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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: January 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 25, 2019, 324.4 MB
Fri 25 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday today, and Mike battles to get a long as Wake Up Call; we're all about musical indulgence this morning; we've got an emotional track; a new track from the Foals and a couple of favourites to take you through to Laneway on Monday. You're welcome.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 24, 2019, 322.85 MB
Thu 24 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A wee bit drizzly this morning, but nothing some Breakfast can't fix; Dr. Bryce Edwards keeps us up to date with political ongoings around the country; a few special announcements squeezed in there; Troy brings in some very new and exciting tunes; and Julia Holter dials in for a catch up as she lands in New Zealand for her show tonight. What a way to brighten up this outcast morning.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 23, 2019, 319.89 MB
Wed 23 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It was a tough decision so Mike's got two Wake Up Call's this morning, what a treat; Rob is talking sea creatures, motorcycle clubs and all sorts; Clayton brings in biccies (again, lucky us) and The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen Collection Two; and Amanda cites helpful tips for stay money-savy on Home Economics. Plus, Tess is making great coffees.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 22, 2019, 323.46 MB
Tue 22 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mike's raving about Idles last night; we've got a flippin' hard one this What Am I; the Mayor catches up with Mike for more serious discussions this week; Sam's been watching Sex Education; and the University of Auckland's Nathan Consedine teaches Mike and Tess about the science of emotions. 

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 21, 2019, 322.63 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We're a week about from Laneway and Mike's excited; another trip down Metal Memory Monday lane; Pennie's got her eye on some Hawaiian shirts this summer; Alien Weaponry pop up in between their world tours; and Kiran's got One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem. Oh, and Mikey's thinking about fudge for Breakfast. Delicious.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 18, 2019, 324.34 MB
Fri 18 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Up and at 'em folks, it's a sunny Friday and Mikey is feelin' it; Fabian Fanboy is back in movie motherland with the most recent reviews; Johanna's got some groovy theatre recommendations; and Lockett from Deerhunter phones in to let us know they've got an album dropping today, woot! Happy Friday and all that.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 17, 2019, 320.3 MB
Thu 17 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's a little bit like Brexfast is spilling all over the radio this morning, and it's tense; Rod Oram's got the low down on international politics, and between the US and the UK, there's plenty to talk about; and Troy's got some tunes from a wee while ago. Thankfully, we've got all the best tunes to get you through your Breakfast. Phew.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 16, 2019, 324.28 MB
Wed 16 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob's sunburnt and Mikey's an expert of hats (slip, slop, wrap, etc.) for Laneway; and is the North Pole running away? Rob reckons; Dr. Maria Walls reviews the steamy Thelma; and with a phenomenal musical line-up, what more could you want with your Breakfast?

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 15, 2019, 319.33 MB
Tue 15 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Starting the morning off with a prize, peaks of the early riser amiright?! Aww; a very quick What Am I? calling for a re-do; His Worship is talking all that money on the tennis; and Sam joins us to talk Sandra Oh's Killing Eve. We might've even chucked an extra game of What Am I? into the show this morning, tune in to find out.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: January 14, 2019, 320.07 MB
Mon 14 Jan 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's happy to see the return of the news and Rick Breeze; Mike's memory is triggered with this metal track; Pennie talks the eye of a lover; Karyn, Sam and Dr. Hinemoa Elder (on the phone) join us to say Hi, How are you?; and Jenna comes back with another convincing review. A Monday with some really 'back to work' weather, lovely.

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.

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.

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.

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.