Celebrity Treasure Island Week 4 and The Block NZ Week 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 67:37


    You won't believe the number of celebrities we have seen IRL this week. Duncan saw Taika Waititi and Elizabeth Banks at the rugby and Alex saw The Mole at The Mall. There's a fresh crop of lads for us to analyse ahead of the launch of FBOY Island NZ and a mysterious monolith on Celebrity Treasure Island that may or may not contain a naked and afraid Casey Franks. All that, plus The Block NZ groans towards the finish line with cat litter driveways and overstuffed outdoor areas. What's the deal with old people and singing? You'll have to listen to find out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Celebrity Treasure Island Week 3 and The Block NZ Week 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 69:52


    Celebrity Treasure Island is rocked with another bombshell as Mike King does the most emotional dump of all time. Dame Susan and Lynette are at loggerheads over an apple, Siobhan has more alliances than hot dinners and Dylan is finally reunited with a tramp. We've also got the latest on The Masked Singer, FBoy Island NZ and all the hot goss from Stairwell Week on The Block NZ (hold your applause). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Celebrity Treasure Island Week 2 and The Block NZ Week 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 66:21


    Everyone's talking about the new King but we only want to talk about Mike King. The bombshell intruder finally arrived on Celebrity Treasure Island this week and waged a path of destruction that ended with a truly shocking elimination that nobody could have seen coming. Meanwhile on The Block NZ, our teams repainted a wall. Also: you won't believe which A-lister celebrity was (lost and) found at the Billie Eilish concert last week.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 17, Farewell to Thalassa ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 15:30


    We've made it to the very end of the season and we aren't surprised that Culver is knocking back a few beers on the job in celebration. As the crew wraps up their last charter, Benny reflects on his growth, Jamie has a tantrum and Aesha says “cooch” a lot. Plus, which two crew members finally hook up? The answer WILL shock you.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Celebrity Treasure Island Week 1 and The Block NZ Week 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 74:29


    So much reality TV, so little time. We are fizzing for the return of Celebrity Treasure Island, and the first week did not disappoint. From handsy challenges to uncomfortable rapping to whatever Lynette Forday is up to, we are already obsessed. Things are not quite as thrilling over on The Block NZ for kitchen week, but at least we get to see one contestant's voice box on national television. Also: Big Worm. Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 16, Culver loses his bearings ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 22:25


    It is the penultimate episode of Below Deck Down Under and they saved the best till last. Culver has gone off piste and is pashing guests, Brittini is wearing her heart on her sleeve and Jamie has started steaming Benny's shirts for some reason. Plus, are these the messiest guests in Below Deck history? And will they make it off the beach before low tide?Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 7, a well of knowledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 55:11


    Ever wondered what happens when you 'undo' a 'deflect'? Wonder no more, because The Block NZ is here to mess with your reality. It is garage, laundry AND kitchen week and our teams are throwing everything plus a painted opshop bike to woo our judges. Also: Jane had her dreams come true at Today FM, while Alex had a nightmare at Butterfly Creek.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 15, out of our wheelhouse ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 31:09


    Apparently being on international waters means that incest is fine, as is putting your head under in a jacuzzi. It's another bawdy week on Below Deck, including "big dick energy" in the galley, the primary proposing a threesome and Culver getting stuck into some kissing. But not with Brittini????Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    EMERGENCY POD: The Celebrity Treasure Island teaser is incredible

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 10:25


    It's pilots over pirates baby! Join us for this emergency podcast as we dissect the surprise teaser for Celebrity Treasure Island 2022. Dame Susan Devoy is repping for menopausal women. Mike King is playing the bad guy. Karen O'Leary is crying. Also, what is that huge mystery plinth? Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 6, time to wreak Havoc

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 53:22


    Forget about The Block NZ, this week is all about the shocking Masked Singer reveal on Sunday night. How did they get Mikey Havoc? Why does he have 400 masks? And does this mean that other celebs from the bowels of history (Jane Yee) are also in the running? We also spend 20 minutes talking about the slam poetry on The Block NZ and forget to talk about the rooms. True havoc.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 14, Everything from Belfies to Zed ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 24:56


    We are in international waters and Jane is in the mood for sharing, which leads to a powerful story including a primitive belfie, a flip phone and Zed's Europe tour. On board Thalassa, Jason has gone on a rampage and fired everyone, Ryan is mooning himself silly and another New Zealander joins the crew. But did Captain Jason go to Burning Man or Coachella? All this and so, so, so much more.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 5, Dr Quinn Flexible Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 44:26


    We begin with some real news: Jane has experienced a Lomas-style family reunion, Alex has Real Podded an email to a fancy cornie and Duncan nearly forgot to come to the record. Things are just as hectic on the Masked Singer NZ where the Real Pod guessing panel are flailing terribly, and on The Block NZ where a short week leads to our first big fight. But which poddy is as flexible as bendy ol' Quinn? You'll have to listen to find out.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 13, Welcome to Thalassa, bitch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 22:17


    Whatever you do this week, do NOT say the b-word around Jamie and do NOT ask Cheffy to make you a high tea. We recap all the drama from Episode 13 of Below Deck Down Under, including Culver's Compound, Jamie's hissy fit and a dramatic dismissal of a beloved Latina crew member. But what on Earth causes our Jane to start talking about Meet the Fockers? You'll have to listen to find out.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 4, the mo must go

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 57:20


    We've got a lot of real news to get through this week including watching Love Island at the pub, all the Celebrity Treasure Island cast announcements and the return of Heartbreak Island. But the big scandal of the week is the fact Ben on The Block broke his moustache-shaving promise, and therefore our hearts. Would you rather sandpaper off your teeth, shoot your toes with a nail gun, or listen to this cool podcast episode? The decision is easy.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 12, Nautical but nice ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 22:03


    Once again, we have come up with a better episode title than Below Deck Down Under itself. It is Christmas on Thalassa this week, complete with Magda's tampon snow, Aesha's kinky reindeer and Culver in the role of jolly Saint Nick. But will Benny experience a Christmas miracle and be able to keep his job on deck? We consult the oracle (Duncan) to see what is in store for our friends at sea.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 3, no Yeezys on The Bleezy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 48:05


    We begin with a brief recap of a baffling episode of The Masked Singer NZ that forced Jane to stay up till 2am researching clues. Then it is time to strap on your workboots and hit the tiles, because it is bathroom week on The Block NZ. Who will rock a wet room? Who will piss off the wolf? And what does this all have to do with Terry's Chocolate Orange? You'll have to listen to find out.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 11, Benny in the binny ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 19:31


    It's another week on Below Deck Down Under and we are more excited than a drunken Brittini tearing into a watermelon. Cheffy Ryan is all alone on his angry potty, Jamie gets a verbal warning for Guilty Culver's mistake and Benny is back in the bad books. Also, a dramatic deep sea rescue and the biggest plate of crab we've ever seen.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 2, mo' Mocka mo' problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 50:19


    We begin with a quick recap of The Masked Singer premiere, before getting out our Allen keys and flexing our flat-packing skills, because it's kids' bedroom week on The Block NZ. Which Block contestant executed a perfect Jim Halpert glance to camera? Did we just witness the return of The Ridges stage mouse? And why are producers showing us how the sausage is made? All that, and a celebrity cameo live on pod that nobody saw coming.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 10, a load of croc ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 48:47


    Jane is back from a rocky voyage through the seas of Covid-19 this week but unfortunately Duncan is off feeding the cat. Speaking of food, did you know a crocodile only eats once a year? But how does one distinguish between an eating squid and a swimming squid? All that, plus some anthropological analysis on the role of smoking in the Below Deck multiverse.Join The Real Pod community!Go here to join The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat telly on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Block NZ Recap: Week 1, stuck in the mud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 33:52


    Hello, is this knobs and knockers? Four teams have returned for a redemption season of The Block NZ, and we are celebrating with what might be our worst episode yet. Jane forgets to record for a bit, Duncan is grizzly about the cast and Alex is trying to keep schtum.Join The Real Pod community!Go here for The Real Pod Corner on Facebook: www.thespinoff.co.nz/realpodcornerAnd here to chat on our Discord server: www.thespinoff.co.nz/realpoddiscord See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 9, a skeleton crew ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 48:59


    If you thought it was going to be smooth sailing this week, we regret to inform you that one of the crew has been struck down with the novel coronavirus and another is on holiday. We have no choice but to channel what we have learned from the Below Deck Down Under crew, including the enthusiasm of Chef Ryan at dinner time, the unwelcomeness of Keith Stone at a stag do and the endless waffle of Magda on the phone with Erik.Join The Real Pod community!Go here to join The Real Pod Corner on FacebookAnd here to chat telly on our Discord server See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 8, a mutiny on the pod ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 41:54


    Just like a big barf in a jacuzzi, things have gone truly awry this week. Jane has been on her deathbed, Duncan has orchestrated a mutiny and Alex is still recovering from an oyster she ate 10 years ago. What better time to prepare yourself a huge bowl of flavourless risotto and dive into the latest drama of Below Deck Down Under. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 7, the wet vac returns ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 45:08


    It's a week of horrific leaks, from Jane's roof caving in to Benny's toilet overflowing once more. Join as we recap the latest from a soggy Thalassa, including Culver's new mullet-wearing plumber character, Jamie ripping his swim shirt off to swim and a trip to the whitest beach in the Whitsundsays. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 6, the ghost of Marilyn ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:40


    Go an fetch your finest mullet wig, because Culver the Entertainment officer has found a new apprentice in Magda. Meanwhile, Aesha is microwaving the milk, Ryan is serving seafood to all the guests who hate seafood, and Benny is having yet another sooky la-la. If you like Love Island, we also somehow end up talking about that quite a bit? It is what it is on Below Deck Down Under. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 5, the King of Monaco ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 38:03


    This week on Below Deck Down Under, the primary guest climbs aboard with nothing but a tiny robe and some huge ideas about interior decorating. Also Cheffy is cheffing harder than he has ever cheffed, Magda doesn't know what a garnish is and Captain Jason takes his shirt off. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap the week that was, but don't you dare step over that anchor chain or we'll make you wear the idiot helmet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 4, it's a poo-nami ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 37:33


    Benny's toilet is overflowing with poo water, Culver is suddenly a stripper pirate, and Captain Jason is dealing with excessive amounts of booty but no board shorts. Grab the wetvac and a mullet wig and join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap a messy, messy charter on SS Thalassa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 3, with primary guest Aesha Scott ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 48:15


    All crew on deck! A very special primary is onboard - NZ's own chief stew Aesha Scott joins Duncan and Jane for a chinwag about life, love and loathing as the breakout star of the Below Deck franchise. Of course there's also a recap of episode three, in which rock and roll hits the high seas, Jamie throws a tantrum about the lack of single ladies and Ryan is… well, Ryan's Ryan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 2, flaking the anchor ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 40:11


    Captain Jason has more than the tide to worry about on Below Deck Down Under this week, as Chef Ryan gets extra cheffy and deckhand Benny flakes out while flaking anchor. Join salty seadogs Alex and Jane as they recap the second episode, complete with this week's shiny helmet award. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week six, a winner is crowned

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 50:22


    Despite the best efforts of Covid-19, Dancing With the Stars persisted all the way to the grand finale. Jazz Thornton was crowned the winner, Clinton Randall did a dance with Nadia Lim to 'My Sharona', and Kerre Woodham danced with a paddle instead of a partner. Also: Jane does a RAT live on pod and Alex recounts a harrowing interview experience with Tina Cross. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Below Deck Down Under Recap: Episode 1, the hottest crew yet ⚓

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:56


    Button up your epaulets and head to the main deck as we set sail on a luxury recap season of Below Deck Down Under. Your crew today are Alex, Jane, and Duncan, and over the next 17 weeks we will help you navigate the stormy waters of tantrums, tip meetings and tacky table decor in this triumphant new offering in the Below Deck franchise. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week five, Covid catastrophe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 49:02


    Rhys and Eric have Covid, Vaz and Kerre are back on the d-floor, and there are samba sandwiches aplenty on this week's chaotic semi-final of Dancing with the Stars NZ. Join Alex and Jane as they reel over the return of Walt, and predict which fancy-footed star will take home the Glitterball Trophy in Sunday's grand final. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week four, our head judge is away

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 41:50


    Evacuate the dance floor, our head judge Jane is away this week and we are sorry (so sorry). Join Alex, Duncan and Te Aihe as we struggle through to the end of the show worse than Eric Murray trying to find “the eight” on ‘Another One Bites the Dust'. It's club bangers and “my jams” week on DWTS, so which of our jams would we bring to the show? And which star had the very best jam of all? And why do all the clothes look like they are going to dissolve in water? All that, and a bunch of other unmissable guff about fedoras. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week three, secrets from the studio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 49:08


    Alex and Jane weaselled their way into the Dancing With the Stars NZ audience this week (to bring you all the behind-the-scenes goss you can flick a golden cape at). Which celebrity ate their earrings? Who was the most magnetic in the room?? What is the truth about Sharyn's booth?! And is Duncan finally jumping on the DWTS bandwagon...? You'll have to listen to find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week two, ANOTHER travesty?!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 54:44


    Dancing With the Stars is truly Real Podding itself with another shocking elimination this week. What is going on with the voting? What happened to the elimination dance-off?? And is it time for a Spinoff show with the eliminated stars?! Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap all the sambas, the rumbas and the celebrity phone numbas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    DWTS NZ Recap: Week one, the travesty

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 57:16


    We're back for another season of Dancing With the Stars - complete with two new judges, a sparkly new set, and a shocker first elimination. Head Real Pod judge Jane makes some big calls based on very little evidence, Judge Alex thinks everyone should win, and Judge Duncan is furiously noshing on mandarin skin...but why? Join us to find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mike Puru and the bad McChicken

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 44:10


    In 2019, one throwaway news story about Mike Puru and a bad chicken burger captured The Real Pod's attention. Today, in this very special episode, we finally uncover the truth... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Real Recap: MAFS AU, week ten

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 52:58


    Charge your shoey and join Alex, Jane and Duncan as they toast the end of another season of Married at First Sight Australia. While dinner is served to the participants one last time, we discover that Ella and Mitch have rekindled their relationship, just as Dom and Jack have called it quits. The following night, the gang gather on the couches to watch some incriminating footage and learn that Cody is still yuck after all. It's the best worst telly there is, and what a ride it's been. Stay tuned to The Real Pod, our next Real Recap will be the super delayed new season of Dancing With Stars NZ! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Real Recap: MAFS AU, week nine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 47:50


    We've finally reached the business end of Married at First Sight Australia as our participants come face to face for final vows. Ahead of the big decision, Cody breaks his mother-in-law's trust (and teacup), Mitch and Ella fall apart at the seams, and Jack is collateral damage in Liv's vendetta against Dom. Join the unholy throuple of Alex, Jane, and Duncan as they say “I do” to the penultimate week of love loathing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    We real podded The Real Pod

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 34:02


    If you like high-octane supermarket delivery drama, we have the podcast episode for you. In a Real Pod first, we take calls from delivery men and pick-up packages live on pod. All that, and the exciting Dancing With the Stars line-up, a woman who went to hospital for farts, and a paper plane competition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Real Recap: MAFS AU, week eight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 47:24


    With final vows fast approaching, Reflections Week saw the Married at First Sight Australia participants thinking ahead to life on the outside. Hard questions were asked on final dates and unwanted guests caused a stir at the girls' and boys' nights. We raised a shoey to farewell Al and Sam, and raised our eyebrows at Selin's demands for drama. Join Alex, Duncan and Jane for an extremely scientific analysis of this extremely scientific experiment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Noodles? We'll show you noodles

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 37:25


    This week on The Real Pod we're dreaming of a better world; a world of retro papercuts, plentiful chicken noodles and Toyota Corollas from 1993. Alex and Jane recap all the important news of the week, including the launch of the Real Love Boat and a shirtless Zoom snafu for the ages. What's the difference between a raisin and a sultana? What is the best prickle to get? All that, and a bombshell about The Real Pod format that will rock the experiment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Real Recap: MAFS AU, week seven

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 46:35


    Forget dinner; nothing but drama was served on Married at First Sight Australia this week, and not a single one of us was left hungry. We said goodbye to the last of our new couples as Carolina and Danny turned the commitment ceremony on its head before being turfed from the experiment. Liv continued her crusade to become the most villainous MAFS participant since time began. The revelation of an OnlyFans account sent shockwaves through the group, which led to the crowning of our new king and queen: Jack and Dom. Join Alex, Jane and Duncan as they rake through the coals of Homestay Week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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