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95bFM Breakfast with Rachel

95bFM Breakfast w Rachel

Listen back to feature interviews and performances from the 95bFM Breakfast Show. Weekly features (such as Loose Reads or Travelling Tunes) all have their own feeds, so to listen or subscribe, pick and choose from the bCasts list on the right.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 17, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 17, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 17, 2020, 322.49 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A beautiful sunny Friday morning, no better way to kick off the weekend; Fabian Fanboy dials in from the US to chat about the state of cinema on the weekend; Rachel got a chance to catch up with Sarah Mary Chadwick while she was walking her dog yesterday; and Zoë tells us what's hot in theatre this week. Plus, a special announcement, niceee.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 16, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 16, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 16, 2020, 323.11 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: David Slack's in for his morning coffee; Will-the-Surf-Guy won't be held to any ratings systems; Troy makes the most of Tess' absence with a fourteen minute song excerpt; and Amelia's in, talking the usual bunch of nonsense. Peke atu, e taku hoa.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 15, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 15, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 15, 2020, 320.28 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob's bringing some ~posi-vibes~ to the studio this morning; plus his usual deep dive into The Mind Trench, featuring his own brain this week; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett, dials in to catch up with some political happenings post holidays; and we hear a snippet from Danielle's Long Player last weekend. Good times. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 14, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 14, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 14, 2020, 319.59 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Plowing through January, we're back for another Breakfast show to keep you going; His Worship returns for our regular chat about some of the happenings in Tāmaki; and Sam reviews AJ and The Queen, Ru Pauls latest Netflix show. Feels good to be back in the swing of things, eh?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 13, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 13, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 13, 2020, 328.21 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: After a beautiful weekend, we're back again. This time, with news AND guests, aren't we lucky; Penelope Noir talks foot binding (maybe put your breakfast down while you listen to this part); and Jenna's here with a summer read that you'll be sure to whiz through. Oh, and apparently toe thongs are back in, who knew?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 10, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 10, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 10, 2020, 327.35 MB
Fri 10 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: One week of work down, we're fully back into it now; Fabian Fanboy is back with an review that'll blow your socks off; and Georgia from Park Up Collective and Chelsea from SKILAA pop into the studio to talk about their gig that is fundraising for the Australian bushfires. Happy first week back!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 9, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 9, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 9, 2020, 247.69 MB
Thu 9 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's thursday! Troy's back with some nice new vinyl; Rod's got us covered for what's happening in the politcal realm; and Lawrence Arabia is in the studio to chat about his gig this weekend with Tiny Ruins. Whakarongo mai nei! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 8, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 8, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 8, 2020, 246.56 MB
Wed 8 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Don't worry, we're halfway there! If you're struggling away at work, Rachel's got plenty of tunes to keep you going; plus Rob Bollix and Tim Batt are back in studio to fill us in on what's happening in this mad old world. Whakarongo mai nei!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 7, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 7, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 7, 2020, 331.86 MB
Tue 7 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun returns for another glorious morning in the bFM studios; a round of Second Guessing gets your brain moving; and tunes galore to help you through the back-to-work-blues.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 6, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 6, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: January 6, 2020, 329.63 MB
Mon 6 Jan 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Annnns we're back! Rachel and Tess are back in the studio, and here to help you ease yourself into 2020; Pennie drops by to give us the history of the high heel; and Rachel has a bunch of tunes to get us through some severe Mondayitis. Happy holidays to everyone who's still off work, and kia kaha to those who aren't. 

I/V w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick: January 17, 2020

I/V w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick: January 17, 2020 I/V w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick: January 17, 2020, 24.14 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Melbourne-based NZ muso Sarah Mary Chadwick spoke to Rachel about her upcoming new album "Please Daddy", and her Fringe Town 2020 performance in February. She will be performing her 2019 album "The Queen Who Stole the Sky" on the Auckland Town Hall's grand organ- it's going to be a special night! 

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: January 17, 2020

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: January 17, 2020 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: January 17, 2020, 13.79 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Fabian Fanboy jumps into the realm of TV for a minute before sharing his top picks of films to catch this weekend. Get yourself along to Bombshell, Fabian reckons. If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, Bad Boys for Life and Dolittle are both out this weekend but attend at your own risk, warns Fabian.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020, 8.39 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Zoë's back from her holiday with some reckons on what's good in theatre this week. Get yourself along to the Shakespeare Pop-Up Globe to catch the ol' classic Romeo & Juliet. And following that theme, Auckland's Shakespeare in the Park 2020 is on at the Pumphouse, so why not make a weekend of it?

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 16, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 16, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 16, 2020, 19.69 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

David Slack made it through the incredible Krypton Factor trials of getting into the 95bFM on-air studio this morning (there are a lot of construction works about), so you know his opinion is an intelligent one indeed. He and Rachel talk housing, elections, campaigning and everything else that makes people pull the covers over their eyes. Rather.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 16, 2020

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 16, 2020 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 16, 2020, 33.78 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

LP exploration with the ever-knowledgeable Troy, featuring the following new cakes and/or tasty re-releases:

  • Global Communication - 14:31
  • Mukhtar Ramadan Idii - Baayo (Hey Woman)
  • The Professionals - Superhumans

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: January 15, 2020

Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: January 15, 2020 Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: January 15, 2020, 15.58 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett, is on the line for our first chat of 2020, or as mentioned, Election Year. Rachel chats to the Paula Bennett about the Australian bushfire crisis, what's happening between the US and Iran, and some of Simon Bridges' comments on police politicisation.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 15, 2020

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 15, 2020 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 15, 2020, 16.5 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Rob joins us for a very special deep dive into the things that have been on his own mind in the last week. Talking tofu, discovering new planets, and sharks. Nice. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 14, 2019

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 14, 2019 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 14, 2019, 14.01 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

And Sam's back in studio, after a few days under the weather, he has caught up with Ru Paul's latest Netflix show, AJ and The Queen (2020). If you're a RuPaul's Drag Race fan, this is the show for you; otherwise, it gets a ~shrug~ from Sam. Take from that what you will.

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 14, 2020

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 14, 2020 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 14, 2020, 23.13 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

We've got His Worship back on the airwaves, Rachel catches up with the Mayor about what's happening with Auckland's housing market, and what kind of future we're facing with climate change. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020, 11.54 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

Jenna is back and has some top reckons for your summer reads. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is definitely a page turner that you will pick up and not want to put down, some might say it's considered to be in the same realm as Big Little Lies. Wowee.