The EuroWhat? Podcast

We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the show

The Eurowhat is a Eurovision Song Contest podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual competition. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the participating countries and the songs they have entered. In the off-season, we examine Eurovision’s 65+ year history and find the overlaps with American culture while exploring the evolution of fandom. Episodes drop Tuesdays wherever you get your podcasts!

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Episodes

  • Episode 158: Slava Ukraini

    May 17th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  24 mins 52 secs
    azerbaijan, georgia, germany, italy, montenegro, romania, san marino, serbia, spain, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom

    Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra claimed the Eurovision 2022 trophy thanks to a record-breaking televote. Dave Steeves joins us to do a mini-dive into this year's Grand Final.

  • Episode 157: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Eurovision 2022 Grand Final Preview

    May 13th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  36 mins 53 secs
    armenia, australia, azerbaijan, belgium, czech republic, estonia, finland, france, germany, greece, iceland, italy, lithuania, moldova, netherlands, norway, poland, portugal, romania, serbia, spain, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom

    We started Eurovision Week with 35 semi-finalists. 20 have moved on to join the Big 5 in Saturday's Grand Final. We take stock of our predictions from last episode and make our picks for who will win Eurovision 2022.

  • Episode 156: Bubblicious - Eurovision 2022 Semi-Final Preview

    May 8th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  34 mins 31 secs
    albania, armenia, australia, austria, azerbaijan, belgium, bulgaria, croatia, cyprus, czech republic, denmark, estonia, finland, georgia, greece, iceland, ireland, israel, latvia, lithuania, malta, moldova, montenegro, netherlands, north macedonia, norway, poland, portugal, romania, san marino, serbia, slovenia, sweden, switzerland, ukraine

    We make our picks for who we think will advance from this week's Eurovision Semi-Finals. These predictions were made before rehearsals, but surely they're still accurate?

  • Episode 155: Sommelier

    May 3rd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  32 mins 31 secs
    france, germany, italy, spain, united kingdom

    Glen Weldon from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour joins us to discuss the songs that have automatically qualified for the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final.

  • Episode 154: Himbo

    April 26th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  46 mins 35 secs
    belgium, czech republic, montenegro, poland, romania, sweden

    Ned Raggett returns to discuss that last six entries of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022. Will one of the boys with emotions be able to overtake Sweden’s melancholy? (No. The answer is no.)

  • Episode 153: Americana?

    April 19th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  42 mins 32 secs
    australia, cyprus, estonia, ireland, north macedonia, san marino

    The middle of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022 is all over the map, but seems to have a lot of Americana vibes? Bre Booker returns to help us sort through the randomness.

  • Episode 152: Subversive

    April 12th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 46 secs
    azerbaijan, finland, georgia, israel, malta, serbia

    Justin Ladia joins us to start our coverage of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022, with Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Malta on the docket this week.

  • Episode 151: Lilith Fair (Taylor's Version)

    April 5th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  44 mins 48 secs
    croatia, denmark, greece, iceland, italy, norway, portugal

    We have a running order! We have tickets when! We have Mike Nothnagel joining us to discuss the rest of the first semi final for Eurovision 2022: Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Greece, and Norway

  • Episode 150: Meditation Therapy

    March 29th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 41 secs
    armenia, austria, netherlands, slovenia, switzerland, ukraine

    Evan Stewart joins us to discuss more entries from the Eurovision 2022 first semi-final. Will the Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, Armenia, or Austria be able to challenge current favorite Ukraine?

  • Episode 149: Fairgrounds

    March 22nd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 5 secs
    albania, bulgaria, latvia, lithuania, moldova

    Meredith Clark joins us to discuss Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Moldova as we kick off our coverage of the first semi-final for Eurovision 2022.

  • Episode 148: One More Google

    March 15th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  45 mins 19 secs
    armenia, austria, azerbaijan, belgium, cyprus, georgia, greece, iceland, israel, italy, malta, portugal, sweden, switzerland, united kingdom

    In the last week of Eurovision Selection Season, we have a manageable number of internal selections to process and ease into the sunset with chill vibes from three national finals.

  • Episode 147: Math

    March 8th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  40 mins 37 secs
    denmark, france, germany, iceland, italy, montenegro, netherlands, portugal, romania, serbia, sweden

    Our brains may have turned into soup, but we survived the last overstuffed Saturday of Eurovision Selection Season. Just barely though... we were told there would be no math...