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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: May 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 20, 2019, 316.1 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's collected some of her favrouite music from our very own Aotearoa, and with day one of our 100% NZ muic week, she's ready to share it all with you; Pennie talks Gucci models; Amanda and Tom from ALot talk tools with Rachel; Jenna's reveling in post Auckland Writer's Festival vibes, and revieing Attraction; and Natural Ange helps you boost yourself up during this tough time of year. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2019, 322.41 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel brings the sun out with some toasty tunes; Fabian's taking us to the streets of Hollywood for the latest movies; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings K-Pop to your airwaves this morning; and Zoë joins us with two special guests, Hweiling Ow and Marianne, to talk theatre. And would you look at that? The sun is now shining. Beaut.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 16, 2019, 321.79 MB
Thu 16 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: What a lovely morning to get cosy with some tunes for Breakfast; we've got a special 'ello from Rick Breeze's cat with our weather report; Rod Oram gives us some insight on why some aren't stoked about the Zero Carbon Bill; Leisha's eaten some yummy food she'd like to tell us about; Troy's got some disco (or not disco?) for us; and Amelia's got another dish of Top Ten for you. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 15, 2019, 319.8 MB
Wed 15 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's here to lift yr spirits through those mid-week blues; Rob tells Rach about some killer cows; we're very lucky to have Tayi Tibble in the studio after winning an Ockham Book Prize last night for her poems in Poūkahangatus; and we've got a bunch of goodies to give away for y'all. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2019, 320.94 MB
Tue 14 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's keeping up with the good tunes and keeping away from the germs around the office; we've got another round of Search & Destroy!; His Worship takes public transport (age-old Auckland discussion), homelessness, and waste; Ruby Porter joins Rachel to talk about Attraction and speaking at the Auckland's Writer Festival; and the University of Auckland's Matt Liggins talks lights and architecture. Stay safe out there in this cold weather, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2019, 311.33 MB
Mon 13 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Feeling a little wintery this morning, time to warm up with some good tunes and hot coffee; Penelope's talking winkle-pickers, chelsea boots and beatle boots with Rachel; DisasterRadio and Tim Batt talk a pink Space Couch from light years away; Kiran's brought up a book she's been excited about for months, Shayne Carter's Dead People I Have Known; and Natural Ange is here just time for everyone falling ill.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 10, 2019, 321.29 MB
Fri 10 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's last show of her first week, woop! And we've got a full Breakfast for ya; Fabian Fanboy's over Anne Hathaway with Rachel; Dr. Kirsten Zemke talks Mento, a thread in the history of reggae music; Chelsea Winstanely joins Rachel to talk about Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen and the history of Merata Mita's powerful film-making; Johanna's got her top Comedy Festival picks for next week; and Repulsive Woman chats to Rachel about touring and their upcoming album. Enormous Breakfast, this morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 9, 2019, 326.16 MB
Thu 9 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's a jam-packed show this morning, oh boy, has Rachel got the tunes for you; Jennifer Curtin talks to Rachel about the Zero Carbon Bill, and the upcoming Australian election; Leisha's back from Thailand, so you can only imagine the flavours on offer today; comedian Donna Brookbanks is looking for her inner superhero, in her show Heroic; Troy brings in some tasty selections; and Amelia's got a hot new Top Ten for you. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 8, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 8, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 8, 2019, 321.51 MB
Wed 8 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel selects some tunes and they're going down a treat; National Party's Paula Bennett talks to Rachel about the UN's extinction report, cannabis and leadership in the party; Rob's got a story that he's ready to make into a film, for any directors out there; and NZ Herald journalist, Kirsty Johnston, comes in to talk about Fighting the Demon. Join us as we dive into the glorious tunes Rachel has selected for this Wednesday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 7, 2019, 321.91 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's got a new game for y'all, Search & Destroy, it uses ~technology~ stuff; His Worship catches up with Rachel about some fancy new policies, and some e-scooters; Sam joins us in studio to talk Bonding and his conspiracy theories; and Geoff Lerner teaches Rachel about volcanoes and pyroclastic flows. 

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: May 20, 2019

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: May 20, 2019 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: May 20, 2019, 74.69 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

This time of year can be really stressful, (especially for those university students out there) and Natural Ange is here to talk some helpful tools to boost you up when you might feel you need it. Magnesium, zinc, protein, soups, supplements, and long walks on the beach. Look after yourself guys.

I/V w/ Amanda & Tom: May 20, 2019

I/V w/ Amanda & Tom: May 20, 2019 I/V w/ Amanda & Tom: May 20, 2019, 17.31 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

Calling all volunteers, this one's for you! Amanda and Tom have started the Auckland Library of Tools and are looking for some more helping hands. From hammers to lawn-mowers, this community collective, nestled in Kingsland, works as a subscription model for everything you need to recycle, repair and build your belongings. Rachel asks Amanda and Tom why they started this initiative? 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019, 16.46 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

Jenna has just finished up at the Auckland Writer's Festival, and is still digesting it all, so today she's reviewing Ruby Porter's Attraction, which was launched on Saturday. Attraction tells the story of a road trip through Aotearoa, the significance of the land we live on and colonial history, and the shifting of relationships in the narrators life. As this story weaves through past, and present, Jenna reckons this is one very relatable novel that you don't wanna miss out on.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: May 20, 2019

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: May 20, 2019 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: May 20, 2019, 13.2 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

Penelope is talking about some of the models that are taking the face of Gucci this season. Zumi Rosow, Dani Miller and Amy Taylor are some of the amazing ladies who are bringing their energy into the Fashun world. And as a long time fan of punk, Penelope Noir is pretty stoked about it.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: May 17, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: May 17, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: May 17, 2019, 26.3 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Rachel is chatting to Dr. Kirsten Zemke about K-Pop this week, featuring (우원재) Woo Won Jae's (시차) We Are, (락타이거즈) The Rocktigers', Come Back, and (혁오) HYUKOH's (万里 ) Wanli. And a special request from a few of the 95bFM dj's favourite K-Pop group, NCT U.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019, 13.17 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Zoë joins us with Marianne from Proudly Asian Theatre and playright, Hweiling Ow to chat with Rachel about what's going on in the theatre world, the support in their communities and life, death and vibrators. So you definitely don't want to miss out on Fresh off the Page.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 17, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 17, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 17, 2019, 13.75 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Taking us to the streets of Tinsletown, Fabian Fanboy chats to Rachel about some upcoming releases and his plans for the weekend. Talking John Wick 3: Parabellum, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu, are these two must-sees Fabian?

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 16, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 16, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 16, 2019, 14.46 MB
Thu 16 May 2019

Leisha's cruised into the studio to chat with Rachel and Tess about a sensational dining experience she had last night at Pasture. After being deemed the Best Restaurant in Tāmaki by Metro, Leisha had to check it out and 12 courses later, it won her over. Waxing lyrical over their aged butter and sourdough, their pig crumpets and a drinks menu that's not what you'd expect... Leisha reckons this is an affair that's worth a treat.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 16, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 16, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 16, 2019, 39.07 MB
Thu 16 May 2019

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

  • Yoko Ono - Walking on Thin Ice
  • Sunn 0))) - Between Sleipnir’s Breaths
  • Norma Tanega - Illusion

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: May 16, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: May 16, 2019 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: May 16, 2019, 17.62 MB
Thu 16 May 2019

Rachel chats with Rod Oram about why some are a little displeased with the weight of the Zero Carbon Bill, what's happening over in France at the Christchuch Call Summit and why the government has gone back on their no-fees policy for tertiary education.