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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 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. 

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. 

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 23, 2019

Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 23, 2019 Natural Ange w/ Angela Haldane: September 23, 2019, 91.09 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Natural Ange has some breaking news, she's becoming regional! So after 22 years, Natural Ange will no longer be weekly, but she will pop in once a month to make sure we are all keeping well. For one last weekly segment, we talk itchy toes, long nails, Bali belly and good fats. What would we do without you, Ange?!

Laneway Spotlight w/ Fontaines D.C: September 23, 2019

Laneway Spotlight w/ Fontaines D.C: September 23, 2019 C: September 23, 2019, 13.39 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Getting excited for Laneway? Us too. Rachel plays us one of her picks from the Laneway 2020 line-up, all the way from Dublin, Fontaines D.C.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019, 18.46 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Jenna's talking about Patti Smith's new memoir, Year of the Monkey, and describes it as similar to snuggling into a warm blanket of Patti. A glorious read but Jenna reckons you've gotta read M Train and Just Kids first, so there's your reading list for the week, enjoy.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 20, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 20, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: September 20, 2019, 27.69 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Getting deep into the feelings this morning with emo music. Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Jimmy Eat World's Sweetness, Evanescence's Lithium, and Hawthorne Heights' Ohio Is for Lovers.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: September 20, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: September 20, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: September 20, 2019, 10.44 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Fabian's got his top releases for y'all to catch this weekend. Midsommar, Good Boys, Rambo: Last Blood are all worth a mention today.

I/V w/ Liz Stokes: September 20, 2019

I/V w/ Liz Stokes: September 20, 2019 I/V w/ Liz Stokes: September 20, 2019, 21.72 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Happy Friday! We have Liz Stokes in studio to talk about The Beth's Homecoming Tour, being nominated for a Silver Scroll, touring the world and writing new music. What a treat! 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019, 19.7 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Zoë is joining us in studio with Atutahi and Ali to talk about their play aloFA, this morning, that follows Niko, who returns home to Samoa after 25 years away, and is confronted with consequences of his long absence by his Papa and family. Zoë also reckons you've got to head along to Go Back For Murder and, of course, Reclamation at the Basement.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 19, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 19, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: September 19, 2019, 34.21 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

LP exploration with the ever-knowledgeable Troy, featuring the following new cakes and/or tasty re-releases:

  • Nils Frahm - All Armed
  • Joe Armon-Jones - Yellow Dandelion (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
  • The Nat Birchall Quartet - Mashariki

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: September 19, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: September 19, 2019 Jennifer Curtin: September 19, 2019, 22.09 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Professor Jennifer Curtin's on the line with Rachel this morning talking about what has been happening with the Labour party in the last few weeks, Brexit, and New Zealand history in schools.

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 19, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 19, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: September 19, 2019, 54.87 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Leisha pops in to talk about asparagus, the springtime vegetable that we're all excited about. And of course, we discuss the elephant in the room, the science behind the smell.