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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 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 11, 2019, 320.85 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We've made it to Friday and Rachel's got some tunes to get you through that last weekly hurdle; Fabian's got some film recommendations for this grizzly weather; Josh Fountain pops into the studio to chat about being nominated for the VNZMA Artisan Awards; and Johanna brings her top theatre picks and special guest, Kura Forrester, for a yarn. Happy Friday!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 10, 2019, 324.97 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are powering through the week, with some spicy new tunes to get through our Thursday; Dr. Bryce Edwards gives us a heads up on what's been happening in politics; Aaron and Charlotte from Stone Soup Magazine pop in to talk spring planting on Breakfast Food; Randa brings us a new track, 'Toughen Up' to brighten up this cloudy morning; Troy's got some picks From The Crate; and Amelia talks dog ghosts, Nic Cage, and the 95bFM Top Ten.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 9, 2019, 319.58 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: First things first, let's fix the zip on Rob's bag; then we've got National MP, Chris Penk, stepping in for Paula Bennett this morning; followed by Rob's lesson on the placebo effect; Rachel shares a snippet of Long Player, with her Short Player; and we're lucky enough to have Molly Nilsson on the line before she graces our shores in December. Plus, a bunch of great contributions from the callers. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 8, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 8, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 8, 2019, 320.72 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The listeners prove their musical genius, yet again, in Second Guessing; His Worship chats to us whilst in the chaos of local body elections; Cindy and Tei. pop in up to the studio to give us the lowdown on Garden of Celebration; Sam's back to his binge watching ways; and Jiwon Hong talks to us about pancreatitis. Plus, Rachel's looking to the hive mind for answers.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 7, 2019, 321.61 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's been for her first swim so I guess it's time to say summer's here; Pennie gives us her hot takes from Paris Fashion Week; and Kiran brings in a book that's very timely. Grab yourself a cuppa and settle into some good tunes to kick your week off nicely.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 4, 2019, 322.5 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Fabian Fanboy joins us from Tinseltown to talk about The Joker; if that first coffee wasn't enough, Dr. Kirsten Zemke wakes us up with techno; Ciara and Rory from The Vault pop in to talk about their all ages gig, Seal The Vault; and Zoë schedules a weekend of theatre for you. Be good out there.

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. 

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!

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! 

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/ 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.

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.

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?

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. David Welch: January 21, 2020

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. David Welch: January 21, 2020 David Welch: January 21, 2020, 90.18 MB
Tue 21 Jan 2020

The University of Auckland's Head of the Audiology Section, Dr. David Welch, joins us in studio to teach us a little bit about why loud music feels so good, and what potential damage we might be doing to our hearing. Yikes.