Throughout Eurovision season (December-ish through May) our weekly episodes check in on the news, recap selection shows from around Europe, and review the entries as they are selected. As the Contest draws closer, we re-examine the songs as competitors. It's sports, but with pop music, spreadsheets, and Google Translate.
During the off-season, we dive into topics directly and tangentially related to the history of the Contest. Topics have included: drag queens, the movie The Apple, flags, the Iceland Airwaves festival, intersectionality, the origins of telecommunications technology... did I mention we're a bit nerdy?
Episodes drop Tuesdays on your favorite podcast provider.
August 15th, 2018 | Season 1 | 36 mins 6 secs
ireland, israel, netherlands, norway
We gave a computer more than 300 Eurovision Song Contest entries from the last decade and this is what it gave us.
July 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 26 mins 5 secs
azerbaijan, germany, iceland, malta, russia
Is there anything more EuroWhat? than the World Cup? How about World Cup songs performed by Eurovision Song Contest alumni? Yeah, that oughta do it...
July 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 40 mins 9 secs
israel, north macedonia
Happy 4th of July! In honor of America's birthday, special guest Maura Johnston joins us to discuss the prospect of the US competing at Eurovision. Could we? Should we? If we somehow got an invite, who should represent whatever our sound is?
June 20th, 2018 | Season 1 | 44 mins 12 secs
finland, georgia, ireland, italy, san marino
What if the Eurovision Song Contest were a secret plot to take over the world by forcing people to exercise daily to the winning song? On this week's episode, Ben, Mike, and special guest Josh Hehner explore this dystopia(?) in the 1980 film The Apple.
June 6th, 2018 | Season 1 | 41 mins 39 secs
armenia, austria, denmark, israel, lithuania, norway, san marino, slovenia, sweden, ukraine
Happy pride! The Eurovision off season can be a drag, so let's talk about drag at Eurovision!
May 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 49 mins 45 secs
australia, austria, estonia, finland, israel, north macedonia, slovenia, spain, sweden, united kingdom
The gang is back together to discuss the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. Our special guest Dave Steeves shares his experience as an audience member in Lisbon and we all weigh in on the dubious honor of the Barbara Dex award.
May 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 40 mins 38 secs
bulgaria, cyprus, finland, hungary, ireland, israel, italy, moldova, netherlands, sweden
The Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Saturday, May 12, which means this is our last chance for wild speculation. We break down what happened at the semi-finals before sharing our hopes and dreams for which countries we want t...
May 7th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
australia, bulgaria, cyprus, czech republic, estonia, israel, moldova, norway, sweden, ukraine
It's showtime! 37 countries will be competing in the Eurovision semi-final rounds Tuesday and Thursday. We share our thoughts on the rehearsals as well as suggestions for how to make your Eurovision party on Saturday a fun experience for everyone.
May 2nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 57 mins 52 secs
france, germany, italy, portugal, spain, united kingdom
As the Eurovision semi-finalist rehearsals are underway in Lisbon, the EuroWhat chats about the six auto qualifiers for this year's Grand Final. Will Portugal be a repeat winner? Will a Big Five country take the crown? Why so serious, Europe?
April 25th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 15 mins
georgia, hungary, latvia, malta, montenegro, poland, slovenia, sweden, ukraine
The second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is a European hodgepodge of pop, rock, dance, ethno-jazz, and... whatever it is Montenegro's doing (never change). We break down the last nine semi-finalists in this week's po...
April 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 10 mins
australia, denmark, moldova, netherlands, norway, romania, russia, san marino, serbia
The first half of the second Eurovision semi-final is extra bubbly this year. Er... that should be bubble-y because there are few sure bets, even among perfect streak holders. We break down the field in this week's episode.
April 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 11 mins
armenia, austria, croatia, cyprus, finland, greece, ireland, north macedonia, switzerland
Before the big party in Lisbon next month, we chat about the London Eurovision Party and other pre-festival shindigs. We also finish up talking about the first semi-final, including our hopes and dreams for what we'll see on stage.