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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: August 28, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 28, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 28, 2019, 318.2 MB
Wed 28 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are enjoying a cuppa with Rob; Deputy Leader of the National Party, Paula Bennett, chats with Rachel about politics and some policy if National is re-elected; Rob's get a special request from Tess to look into some funny ol' sayings; and Mark Easterbrook pops up to talk Going West Festival. Plus, Tess and Rach reckon you should bath in the sun while you can today.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 27, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 27, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 27, 2019, 318.64 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun is shining and Rachel reckons it's basically spring; we find another winner of Second Guessing; the Mayor calls in to talk about a new cultural center, freedom camping and the chickens in Titirangi; Durham aka Green Grove, pops up to talk about library music and his new single; Sam's talking Euphoria and Zendaya; and Dr. Jaelim Cho teaches us about diabetes of the exocrine pancreas and a drug that might help. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 26, 2019, 320.9 MB
Mon 26 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Taking it nice and easy this Monday morning; Kate Sylvester pops into the studio to kick off NZFW; Tom and Jun join Rachel to talk about Miss June's upcoming tour and the glorious mems from previous shows; Kiran brings up John Pain to talk about The Golden Sword and designing 95bFM's iconic logo; and turns out a lot of people are in need of Natural Ange's guidance today.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019, 322.02 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday and gee whiz, have we got prizes for you; Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons New Jack Swing is the way into the weekend; and Natalie from The Blind Date Project pops up for Stage Direction to talk about her love life. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019, 320.59 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We've Breakfast with a side of tracks nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll's; David Slack pops in for a coffee and some political yarns; Kirin J Callihan comes up to the studio ahead of his gig tonight at Galatos; Troy's got a few selections From The Crate (only vinyl, obvs); and Amelia counts down the 95bFM Top Ten, again. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019, 319.76 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel, Tess and Rob are balancing themselves this Wednesday morning; Rob has done a deep dive into chakras, all seven of them; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern talks Hōkai Rangi, tackling homelessness and the latest with the teachers pay negotiations; and Billie Rogers from Girls Rock Camp pops up to talk their all ages stage at The Others Way and the camp itself. Plus, a bit of toast-crunching-ASMR. Nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019, 316.17 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another early rise for Rachel and Tess; His Worship calls in bright and early to talk local body elections, recycling and online abuse; another muscial genius is dubbed in Second Guessing; Suri from Time Out pops up to talk about All Tomorrows Poets 2019; and Sam talks Years and Years, it's a yes from Sam, Tess and Lillian. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019, 316.98 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A stunning start to the week, Rachel and Tess are stoked about the sun rays coming into the studio; as we edge closer to NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart; Tony reckons we've gotta hit the snow at Cadrona ASAP; and Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. Need we say more?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019, 319.33 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A plethora of new music to take you into the weekend; Fabian Fanboy gives us a quick review of Tarantino's new film; Dr. Kristen Zemke brings in some strong Power Pop vibes; Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood talk clowning and Soft N Hard; and Zoë packs the studio with some special guests from the theatre community. Rachel reckons you better catch some rays while you can.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019, 320.81 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's getting lighter in the mornings and Rachel's convinced some sunshine is just around the corner; Dr. Bryce Edwards discusses prisoners voting rights, the 2018 census and harassment allegations against the Labour Party; a special announcement to perk up a grim morning; Leisha's back with tales of tasty treats; Troy brings in a few surprises; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten from last night.

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.

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.

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.

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.