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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: July 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 12, 2019, 318.69 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are joined in studio by Liv this morning, and it's definitely feeling a lil wintery today; Fabian Fanboy dials in from LA to talk films; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in some Hi-NRG, and Rachel's ready to dance; Troy Kingi pops up to the studio to play us a track off his very special new album; and Julia brings us the best weekend in theatre all year, wowee. Keep dry, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 11, 2019, 411.96 MB
Thu 11 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another foggy morning in Tāmaki Makaurau; Rod Oram dials in to talk electric cars and mixing business and government; Leisha joins Rachel and Tess in studio for a chat about mid-winter Christmas before she gets off for some European summertime; Bailey Wiley pops up for a chat about her gig tomorrow night and the Redbull Re-Up remix competition; Troy brings in some long-awaited tunes; and Amelia brings us up to date with what happened on the Top Ten last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 10, 2019, 321.98 MB
Wed 10 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A big bowl of some good music for Breakie this morning; with a dash of The Mind Trench with Rob Bollix bringing us some hot takes on ~art~ and stuff about outta space; plus Peter Ruddell pops up to talk about Sulfate, his new solo project that's taking the airwaves by storm. Nothing like some good tunes to clear up a foggy morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 9, 2019, 322.17 MB
Tue 9 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel gives you Coffee for your Wake Up Call, this morning; Search & Destroy! strikes again; our second installment of bMovies features Director, Justin Pemberton talking economics and Amanda Jane Robinson shares some love for Agnès Varda and her special feature in NZIFF this year; and Ready, Steady, Learn brings in Craig Sutherland to talk about robots. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 8, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 8, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 8, 2019, 318.92 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Monday morning, it's getting brighter and we're starting to feel we're out the other side of this Winter business; Penelope Noir's talking about a second hand mall in Sweden, the first of it's kind; JessB pops up to the studio to chat about her new single MOOD, and touring Europe; Jenna brings up a bit of a weird (in a good way) book to review; and Natural Ange is talking about anxiety, warts and sleep. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 5, 2019, 323.67 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Breakfast brings the sunshine out, we reckon; Fabian talks to Rachel after an earthquake in California, very scary stuff, but still talking movie releases; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Do Wop, one of her personal faves; Liv does a great interview with Mike Skinner from The Streets; special bFM alumni, George Fenwick, gives us a juicy theatre guide for Stage Direction; and Laurette and Aaron come up to studio to talk Slow Saturdays and sustainable fashion. We made it to Friday, yay!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 4, 2019, 326.55 MB
Thu 4 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are rugged up in the studio bringing you some Breakfast delights on this dreary morning; Dr. Bryce Edwards chat with Rachel about warmer and drier rentals (especially with this weather), the DHB, and the End of Life Choice bill; Leisha brings in some buttery treats (she says burnt, we say perfection) and talks fourth of July and Canada Day snacks; Troy brings in a few jazzy numbers From The Crate; and Amelia counts down the Top Ten for us. Plus two tasty special announcements. Keep dry out there folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 3, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 3, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 3, 2019, 319.17 MB
Wed 3 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Everyone's feeling a little croaky but nothing some good Breakfast can't fix; Rob's talking dreams, and we're really getting into the deep stuff on The Mind Trench; Petra from the Eastern Women's Refuge comes in to talk about their epic fundraiser line up, and who doesn't love a good raffle?; and the Dance Plant Collective pop up to talk to Rachel about a few events they've got coming up including First Thursday's and Tūrama Festival. We made it through Wednesday with coffee, tunes, chats and great segues.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 2, 2019, 321.16 MB
Tue 2 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are just waking up with some good tunes and a sip a coffee, waiting for the sun to rise; a round of Search and Destroy! gets the adrenaline running; we debut this year's bMovies segment to showcase some of the films featuring in NZIFF this year, Simon Coldrick, Director of By The Balls (2019),and our very own Amelia reviews You Don’t Nomi (2019); and Dr. Nicki Jackson talks to us about alcohol policy and she believes it needs to change. A wild ride of a Breakfast show this morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 1, 2019, 322.56 MB
Mon 1 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Monday, we've got coffee and tunes plus a special announcement to kick your week off real nice; Penelope Noir answers a listener request and pays tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; Kiran joins us to talk about a special book that was a winner of the 2019 International Booker Prize, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi; and Natural Ange pops into the studio to talk about PMS. A good start to the week.

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! 

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.

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.

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.