The Eurowhat? Podcast launched in 2018 and features two Americans (Ben Smith and Mike McComb) attempting to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest. The show tracks national selections and artist announcements, breaks down each year’s songs with a diverse array of guests, and dives into the 65+ years of contest history during the contest off-season, using Eurovision as a lens to analyze what’s happening in pop culture and the world.
January 24th, 2023 | Season 6 | 22 mins 10 secs
czech republic, denmark, germany, iceland, lithuania, moldova, norway, portugal, san marino, ukraine, united kingdom
Lithuania's selection series Pabandom is Naujo has returned and we couldn't be more excited. Meanwhile, Norway's MGP held its second semi as several countries drop songs all over the place for Eurovision 2023.
January 17th, 2023 | Season 6 | 30 mins 26 secs
belgium, denmark, estonia, finland, france, ireland, lithuania, malta, norway, portugal, ukraine, united kingdom
Ryan Brazell stops by to discuss the first big weekend of Eurovision 2023 selection season. Belgium makes its pick, France announced their artist, and many processes have started to take shape.
January 10th, 2023 | Season 6 | 20 mins 17 secs
belgium, czech republic, estonia, israel, latvia, malta, norway, ukraine, united kingdom
The Eurovision menu includes a buffet of options as more countries drop tracks and announce their selection season plans. We take one last taste test of the appetizers as we await the start of heats and semi-finals.
January 3rd, 2023 | Season 6 | 24 mins 52 secs
albania, belgium, greece, norway, serbia, spain, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom
2023 actually started a couple weeks ago in Eurovisionland, with Ukraine and Albania making their selections for Liverpool. We also check in with the ESC Top 250 results, which had some major surprises this year.
December 25th, 2022 | Season 6 | 55 mins 34 secs
ukraine, united kingdom
Join the fine folks from Star Spangled Eurovision and 12 Points from America for an end-of-the year Euroquiz. Happy holidays everybody!
December 13th, 2022 | Season 6 | 20 mins 30 secs
estonia, iceland, italy, portugal, slovenia, ukraine, united kingdom
Suzie Seager from the Euroriffs Podcast joins us to discuss concerts and music releases featuring Eurovision alumni.
November 29th, 2022 | Season 6 | 44 mins 57 secs
albania, australia, estonia, italy, malta, ukraine, united kingdom
The United Kingdom has had a very rough couple of decades at the Eurovision Song Contest. Now that they're back in the driver's seat, we try to figure out what went wrong.
November 15th, 2022 | Season 6 | 31 mins 35 secs
belgium, czech republic, estonia, germany, latvia, netherlands, portugal, romania, ukraine, united kingdom
Eurovision Selection Season draws nigh with more than half of the countries competing in 2023 airing some form of music competition. This is our guide to having the best Super Saturday experience.
November 1st, 2022 | Season 6 | 32 mins 28 secs
albania, armenia, bulgaria, cyprus, estonia, finland, montenegro, north macedonia, norway, san marino, spain, ukraine, united kingdom
After we check in with the budding infrastructure for Eurovision 2023, we take a look at some of the non-winning entries over the years that still have an impact.
October 18th, 2022 | Season 6 | 43 mins 11 secs
italy, ukraine, united kingdom
Ben takes us through the history of the synth-filled vibes of the music genre known as Italo Disco. Mike's pop music diet growing up may have more in common with the style than he realized.
October 4th, 2022 | Season 6 | 17 mins 28 secs
armenia, ukraine, united kingdom
It'll be either Liverpool or Glasgow that gets the opportunity to host Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine. We take a look at both cities as we wait for the announcement.
September 20th, 2022 | Season 6 | 34 mins 8 secs
The United Kingdom will be extending its record of hosting the most editions of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. We take a look back at several other records held by our host country in this episode.