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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: August 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 23, 2019, 322.02 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday and gee whiz, have we got prizes for you; Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons New Jack Swing is the way into the weekend; and Natalie from The Blind Date Project pops up for Stage Direction to talk about her love life. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 22, 2019, 320.59 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We've Breakfast with a side of tracks nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll's; David Slack pops in for a coffee and some political yarns; Kirin J Callihan comes up to the studio ahead of his gig tonight at Galatos; Troy's got a few selections From The Crate (only vinyl, obvs); and Amelia counts down the 95bFM Top Ten, again. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 21, 2019, 319.76 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel, Tess and Rob are balancing themselves this Wednesday morning; Rob has done a deep dive into chakras, all seven of them; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern talks Hōkai Rangi, tackling homelessness and the latest with the teachers pay negotiations; and Billie Rogers from Girls Rock Camp pops up to talk their all ages stage at The Others Way and the camp itself. Plus, a bit of toast-crunching-ASMR. Nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 20, 2019, 316.17 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another early rise for Rachel and Tess; His Worship calls in bright and early to talk local body elections, recycling and online abuse; another muscial genius is dubbed in Second Guessing; Suri from Time Out pops up to talk about All Tomorrows Poets 2019; and Sam talks Years and Years, it's a yes from Sam, Tess and Lillian. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019, 316.98 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A stunning start to the week, Rachel and Tess are stoked about the sun rays coming into the studio; as we edge closer to NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart; Tony reckons we've gotta hit the snow at Cadrona ASAP; and Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. Need we say more?

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 16, 2019, 319.33 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A plethora of new music to take you into the weekend; Fabian Fanboy gives us a quick review of Tarantino's new film; Dr. Kristen Zemke brings in some strong Power Pop vibes; Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood talk clowning and Soft N Hard; and Zoë packs the studio with some special guests from the theatre community. Rachel reckons you better catch some rays while you can.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019, 320.81 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's getting lighter in the mornings and Rachel's convinced some sunshine is just around the corner; Dr. Bryce Edwards discusses prisoners voting rights, the 2018 census and harassment allegations against the Labour Party; a special announcement to perk up a grim morning; Leisha's back with tales of tasty treats; Troy brings in a few surprises; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten from last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019, 317.96 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Oooh, some fancy international interviews for your Wednesday? Yes please; but to begin with, National's Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, dials in to talk with Rachel about drug reform, Labour Party harassment allegations and Abortion Law Reform; Rob discovers some undersea conflicts between the Orca's and Great White's; Rachel spoke with Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney about their upcoming album, The Center Won’t Hold; and 95bFM's own Paddy interviewed Alex from Metz. A very full Breakfast of international artists. Lucky us.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019, 320.65 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze reckons this trough just continues to deliver; Second Guessing shows us who really knows music; His Worship talks planting trees, dodgy dams, and land rezoning; Grace and Tash pop up to talk about Outlier Festival, happening this weekend; and Sam returns for Viewmaster to talk about The Boys. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019, 317.37 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Ah, another dusty Monday morning but that's nothing a good cuppa coffee and some tunes can't fix; Penelope Noir brings Sammy Salsa in the studio to talk NZFW and the life of a stylist in Aotearoa; JessB pops up to talk the cathartic birth of her new EP, New Views; Kiran brings in Wild Honey, basically an encyclopedia of NZ's Women poets; and Natural Ange talks about anxiety, depression and chilblains. That's Monday done.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 23, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 23, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: August 23, 2019, 25.66 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons New Jack Swing will take us through to the weekend smoothly. Where Hip-Hop meets RnB, you'll find Tony! Toni! Toné!'s Feels Good, TLC's Hat 2 Da Back, and Boyz II Men's Motownphilly.

Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019, 14.84 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Anna, played by Natalie Medlock, is about to dive into a world of blind dates with all sorts of characters. The Blind Date Project takes Anna on a journey of exciting first dates, featuring all sorts of surprises and even some karaoke. Natalie pops up for a chat with Rachel about playing a serial dater and who she's particularly excited for. This is not to be missed, get your tickets here to live through a dating rollercoaster with Natalie.

I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019

I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019 I/V w/ Kirin J Callinan: August 22, 2019, 27.29 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Legendary Aussie flouncer, and crop-top wearer, Kirin J Callinan swung past the studio this morning to chat about his excellent new album Return To Center. It’s a covers album, with everything from Momus, to Ultravox, to PiL, and it was all made in 14 days on gear purchased from, and then returned to, Guitar Center. He's touring New Zealand this week, and playing Galatos in Auckland tonight so grab a ticket asap!! 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: August 22, 2019

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: August 22, 2019 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: August 22, 2019, 23.08 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

David Slack pops up for a cuppa and a chat about Phil Twyford's announcement for urban planning, the Hikoi from Ihumātao today, and censorship when it comes to holding a platform.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: August 22, 2019, 27.52 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

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

  • Dila - O Morro Não Tem Vez
  • P.P Arnold - The Magic Hour
  • Resavoir - Taking Flight (feat. Brandee Younger)

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019, 18.16 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Rob's looking into chakras and reckons his might need a bit of work. Rob teaches us about our seven chakras, what happens when they're imbalanced and how to fix all your problems.

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 21, 2019, 14.15 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, chats to Rachel about Hōkai Rangi, tackling homelessness in Aotearoa with a funding boost, and the latest on teachers pay negotiations.

I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019

I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019 I/V w/ Billie Rogers: August 21, 2019, 10 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Excitingly, Billie Rogers, is up in the studio to chat about Girls Rock Camp. A space for kids to come and make music, learn to play instruments and, of course, make their own merch. Rachel chats with Billie about the importance of community and getting the kids out there in the music scene. Plus, with a stellar line-up for the all ages, Girls Rock Camp stage at The Others Way, you better get your hands on a ticket.

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: August 20, 2019, 15.83 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

BBC's Years & Years (2019) is Sam's pick for the week, and both Tess and 95bFM's News Director, Lillian, are big fans. Featuring Emma Thompson and Russell Tovey, this series will make you laugh, cry, and possibly have an existential crisis. An intensely good time.

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: August 20, 2019, 17.23 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

A little earlier this morning, His Worship fits in a quick chat up in between a busy week. As local body elections draw closer, the Mayor tells us how to register a special vote if you haven't enrolled yet. Also talking about a new recycling scheme, and some nasty comments councillors receive online.