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.
Welcome to a packed show! Rachel discusses the teachers’ strike, the most recent IPCC report and government’s re prioritisation of policies on Political Commentary with Jennifer Curtin. Akiko Kurematsu comes into the studio for a spot of Breakfast Food to talk about her new book Mother Tongue. László from Ringlets dials in to chat about their single Sever released on Monday, and their upcoming debut album to be released April 3. Greening Out with Jim makes a triumphant return, and he tells us all about what do to to your garden in this autumnal period. AJA phones up from Pōneke to talk about her new single Feel It, that's just dropped today. Whakarongo mai nei!
They don't call it hump day for no reason- but the show this morning is stacked and packed, ready to get you through the week. The Prime Minister dials in to the studio to speak with Rachel about cyclone recovery, the teachers' strike and the recent policy re-prioritisation. The Bard of Bollix returns with a fresh train poem on The Mind Trench, and an infuriating game of four truths one lie. Wairehu from Half Time phones up to talk about tha band's gig this Friday, and their plans for overseas shows. The wonderful Jason from Sleaford Mods zooms across the seas to dial in to the show and chat to Rachel about their new album UK Grim, and upcoming Aotearoa shows. Whakarongo mai nei!
Today on the show Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson dials in to talk to Rachel about community responses to the Auckland Budget, and the Mayor's recent comments about librarians. Ahi Karunaharan, writer and director of Open Stage: A Mixtape For Maladies comes up to the studio to chat about the show, which is part of the Auckland Arts Festival. Alice returns from overseas to update us on the theatre-goings-on of Tāmaki Makaurau on Stage Direction. On Ready Steady Learn, Emma Carroll from the University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences chats to Rachel about her research on the Tohorā (southern right whale). Whakarongo mai nei!
Another week, whānau! Thom from Guardian Singles dials in about their upcoming album preview show on 1 April to celebrate their second studio release Feed Me To The Doves (which will be out on 26th May). Suri tells us about Object Coach by author Tom Lee on Loose Reads. Salene comes into the studio to calm your renting woes on A Room Of One's Own. Whakarongo mai nei!
Welcome to Friday! This morning on Breakfast Buffet, the SRN portal spits us out in Manawatū, to chat with Radio Control's Jordan. On Travelling Tunes, Kirsten Zemke brings us boogie woogie. Ahead of Beacon Festival, Ruby Savage and Shy One visit the studio to spin some tracks with the flavour of their weekend sets. The Viewmaster yarns about Daisy Jones and the Six (streaming on Amazon Prime). Sam Morgan dials in from Pōneke to chat to Rachel about his podcast Able Audio, which explores the intersection of disability and music technology. Whakarongo mai nei!
It's showtime! On Political Commentary, we have a special edition in which India Logan-Riley from A Better Budget for Auckland speaks to Rachel about the group's aims and reasoning. Delaney Mes chats nostalgic school lunches and minimising food waste on Breakfast Food. Space Ghost comes into the studio to play some tracks and talk to Rachel about his upcoming set at Beacon Festival (this weekend!). The wonderful Mokotron also comes up to the studio, to spin some unreleased tracks and chat about their first live performance as Mokotron in Ōtautahi. Whakarongo mai nei!
The mid-week show brings all sorts to your airwaves (and ear holes). On What's Up, Marama Davidson dials in to talk to Rachel about the government's reprioritisations, the conversation around mitigation vs adaptation and the teachers strike tomorrow. Rob Bollix takes us to The Mind Trench, where we talk bees (on the b). Daniel Mateo, a dancer in an Auckland Arts Festival show Sandsong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert comes into the studio to talk about the group's work. Riot Gull dials in from Ōtepoti to talk about their upcoming performances in Tāmaki Makaurau, and their soon-to-be-released album. Whakarongo mai nei!
Welcome to another Tuesday in the endless parade of time. Today, Rachel chats to Steve Newall, progammer for the NZ International Fraud Film Festival, about exposing the underbelly of fraud via film. On Stage Direction, Aaron Richardson comes up to the studio to talk about the return season of The Wedding. Ready Steady Learn serves us some knowledge, as Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu chats to Rachel about her group's recently published research into how marketing strategies in supermarkets affect our food choices. Whakarongo mai nei!
Welcome to another week, whānau! On Fashun, Penelope Noir brings us the origins of sailor suits. Overmono phones in to chat to Rachel about their performance in Aotearoa, and upcoming album. On Loose Reads, Jenna gives us a rundown of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalists. Justine answers all of your employment queries on Red Dead Redemption. Whakarongo mai nei.
We made it to the end of the week, whānau. On today's show, we graze at the Breakfast Buffet, chatting to Liam from RDU (Ōtautahi's finest). Travelling Tunes takes us on a trip around the world of numbers in songs- it's prolific. Jen Cloher comes into the studio and graces our ears with two beautiful waita from their new album I Am The River, The River Is Me - Ko au te awa, Ko te awa ko au. On Viewmaster, Sam sings the praises of Rūrangi (which you can watch on Neon). Brandn Shiraz comes up to the studio to chat to Rachel about his self-titled EP that dropped today. Whakarongo mai nei.
Akiko comes into the studio to talk about Mother Tongue, an intergenerational cookbook which asks you to consider cooking using local produce, and shop from small businesses who practice sustainable food sourcing. Whakarongo mai nei!