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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: October 3, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 3, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 3, 2019, 316.74 MB
Thu 3 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel & Tess are talking Silver Scrolls this morning; David Slack pops into the studio to grab himself a coffee and talk politics; we're left hungry after chatting about pizza with Leisha; we hear from a few of the winners and finalists from the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards last night; and Troy brings in his hot picks for the week. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 2, 2019, 319.94 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Aw, what a beautiful sunrise streaming into the Breakfast studio this morning; Rob enlightens us on some pyschological traits that we all seem to possess; the Prime Minister's on the line to catch up with some of the politics that we've seen in the last month; and Show Me Shorts Film Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca, pops in to talk us through watching 2000 short films and what made the line up. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 1, 2019, 321.8 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Up bright and early to get your Breakfast on time; showcasing the bFM listeners music knowledge in Second Guessing; His Worship dials in from Bethells Beach to talk PR, North Te Papa, and housing; Sam brings us his personal take on The Politician, and reminds everyone to vote; and Dr. Tamasailau Suaali joins us to talk about her research into Māori and Samoan peoples experiences of the youth justice system. Thankful for the tasty Altura coffee with Breakfast, this morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 30, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 30, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 30, 2019, 321.62 MB
Mon 30 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Daylight savings is upon up us, and we're feeling it; reminiscing on last Friday's very cute NZVAPOR Top 95; lucky for us, Tami Neilson pops into the studio for a cute cuppa tea and a chat; and Suri's here for Loose Reads with On Fire by Naomi Klein, very topical. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 27, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 27, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 27, 2019, 321.8 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: What a glorious morning to start counting down the NZVAPOR Top 95; Dr. Kirsten Zemke pops in to join the fun, bringing Bossa Nova to the party; and Johanna's back for Stage Direction, this week talking about her must-see performances. A special day for 95bFM as we countdown the Top 95 songs voted by the listeners. Arohanui.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 26, 2019, 320.2 MB
Thu 26 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Straight into some politics this morning with Rod Oram, talking climate strikes and economics; Stella Donnelly takes the stage for the Laneway Spotlight; Leisha's indulging in a celebration of veg; Troy brings us his selections From The Crate with a couple helpful facts; and Amelia talks democracy on the Top Ten last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 25, 2019, 321.18 MB
Wed 25 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's back for Breakfast with two very expensive pieces of paper; the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett talks about the climate strikes, the Royal Commission Inquiry, and NZ history in schools; Rob talks about Greta Thunberg's moving UN speech, and the Lord of the Rings; and Kura Forrester pops into the studio about HUMP and winning the Billy T Award. Another rainy Spring morning in Tāmaki.

95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: September 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: September 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Pearl: September 24, 2019, 322.28 MB
Tue 24 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel is off graduating (congrats Rachel) so Pearl is in the drivers seat; His Worship talks to Pearl about vaping, climate strikes and the Kōkako; Sam pops up to talk about Women Who Kill; and Dr. Shane Lavery pops into the studio to talk about the threatened dugong. Always lovely to have you here, Pearl.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 23, 2019, 320.7 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk the spring equinox; a round of Second Guessing kick starts your week; Jenna pops in with Patti Smith's latest memoir; and Natural Ange brings some breaking news, don't leave us Ange! All that, and some Laneway excitement to cure your Mondayitis.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 20, 2019, 322.63 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel gets Tess to disclose her shortlist for NZVAPOR Top 95 picks; Fabian talks must-see movies; Dr. Kirsten Zemke helps us with all our feelings with some emo; Liz from The Beths pops into the studio for a chat about touring, Sliver Scrolls and homecoming; and Zoë joins us with special guests from Alofa to talk about some tip-top theatre selections. Ahh, Friday at last.

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! 

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.

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.