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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 1, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 1, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 1, 2019, 322.25 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: An icy morning, but Rachel's positive we're getting closer to spring; Morgan Godfrey dials in for Political Commentary about Ihumātao and Oranga Tamariki; Ruby White pops up for some Breakfast Food, creme caramel is on the menu; Troy's got a few tasty selections From The Crate; and Amelia gives us the run down of the Top Ten from last night. Another crisp winter's day, keep warm!

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 31, 2019, 319.98 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Tess makes a kitty coffee for Rob, and Rachel's hyped for Wednesday; National Party's Deputy Leader, Paula Bennett, talks to Rachel about Ihumātao, the National Party's conference, and the Resource Management Act; Betty Apple comes to Aotearoa from Taiwan for a special show at the Wine Cellar tonight, but makes time to pop up to 95bFM for a chat with Rachel. Lovely Breakfast.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 30, 2019, 318.99 MB
Tue 30 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Big yawns and a nice stretch to kick off Breakfast this morning; Search & Destroy! claims another winner; His Worship talks Ihumātao and High Street with Rachel; Director of The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Thom Zimny, comes into the studio to talk about the twists and turns of documentary-making; 95bFM Programmer and film fanatic, Sarah Thomson, gives us a heads up on what to catch before NZIFF finishes; and Dr. Erin Griffey pops up for a chat about art in the older times. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 29, 2019, 321.48 MB
Mon 29 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess and surprisingly sprightly for a Monday morning; Penelope Noir puts her best bucket hat forward; a special announcement to kick your week off right; Kiran brings in Best Illustrated Book, Best Typography, Best Book as well as the People’s Choice on Loose Reads; and Natural Ange fixes all our problems. Ka pai.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 26, 2019, 323.64 MB
Fri 26 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Another beautiful morning in the studio, with coffee and good chunes; Fabian talks Book Smart and Jojo Rabbit, his top picks this week; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings us Two Tone Ska, nice and fast for your Friday morning; director, Damon Gameau, joins Rachel in studio to talk about 2040, his film in NZIFF; Zoë's back from her holiday and dives straight into Stage Direction; and Tanu from FAFSWAG pops up to talk ballroom and their upcoming gig this Saturday. Big Breakfast.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 25, 2019, 321.87 MB
Thu 25 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A beautiful, sunny morning in Tāmaki Makaurau; 95bFM News Director, Lillian Hanly, brings us up to date on Ihumātao, with a pocket history of how we got here; Daragh and Delainy from Tūrama Festival pop up from Albert Park to chat about the event this weekend; Maddy from the Māoriland Film Festival at Tūrama joins Rachel to talk about the beautiful Kapiti Coast and the history of their event; Troy brings up a couple of jazzy numbers fresh From The Crate; and Sarah steps in for Amelia with a 95bFM Top Ten round up. 

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 24, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 24, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 24, 2019, 318.58 MB
Wed 24 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel and Tess have a fully packed show for you; Rob's talking about skin walkers with a touch of football on The Mind Trench; the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, dials in and talks to Rachel about some of the developments at Ihumātao overnight, gun registers, the Abortion bill and the Zero Carbon bill; Coco Solid comes in to talk about Aroha Bridge, her crack up cartoon that you don't wanna miss; Frances from Rainbow Youth talks about funding and the DHB's peer support services; and Harper Finn pops up to talk about his new singles and going solo. Big bowl of Breakfast for y'all.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 23, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 23, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 23, 2019, 319.77 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A beautiful sunrise sets us up for a good Breakfast, Rachel reckons; Search & Destroy! puts another person in the draw; His Worship talks congestion, housing reports, and waste from big corporations; another round of bMovies with Ant Timpson and resident Fashun expert, Penelope Noir; and Dr. Rebecca Deed joins us in studio for some Ready, Steady, Learn about the makings of wine. Oooh, fancy.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 22, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 22, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 22, 2019, 319.17 MB
Mon 22 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A lovely sunny morning for Rachel and Tess, nice and crisp; Penelope Noir talks the fashion icon and opera extraordinaire, Maria Callas, after seeing Maria by Callas on the weekend; Jenna brings in a book that she's beaming about; and Natural Ange has some tips for a healthy sleep cycle, exactly what the doctor ordered here on Breakfast radio. Plus, a special announcement for The Others Way.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: July 19, 2019, 321.13 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's got some tasty Breakfast tunes to get you in the mood for the weekend; Fabian Fanboy talks the long-waited Lion King and NZIFF; Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in some Bubblegum; And Johanna returns for Stage Direction with a range of arts and culture for you to fill your weekend with. Lots of prizes and some hot tips for staying dry this afternoon.

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.

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.