About the show

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.

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  • Episode 227: CVS Bangerz

    April 16th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 7 mins
    belgium, denmark, estonia, san marino, sweden, switzerland

    Audio engineer and Never Post host Mike Rugnetta joins us for a Eurovision crash course. We discuss this year's entries from Estonia, Denmark, Belgium, San Marino, and Switzerland, as well as the overwhelming schedule for Eurovision rehearsals and the finer points of grocery store playlists.

  • Episode 226: Oops! All Revamps

    April 9th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  45 mins 1 sec
    albania, czechia, latvia, malta, norway, sweden

    First-time guest Katie Proctor joins us to kick off our coverage of Eurovision 2024 Semi Final 2! We explore the full range of revamps with this week's set, including lyrics tweaks, remastering, and translation. Were the changes made by Czechia, Albania, Norway, Malta, and Latvia successful?

  • Episode 225: Optimistic

    April 2nd, 2024  |  Season 7  |  38 mins 46 secs
    australia, azerbaijan, iceland, portugal, serbia, sweden

    Meredith Clark from Light Treason News joins us to chat about our last set of songs for Eurovision Semi Final 1: Serbia, Iceland, Australia, Portugal, and Azerbaijan. Topics include: Memes popular in Bangladesh, Whose Line is It Anyway, didgeridoos, three-minute world building, and arms appreciation.

  • Episode 224: SFX Appeal

    March 26th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  44 mins 59 secs
    croatia, cyprus, lithuania, moldova, poland, sweden

    Eurovision superfan dudepoints joins us to delight in the bleeps and bloops of five more entries from this year's first semi-final. We discuss the songs from Moldova, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, and Cyprus, as well as dude's experience at the Eurovizija.lt Grand Final.

  • Episode 223: Encarta

    March 19th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  51 mins 5 secs
    finland, ireland, luxembourg, slovenia, sweden, ukraine

    We kick off Eurovision 2024 Review Season with our special guest Sam Gavin! We discuss the entries from Slovenia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, and Finland as well as reminisce about My Neighbor Totoro, pre-internet software, and cringe content from back in the day.

  • Episode 222: Scrunchy Face Sounds

    March 12th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  21 mins 38 secs
    armenia, australia, azerbaijan, georgia, greece, israel, portugal, sweden

    We're at the end of Eurovision Selection Season and get caught up with internal selections from Australia and Greece plus the conclusion of Sweden's Melodifestivalen and Portugal's Festival da Canção. ... what do you mean there are still some unknown tracks?!

  • Episode 221: Maximal

    March 5th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  42 mins 14 secs
    austria, cyprus, iceland, netherlands, portugal, serbia, sweden, switzerland, united kingdom

    Several internal selections join the Eurovision 2024 field this week and exactly zero of them are holding back. Serbia's national final goes harder than necessary while Iceland... also made a selection this week. We're in the homestretch!

  • Episode 220: Go Tiffany

    February 27th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  31 mins 18 secs
    belgium, croatia, iceland, portugal, san marino, sweden

    In a relatively quiet week in Eurovision land we check out Belgium's selection from Mustii, recap Una Voce per San Marino, and say meow to Baby Lasagna. We also check in with Sweden's Melodifestivalen, Iceland's Songvakeppnin, and the first semi for Portugal's Festival da Canção.

  • Episode 219: Conversion

    February 20th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  42 mins 39 secs
    belgium, croatia, denmark, estonia, germany, iceland, lithuania, moldova, poland, san marino, sweden

    5 Eurovision national finals took place this past weekend with mixed results. Well, results that were mixed weirdly due to jury/televote score conversions. We discuss Germany, Estonia, Moldova, Lithuania, and Denmark, plus Poland's internal selection.

  • Episode 218: Imaginary Beef

    February 13th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  37 mins 46 secs
    denmark, estonia, finland, germany, iceland, israel, italy, latvia, lithuania, moldova, san marino, sweden

    With Ben traveling back from Finland's UMK, guest Trip Payne taps in to discuss that national final, Latvia's Supernova, and Italy's Sanremo Festival. Then we prepare for the biggest Super Saturday of the Eurovision season coming up next weekend.

  • Episode 217: Technical Difficulties

    February 6th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  44 mins 24 secs
    finland, germany, italy, latvia, lithuania, malta, norway, spain, sweden, ukraine

    It was a Saturday so Super it stretched into Sunday... not by choice, but Ukraine loves drama. Norway, Spain, and Malta also made their Eurovision picks, Latvia and Sweden kicked off their processes, and Lithuania is almost done with their heats. Oh, and The Draw added some structure to the 2024 Contest.

  • Episode 216: Squiggle Line Mouth Face

    January 30th, 2024  |  Season 7  |  39 mins 31 secs
    iceland, ireland, lithuania, luxembourg, malta, norway, romania, spain, sweden, ukraine

    Eurovision season clicks into second gear this week with Ireland and Luxembourg making selections, Norway setting its final field, Lithuania's holding its third heat, and Malta, Spain, and Ukraine getting ready to decide. How will The Draw shake up things in Malmö?