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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 Mikey Havoc: March 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 26, 2019, 319.86 MB
Tue 26 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's got a frosty What Am I today; the Mayor talks about the financial turmoil of Eden Park and Auckland's vigil's after the terror attack in Christchurch; Mike congradulates Moana from Moana & the Moahunter's on winning Taite Music Prize's Independent Music NZ Classic Record, ka pai; Sam's into Love, Death & Robot's this week; and Sobia talks to Mikey about hosting AirBnB's. 

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019, 320.99 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey wakes you up with a generous helping of great tunes this morning; a Metal Memory after watching Dirt; Penelope Noir brings in one of the only patternmakers left in Auckland, Rachel Mills; Mikey talks to Peter Lineham at the same time as last week; and Natural Ange has a rapid session. Mikey finishes the show with a quote from Imam Fouda; hate will come undone and love will redeem us. 

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 22, 2019, 328.59 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's got a flat tyre, and arrives all in good time; Dr. Kirsten Zemke joins Tess and Mike talking Afrofuturism and Aliens; bFM's News and Editorial Director, Lillian Hanly talks what you can do in today's day of mourning; and Johanna's got a new gig coming up, HeadSand. Arohanui.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 21, 2019, 317.68 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mike's talking to Dr. Bryce Edwards about the terrorist attack last Friday, the government's response and how to approach this systemic issue going forwards; we're talking food (woot!) with Leisha Jones; and Troy brings in some fresh tunes. 

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 20, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 20, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 20, 2019, 321.94 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey and Sarah are serving up Breakfast this morning; Rob comes in with some ~fascinating~ facts; Labour MP, Grant Robertson, talks to Mikey about the governements role in healing and what's next after Friday's traumatic events; and Sam from Simplicity talks money. Arohanui.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 19, 2019, 317.9 MB
Tue 19 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A may be a rainy Tuesday, but it's still warm out there; Mikey finds himself a structural What Am I this morning; the Mayor addresses the tragic terrorist attack last Friday; and 95bFM's News Director, Lillian Hanly comes in for a chat with Mikey about how to approach this painful event and what people can do to help. 

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 18, 2019, 317.4 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: After the tragedy on Friday, it's undeniably a sombre Monday; Pennie joins Mikey in studio with special guests from the Fashun world; Professor Peter Lineham talks about the tragedy with Mike; Jenna brings in some books that help our perspective; and Natural Ange is doing what she can to help you grieve. Hard to know what to say, so we're looking to music for solace.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 14, 2019, 321.89 MB
Thu 14 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's lil jumpy this morning after an incident with some fly spray; Rod Oram's got a few comments the shocking political news; Darryn from the New Telepathics dials in, very excited for Drive Island; and Troy brings in a really wonderful selection today, so smooth you might even dooze off.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 13, 2019, 321.87 MB
Wed 13 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: If the Wake Up Call doesn't awaken you this morning, getting straight into politics might; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett, dials in to catch up with Mikey while the heat is back on; Finn Andrews is in New Zealand and pops up to bFM for a quick chat; Mermaidens call in to give us a hot new track to play; Rob's got something that will blow your socks off; and Sam Te Kani comes in to talk about sex. Breakfast's on the go today.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 12, 2019, 318.97 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Bringing the sun up with a beaming Wake Up Call; Mikey reckons he's a genius after What Am I; the Mayor has been under a bit of heat this week; Sam is delving deep into some NZ TV; and we talk university attendance with an expert. 

I/V w/ Moana Maniopoto: May 24, 2019

I/V w/ Moana Maniopoto: May 24, 2019 I/V w/ Moana Maniopoto: May 24, 2019, 18.49 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

The verifiable legend, Moana Maniopoto, dials in to talk with Rachel Moana and the Tribe's electrifying new track, that comes out today. The track is about the karakia that's performed as part of a ritual ceremony of tohi, Moana talks to Rachel about how the tohi connects the child and whānau to ancestors and the environment. It's a beautiful new track, definitely get into it.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 24, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 24, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: May 24, 2019, 20.54 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Fabian Fanboy dials in from glamorous Hollywood, talking about his catch up with Will Smith, the re-make of Aladdin (too soon?) and Brightburn

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019, 8.97 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Zoë's here to give us the lowdown on where you can get your last laughs as the NZ Comedy Festival comes to a close this weekend. Her top picks include, Kura Forrester's Kura Shoulda Woulda, David Correos' Better Than I Was the Last Time and Brynley Stent's Filthy Little Goblin.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: May 24, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: May 24, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: May 24, 2019, 25.17 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Ahh, NZ Country Music, there's a lot to be said for this genre. But Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons the music speaks for itself, with Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders' Stolen River, Pasty Rigger's Beautiful Lady, and Prince Tui Teka's Moe Mai E Hine.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: May 23, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: May 23, 2019 Bryce Edwards: May 23, 2019, 20.16 MB
Thu 23 May 2019

Rachel chats with Dr. Bryce Edwards about the Francis Review, a report revealing bullying in parliament and some suggested codes of conduct to improve political behaviour. The pair also discuss some of the comments made by the National Party about boosting New Zealand's ties with the USA. Interesting.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 23, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 23, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: May 23, 2019, 30.35 MB
Thu 23 May 2019

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

  • Kelly Finnigan - I Don’t Wanna Wait
  • Lee Moses - How Much Longer Must I Wait?
  • Laurence Pike - Dance Of The Earth 

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 23, 2019

Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 23, 2019 Breakfast Food w/ Leisha Jones: May 23, 2019, 54.87 MB
Thu 23 May 2019

Ah, the brassica family, what a delicious food group. Leisha's talking broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts... Are we yay or nay these cute little vegetables? Leisha's got a few good recipes for this yummy winter veg group.

I/V w/ Michael Hurst: May 22, 2019

I/V w/ Michael Hurst: May 22, 2019 I/V w/ Michael Hurst: May 22, 2019, 23.63 MB
Wed 22 May 2019

We're lucky to have Aotearoa’s own master storyteller Michael Hurst in studio to chat with Rachel about his brilliant reimagining of Homer’s masterwork The Iliad featuring his muse, Shayne P. Carter. An Iliad brings the two together to create a contemporary take on one of the greatest stories ever told. Whether you are a fan of the classics or not, this is something for everyone.

Unsolved Mysteries w/ Rob Bollix: May 22, 2019

Unsolved Mysteries w/ Rob Bollix: May 22, 2019 Unsolved Mysteries w/ Rob Bollix: May 22, 2019, 23 MB
Wed 22 May 2019

Rob's talking about the Mandela Effect, and honestly, it's freaking Rachel out. After much debate, what even IS reality?

Whats Up? W/ Paula Bennett: May 22, 2019

Whats Up? W/ Paula Bennett: May 22, 2019 Whats Up? W/ Paula Bennett: May 22, 2019, 17.61 MB
Wed 22 May 2019

Rachel chats to National Party Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, about Aotearoa's 40 year old abortion laws, the government's pledge to fund $320 million into family and sexual violence, and National's proposition for closer ties to the US.