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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: June 26, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 26, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 26, 2020, 321.86 MB
Fri 26 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Fancy New Band day and safe to say we're pumped; Dr. Kirsten Zemke talks us through sixties American folk music; Deb 5000 pop into the studio ahead of playing Fancy New Band tonight for a quick catch up; and Sunday Painter teaches you everything you needed to know this morning. Don't miss out on all the fun, get yourself to Whammy Bar tonight.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 25, 2020, 318.16 MB
Thu 25 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Keeping warm in this stormy weather with some toasty tunes; David Slack pops in for a coffee and a chat about politics; Troy's here with a selection of tunes after some big deliveries this week; and Natural Ange helps us get through a strange time. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 24, 2020, 321.63 MB
Wed 24 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Getting through Wednesday with some superb selections; Rob has two truths and one lie, but all in all, three wacky facts; the Prime Minister dials this week to discuss the Covid quarantine procedures in Aotearoa, Ihumātao, and the DHB's; Tim's got a media update for us; and Amelia reckons she knows a few bird names. A lot of bird related content today.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 23, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 23, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 23, 2020, 320.43 MB
Tue 23 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another beautiful sunrise in the bFM studio as we've passed the winter equinox; Second Guessing is far from easy this morning; the Mayor gives us an update on the drought situation, statues across Aotearoa, and the Emergency Budget; Dharmarat pops into the studio ahead of Fancy New Band on Friday; Sam's not thrilled with 13 Reasons Why; another Short Player thanks to Jess and L V J; and Rebecca talks research post-lockdown. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 22, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 22, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 22, 2020, 321.76 MB
Mon 22 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's back from the weekend, and Sarah's in the hotseat; Rupert pops in for Home Economics to talk finance; Gum Country chats to us all the way from LA about their hot new record; Kiran's back in the studio with a book she can't recommend enough; and Justine's here to guide you through some of your union queries.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 19, 2020, 323.18 MB
Fri 19 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday and we're kicking this off with some absolute bangers; Fabian Fanboy's got a couple of streaming films to talk about; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings a polarising genre into the light; Rachel had a chat with Phoebe Bridgers about her new album, Punisher; and Zoë's got some local selections for Stage Direction this week. Don't forget, from 7pm tonight until 7pm tomorrow, Bandcamp is donating 100% of its fee to NAACP legal defence fund. Check out this link for an ongoing list of black artists with music on Bandcamp.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 18, 2020, 319.45 MB
Thu 18 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A nice big cuppa coffee to kick off this Thursday morning; Professor Jennifer Curtin joins us to talk about what's going on in politics; Diggy Dupé brings us his new single CT&T; Rachel had a chat with Christian Lee Hutson about his new album; and Troy's got some selections From The Crate to share with us.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 17, 2020, 320.3 MB
Wed 17 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking off the show with our first chat with Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Nikki Kaye; followed by a lovely chat with Noah Slee about his newest single; Tim comes in with plenty to talk about in the mediascape; and Amelia reminds us that one word can have two meanings on Word Salad. Nothing like a good gig announce to get you through your Wednesday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 16, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 16, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 16, 2020, 315 MB
Tue 16 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We're back discussing the ol' red sky at night weather myth with Rick Breeze; Second Guessing brings us an absolute hit; the Mayor goes over the Emergency Budget with Rachel; Sam's spent the weekend in tears with a must-see show; on the 49th anniversary of the Polynesian Panthers, Dr. Melani Anae joins us to talk about her history with the party; and the University of Auckland's Merryn Gott tells about her research into the experience of older people in the Covid-19 lockdown.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 15, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 15, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: June 15, 2020, 321.64 MB
Mon 15 Jun 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: After the first weekend of returning to the clubs, we're needing a little pick me up; Rupert joins us for Home Economics to get our finances in order after the weekend; Sian Montgomery-Neutze chats with us about being the tā moko artist in Ruahine: Stories In Her Skin; Jenna loved Fake Baby, and definitely recommends it; and Justine is here to guide you through your union queries. 

I/V w/ Laura Borrowdale: July 10, 2020

I/V w/ Laura Borrowdale: July 10, 2020 I/V w/ Laura Borrowdale: July 10, 2020, 11.29 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Laura Borrowdale's name might be familiar as the brains behind 'Aotearotica', an ongoing journal series of erotic writing and art from New Zealand and beyond. She's just written a book called 'Sex, With Animals' (the comma is important) and she popped into the studio for a chat about it.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: July 10, 2020

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: July 10, 2020 Kirsten Zemke: July 10, 2020, 28.41 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

This week features a genre with some debate around it. Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Weeb music, featuring Susumu Hirasawa's The Girl In Byakkoya, Tōru “TK” Kitajima TK's unravel [from Tokyo Ghoul], and Shokotan & Dempagumi's Punch Line! Theme Song.

I/V w/ Dhanuun Ahmed: July 10, 2020

I/V w/ Dhanuun Ahmed: July 10, 2020 I/V w/ Dhanuun Ahmed: July 10, 2020, 20.82 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Dhanuun pops into the studio ahead of the Tangata Unite; Empowerment Festival this Saturday to chat with Rachel about For The People, and importance of creating spaces to celebrate our BIPOC communities.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: July 10, 2020

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: July 10, 2020 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: July 10, 2020, 14.93 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Fabian Fanboy gives us the lowdown on his top picks at the Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film FestivalFrom feature lengths to short films, there's something for everyone.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 10, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 10, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 10, 2020, 9.78 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Zoë returns with some recommendations for a show you can see in the flesh, Love from a Stranger at Howick Little Theatre. But if you're keen to stay inside, the National Theatre At Home's The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan is playing and is certainly not one to miss.

I/V w/ SPYCC: July 9, 2020

I/V w/ SPYCC: July 9, 2020 I/V w/ SPYCC: July 9, 2020, 21.82 MB
Thu 9 Jul 2020

Since releasing their incendiary audio-visual track 'Bunga' last year, SWIDT have been teasing us with a few tracks and some hints that a sophmore album is on the way. SPYCC popped into studio to have a chat about what the group has been up toin the last few months. 

From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: July 9, 2020

From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: July 9, 2020 From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: July 9, 2020, 28.06 MB
Thu 9 Jul 2020

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

  • Awesome Dre - You Can’t Hold Me Back
  • TootArd - Wanderlust
  • Qasim Naqvi - Beta 

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

Praise of Songs w/ Sarah: July 9, 2020

Praise of Songs w/ Sarah: July 9, 2020 Praise of Songs w/ Sarah: July 9, 2020, 23.6 MB
Thu 9 Jul 2020

Sarah returns to run us through some of the new additions to the bFM playlist. This week featuring Toyota's Acid Haus MusicMoor Mother & Yatta's We and Girl Friday's Amber's Knees: A Matter of Concern.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 8, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 8, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 8, 2020, 21.04 MB
Wed 8 Jul 2020

On this weeks episode of Word Salad, we're getting the TLDR on acronyms. Where did they come from? and what do they mean? Amelia tells all.

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: July 8, 2020

Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: July 8, 2020 Mediabatt w/ Tim Batt: July 8, 2020, 17.29 MB
Wed 8 Jul 2020

In breaking news, there has been some serious data leaks; Tim Batt has more. Plus, in other big news; Stuff boycotts Facebook.