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!
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.
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?
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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
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?