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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 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.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 15, 2019, 318.49 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Big morning after the VNZMA's, with many exciting awards to be had; Fabian Fanboy calls in from Tinsletown with all sorts of exciting cinema reckons; Dr. Kirsten Zemke is back and bringing us riot grrrl this week; we hear from Jonny and Big Hungry at the VNZMA's last night; and Zoë joins us for some study procrastination in the form of theatre. Get out there and catch that high tide folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 14, 2019, 324.69 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's excited about some upcoming tours; Rick promises we'll be fine for Drive Island tomorrow; David Slack's been thinking about maunga; Leisha's been thinking about hangover cures; Danielle sends in a sneak peek of her Church & AP interview; Troy makes a stop at 'the hole in the road'; Amelia's celebrating Kirikiriroa's finest - and apparently, so are you.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 13, 2019, 315.09 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We're talking Christmas already, yikes; Rob takes us back to the roots of left and right; we've got the Prime Minister on the line to talk Zero Carbon Bill, Armed Response Teams, and changes to partnership visas; Nato from Beastwars pops up to the studio ahead of the VNZMA's and to chat about some other exciting things on the horizon; and Tim Batt gives us the lowdown on some hot media-related takings. Good stuff.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 12, 2019, 317.03 MB
Tue 12 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A gloomy morning, but nothing like a bitta Breakfast to brighten it up; another tough Second Guessing stumps the listeners; His Worships touches on a few hot topics this week; Steve Newall pops into the studio to talk the Fraud Film Festival; Sam returns to a genre close to his heart whilst reviewing Watchmen; and we're learning about the dark side of tourism with Professor Andreas Neef. Make sure you've packed your umbrella today.

I/V w/ Danny Rogers: January 27, 2020

I/V w/ Danny Rogers: January 27, 2020 I/V w/ Danny Rogers: January 27, 2020, 12 MB
Mon 27 Jan 2020

Founder of Laneway, Danny Rogers, joins Rachel in the 95bFM Bus, live from Laneway, to chat about how this festival came about. Plus, a couple of favourite tunes from stellar performances over the years. Big excitement in the bus!

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.