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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: June 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2019, 320.64 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's two coffees deep, a great start to Monday; an exciting announcement, the bFM merch store is coming back; Kiran reckons short stories are on the rise, with Being Various being her top pick this week; and Natural Ange wants everyone to know now's the time to plant your garlic. Happy Monday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 14, 2019, 323.35 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's here and Tess is back from her staycation, oh to be reunited on this foggy morning; Fabian Fanboy's confused by the weather but clear about some good films; a quick chat to Ezra from Earth Tongue about Berlin and their new track; Dr. Kirsten Zemke's here with City Pop, Tess's favourite; Rachel chats to one half od Church & AP about touching down in London and Dandelion; Zoë's studying but she's got theatre that for other people to enjoy; and Miss June dials in to talk to Rachel about their global tour (more international content). Big Breakfast for Friday morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 13, 2019, 325.32 MB
Thu 13 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another day, another Breakfast with Rachel and Sarah, aww; Rachel chats to Jennifer about the state care inquiry and Oranga Tamariki; Kermath's at E3 Expo, aka nerd mecca, but makes time to dial in and chat with Rachel about his findings; and Troy brings in three top tunes that Rachel loves. We may have missed Breakfast Food this morning but never fear, Sarah's here to teach us how to make quesadilla's. Nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 12, 2019, 320.82 MB
Wed 12 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's here and wait... Is that Sarah? Indeed it is. Lucky for the listeners, Sarah's riding shotgun today while Tess is off on staycation; Rob brings in lemons (as per, thank you Rob) and talks havana syndrome; our Prime Minister dials in a little later than usual to talk to Rachel about Oranga Tamariki, the budget and Iraq; and Randa joins Rachel and Sarah in the studio to give us a sneak peak at a brand new single. Fun times with Rachel and Sarah, aww.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 11, 2019, 318.68 MB
Tue 11 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun is shining and Rachel wants everyone to do their laundry; another round of Search & Destroy keeps the listeners guessing; His Worship, Phil Goff, tackles the big topic, climate change with Rachel; Sam double dips in Black Mirror and Swamp Thing; and Dr. Lisa Darragh talks to Rachel and Tess about an online mathematics programme for our primary school students. Nothing like a sunny day and some U.S Girls to brighten up your Tuesday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 10, 2019 , 319.71 MB
Mon 10 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's in awe of the pretty red sky, and Rick Breeze is mythbusting; Penelope Noir brings in Hannah from Dangerous Goods to talk about gems and silver and pretty shiny things; Nadia Reid joins us for a chat about a special show tomorrow night; Jenna reviews the 'creepy' Moby book; and Natural Ange is inundated with requests about their winter wellness.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 7, 2019, 321.31 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here to prepare you for a cosy weekend indoors with some wholesome Breakfast tunes; Fabian's got a few hot takes for all your cinematic desires; Dr. Kirsten Zemke's talking Romo, a genre that gets far too much negativity in our opinion; Alexandre Philippe has jumped off a plane and headed straight to the bFM studio's for a chat about his film in Doc Edge; and Zoë hits us with a few shows you can check out in this gruesome weather. A little rain never hurt anyone, right?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 6, 2019, 319.08 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's humming after Sharon Van Etten last night; David Slack joins us in studio to talk about the culture of politics and Marilyn Waring's new book; Leisha brings in special snacks, yay! And talks winter fruit; Troy's got a special selection from Record Industry in Holland; and Amelia comes in to say the Queen has lost her crown in the Top Ten recap. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 5, 2019, 321.21 MB
Wed 5 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachels putting some ~posi vibes~ out into the universe, and Rob's putting lemons out there; if you thought ghosts was strange, Rob's topping that with a few odd laws for y'all; Tess's sick but never fear, Sarah and Amelia are here; and a bit of Prince to draw that sunshine out, glorious.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 4, 2019, 318.13 MB
Tue 4 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We're back into the toasty studios after a chilly long weekend, with some hot tunes to warm you up; we catch up with Phil Goff about all sorts of politics and funding; Hunter tells us his hot picks from Fancy New Band; and Tess and Rachel get excited about porridge, woo. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019, 18.83 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

Kiran's talking short stories this week, and reckons they are on the rise. After reading Being Various, edited by Lucy Caldwell, she's got some top picks and new authors to look out for. Including stories from Sally Rooney, Eimear McBride, and Belinda McKeon.

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: June 17, 2019

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: June 17, 2019 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: June 17, 2019, 18.83 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

As Rick Breeze said, it's getting colder and Natural Ange has stepped into the studio to help us out. Apparently is time for plant your garlic, a herb that's got all sorts of benefits, so why wouldn't you? Angela is also here to help out with some kidney stones and some chilblains.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: June 14, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: June 14, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: June 14, 2019 , 9.64 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Chatting to Rachel from LA about movies and weather. Whilst the weather is confused, Fabian's got some clear sight on what movies you needa check out this weekend, Willow and Men In Black.

I/V w/ Annabel Liddell: June 14, 2019

I/V w/ Annabel Liddell: June 14, 2019 I/V w/ Annabel Liddell: June 14, 2019, 17.95 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Rachel chats to Annabel from Miss June, while she's all the way over in London town. After smashing out 17 tour dates across Australia, the band are recuperating in preparation for their European shows. Annabel talks to Rach about their new single and a forthcoming album, ooooh, exciting.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: June 14, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: June 14, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: June 14, 2019, 54.87 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Dr. Kirsten Zemke compares City Pop to Yacht Rock in it's catchy, uplifting style. Miki Matsubara's 真夜中のドア / Stay with me, Makoto Matushita's First Light, and Lucky Tapes' レイディ・ブルース. The songs say it all.

I/V w/ Elijah Manu: June 14, 2019

I/V w/ Elijah Manu: June 14, 2019 I/V w/ Elijah Manu: June 14, 2019, 14.82 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Elijah chats to Rachel after releasing Dandelion, which you've probably heard knocking around on bFM for the last week. Calling from the other side of the world as Church & AP have touched down in London for their first trip to Europe to perform some sick shows, as well as gathering inspiration for a debut album that's in the works. Always good to see some of Aotearoa's finest nailing it overseas.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019, 9.42 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Zoë's studying but my golly does she have some theatre reckons for you? MANIAC on the Dance Floor and Kitchen Table Sessions are both on at Basement, a great way to spend a stormy weekend. Plus, Sexy Buddha is on at Pitt St Theatre, also bound to be a great time.

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: June 13, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: June 13, 2019 Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: June 13, 2019, 22.75 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Jennifer Curtin has a long talk with Rachel about the state care inquiry, and Oranga Tamariki in light of the recent Newsroom investigation. 

I/V w/ Ezra Simons: June 14, 2019

I/V w/ Ezra Simons: June 14, 2019 I/V w/ Ezra Simons: June 14, 2019, 15.15 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Rachel's got Ezra Simons from Earth Tongue on the line to talk about their new record all the way from Berlin this morning. Astonishing Comet is off their forthcoming album, due to be released next Friday, called Floating Being. Nothing like a wee international phone call and some brand new Earth Tongue bright and early on your Friday morning. 

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 13, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 13, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 13, 2019, 33.2 MB
Thu 13 Jun 2019

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

  • Fire! Orchestra - Dressed In Smoke, Blown Away
  • Skinny Pelembe - Dreaming Is Dead Now
  • Burial - Claustro / State Forest

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.