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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: August 15, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 15, 2019, 320.81 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: It's getting lighter in the mornings and Rachel's convinced some sunshine is just around the corner; Dr. Bryce Edwards discusses prisoners voting rights, the 2018 census and harassment allegations against the Labour Party; a special announcement to perk up a grim morning; Leisha's back with tales of tasty treats; Troy brings in a few surprises; and Amelia recaps the Top Ten from last night.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 14, 2019, 317.96 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Oooh, some fancy international interviews for your Wednesday? Yes please; but to begin with, National's Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, dials in to talk with Rachel about drug reform, Labour Party harassment allegations and Abortion Law Reform; Rob discovers some undersea conflicts between the Orca's and Great White's; Rachel spoke with Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney about their upcoming album, The Center Won’t Hold; and 95bFM's own Paddy interviewed Alex from Metz. A very full Breakfast of international artists. Lucky us.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 13, 2019, 320.65 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rick Breeze reckons this trough just continues to deliver; Second Guessing shows us who really knows music; His Worship talks planting trees, dodgy dams, and land rezoning; Grace and Tash pop up to talk about Outlier Festival, happening this weekend; and Sam returns for Viewmaster to talk about The Boys. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 12, 2019, 317.37 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Ah, another dusty Monday morning but that's nothing a good cuppa coffee and some tunes can't fix; Penelope Noir brings Sammy Salsa in the studio to talk NZFW and the life of a stylist in Aotearoa; JessB pops up to talk the cathartic birth of her new EP, New Views; Kiran brings in Wild Honey, basically an encyclopedia of NZ's Women poets; and Natural Ange talks about anxiety, depression and chilblains. That's Monday done.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 9, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 9, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 9, 2019, 322.31 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

Today on your 95bFM Breakfast: so many new tracks, so many bloody prizes; Dr. Kirsten ventures into the world of the Juggalo; it's only the legendary Don McGlashan, live in-studio; Zoë has three picks, noble in reason and infinite in faculty; and Na Noise join Rachel in studio to talk about their new single and busy gigging schedule.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 8, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 8, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 8, 2019, 326.9 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

Today on your 95bFM Breakfast: Prof. Curtin's on the line to talk abortion law reform; prizes a-plenty and ways to win them; it's only yr local heroes Church & AP in-studio with a _brand new track_; Troy brings in a mighty triptych of fine reissues and/or excavated releases; and Amelia gets needlessly existential. As you do.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 7, 2019, 321.97 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are both excited for their packed lunches this morning; Rob's had a special research request from Rachel herself on The Mind Trench; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, calls in and talks Abortion Law, Ihumātao, and Iraq; and Miss Trinity Ice pops up to the studio for a chat about Girls Girls Girls, the drag show you don't want to miss. It might only be Wednesday, but it's Tess's ~emotional~ Friday, yippee.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 6, 2019, 321.01 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here to take you through your morning, keeping warm with high energies; a new game to test your musical knowledge (are you really a musical genius?) Second Guessing takes a winner; His Worship talks police presence at Ihumātao, where your rates go, and the rail link; and Luling Lin talks nutrition in babies. Rug up warm, folks.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 5, 2019, 304.08 MB
Mon 5 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess are here to brighten up this grim Monday morning with some exciting gig announcements and heaps of tasty tunes; Jenna brings up a memoir that's full of memories close to her own heart; and Natural Ange is here to help you with your dental qualms this week. Nothing like some exciting news to wake you up for the week ahead.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 2, 2019, 320.79 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another wintery day, but there's nothing like a hot cuppa coffee and some tunes to warm you up; Fabian Fanboy talks another Fast & Furious film and Support The Girls; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us two step, it's a good bop; the Daffodils pop up for a chat ahead of their show at Galatos tomorrow night; and Zoë brings in a special guest for her theatre guide. Tune in and keep warm.

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.