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Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - First Thoughts

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4 hours ago, Aleks_ said:

Huh, Greg's podcast is now rather short, isn't it? The first Breakfast one was about 50 minutes, but the rest is just a joke, 5-11 minutes. Any ideas what's going on?

He said on the first show that it'll just be one best bit from the show, rather than one with everything in like Scott's

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Thanks Rick, I've missed that on Monday.

And what a rubbish idea this is. It might have worked when he did one, long weekly podcast, not so much when it's daily. I can't be bothered to download them now, to be honest. Hopefully, they'll rethink it. 

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I dunno, I quite like it. If they did a full 40+ minute podcast every day they'd pile up and I'd never listen to them, whereas this is manageable. But yeah, a weekly podcast would achieve largely the same thing. I'm really looking forward to his podcast with Chris Smith whenever that arrives.

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Well, you've got a point there. Still, Scott's podcasts are 30 minutes +, and I listen to them anyway. I think that 5-10 minutes format would be good to put on yt, not in a podcast form. And it would make more sense with more visual stuff - Red Arrows display or interviews. 

Oh yeah, it cannot come fast enough. I already miss the class act that is Chris Smith with the News. Although now we should probably say simply Chris Smith. 

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2 minutes ago, Tea20 said:

Some old features are starting to return... Impossible Karaoke was on yesterday and What's My Age Again returns tomorrow with Jodie Whittaker off of Doctor Who!

Yayyyy! I’ve missed that, just Rage to come back now and they’ll have them all back, I’m not expecting them all to be every week though! 

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Nice to hear some of the old classics. I'm just waiting to see if North Star Caller returns, with Chris Smi... Santa!

Also, has anyone noticed that the old ten minute takeover music keeps getting played on occasion? 

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6 minutes ago, Chris D said:

Nice to hear some of the old classics. I'm just waiting to see if North Star Caller returns, with Chris Smi... Santa!

Also, has anyone noticed that the old ten minute takeover music keeps getting played on occasion? 

When did the countdown music change? I seem to remember on the first few shows that the beeps hadn’t changed but the rest of the beds had. 

Or I’m imagining it, which is possible. 

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1 minute ago, Ant L said:

When did the countdown music change? I seem to remember on the first few shows that the beeps hadn’t changed but the rest of the beds had. 

Or I’m imagining it, which is possible. 

No, you're right! It changed a couple of shows in. To be fair, that countdown was ancient :lol:

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Nearly 3 months on it's such a great Breakfast show. He's still sounding fresh loving his job and life as a whole which is just perfect. The features are perfect the show sounds so slick. But he has that charming yet sarcastic humour that most of us love. What's My Age Again I'm so pleased it made it back. Unpopular opinions is a polite morning Rage. LOVE this show 10/10

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2 hours ago, OohErr said:

Greg's birthday show today. This Festive Feeling thing - I can't make my mind up about it. It's cute, and it's not bad radio... But it's not very funny is it? It's a bit preachy for me.

Definitely agree. I think that it’s a nice idea but its spread out over a large portion of the peak listening time of the show and a tediously long package of it has been repeated numerous times throughout the day on every show, which makes it seem even more preachy

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