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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 8, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 8, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 8, 2019, 326.9 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

Today on your 95bFM Breakfast: Prof. Curtin's on the line to talk abortion law reform; prizes a-plenty and ways to win them; it's only yr local heroes Church & AP in-studio with a _brand new track_; Troy brings in a mighty triptych of fine reissues and/or excavated releases; and Amelia gets needlessly existential. As you do.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019, 321.97 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are both excited for their packed lunches this morning; Rob's had a special research request from Rachel herself on The Mind Trench; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, calls in and talks Abortion Law, Ihumātao, and Iraq; and Miss Trinity Ice pops up to the studio for a chat about Girls Girls Girls, the drag show you don't want to miss. It might only be Wednesday, but it's Tess's ~emotional~ Friday, yippee.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019, 321.01 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here to take you through your morning, keeping warm with high energies; a new game to test your musical knowledge (are you really a musical genius?) Second Guessing takes a winner; His Worship talks police presence at Ihumātao, where your rates go, and the rail link; and Luling Lin talks nutrition in babies. Rug up warm, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019, 304.08 MB
Mon 5 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here to brighten up this grim Monday morning with some exciting gig announcements and heaps of tasty tunes; Jenna brings up a memoir that's full of memories close to her own heart; and Natural Ange is here to help you with your dental qualms this week. Nothing like some exciting news to wake you up for the week ahead.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019, 320.79 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another wintery day, but there's nothing like a hot cuppa coffee and some tunes to warm you up; Fabian Fanboy talks another Fast & Furious film and Support The Girls; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us two step, it's a good bop; the Daffodils pop up for a chat ahead of their show at Galatos tomorrow night; and Zoë brings in a special guest for her theatre guide. Tune in and keep warm.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 1, 2019, 322.25 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: An icy morning, but Rachel's positive we're getting closer to spring; Morgan Godfrey dials in for Political Commentary about Ihumātao and Oranga Tamariki; Ruby White pops up for some Breakfast Food, creme caramel is on the menu; Troy's got a few tasty selections From The Crate; and Amelia gives us the run down of the Top Ten from last night. Another crisp winter's day, keep warm!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019, 319.98 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Tess makes a kitty coffee for Rob, and Rachel's hyped for Wednesday; National Party's Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, talks to Rachel about Ihumātao, the National Party's conference, and the Resource Management Act; Betty Apple comes to Aotearoa from Taiwan for a special show at the Wine Cellar tonight, but makes time to pop up to 95bFM for a chat with Rachel. Lovely Breakfast.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019, 318.99 MB
Tue 30 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Big yawns and a nice stretch to kick off Breakfast this morning; Search & Destroy! claims another winner; His Worship talks Ihumātao and High Street with Rachel; Director of The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Thom Zimny, comes into the studio to talk about the twists and turns of documentary-making; 95bFM Programmer and film fanatic, Sarah Thomson, gives us a heads up on what to catch before NZIFF finishes; and Dr. Erin Griffey pops up for a chat about art in the older times. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019, 321.48 MB
Mon 29 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess and surprisingly sprightly for a Monday morning; Penelope Noir puts her best bucket hat forward; a special announcement to kick your week off right; Kiran brings in Best Illustrated Book, Best Typography, Best Book as well as the People’s Choice on Loose Reads; and Natural Ange fixes all our problems. Ka pai.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019, 323.64 MB
Fri 26 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another beautiful morning in the studio, with coffee and good chunes; Fabian talks Book Smart and Jojo Rabbit, his top picks this week; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Two Tone Ska, nice and fast for your Friday morning; director, Damon Gameau, joins Rachel in studio to talk about 2040, his film in NZIFF; Zoë's back from her holiday and dives straight into Stage Direction; and Tanu from FAFSWAG pops up to talk ballroom and their upcoming gig this Saturday. Big Breakfast.

I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019

I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019 I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019, 27.29 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Legendary Aussie flouncer, and crop-top wearer, Kirin J Callinan swung past the studio this morning to chat about his excellent new album Return To Center. It’s a covers album, with everything from Momus, to Ultravox, to PiL, and it was all made in 14 days on gear purchased from, and then returned to, Guitar Center. He's touring New Zealand this week, and playing Galatos in Auckland tonight so grab a ticket asap!! 

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019, 27.52 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

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

  • Dila - O Morro Não Tem Vez
  • P.P Arnold - The Magic Hour
  • Resavoir - Taking Flight (feat. Brandee Younger)

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019

I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019 I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019, 10 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Excitingly, Billie Rogers, is up in the studio to chat about Girls Rock Camp. A space for kids to come and make music, learn to play instruments and, of course, make their own merch. Rachel chats with Billie about the importance of community and getting the kids out there in the music scene. Plus, with a stellar line-up for the all ages, Girls Rock Camp stage at The Others Way, you better get your hands on a ticket.

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019, 14.15 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, chats to Rachel about Hōkai Rangi, tackling homelessness in Aotearoa with a funding boost, and the latest on teachers pay negotiations.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019, 18.16 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Rob's looking into chakras and reckons his might need a bit of work. Rob teaches us about our seven chakras, what happens when they're imbalanced and how to fix all your problems.

I/V w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2019

I/V w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2019 I/V w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2019, 18.37 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

Ahead of Friday's event, All Tomorrows Poets 2019, Suri pops into the studio to read us poem from Courtney Sina Meredith's Tail of the Taniwha and talk poetry in Aotearoa. If you want to catch Courtney Sina Meredith  perform alongside some of Tāmaki's other talents poets, such as Vanessa Crofskey, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Simone Kaho, and Cait Kneller, you can do so at Time Out Bookstore on Friday, details here.

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019, 17.23 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

A little earlier this morning, His Worship fits in a quick chat up in between a busy week. As local body elections draw closer, the Mayor tells us how to register a special vote if you haven't enrolled yet. Also talking about a new recycling scheme, and some nasty comments councillors receive online.

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019, 15.83 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

BBC's Years & Years (2019) is Sam's pick for the week, and both Tess and 95bFM's News Director, Lillian, are big fans. Featuring Emma Thompson and Russell Tovey, this series will make you laugh, cry, and possibly have an existential crisis. An intensely good time.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019, 24.35 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. And with a review like that, what else is there to say? The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, is a fictional novel based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children. Although devastating, Jenna says this is one that you must read.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019, 19.09 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

As we're about to dive into NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart. As a stylist for television stars, Sarah chats with Penelope and Rachel about what it takes to dress for the TV, styling Mick Jagger and some of her personal fashun tips.