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 169: Livergow

    October 4th, 2022  |  Season 6  |  17 mins 28 secs
    armenia, ukraine, united kingdom

    It'll be either Liverpool or Glasgow that gets the opportunity to host Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine. We take a look at both cities as we wait for the announcement.

  • Episode 168: Welcome to the United Kingdom

    September 20th, 2022  |  Season 6  |  34 mins 8 secs
    united kingdom

    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.

  • Episode 167: Welcome to Ukraine

    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.

  • Episode 166: Volare

    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.

  • Episode 165: Lugano

    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.

  • Episode 164: Host Country Where?

    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.

  • Episode 163: Iceberg

    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.

  • 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.