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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 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 16, 2019, 316.19 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk about their pets; Penelope gives us the history of the pocket; Tony tells us Cadrona has had a spring dump of snow; Jenna's found Margaret Atwood's new book compelling, predictable and satisfying; and Natural Ange helps a couple of callers out with their ailments. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019, 323.09 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Nothing like a little bit of sun in the studio to wake you up for Friday; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in a genre she calls 'baby making music', her words, not ours; and Zoë's got theatre reckons from dawn to dusk for your weekend. Get thinking about your NZVAPOR Top 95 picks, we know it's tough.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019, 319.72 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: There's a lot going on in politics, and David Slack is in the studio to help us make sense of it all; Leisha's talking a meal that's close to her heart, curry; Tom Scott and Tom Broome pop up to bFM to talk about YGB Records and Don't Quit Your Day Job; Troy brings in some vinyl... And Tess drops it; and Amelia takes us back to last night, where she counts down the Top Ten.

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?). 

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 16, 2019

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 16, 2019 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 16, 2019, 88.22 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Natural Ange helps out a few callers with their various ailments, plus a hot tip about pumpkin seeds. Covering drippy noses, warts and acid reflux, this week.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019, 22.2 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

This week Jenna has brought in the hotly anticipated- and heavily embargoed (thanks for nothing, Amazon)- sequel to Margaret Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale': 'The Testaments'. Does it live up to the hype? Jenna reckons so- check it out!  

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 16, 2019

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 16, 2019 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 16, 2019, 17.3 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Penelope Noir comes to us with the history of the pocket, this morning. A symbol of sexism over the decades, or merely a handy place to put your snacks?

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 13, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 13, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: September 13, 2019, 23.73 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

We're talking Quiet Storm, the genre Dr. Kirsten Zemke says is baby making music, Tess was thinking more cuppa tea and some sunshine, but each to their own, eh? Featuring Bobby Caldwell's What You Won't Do for Love, Rose Royce's I'm In Love and Kool And The Gang's Too Hot.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019, 10.24 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

Zoë pops into the studio to deliver theatre recommendations for your whole weekend, from morning to night. Head along to I Didn't Invite You Here to Lecture Me, followed by New In Town, both at the Basement. And for your morning entertainment, Light Vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama will take care of you.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 12, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 12, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 12, 2019, 31.71 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

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

  • Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)
  • The Gospel I.Q's - Peace In The Land
  • Makoto Terahita Meets Harold Land - Takeuma

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 12, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 12, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 12, 2019, 12.7 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

Leisha reveals her deathrow meal, and it's curry. Talking best spots to grab your spices, how to wake them up and where to get an all you can eat curry buffet. Mmm, delicious.

I/V w/ Tom Scott & Tom Broome: September 12, 2019

I/V w/ Tom Scott & Tom Broome: September 12, 2019 I/V w/ Tom Scott & Tom Broome: September 12, 2019, 26.1 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

We've got Tom and Tom up in the studio to talk about their latest project, YGB Records. The label is run for artists by artists and opens the conversation around balancing making your art, and holding down a day job. Don't Quit Your Day Job debuted on Monday, giving insight into the balancing act of some local musicians. Get your hands on the first record release of the label, here.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019, 17.04 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Rob's excited about the latest findings in the ongoing Loch Ness monster debacle. Could it have just been a really big eel this whole time? Stay tuned.

I/V w/ Paul Horan: September 11, 2019

I/V w/ Paul Horan: September 11, 2019 I/V w/ Paul Horan: September 11, 2019, 28.98 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Paul Horan pops into the studio to chat with Rachel and Tess about Aotearoa's diverse history of comedy and the documentary series, Funny As: The Story Of New Zealand Comedy. And after uploading a tonne of extended interviews for you to view here, Paul talks what makes our comedy scene so special and why we're just so damn funny.