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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 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019, 322.02 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday and gee whiz, have we got prizes for you; Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons New Jack Swing is the way into the weekend; and Natalie from The Blind Date Project pops up for Stage Direction to talk about her love life. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019, 320.59 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We've Breakfast with a side of tracks nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll's; David Slack pops in for a coffee and some political yarns; Kirin J Callihan comes up to the studio ahead of his gig tonight at Galatos; Troy's got a few selections From The Crate (only vinyl, obvs); and Amelia counts down the 95bFM Top Ten, again. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019, 319.76 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel, Tess and Rob are balancing themselves this Wednesday morning; Rob has done a deep dive into chakras, all seven of them; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern talks Hōkai Rangi, tackling homelessness and the latest with the teachers pay negotiations; and Billie Rogers from Girls Rock Camp pops up to talk their all ages stage at The Others Way and the camp itself. Plus, a bit of toast-crunching-ASMR. Nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019, 316.17 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another early rise for Rachel and Tess; His Worship calls in bright and early to talk local body elections, recycling and online abuse; another muscial genius is dubbed in Second Guessing; Suri from Time Out pops up to talk about All Tomorrows Poets 2019; and Sam talks Years and Years, it's a yes from Sam, Tess and Lillian. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019, 316.98 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A stunning start to the week, Rachel and Tess are stoked about the sun rays coming into the studio; as we edge closer to NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart; Tony reckons we've gotta hit the snow at Cadrona ASAP; and Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. Need we say more?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019, 319.33 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A plethora of new music to take you into the weekend; Fabian Fanboy gives us a quick review of Tarantino's new film; Dr. Kristen Zemke brings in some strong Power Pop vibes; Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood talk clowning and Soft N Hard; and Zoë packs the studio with some special guests from the theatre community. Rachel reckons you better catch some rays while you can.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019, 320.81 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's getting lighter in the mornings and Rachel's convinced some sunshine is just around the corner; Dr. Bryce Edwards discusses prisoners voting rights, the 2018 census and harassment allegations against the Labour Party; a special announcement to perk up a grim morning; Leisha's back with tales of tasty treats; Troy brings in a few surprises; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten from last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019, 317.96 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Oooh, some fancy international interviews for your Wednesday? Yes please; but to begin with, National's Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, dials in to talk with Rachel about drug reform, Labour Party harassment allegations and Abortion Law Reform; Rob discovers some undersea conflicts between the Orca's and Great White's; Rachel spoke with Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney about their upcoming album, The Center Won’t Hold; and 95bFM's own Paddy interviewed Alex from Metz. A very full Breakfast of international artists. Lucky us.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019, 320.65 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze reckons this trough just continues to deliver; Second Guessing shows us who really knows music; His Worship talks planting trees, dodgy dams, and land rezoning; Grace and Tash pop up to talk about Outlier Festival, happening this weekend; and Sam returns for Viewmaster to talk about The Boys. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019, 317.37 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Ah, another dusty Monday morning but that's nothing a good cuppa coffee and some tunes can't fix; Penelope Noir brings Sammy Salsa in the studio to talk NZFW and the life of a stylist in Aotearoa; JessB pops up to talk the cathartic birth of her new EP, New Views; Kiran brings in Wild Honey, basically an encyclopedia of NZ's Women poets; and Natural Ange talks about anxiety, depression and chilblains. That's Monday done.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: October 18, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: October 18, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: October 18, 2019, 10.56 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Fabian Fanboy's been working on all sorts of exciting interviews, but today he shares his hot reckons on films to catch this week. Catch Reece Witherspoon's stunning performance in Judy (2019), or the sequel no-one knew they wanted, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), and into the future, Jojo Rabbit (2019), because we know that'll be great.

I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019

I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019 I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019, 15.03 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Hot off the back of their European tour, old faves Mermaidens are back in Auckland this weekend to play at Whammy Bar! Gussie spoke to us on the phone this morning about their mint new album 'Look Me In The Eye'. Whakarongo mai! 

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: October 18, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: October 18, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: October 18, 2019, 32.3 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

One of Dr. Kirsten Zemke's favourites this morning, G-Funk, because what's not to like? Featuring Snoop Dogg's Nuthin But A G'Thang, Warren G & Nate Dogg's Regulate, 2Pac & Dr. Dre's California Love.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019, 20.23 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

We're lucky enough to have Zoë and Jo in the studio this morning. We're chatting with Jo Randerson about her latest theatre venture, Sing It To My Face, and Zoë guides us through all her theatre picks for the weekend. Make sure you get yourself along to Worm, and First World Problems 2.0.

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: October 17, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: October 17, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: October 17, 2019, 13.45 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Giving the listeners what they want, and talking actual breakfast food on Breakfast Food, this morning. Leisha's talking breakfast foods from around the world, leaving Rachel and Tess salivating for something more than muesli.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: October 17, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: October 17, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: October 17, 2019, 30.87 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

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

  • Geraldo Pino - Power To The People
  • Ana Mazzotti - Sou / Em Acalanto
  • Allah Lahs - Holding Pattern

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019

I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019 I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019, 20.29 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Swedish-Chilean DJ Dinamarca, and co-founder of the Staycore label, is in Aotearoa for the first time to play at Whammy backroom thanks to Community Garden! Rachel spoke to Dinamarca about music, how he got into DJ-ing and the community of artists he works with around the world. Tune in and head along to the gig tonight! 

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: October 17, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: October 17, 2019 Jennifer Curtin: October 17, 2019, 19.81 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

We've got Professor Jennifer Curtin on the line bright and early this morning to get a good dose of what's happening in politics. Talking polls, the latest local elections, and new regulations for University accommodation.

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: October 16, 2019

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: October 16, 2019 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: October 16, 2019, 11.7 MB
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, dials in this week to talk about the political polling, new regulations for university accommodations and the funding boost for tackling online extremism. Big week in politics.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019, 16.61 MB
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Rob's talking about the Pavlovian theory this morning, something he's not a huge fan of. From dog food to bells, this marketing technique is one that Rob reckons is just stink. Tune in to find out more about this classic conditioning.