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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 Sarah: November 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: November 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: November 29, 2019, 319.53 MB
Fri 29 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another day, another Breakfast with Sarah; Fabian Fanboy's found a movie made especially for him; Dr. Kirsten Zemke invites both ends of the prog rock fan base to share their thoughts; Dick Move join Sarah to talk Christmas and new singles; Zoë's got some thrilling theatre picks; and Vanessa Worm pops into the studio ahead of Catacombs tonight. Get yourself ready.

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: November 28, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: November 28, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: November 28, 2019, 320.96 MB
Thu 28 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Sarah's in the drivers seat while we're being swamped by exciting upcoming gigs; Leisha Jones brings in two recommendations for top notch cookbooks and sparks a sandwich debate; Anthonie Tonnon's in the studio chatting forgotten trains and his very own Rail Land; Troy brings in his selections with some thrilling news about Black Friday; and Amelia wraps up the 95bFM Top Ten from last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: November 27, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: November 27, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: November 27, 2019, 319.82 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Pearl's taking you through your Wednesday morning while Rachel's away, so buckle in; first and foremost, Pearl chats to the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern about what's happening in politics; Rob teaches Pearl and Tess about Pareidolia; and Natural Ange returns with an aid to our qualms. Plus, prizes and tunes aplenty. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 26, 2019, 324.26 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A hefty Tuesday morning filled with prizes, games and reasons to get your bCard; another round of Second Guessing proves to be difficult; His Worship sheds some light on a few issues in Tāmaki Makaurau; a special Viewmaster this morning, as Sam and Rachel chat to Aniket and Takunda from Rediscovering Aotearoa; and Dr. Bryan Ruddy from the University of Aucklands teaches us more about robots. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 25, 2019, 315.92 MB
Mon 25 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another Monday as we inch closer to the end of November and the start of the festive season; Penelope Noir teaches us about a slighlty more sustainable silk-like fabric; Andrew from Die! Die! Die! is on the line for a quick yarn before their gig in December; Kiran brings in a very special pick from her favourite publisher, this week; and we've got a special announcement to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 22, 2019, 322.47 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze tells us it's all sun for the weekend, like music to our ears; Fabian Fanboy chats to Rachel about some exciting cinema; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us PBRNB, slightly controversial; Dharmarat pops in with a brand new album to share; Sanaya & Mayen from My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak are here to gives us a run down of the play; and Director of Spring Interlude, Martin Sagadin, tells us about his brilliant film. Big day, lots of sunshine, make sure to wear sunscreen!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 21, 2019, 319.81 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's a real space-y day on Breakfast today; Dr. Bryce Edwards chats local politics; Troy brings in his funky selections; and Amelia rounds up what went down on the 95bFM Top Ten last night. Special thanks to the hive mind for teaching us about space.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 20, 2019, 321.23 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob and Tess are sleepy but thankfully Rachel's straight into some heavy politics with National Party Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett; Rob talks white noise, the pros and cons; Mark Fisher comes in to talk about some of the awesome events during World AIDS Day Festival; and our newly found media mate, Tim Batt joins us to solve the puzzle of Aotearoa's complex media landscape. Happy Days!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 19, 2019, 320.83 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking the show off with a round of Second Guessing; followed by an intense encounter with some very spicy Peaches Hot Chicken ahead of Laneway Festival; Sam talks some big names on Viewmaster; and Kate Hannah from the University of Auckland tells us about her research on the science Whisper Networks. A very big, very spicy Breakfast, this morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 18, 2019, 322.65 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A moody Monday after a big weekend; Penelope talks iconic fashion statements and one special designer; Jenna brings us a book by the joint Manbook Prize winner; and Luke Wood is on the line talking about his exhibition at Objectspace. We're bringing back the Summer Sorted Super Prize Pack, but when you needed a sunny pick me up, get yourself involved.

I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Dave Taylor: December 13, 2019

I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Dave Taylor: December 13, 2019 I/V w/ Matthew Crawley and Dave Taylor: December 13, 2019, 11.4 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Feeling Festive? Well, you will be after this: we have Dave and Matthew from Thee Golden Geese in the studio chatting new bands, Xmas tunes and our upcoming Whammy Bar, Wine Cellar and 95bFM Christmas Party! See you there mate. 

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019, 11.52 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Johanna returns for one last time this year, to make sure you know all you need to so you can catch the last of the festive theatre. Get yourself along to the Basement Theatre's annual Christmas show A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas, and Q Theatre's Top Down. Both great, both an absolute must.

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

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: December 12, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: December 12, 2019, 27.53 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

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

  • Greg Foat - The Door Into Summer
  • Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
  • Czarface - Dog

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: December 12, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: December 12, 2019 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: December 12, 2019, 17.96 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Rod Oram dials in a little later than usual this morning in the midst of political upheaval in the UK. Covering the current Election in the UK, Rod Oram runs us through what things are looking like. And bringing it a little closer to home, we talk about the Reserve Bank and fuel.

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: December 12, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: December 12, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: December 12, 2019, 13.63 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It's a ham-tastic breakfast food today and we are chatting glazes, cured meat and ham-bags in the lead up to yer festive feasts. Chur! 

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: December 11, 2019

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: December 11, 2019 Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: December 11, 2019, 19.95 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Tim Batt is back with an update on TV Three (spoiler: nothing's changed) and the TVNZ / RNZ situation (still many question marks). Plus a few things on Rupert Murdoch and Huawei. Yikes.

I/V w Buzz Moller: December 11, 2019

I/V w Buzz Moller: December 11, 2019 I/V w Buzz Moller: December 11, 2019, 18.35 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Voom are headlining the 100% GOOD Xmas Shindig at the Leigh Sawmill this weekend, and Buzz popped into studio to chat to us about it. With two tracks in the NZVAPOR Top 95 Countdown, and many years of 95bFM good times under their belt, we are certainly stoked to hear that there might be some new music on the band's horizon... 

I/V w/ Jazmine Mary: December 11, 2019

I/V w/ Jazmine Mary: December 11, 2019 I/V w/ Jazmine Mary: December 11, 2019, 15.34 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Jazmine Mary calls in from the Interislander, whilst between islands, to chat with Rachel about her new single We Like To Party. Ahead of her gig at the Wine Cellar this weekend, Jazmine talks to Rachel about her journey up to Auckland and what the songs about. Get your tickets here

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: December 11, 2019

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: December 11, 2019 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: December 11, 2019, 11.87 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

The Prime Minister calls in this morning after an awful week in Aotearoa. Talking to Rachel about the Whakaari / White Island eruption, and the measles outbreak in Samoa.

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

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: December 11, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: December 11, 2019, 18.56 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Rob brings in a couple of special topics this week. He teaches Rachel and Tess about the effects of Catnip (safe for animals?) and opens up a debate over the best crisp flavour, must to Tess's dismay.