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!
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.
September 6th, 2022 | Season 6 | 46 mins 23 secs
armenia, italy, poland, russia, ukraine, united kingdom
Happy Eurovision New Year! As preparations for 2023 begin, we explore defending champion Ukraine's Eurovision journey over the last 20 years.
August 23rd, 2022 | Season 5 | 35 mins 21 secs
armenia, israel, italy, netherlands, united kingdom
"Nel blu, dipinto di blu" (also known as "Volare") is not only one of the most well-known Eurovision songs, it's one of the most successful Italian songs ever. We dig into the song's backstory and it's continued impact on popular culture.
August 9th, 2022 | Season 5 | 26 mins 6 secs
armenia, belgium, italy, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
How did the first Eurovision telecast come about in 1956? We talk about coronations, cattle calls, and continental broadcasting in this week's episode.
July 26th, 2022 | Season 5 | 29 mins 31 secs
armenia, france, israel, italy, netherlands, spain, ukraine, united kingdom
Now that the United Kingdom will officially host Eurovision 2023 on Ukraine's behalf, we take a look back at the other times substitutes needed to be called in to produce the Contest.
July 12th, 2022 | Season 5 | 33 mins 34 secs
albania, estonia, georgia, germany, italy, moldova, netherlands, norway, poland, san marino, ukraine, united kingdom
With around 250 entries on the Reddit post for the 2022 Eurovision Iceberg, we take a look at some of the stories we missed (or skipped) in this year's Contest.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.