The Eurowhat is a Eurovision podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual European song contest. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the approximately 40 countries competing 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!
January 18th, 2022 | Season 5 | 21 mins 49 secs
finland, iceland, italy, malta, norway, poland, portugal, sweden
Dave Steeves returns to the program to discuss Norway's Melodi Grand Prix, a casual approach to Eurovision Selection Season, and the pivoting that is happening in response to the pandemic.
January 11th, 2022 | Season 5 | 17 mins 32 secs
finland, italy, latvia, lithuania, montenegro, norway, poland, romania
This week we meet Montenegro's entrant, travel to Lithuania for Pabandom is Naujo, check out the Eurovision menus in Romania and Latvia (ooo, salad), and see how famous Maneskin's birthdays are.
January 4th, 2022 | Season 5 | 25 mins 3 secs
albania, italy, lithuania, montenegro, norway, spain, sweden
It's full steam ahead to Eurovision 2022, with Albania making its (correct?) choice, a wild ESC 250 countdown, and looking forward to selection season series starting Saturday.
December 21st, 2021 | Season 5 | 33 mins 5 secs
albania, australia, czech republic, greece, italy, lithuania, netherlands, spain
The Czech Republic has made their selection, a number of processes have released more details, and we check in with the Eurovision Class of 2021.
December 7th, 2021 | Season 5 | 36 mins 40 secs
albania, bulgaria, czech republic, estonia, italy, norway, san marino, slovenia, sweden
With a lot of new folks discovering Eurovision over the past year and selection season 2022 underway, we put together a tutorial to answer the question: How does Eurovision work?
November 23rd, 2021 | Season 5 | 44 mins 50 secs
albania, austria, czech republic, estonia, georgia, iceland, norway, spain, turkey, united kingdom
The dreaded Nul Points visited Rotterdam at Eurovision this year. We take a look at the sordid history of the dubious distinction.
November 9th, 2021 | Season 5 | 32 mins 15 secs
australia, belarus, germany, latvia, lithuania, poland, russia, ukraine
Belarus won't be competing at Eurovision in the foreseeable future, so this seems like a good time to take an historical view of the country and its identity.
October 26th, 2021 | Season 5 | 32 mins 4 secs
armenia, azerbaijan, czech republic, iceland, ireland, italy, lithuania, malta, montenegro, netherlands, serbia, sweden, united kingdom
Does breaking the fourth wall work at Eurovision? Ben takes us through a collection of songs that try to go meta.
October 12th, 2021 | Season 5 | 38 mins 26 secs
estonia, italy, netherlands, spain, sweden, united kingdom
Maura Johnston guides us through how the Billboard Charts work and why Måneskin and Duncan Laurence cracked the American Top 40.
September 28th, 2021 | Season 5 | 38 mins 29 secs
belgium, denmark, greece, iceland, ireland, italy, luxembourg, monaco, san marino, spain, switzerland
We continue our series of music competitions with Eurovision connections by visiting Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival.
September 14th, 2021 | Season 5 | 22 mins 42 secs
belgium, estonia, italy, netherlands, sweden
As we wait for the Eurovision 2022 host city announce, we take a look at the five cities hoping to stage the event for Italy.
August 30th, 2021 | Season 5 | 34 mins 44 secs
Italian music aficionado Bradley Dalton-Oates takes us on an historical tour of the Sanremo Music Festival and its relationship with Eurovision.