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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: April 15, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 15, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 15, 2020, 324.29 MB
Wed 15 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A little chillier this morning, lucky we've got plenty of hot tunes to warm us up; the Prime Minister dials in to catch up with Rachel about the latest with Alert Level Four; Rob's got a mixed bag on The Mind Trench; Ben Woods chats to us about Better, Living, Everyone; Tim gets a few things off his chest about our current Mediascape; and Amelia teaches us another word to add to our vocabulary. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 14, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 14, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 14, 2020, 321.78 MB
Tue 14 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We're back after our Easter staycation with plenty of good tunes to kickstart your short week; His Worship joins us to catch up about putting Council contracts on hold, the Government's Education rollout and the Council's Welfare Package; and a round of Second Guessing proves the listenerships collective genius. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 10, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 10, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 10, 2020, 332.56 MB
Fri 10 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Up bright and early for your Good Friday Breakfast Special; Fabian Fanboy gives us his Top Five Resurrection Movies for Easter; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Skiffle and takes Rachel down memory lane; Lucy from Dick Move joins us with their new single; Zoë's got a broad range of theatre for you to check out; and Gorjan from Academy Cinema's runs us through their new on demand cinema. Plenty to wrap around on your staycation over Easter.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 9, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 9, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 9, 2020, 320.77 MB
Thu 9 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's already the end of the week, it's flying by; David Slack joins us for some Political Commentary; Tess is talking stock and soup on Tesscipes; Liz and Jon from The Beths joins us for some very exciting news and a new single; Under The Radar's Chris Cudby talks new releases; and Amelia runs us through the Top Ten. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 8, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 8, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 8, 2020, 321.91 MB
Wed 8 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another early start, straight into politics with the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett; Rob brings us a few appetizers before the main course; Short Player features D.Tyrone this week; Rachel had a chat with Perfume Genius about their new album; Tim delivers the bleak news from the media landscape; and Amelia's got some Word Salad to finish with. Big shout out to all the bean bag tips, much appreciated.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 7, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 7, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 7, 2020, 401.3 MB
Tue 7 Apr 2020

Today ony your bFM Breakfast: We're back, with another beautiful sunrise and some good tunes to kickstart your Tuesday; a tricky round of Second Guessing to stretch your brain noodle; His Worship catches up with Rachel about the drought, and what we might expect to see post-lockdown; Leith's on the line to talk about his new project, Impossible Nightstand; Sam's talking about Tiger King, the doco-series that everyone's been talking about; and Chelsea Jade's on the line all the way from the US to share a new single with us. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 6, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 6, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 6, 2020, 324.54 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's Monday morning so we're taking it easy, with the assistance of coffee as per; Justine is back to help you with all your wage subsidy related queries on Red Dead Redemption; Peter Dickens from Music Helps joins us to chat about how our music community is getting help through this time; and Kiran joins us for Loose Reads with a new fave, Auē by Becky Manawatu, and a Shortlist for the Ockham NZ Book Awards. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 3, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 3, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 3, 2020, 320.93 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: We made it to Friday, with another beautiful sunny day ahead; Fabian Fanboy runs through his top five Brian De Palma films; Dr. Kirsten Zemke is ready for the weekend with Drum & Bass; Melodownz joins us with a brand new track to share; and Zoë's excited about watching theatre from her own bed. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 2, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 2, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 2, 2020, 319.82 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here, getting pretty used to this whole broadcasting from home business; Rod Oram chats to Rachel about the economy, with some hopeful insights; Tess's talking toasties on Tesscipes; Shona Laing chats to Rachel about the Taite Independent Music NZ Classic Record Award; Chris Cudby from Under the Radar brings us three new releases he's been loving; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 1, 2020

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 1, 2020 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: April 1, 2020, 325.08 MB
Wed 1 Apr 2020

Today on your bFM Breakfast: And we're into April, Rachel and Tess talk pranks and April Fools; the Prime Minister dials in amongst a busy time to talk about some of the issues we're facing amidst Covid-19; Rob's on the line with alien sightings; Louisa Nicklin joins us to talk about her fundraiser EP for the Wine Cellar; Tim Batt has some media commentary in how to avoid the media; and Amelia's got another serving of Word Salad to broaden your vocabulary.

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/ 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.

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.

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. 

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: July 8, 2020

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: July 8, 2020 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: July 8, 2020, 16.82 MB
Wed 8 Jul 2020

Rob's been investigating 3D printed vegan meat, science and the lochness monsters. Plus, another poem about being late.

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: July 8, 2020

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: July 8, 2020 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: July 8, 2020, 17.95 MB
Wed 8 Jul 2020

The Prime Minister dials in after some breaking news in data leaks, plus we discuss what's happening at the borders, Oranga Tamariki, and the announcement of a film and TV recovery package.