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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 Sarah: June 28, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: June 28, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: June 28, 2019, 322.31 MB
Fri 28 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: You might be thinking, 'hey that's not Rachel!' ...and you're right, Sarah's taking the reins this morning; Fabian Fanboy talks some movies and some Twilight Zone and Black Mirror; Matt from Beastwars dials in and talks to Sarah about IV and their upcoming show; and Dylan pops up to the studio to talk about Going Global 2019. Plus cameo appearances from the 95bFM Top Ten's Amelia. Happy Friday!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 27, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 27, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 27, 2019, 324.47 MB
Thu 27 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's really getting cold, Rachel even had to de-ice her car this morning, yikes; Rod Oram calls in for the US to talk about a wee reshuffle in NZ politics, and some proposed changes to voting; Leisha comes in to talk about citrus fruit on this crisp morning; Concord Dawn are in the studio chatting about 20 years of drum and bass; Troy's got a few tunes he's amped about; and Amelia runs us through the Top Ten. Warm up with some Breakfast.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 26, 2019, 321 MB
Wed 26 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel, Tess and Rob are all waking up with a good chinwag and a cuppa coffee; this week on The Mind Trench, Rob's feeling a little more positive and shares some wholesome tips; Rachel talks to our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, about Kiwi-Build, KiwiRail and some proposed voting changes; and one of the curators of the World Press Photo Exhibition, Yi Wen Hsia, pops up to the studio to chat with Rachel about this years entries. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2019, 320.64 MB
Tue 25 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk movies and keeping warm after Rick Breeze's cold weather warnings; another round of Search & Destroy in the quest for a year's worth of free Orcon internet; His Worship talks Matariki, free transport and gambling; Sandra Reid from NZIFF comes in to join the chat about movies and the film festival programme; Sam's got some Big Little Lies on his mind; and Deb Polson talks about the University's new Design degree. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2019, 316 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's feeling bright and sprightly this Monday morning; Penelope Noir talks berets, fashion and history this week; Matthew and Tom join Rachel to talk about Strange Things; Jenna's talking about Handmaid's Tale and more importantly, The Farm; and Natural Ange is here with some tea suggestions to help you stress less. And lucky for you, Monday's are for exciting announcements, yay.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 21, 2019, 323.86 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are excited for some Friday Breakfast, Drive Island, and a sleep in over the weekend; Fabian Fanboy's got some hot new releases to fill up these cold winter days; Dr. Kirsten Zemke educates us on Math Rock; and Zoë joins us with Kate from Fleshies to talk body stigma and theatre.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 20, 2019, 400.53 MB
Thu 20 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Thursday, it's a full moon and we're serving up a healthy plateful of Breakfast; Rod Oram talks a huge amount of politics with Rachel this morning, international and national; Leisha talks beersies and foodsies; him joins Rachel to talk about touring Aotearoa and creating her latest album; Troy brings in some jazzmatazz and tasty treats; Qiane dials in to talk celebrating Matariki; and Amelia gives us the goss on what went down in the Top Ten last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2019, 321.78 MB
Wed 19 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Studio is packed nice and early this morning, with coffee on tap; Rob's got some research that's made him a little sad, but also, puppies; Carl and Dylan from Loop group join us to talk about their bike makers space being turned into a carpark, ironic; and Chippy's in studio to talk about First Thursday's, a reason to get out of the house in winter. Warm up with Wednesday Breakfast, nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2019, 317.16 MB
Tue 18 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Tuesday, the day Rachel reckons is a real hump day; Search & Destroy strikes again; His Worship talks a climate emergency, one million trees, and recycling, yikes; Sam comes in for Viewmaster with Tales of the City; and Professor Michael Witbrock talks computer system and AI. Wowee.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2019, 320.64 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's two coffees deep, a great start to Monday; an exciting announcement, the bFM merch store is coming back; Kiran reckons short stories are on the rise, with Being Various being her top pick this week; and Natural Ange wants everyone to know now's the time to plant your garlic. Happy Monday.

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! 

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.

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.

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/ 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.

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.

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.

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: October 16, 2019

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: October 16, 2019 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: October 16, 2019, 96.51 MB
Wed 16 Oct 2019

That's right, she's back! Natural Ange is here, once a month, to make sure you're all holding up okay. This month, covering sore toes, period cramps, CBD oil, and inflammation. Good stuff.