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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: 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.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 23, 2019, 321.42 MB
Wed 23 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A wild morning here in Tāmaki; Rob brings us the glory of the english language, with the word orange, and enlightens us to the pace of the fastest moving ant; we've got a snippet of the Long Player in our Short Player, thanks to Danielle and Ben Woods; and plenty of splendid tunes to take you through this early rise. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 22, 2019, 319.19 MB
Tue 22 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Straight into a tricky Second Guessing, always impressed by the bFM listenerships knowledge bank; His Worship talks cycling infrastructure, council-controlled services and recycling; Diggy Dupe pops into the studio for a chat with Rachel about how stoked he is to be nominated at the VNZMA's; Sam's reviewing an emotional rollercoaster on Viewmaster; and Dr. Ivan Leung & Dr. Ghader Bashiri teach Rachel about mycobacterium tuberculosis. Big morning on Breakfast.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 21, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 21, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 21, 2019, 318.8 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's beautiful and bright this morning, and we've got some tunes to wake you up on this Monday morning; Kiran pops in with her book review and some thoughts on the Man Booker Prize; and Rachels got prizes galore to start your week nicely. Enjoy the sunshine, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 18, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 18, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 18, 2019, 320.98 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess discuss their favourite mugs; Fabian Fanboy gives us some hot reckons on new releases in the cinema; Dr. Kirsten Zemke drinks spiced pumpkin lattes and chats about her love for G-Funk; Lawrence Arabia dials in to talk about his upcoming gig at Pah Homestead; Zoë brings Jo Randerson up to talk about her current work in the world of theatre; and Gussie from Mermaidens is on the line to chat touring and playing at Whammy on the weekend. Plus, Rachel shares a special story featuring Bobby G from Primal Scream. Nice.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 17, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 17, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 17, 2019, 319.54 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking your Thursday off with some political yarns with Professor Jennifer Curtin; followed by mouth-watering breakfast suggestions, thanks to Leisha; Dinamarca pops into the studio ahead of his gig at Whammy Backroom tonight; Troy brings in a few picks hot off the press; and Amelia wraps up a sugary Small Top Ten alongside the official 95bFM Top Ten. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 16, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 16, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 16, 2019, 311.62 MB
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun has come out, just for Breakfast; Rob talks cakes, dog food and bells; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, dials in to catch up with Rachel; we've got a snippet of Danielle's chat with Zane 2000 to give you a taster for Long Player; and Natural Ange is back in the studio after three long weeks to cure all your ailments. What a lovely Wednesday.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 15, 2019, 318.77 MB
Tue 15 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's bucketing down outside, so Rachel's got some hot tunes to keep you warm; James Brown keeps you guessing this morning; His Worship returns for another term as Mayor and another chat with Rachel; Sam keeps his review local this week, talking about Educators; and Riley from the University of Auckland pops up to tell us about being a stunt man and taekwondo world champion. Keep dry out there folks!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 14, 2019, 323.94 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's got some golden reviews from Sampa the Great on the weekend; Penelope Noir talks the history of rubber and latex; we hear a snippet from Rachel's chat with Sampa the Great before the gig on Saturday; Suri brings us part two of a trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen; and Lillian runs us through some of the local election results. You know it's spring time when Geneva brings you freshly picked flowers. Aww.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: October 11, 2019, 320.85 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We've made it to Friday and Rachel's got some tunes to get you through that last weekly hurdle; Fabian's got some film recommendations for this grizzly weather; Josh Fountain pops into the studio to chat about being nominated for the VNZMA Artisan Awards; and Johanna brings her top theatre picks and special guest, Kura Forrester, for a yarn. Happy Friday!

Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019, 14.97 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Shaan and Mayen pop into the studio to chat about the highly anticipated play My Heart Goes Thadak Thadaka play featuring sibling showdowns, divas, dancing and pure movie-making magic. What more can we say? Get your tickets.

I/V w/ Martin Sagadin: November 22, 2019

I/V w/ Martin Sagadin: November 22, 2019 I/V w/ Martin Sagadin: November 22, 2019 , 19.8 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Martin Sagadin has directed music videos for all of your favourite bands (Aldous Harding, Ben Woods, Marlon Williams, Tiny Ruins and heaps more) and this morning he popped into studio to talk about his first feature length film 'Spring Interlude'. Tune in to hear more, and head along to one of the screenings at Academy Cinema from December the 5th! 

I/V w/ Dharmarat: November 22, 2019

I/V w/ Dharmarat: November 22, 2019 I/V w/ Dharmarat: November 22, 2019, 27.01 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Dharmarat pops into the studio bringing with him his album, which dropped today. After sitting at number one on the 95bFM Top Ten for a solid few weeks, he chats to Rachel about what he's been up to, recording the album and collaborating with his mates. Wrap your ears around this today!

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 22, 2019

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 22, 2019 Kirsten Zemke: November 22, 2019, 27.51 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

A controversial genre this morning, Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us PBRNB. Featuring Frank Ocean's Crack Rock, Blood Orange, Diddy and Tei Shi's Hope, and FKA Twig's Hide.

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: November 22, 2019

Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: November 22, 2019 Fabians Hollywood w/ Fabian Fanboy: November 22, 2019, 10.27 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Fabian Fanboy talks two exciting films this week, Knives Out, and Ready or Not. Not need to waste your time with re-watching old Christmas films, both these films are definitely worth a trip to the cinema.

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.

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.

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.