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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: September 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 19, 2019, 127.65 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Sunny morning morning seem to be the speciality on bFM Breakfast this week; Prof. Jennifer Curtin talks about what's been happening with the Labour Party, Brexit and NZ history being compulsory in all schools; Leisha talks asparagus and the elephant in the room; Troy brings in a few longer tracks; and Amelia runs us through the Top Ten and her love for democracy. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 18, 2019, 320.28 MB
Wed 18 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are in the studio with Rob and Yuki this morning, bright and early; Rob takes us into The Mind Trench looking for money; Spawts pop in ahead of their show tomorrow night to talk about the album release and playing across Aotearoa; and Elyssia, Vaimaila, and Falencie pop in to talk Auckland's vogue scene, and their show at The Basement, Reclamation. Big sunny Wednesday to get you through the week.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 17, 2019, 319.43 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Straight into a catch up with His Worship this morning; we've got a classic for Second Guessing; Lulu Macrae from the Whammy pops in for a chat about the Whammyfest 2019; Sam's back for Viewmaster with a binge-worthy series; and Fabio comes up for Ready, Steady, Learn to teach us about human-computer interaction with music technology, hefty stuff. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 16, 2019, 316.19 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk about their pets; Penelope gives us the history of the pocket; Tony tells us Cadrona has had a spring dump of snow; Jenna's found Margaret Atwood's new book compelling, predictable and satisfying; and Natural Ange helps a couple of callers out with their ailments. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 13, 2019, 323.09 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Nothing like a little bit of sun in the studio to wake you up for Friday; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in a genre she calls 'baby making music', her words, not ours; and Zoë's got theatre reckons from dawn to dusk for your weekend. Get thinking about your NZVAPOR Top 95 picks, we know it's tough.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019, 319.72 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: There's a lot going on in politics, and David Slack is in the studio to help us make sense of it all; Leisha's talking a meal that's close to her heart, curry; Tom Scott and Tom Broome pop up to bFM to talk about YGB Records and Don't Quit Your Day Job; Troy brings in some vinyl... And Tess drops it; and Amelia takes us back to last night, where she counts down the Top Ten.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019, 319.89 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob's full of spooky surprises this morning; Deputy Leader of The National Party, Paula Bennett talks to Rachel in the middle of a difficult week in politics; The Mind Trench searches for the Loch Ness monster; and Paul Horan talks comedy in Aotearoa, an untapped history. Plus, 95bFM News Director, Lillian Hanly shares some aroha for Te Reo Māori.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019, 319.59 MB
Tue 10 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Second Guessing puts another winner in the draw for some free internet, thanks to Orcon; His Worship talks Te Wiki O Te Reo, the 10 Ton Project, and our humble city, Tāmaki Makaurau; Rachel had a chat with Mac DeMarco last week ahead of his upcoming tour; Alex talks the Great British Bake Off and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, two fantastic shows; and Dr. Sarah Gerritsen talks fast food vs. fresh produce. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019, 319.67 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking of Te Wiki o Te Reo this week, karawhiua, give it a go folks; Kaaterama pops up to talk about Auckland Museum's Te Wiki o Te Reo event this weekend and her EP release; Kiran brings up the new Deborah Levy book, Time Out's Book of the Month, The Man Who Saw Everything; and Natural Ange talks diet. All this rain is great for ya plants, happy spring!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019, 322.21 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday Prize day, with plenty of goodies to go round; Fabian Fanboy's in the studio reviewing It: Chapter Two; Dr. Kirsten Zemke takes a trip to the land of Jam Bands; and Zoë and Freya talk exciting theatre on the horizon. Good times.

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.