What just happened, and what’s coming up next…
EQUALIZE: EQUALIZE is a free-entry equity discussion series in Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating women in sport, business, culture, and society. Attend a FIFA Fan Festival™ in your nearest host city to hear how these trailblazing women are breaking barriers – with your MC Michele A’Court. Overview here
Friday 21 July: Equalize Kirikiriroa/Hamilton – details here
Sunday 23 July: Equalize Otepoti/Dunedin – details here
Wednesday 26 July: Equalize Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland – details here
Monday 14 August: Equalize Finale: MC for the final event which stars Dame Jacinda, Natalie Portman, Ruby Tui and Fatma Samoura. At the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre – SOLD OUT Equalize Finale
Wednesday 26 July: Well Done Comedy featuring Michele A’Court – at Wellington’s Fringe Bar, 7.30pm. Details here
Sunday 30 July: Comedy at the Churchill – fancy cocktails and comedy in Auckland with Michele A’Court, Paul Ego, Paul Douglas and Alan McElroy. Details here
Sunday 6 August: Comedy at Pyms on Milford – Michele headlines this show with Alan McElroy and Tony Lyall. 7.30pm
Saturday 2 September: Comedy gig in Howick – details to come.
Wednesday 6 September: Ritz Comedy Club, Sydney Ritz Wednesday 6 September
Thursday 7 September: Sydney Comedy Store Big Thursday Showcase
Friday 8 September: Sydney Comedy Store Friday Showcase
Saturday 9 September: Sydney Comedy Store – Saturday Showcase
Friday 27 October: Mansfield – In Her Own Words (Unplugged) at the Tauranga Arts Festival 8pm Selected poems set to music composed and performed by Anna Coddington, Julia Deans, Lawrence Arabia, Mel Parsons, Lorina Harding, Charlotte Yates and French for Rabbits. Each song is linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield’s letters, narrated by Michèle A’Court. Mansfield Unplugged
Saturday 28 October: Mansfield Fangirls with Michele A’Court, Charlotte Yates, Katy Wolfe in conversation with Clare Mabey. 11.30am. Mansfield Fangirls
Friday 28 July: “The Week That Was” – Michele joins Te Radar to talk about the week’s news (the stuff you might have missed and wish you hadn’t) with Kathryn Ryan from 11.45am. RNZ National 101.4FM
Friday 1 September: “The Week That Was” – Michele joins Te Radar to talk about the week’s news (the stuff you might have missed and wish you hadn’t) with Kathryn Ryan from 11.45am. RNZ National 101.4FM
From May 2022: “Power, Money, Security” – Michele’s 5-episode podcast about women and money launches. Join host Michèle and guests to redefine PMS – a sponsored podcast series with Ensemble and Stuff to grow your financial confidence. Created in partnership with The Table sponsored by Mercer (N.Z.) Limited. Here’s how you can subscribe: Power Money Security – platforms
Thursday 28 October 2021: The Hits – with the fabulous Stace, Anika and Mike, talking lady-things. https://www.spreaker.com/user/nzme/october-29-featuring-michele-acourt
“On The Rag” Podcast
We’ve taken a hiatus for now, but you can hear all the archives here.
Also from the archives – way back in February 2016, I spent a week reading my book out loud on RNZ National. The links to each episode are here.
Thursday 25 May 2023: The Great Comedy Debate – The Great Comedy Debate returns for a night that is more laughs than facts, as comedians battle out their differences through jokes. Starring Jesse Mulligan, Perlina Lau, Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court, Courtney Dawson and Eli Matthewson, expertly moderated by Josh Thomson. TV3 at 8.30pm, Thursday 25 May. The Great Comedy Debate
Thursday 12 July 2023: ‘7Days’ – Aotearoa’s award winning comedy show this week with Paul Ego, Michele A’Court, Rhys Mathewson, Lana Walters, Laura Daniel and Guy Montgomery. Also available on demand at Three.
“On The Rag” – Webseries 2020
Dust off your jade eggs and crank the salt lamp, feminist webseries On the Rag is back for a second season and where better to start than with the murky, exhausting world of wellness? Join hosts Michèle A’Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden as they explore the tyranny of the morning routine, the myths and misinformation about what you should put inside your body and what “wellness” really means amongst the chaos and uncertainty of 2020.
On The Rag: The murky world of wellness and influencers
And right here is possibly my favourite episode for 2020 on Imposter Syndrome. It features extraordinary women who battle the idea that they are not good enough – people like Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Siouxsie Wiles and Dame Patsy Reddy. On The Rag: What is imposter syndrome and how do we destroy it?
And from the back catalogue…
“On The Rag” – Webseries 2019
Funded by NZ On Air, the Spinoff produced our “On The Rag” webseries in 2019. Production for 2020 is paused due to Covid-19 (back soon!) but you can catch up on previous episodes by diving in here.
“Michele’s Musings”: Michele’s weekly column in The NZ Woman’s Weekly – available in all good bookstores and some of the shit ones, and also right there at the supermarket checkout.
“Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter”
Michele’s first bestselling book covering all the things you should remember to tell your daughter (and your son) before they leave home. Published by Harper Collins in 2015. Find out about it here.
“How We Met – the ways great love begins”
Michele’s critically acclaimed collection of true life love stories woven together with fascinating insights into brain science. Published by Harper Collins in 2018. Find out about it here.