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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: November 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 7, 2019, 132.79 MB
Thu 7 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: the news is increasingly heckers; Rick Breeze is in two places at once; Dr. Bryce on Winnie-the-Litigious; Leisha's made her own strawberry milk; Troy's brought in some excellent, all vinyl, goodies; and Amelia's not allowed to be salacious, but apparently Sarah is. Sorry. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 6, 2019, 320.57 MB
Wed 6 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Breaking news on Breakfast, Rob's a robot; National MP, Chris Penk, calls in lieu of Paula Bennett, this morning; Liz and Jono of The Beths pop into the studio to chat about their five nominations for the VNZMA's; we're learning about Kirlian photography on The Mind Trench with Rob; Jonathan from Auckland Arts Festival chats with us about the monumental line-up for next year; and Natural Ange is back, this week, with a lot of qualms to sort. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 5, 2019, 321.9 MB
Tue 5 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's nice and toasty in the studio for Breakfast this morning; an easy round of Second Guessing for the bFM listenership; His Worship talks climate change, fireworks and dogs; Rachel had a chat with Angel Olsen; we've got special guests from Rediscovering Aotearoa on Viewmaster today; and we're talking Auckland history on Ready, Steady, Learn. Enjoy that sunshine.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 4, 2019, 318.16 MB
Mon 4 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Back after another gloriously sunny weekend; Penelope Noir talks atheleisure; Jenna returns after a short hiatus with a very exciting book; and we've got Bailey Wiley on the line, ahead of the VNZMA's. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to ease you into your Monday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: November 1, 2019, 320.89 MB
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rach and Tess tell their spooky tales from Halloween; Fabian Fanboy dials in during a hike; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in a real interesting one, New Age; Brynley Stent pops up to talk comedy and the Billy T Award; more laughs as Zoë brings us another Billy T nominee, James Mustapic, and her theatre picks for this week; and we're lucky enough to have Selina Tusitala Marsh chatting to us about her book, Mophead. Big thanks to Orcon Small Business for everything, arohanui.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 31, 2019, 208.09 MB
Thu 31 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A very spooky morning indeed; Rod Oram gives us the lowdown on politics as of late; Leisha gets us prepped for the festive season; Dons pops up to chat about the release of a new Dead Famous People track; Troy's got a selection of funky tunes; and Amelia takes us back to the 95bFM Top Ten, last night. Happy Halloween!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 29, 2019, 320.04 MB
Tue 29 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's the start of a short week, and the end of a sunny long weekend; a tough Second Guessing to get your brain started, this morning; His Worship talks the Sky City fire, Tuia 250, and the City Light Rail; Sam pops up to review Living With Yourself; and Professor Nikki Harre shares some hopeful takes on the pyschology of co-creation. We're all in the same boat, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Oscar and Liv; October 28, 2019 , 329.25 MB
Mon 28 Oct 2019

A public holiday special? Or a special public holiday? Perhaps both!

Explore the duality of breakfast content with the duo of Oscar and Liv. 

For 3 hours. It'd be quite the endeavour, but you should try it! Its nutritional content is as follows; 75g of musical noise, 15g of dawdling dialogue, 5g of eating and another 5g of technological exploration. Wow! If that sounds like a bit of you, which of course it does, go ahead take a bite! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 25, 2019, 316.33 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Cramming in a tonne of content before the long weekend for ya'll; we hear from Fabian Fanboy with the release of Jojo Rabbit; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Hair Metal, a genre close to the hearts of bFM; Sam Harmony pops up to give us some insight into Alfredo's Dance Tunnel; Church & AP premiere their new single with us; Johanna's got a theatre guide and a special guest; and Unsanitary Napkin dial in, from the road, on their way up to Tāmaki for Whammyfest. Big Friday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 24, 2019, 322.04 MB
Thu 24 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Biggggg Breakfast today, a lot to take in; Morgan Godfrey gives us a rundown on politics for the week; Leisha gives us a talking tour on offals; Louis Baker dials in to talk about Music Helps, and NZ Music Shirt Day; Troy brings in some real tasty tunes; and Amelia gives us the goss from the 95bFM Top Ten and compatible star signs. Plus, two bangin' line-ups to get excited about.

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: November 21, 2019

From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: November 21, 2019 From The Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: November 21, 2019, 36.98 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

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

  • Menehan Street Band -  There's A New Day Coming / Tommy Don't 
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Struggle Sounds 
  • Robotron 4 - Electro-?

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: November 21, 2019

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: November 21, 2019 Bryce Edwards: November 21, 2019, 17.07 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

We're keeping it local on Political Commentary, this morning. Dr. Bryce Edwards chats to Rachel about the complicated relationship between wealth and politics amidst the last debarcle with NZ First, what's happening at Ihumātao, and child poverty in Aotearoa.

Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: November 20, 2019

Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: November 20, 2019 Whats Up? w/ Paula Bennett: November 20, 2019, 14.65 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

We're chatting with National Party Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, bright and early this morning. Hitting some heavy political topics before Breakfast, Rachel and Paula Bennett talk about The Defence Force, changes to family and sexual violence laws, and child poverty in Aotearoa.

I/V w/ Mark Fisher: November 20, 2019

I/V w/ Mark Fisher: November 20, 2019 I/V w/ Mark Fisher: November 20, 2019, 11.13 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

Mark Fisher from the World AIDS Day festival popped into studio this morning to chat about what the festival is and how it is rasing awareness and destigmatising HIV in Aotearoa. Tune in to find out what's on! 

I/V w/ Tim Batt: November 20, 2019

I/V w/ Tim Batt: November 20, 2019 I/V w/ Tim Batt: November 20, 2019, 22.22 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

Our new media mate, Tim Batt, pops into the studio to give us the lowdown of our complex media landscape. From sales to mergers and everything in between, including a clip from last week's VNZMAs, Tim's here to help us unpack this uncharted territory.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: November 20, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: November 20, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: November 20, 2019, 20.03 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

This morning on The Mind Trench Rob has investigated the pros and cons of white noise, noise pollution and getting a good sleep. Find out more here.

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: November 19, 2019

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: November 19, 2019 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: November 19, 2019, 11.59 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Sam's reviewing The Morning Show (2019) on the Breakfast Show today. Maybe not the best show of the year but he still managed to binge five episodes in one night and got pretty excited about it. With stars like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, it's worth a short binge.

I/V w/ Alex George and Julian Carswell: November 19, 2019

I/V w/ Alex George and Julian Carswell: November 19, 2019 I/V w/ Alex George and Julian Carswell: November 19, 2019 , 16.4 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Laneway festival has just announced the food trucks coming to Albert Park for the 2020 festival and, to celebrate, Festival Firector Julian and Alex from Peach's Hot Chicken popped into studio with some tasty (and extremely hot) kai. Will the Breakfast crew survive the legendary 'Holy Cluck' spice wings? Tune in! 

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Kate Hannah: November 19, 2019

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Kate Hannah: November 19, 2019 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Kate Hannah: November 19, 2019, 101.99 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Kate Hannah is a Research Fellow at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland. She pops into the studio to chat about her research, Uncovering historic ‘whisper’ networks: women’s friendships in mid twentieth century New Zealand science. Rachel and Kate chat about women's 'whisper' networks and how we're all in one somewhere. Get yourself along to Spring Week to hear more.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 18, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 18, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 18, 2019, 14.8 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

Jenna brings in one of the winners of this years Manbooker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other. This novel follows the stories of different women, black and British, chapter by chapter, encompassing history, and telling the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the year. Definitely pick this one up, it's a must-read.