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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: September 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019, 319.89 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob's full of spooky surprises this morning; Deputy Leader of The National Party, Paula Bennett talks to Rachel in the middle of a difficult week in politics; The Mind Trench searches for the Loch Ness monster; and Paul Horan talks comedy in Aotearoa, an untapped history. Plus, 95bFM News Director, Lillian Hanly shares some aroha for Te Reo Māori.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019, 319.59 MB
Tue 10 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Second Guessing puts another winner in the draw for some free internet, thanks to Orcon; His Worship talks Te Wiki O Te Reo, the 10 Ton Project, and our humble city, Tāmaki Makaurau; Rachel had a chat with Mac DeMarco last week ahead of his upcoming tour; Alex talks the Great British Bake Off and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, two fantastic shows; and Dr. Sarah Gerritsen talks fast food vs. fresh produce. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019, 319.67 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking of Te Wiki o Te Reo this week, karawhiua, give it a go folks; Kaaterama pops up to talk about Auckland Museum's Te Wiki o Te Reo event this weekend and her EP release; Kiran brings up the new Deborah Levy book, Time Out's Book of the Month, The Man Who Saw Everything; and Natural Ange talks diet. All this rain is great for ya plants, happy spring!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019, 322.21 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday Prize day, with plenty of goodies to go round; Fabian Fanboy's in the studio reviewing It: Chapter Two; Dr. Kirsten Zemke takes a trip to the land of Jam Bands; and Zoë and Freya talk exciting theatre on the horizon. Good times.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019, 321.27 MB
Thu 5 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk about her ukelele club; Dr. Bryce Edwards runs us through current happenings with Brexit, the Kiwibuild reset and social services funding; Leisha talks pies, a topic close to our heart; Sandy Mill loves books and talks Going West Festival this weekend; Troy's got some fantastic selections From The Crate; and Amelia rounds up the Top Ten for us. Happy days.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019, 318.1 MB
Wed 4 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze is fixing things and telling the tales of the weather; Rob brings us a fiery situation on The Mind Trench; the Prime Minister dials in during a busy week to talk the measles outbreak, social services funding, and party donations; Zahra and Cat pop into the studio to talk the Tempo Dance Festival and Aldous Harding; and Tania talks Kōrero Pono Exhibition, the justice system and whether it's working. Plus, a surprise visit from Chlöe Swarbrick.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019, 316.89 MB
Tue 3 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Whilst bracing ourselves for some stormy weather, Breakfast is here to keep you cosy; Dim takes the cake on another round of Second Guessing; the Mayor talks the measles outbreak, the census and housing; Alex pops up to give us a TV recommendation on Viewmaster; and Prof. Kathy Campbell talks about outerspace. Tess has a existential crisis but we're all good (or are we?). 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019, 320.87 MB
Mon 2 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking off Monday with a spring in our step, even at this early hour; Penelope Noir looks back at fashion week; Jen Cloher brings her guitar into the studio to play us a song and have a chat on this sunny morning; Jenna's talking not one, but two, exciting books that are on her mind; and Natural Ange strolls in after a lovely walk in Albert Park. Sunny start to spring.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019, 321.08 MB
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun is golden, and despite the frost, Rachel's feeling summery; Fabian Fanboy's in studio this morning talking horror films and his top picks for this week; Dr. Kirsten Zemke isn't convinced by Glitch Hop; Jamie Lee and Marcel from Crap Date are up in the studio ahead of The Others Way tonight with a new single to share; and Zoë gives us a guide to some theatre for the weekend. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 29, 2019, 321.75 MB
Thu 29 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A sleepy morning, thankfully we've got a steady stream of sunshine and good tunes to wake us up, aww; Morgan Godfrey dials in for Political Commentary to talk Ihumātao, superannuation, and party donations; Leisha returns to talk no-waste soup; special guests Dave Dobbyn and Peter Urlich join Rachel in studio to talk about joining the NZ Music Hall of Fame; Troy brings some delightful numbers; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten from last night. A hearty Breakfast for a sunny day.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: February 20, 2020

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: February 20, 2020 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: February 20, 2020, 28.15 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

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

  • Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby
  • Kearney Barton - Introduction
  • Black On White Affair - Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother
  • Yabby You & The Prophets - Black Out

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Bob Frisbee: February 20, 2020

I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Bob Frisbee: February 20, 2020 I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Bob Frisbee: February 20, 2020, 31.2 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

Matthew Crawley and Bob Frisbee are the brains behind Outsider Sounds, the fringey-est fringe of the Fringe arts festival: bringing you free and very cool music all of next week, live from a cosy alcove in the Auckland Town Hall. Tune in to find out more. 

I/V w/ Johanna Cosgrove: February 20, 2020

I/V w/ Johanna Cosgrove: February 20, 2020 I/V w/ Johanna Cosgrove: February 20, 2020, 11.07 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

Familiar face, Johanna Cosgrove, returns to the bFM studios this morning to fill us in on Lust Island. The latest from talented wāhine, the Heart Throbs, who brought you the Salem B!tch Trials and MacKenzie’s Daughters. Another long form improvisation, with a touch of crowd interaction, that you don't want to miss. Get your tickets.

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020, 16.7 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

Morgan Godfrey returns with his hot takes on the political sphere in Aotearoa, from Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridge's latest speech, to the ongoings with the Serious Fraud Office. It's starting to feel like election year.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: February 19, 2020

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: February 19, 2020 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: February 19, 2020, 16.11 MB
Wed 19 Feb 2020

Rob takes us through the creaky door into the world of insects on The Mind Trench. With a new idea that'll help the insects, Rob's really onto something here.

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: February 19, 2020

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: February 19, 2020 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: February 19, 2020, 90.11 MB
Wed 19 Feb 2020

Nothing like Natural Ange on a Wednesday to help us through. Talking ingrown toenails, skin fungus, and fluttering eyelids. 

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: February 19, 2020

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: February 19, 2020 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: February 19, 2020, 16.63 MB
Wed 19 Feb 2020

The Prime Minister dials in to catch up with Rachel about some of the big things happening in Aotearoa at the moment. The pair discuss Coronavirus, the Serious Fraud Office cases and the future of political donations, and the RNZ / TVNZ merger.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Neera Jain: February 18, 2020

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Neera Jain: February 18, 2020 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Neera Jain: February 18, 2020, 77.3 MB
Tue 18 Feb 2020

Neera Jain, from the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work, to talk about her research into inclusivity for disabled medical students in the US. Neera talks to Rachel about the importance of ensuring schools and health practices are inclusive and create positive experiences for people with disabilities. Bringing it closer to home, the pair discuss what this might look like for New Zealand.

I/V w/ Kiel McNaughton: February 18, 2020

I/V w/ Kiel McNaughton: February 18, 2020 I/V w/ Kiel McNaughton: February 18, 2020, 24.3 MB
Tue 18 Feb 2020

Kiel McNaughton is making his directorial debut with a kick-ass new Auckland action comedy 'The Legend of Baron To'a'. Featuring a legendary cast of New Zealand actors, and some mint tunes from the likes of Church & AP and SWIDT, it's a classic in the making- get along to a screening asap. 

I/V w/ Dana Margolin: February 18, 2020

I/V w/ Dana Margolin: February 18, 2020 I/V w/ Dana Margolin: February 18, 2020, 22.38 MB
Tue 18 Feb 2020

Dana from Porridge Radio dials in all the way from London to chat with Rachel about their new single 'Sweet' off their lastest album Everything Bad. Rachel and Dana chat about their great band name, their influences, turning to friends for music and how the album came about.