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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 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.

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. 

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!

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/ 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! 

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.

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.

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?

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: January 21, 2020, 23.14 MB
Tue 21 Jan 2020

The Mayor chats to Rachel, this morning, about LGBTQI homelessness, another rise in AT Transport fares, and some potential solutions to our housing crisis.