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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: September 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 12, 2019, 319.72 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: There's a lot going on in politics, and David Slack is in the studio to help us make sense of it all; Leisha's talking a meal that's close to her heart, curry; Tom Scott and Tom Broome pop up to bFM to talk about YGB Records and Don't Quit Your Day Job; Troy brings in some vinyl... And Tess drops it; and Amelia takes us back to last night, where she counts down the Top Ten.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 11, 2019, 319.89 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rob's full of spooky surprises this morning; Deputy Leader of The National Party, Paula Bennett talks to Rachel in the middle of a difficult week in politics; The Mind Trench searches for the Loch Ness monster; and Paul Horan talks comedy in Aotearoa, an untapped history. Plus, 95bFM News Director, Lillian Hanly shares some aroha for Te Reo Māori.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 10, 2019, 319.59 MB
Tue 10 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Second Guessing puts another winner in the draw for some free internet, thanks to Orcon; His Worship talks Te Wiki O Te Reo, the 10 Ton Project, and our humble city, Tāmaki Makaurau; Rachel had a chat with Mac DeMarco last week ahead of his upcoming tour; Alex talks the Great British Bake Off and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, two fantastic shows; and Dr. Sarah Gerritsen talks fast food vs. fresh produce. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 9, 2019, 319.67 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking of Te Wiki o Te Reo this week, karawhiua, give it a go folks; Kaaterama pops up to talk about Auckland Museum's Te Wiki o Te Reo event this weekend and her EP release; Kiran brings up the new Deborah Levy book, Time Out's Book of the Month, The Man Who Saw Everything; and Natural Ange talks diet. All this rain is great for ya plants, happy spring!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 6, 2019, 322.21 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Friday Prize day, with plenty of goodies to go round; Fabian Fanboy's in the studio reviewing It: Chapter Two; Dr. Kirsten Zemke takes a trip to the land of Jam Bands; and Zoë and Freya talk exciting theatre on the horizon. Good times.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 5, 2019, 321.27 MB
Thu 5 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess talk about her ukelele club; Dr. Bryce Edwards runs us through current happenings with Brexit, the Kiwibuild reset and social services funding; Leisha talks pies, a topic close to our heart; Sandy Mill loves books and talks Going West Festival this weekend; Troy's got some fantastic selections From The Crate; and Amelia rounds up the Top Ten for us. Happy days.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 4, 2019, 318.1 MB
Wed 4 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze is fixing things and telling the tales of the weather; Rob brings us a fiery situation on The Mind Trench; the Prime Minister dials in during a busy week to talk the measles outbreak, social services funding, and party donations; Zahra and Cat pop into the studio to talk the Tempo Dance Festival and Aldous Harding; and Tania talks Kōrero Pono Exhibition, the justice system and whether it's working. Plus, a surprise visit from Chlöe Swarbrick.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 3, 2019, 316.89 MB
Tue 3 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Whilst bracing ourselves for some stormy weather, Breakfast is here to keep you cosy; Dim takes the cake on another round of Second Guessing; the Mayor talks the measles outbreak, the census and housing; Alex pops up to give us a TV recommendation on Viewmaster; and Prof. Kathy Campbell talks about outerspace. Tess has a existential crisis but we're all good (or are we?). 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: September 2, 2019, 320.87 MB
Mon 2 Sep 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Kicking off Monday with a spring in our step, even at this early hour; Penelope Noir looks back at fashion week; Jen Cloher brings her guitar into the studio to play us a song and have a chat on this sunny morning; Jenna's talking not one, but two, exciting books that are on her mind; and Natural Ange strolls in after a lovely walk in Albert Park. Sunny start to spring.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 30, 2019, 321.08 MB
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: The sun is golden, and despite the frost, Rachel's feeling summery; Fabian Fanboy's in studio this morning talking horror films and his top picks for this week; Dr. Kirsten Zemke isn't convinced by Glitch Hop; Jamie Lee and Marcel from Crap Date are up in the studio ahead of The Others Way tonight with a new single to share; and Zoë gives us a guide to some theatre for the weekend. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/ 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.