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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: November 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 7, 2019, 132.79 MB
Thu 7 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: the news is increasingly heckers; Rick Breeze is in two places at once; Dr. Bryce on Winnie-the-Litigious; Leisha's made her own strawberry milk; Troy's brought in some excellent, all vinyl, goodies; and Amelia's not allowed to be salacious, but apparently Sarah is. Sorry. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019, 320.57 MB
Wed 6 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Breaking news on Breakfast, Rob's a robot; National MP, Chris Penk, calls in lieu of Paula Bennett, this morning; Liz and Jono of The Beths pop into the studio to chat about their five nominations for the VNZMA's; we're learning about Kirlian photography on The Mind Trench with Rob; Jonathan from Auckland Arts Festival chats with us about the monumental line-up for next year; and Natural Ange is back, this week, with a lot of qualms to sort. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019, 321.9 MB
Tue 5 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's nice and toasty in the studio for Breakfast this morning; an easy round of Second Guessing for the bFM listenership; His Worship talks climate change, fireworks and dogs; Rachel had a chat with Angel Olsen; we've got special guests from Rediscovering Aotearoa on Viewmaster today; and we're talking Auckland history on Ready, Steady, Learn. Enjoy that sunshine.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019, 318.16 MB
Mon 4 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Back after another gloriously sunny weekend; Penelope Noir talks atheleisure; Jenna returns after a short hiatus with a very exciting book; and we've got Bailey Wiley on the line, ahead of the VNZMA's. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to ease you into your Monday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019, 320.89 MB
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rach and Tess tell their spooky tales from Halloween; Fabian Fanboy dials in during a hike; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in a real interesting one, New Age; Brynley Stent pops up to talk comedy and the Billy T Award; more laughs as Zoë brings us another Billy T nominee, James Mustapic, and her theatre picks for this week; and we're lucky enough to have Selina Tusitala Marsh chatting to us about her book, Mophead. Big thanks to Orcon Small Business for everything, arohanui.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019, 208.09 MB
Thu 31 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A very spooky morning indeed; Rod Oram gives us the lowdown on politics as of late; Leisha gets us prepped for the festive season; Dons pops up to chat about the release of a new Dead Famous People track; Troy's got a selection of funky tunes; and Amelia takes us back to the 95bFM Top Ten, last night. Happy Halloween!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019, 320.04 MB
Tue 29 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's the start of a short week, and the end of a sunny long weekend; a tough Second Guessing to get your brain started, this morning; His Worship talks the Sky City fire, Tuia 250, and the City Light Rail; Sam pops up to review Living With Yourself; and Professor Nikki Harre shares some hopeful takes on the pyschology of co-creation. We're all in the same boat, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019 , 329.25 MB
Mon 28 Oct 2019

A public holiday special? Or a special public holiday? Perhaps both!

Explore the duality of breakfast content with the duo of Oscar and Liv. 

For 3 hours. It'd be quite the endeavour, but you should try it! Its nutritional content is as follows; 75g of musical noise, 15g of dawdling dialogue, 5g of eating and another 5g of technological exploration. Wow! If that sounds like a bit of you, which of course it does, go ahead take a bite! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019, 316.33 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Cramming in a tonne of content before the long weekend for ya'll; we hear from Fabian Fanboy with the release of Jojo Rabbit; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Hair Metal, a genre close to the hearts of bFM; Sam Harmony pops up to give us some insight into Alfredo's Dance Tunnel; Church & AP premiere their new single with us; Johanna's got a theatre guide and a special guest; and Unsanitary Napkin dial in, from the road, on their way up to Tāmaki for Whammyfest. Big Friday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019, 322.04 MB
Thu 24 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Biggggg Breakfast today, a lot to take in; Morgan Godfrey gives us a rundown on politics for the week; Leisha gives us a talking tour on offals; Louis Baker dials in to talk about Music Helps, and NZ Music Shirt Day; Troy brings in some real tasty tunes; and Amelia gives us the goss from the 95bFM Top Ten and compatible star signs. Plus, two bangin' line-ups to get excited about.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020, 16.52 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Ravi and Kierron join Zoë in studio to chat about their show at the Basement theatre, Take The Crown. The pair chat to Zoë and Rachel about queer representation in theatre and the power of having a platform. Would it really be a theatre guide in January if we don't talk about Shakespeare? Get yourself along to Macbeth at Shakespeare in the Park and Much Ado About Nothing at the Pop-Up Globe. Plus, one last mention, Oldest Friend, at the Pumphouse Theatre.

I/V w/ Weyes Blood: September 24, 2020

I/V w/ Weyes Blood: September 24, 2020 I/V w/ Weyes Blood: September 24, 2020, 35.12 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, spoke to Rachel this week about her stellar 2019 album 'Titanic Rising' ahead of her perfomance at the Auckland Arts Festival in March. Touching on everything from movies, to Greta Thunberg, Climate Crisis and the "hubris of man" - whakarongo mai nei to hear more about her album before she performs alongside Aldous Harding and Purple Pilgrims! 

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: January 23, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: January 23, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: January 23, 2019, 13.35 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Leisha Jones is back in the studio, this week we're talking some seasonal goodies. The nightshade family. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and grilling, what's not to love? 

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 23, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 23, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 23, 2020, 20.58 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Rod's back to talk us through some heavy political topics, this week. Rachel and Rod discuss the latest happenings at Ihumātao, climate change education in schools, UN changes to climate refugee laws and what's going on in Davos.

I/V w/ Billie Rogers, Nicole Gaffney, Xanthe Brookes: January 23, 2020

I/V w/ Billie Rogers, Nicole Gaffney, Xanthe Brookes: January 23, 2020 I/V w/ Billie Rogers, Nicole Gaffney, Xanthe Brookes: January 23, 2020, 12.71 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Girls Rock Tāmaki Makaurau mentors Billie, Nicole and Xanthe- aka Bitch Magic- spoke to us this moring about what they've been doing this week with the campers, plus some exciting new music projects on the horizon for their band. Very cool!

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 23, 2020

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 23, 2020 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: January 23, 2020, 26.73 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

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

  • Wire - Cactused
  • Bonnie Blanchard & Andy Aaron and Mean Machine - You’re The Only One
  • Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Go Away

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 22, 2020

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 22, 2020 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: January 22, 2020, 18.85 MB
Wed 22 Jan 2020

Rob's here with a goodie bag of all sorts. From mad honey to the world's biggest sandwich, oh and how could we forget cheesey cannonballs? 

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: January 22, 2020

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: January 22, 2020 Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: January 22, 2020, 17.47 MB
Wed 22 Jan 2020

We're back with Tim Batt, and with little news on the sale of TV Three or the RNZ and TVNZ merger, there's still plenty to talk about in the realm of name suppression and youth radio stations. Always something happening in the media, eh?

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020, 23.14 MB
Tue 21 Jan 2020

The Mayor chats to Rachel, this morning, about LGBTQI homelessness, another rise in AT Transport fares, and some potential solutions to our housing crisis.

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 21, 2020

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 21, 2020 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: January 21, 2020, 11.34 MB
Tue 21 Jan 2020

Sam joins us for a chilling review of The Outsider (2020), an adaptation of the Stephen King novel. And, of course, we expect nothing less than a thrilling, supernatural mystery. But is it worth waiting a week for each episode? Sam reckons.