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95bFM Breakfast with 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: March 24, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: March 24, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: March 24, 2021, 241.12 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Penelope Noir is in the studio regailing the timeless looks of Kate Bush on Fashun; the epic Chaii pops into the studio to have a kōrero about her new single, 'Oh Nah Yeah' ft Party Favor and upcoming gig at Cassette Nine; Jenna is here with the perfect Tāmaki Makaurau based book to cozy up with on Loose Reads; and Justine answers all your work-place-woe questions on Red Dead Redemption. Whakarongo mai! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 21, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 21, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 21, 2021, 242.05 MB
Fri 21 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Fabian Fanboy phones up with some smashing new film recommendations for all your screen needs on Fabian's Hollywood; Dr. Kirsten Zemke tell us about songs in 3/4 time in Travelling Tunes; the super cool MELODOWNZ comes in ahead of his gig this weekend to chat about what he's been up to; and there's all the usual good tunes and prizes and what-not, so whakarongo mai! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 20, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 20, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 20, 2021, 320.44 MB
Thu 20 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Rod phones up for a classically excellent and informative Political Commentary; food and beverage connaisseur Sam comes into the studio to tell us all about Sichuan peppercorns in Breakfast Food; Sherry Zhang and Sonya Milford from Āhua Collective come in to chat about the wonderful new project celebrating Queer BIPOC artists; Sarah brings us some fresh new playlist tunes in Praise of Songs; and the minds behind New Zealand music photography exhibition From the Pit pop up to chat. Whakarongo mai! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 19, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 19, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 19, 2021, 242.61 MB
Wed 19 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Rob takes through the bizarre theories about why we dream on The Mind Trench; the director of 'Underplayed', Stacey Lee, comes into studio to chat about the documentary, gender in electronic music, and more; Tim chats Crown Law controversies and meddlesome mergers in Mediabatt, and Amelia brings us part II of "Why English Spelling Sux" on Word Salad! Whakarongo mai.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 18, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 18, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 18, 2021, 239.22 MB
Tue 18 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: We kick off a show with another speedy round of Second Guessing ft NZ tunes and a can of Irish Stew; the Mayor phones up to talk about what's happening in Tāmaki on Sounding Off with Phil Goff; Alice brings us a hectic Stage Direction with some special guests, James Roque and Eli Mathewson; and we chat about the humble seabird on Ready Steady Learn! Whakarongo mai!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 17, 2021, 241.61 MB
Mon 17 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Penelope Noir is here for Fashun, talking about evolution of Heavy Metal style; Chabs and Milky come up to chat about their upcoming series of shows around Aotearoa, Goin' Live with Chabs And Milky LIVE!; Suri has a stunning book rec in Loose Reads; and Salene fights the power on behalf of us all in A Room of One's Own, Breakfast's very own tenancy rights segment. Whakarongo mai! 
 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 14, 2021, 243.3 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Dr. Kirsten Zemke is in the studio and today she's talking us through the world of covers in Travelling Tunes; the epic Troy Kingi phones up to talk about the latest edition to his 10 10 10 Series (ten albums, ten genres, ten years); Sam's here for Viewmaster telling us about a new cringe millennial / Gen Z comedy; and Vanessa Worm and Eden Burns pop into the studio to talk about their gig at Phoenix Caberet tonight. Whakarongo mai! 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 13, 2021, 241.5 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Dr Lara Greaves in on the line for another riveting Political Commentary; Sam Low chats about the history of Sweet and Sour pork in Breakfast Food; Writer and taonga pūoro practitioner Ruby Solly (Kai Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) popped in for a kōrero about her music, mahi and the awesome series 'Oro'; and living legend Patricia (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Ati Awa) phones up to talk about her new memoir! Whakarongo mai nei!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 12, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 12, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 12, 2021, 236.05 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: The Prime Minister in on the line this morning having her monthly chat to Rachel on What's Up w/ Jacinda Ardern; Rob Bollix is talking milk on The Mind Trench; Crystal Choi from Phoebe Rings pops in for a chat ahead of her gig with Merk on Saturday at Cassette Nine; Tim Batt takes us through what's happening in the world of media in MediaBatt; and Amelia D'Screte tells us why English spelling is so shit in Word Salad. Whakarongo mai!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 11, 2021

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 11, 2021 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: May 11, 2021, 239.62 MB
Tue 11 May 2021

I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: We kick off the show with another round of Second Guessing; the Mayor is on the line talking about what's happening around Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa in Sounding Off with Phil Goff; Kelly Sherrod aka Proteins of Magic pops up for a chat about her upcoming gig; Alice is here for Stage Direction with some guests from a new show, Into the Bush; and we learn about smart solar urban architecture on Ready Steady Learn! Whakarongo mai nei for all the usual good stuff. 
 

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: September 23, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: September 23, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: September 23, 2021, 17.45 MB
Thu 23 Sep 2021

Rod phones up for a special on what we should expect from the upcoming COP 26. Whakarongo mai! 

Breakfast Food w/ Sam Low: September 23, 2021

Breakfast Food w/ Sam Low: September 23, 2021 Breakfast Food w/ Sam Low: September 23, 2021, 17.29 MB
Thu 23 Sep 2021

Our very favourite food and beverage connoisseur Sam Low is on the line talking about hummus! Whakarongo mai! 

I/V w/ Christie Simpson: September 23, 2021

I/V w/ Christie Simpson: September 23, 2021 I/V w/ Christie Simpson: September 23, 2021, 26.32 MB
Thu 23 Sep 2021

Yumi Zouma are back with a new single 'Give It Hell'. Christie spoke with us about the band and how they have navigated music making while the band is cattered around the world. Whakarongo mai! 

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 22, 2021

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 22, 2021 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 22, 2021, 20.2 MB
Wed 22 Sep 2021

Rob phones up to talk about giant penguins, 10 year of children, and lonely ducks. Whakarongo mai! 

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 22, 2021

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 22, 2021 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 22, 2021, 28.63 MB
Wed 22 Sep 2021

Amelia phones up to chat about Science Fiction's impact on language! Whakarongo mai! 

What's Up w/ Dr. Shane Reti: September 22, 2021

What's Up w/ Dr. Shane Reti: September 22, 2021 Shane Reti: September 22, 2021, 20.69 MB
Wed 22 Sep 2021

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition phones up to talk about Auckland's move to level 3, the new MIQ booking system, and the vaccination roll-out. Whakarongo mai! 

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton: September 21, 2021

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton: September 21, 2021 Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton: September 21, 2021, 23.44 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

Alice phones up with some international theatre news. Whakarongo mai! 

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: September 21, 2021

Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: September 21, 2021 Sounding Off w/ Phil Goff: September 21, 2021, 20.62 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

The Mayor phones up to chat about moving down to Alert Level 3, the Three Waters Reform, and developments in Drury. Whakarongo mai! 

I/V w/ Indira Neville: September 21, 2021

I/V w/ Indira Neville: September 21, 2021 I/V w/ Indira Neville: September 21, 2021, 22.2 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

Indira of local punk legends The Biscuits, spoke with Rachel about the two new tracks the band released yesterday. Whakarongo mai nei to hear about the 'She's Strong' EP and what else the band has been getting up to! 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 20, 2021

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 20, 2021 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: September 20, 2021, 23.01 MB
Mon 20 Sep 2021

Penelope Noir phones up with a cozy fashion watch to pass the time in lockdown, The Great British Sewing Bee! Whakarongo mai.