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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  • Episode 162: Midsommar

    June 28th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  41 mins 17 secs
    israel, italy, poland, san marino, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom

    We're joined by @dudepoints to discuss some Swedish post-Eurovision activities: ABBA's Voyage concert experience and Martin Osterdahl's Max Anger book series.

  • Episode 161: Trivial Pursuits

    June 14th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 14 secs
    belgium, cyprus, ireland, russia, ukraine, united kingdom

    Professional TV quiz writer Alex McMillan joins us to talk about how to write tantalizing Eurovision trivia. We also learn about some of the differences between UK and US game show writing.

  • Episode 160: Just ASCing Questions

    May 31st, 2022  |  Season 5  |  49 mins 39 secs
    azerbaijan, georgia, italy, montenegro, poland, romania, san marino, ukraine

    We check in with the Eurovision jury shenanigans and then offer a sample of what we've been doing over on Patreon. Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to look back on NBC’s American Song Contest experiment.

  • Episode 159: Long Time, First Time

    May 24th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 44 secs
    czech republic, ireland, israel, italy, montenegro, san marino, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom

    Bradley Dalton-Oates joins us for a deep dive of the full Eurovision experience as a first-time attendee. Did Turin do a good job of promoting brand Italy?

  • 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