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 27th, 2019 | Season 2 | 48 mins 32 secs
israel, luxembourg, monaco, netherlands, spain
With Tel Aviv about to pass the Eurovision hosting baton to Rotterdam or Maastricht, we watch the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest to see what has changed in the last 40 years.
August 13th, 2019 | Season 2 | 33 mins 53 secs
germany, iceland, netherlands, turkey, united kingdom
Nothing courts Eurovision controversy quite like the juries. We journey back to 1997 when the introduction of the televote made the juries A Thing.
July 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 47 mins 10 secs
france, netherlands, united kingdom
Helen Groothuis joins us as we finish our Eurovision gut rehab project with France and a United Kingdom intervention.
July 16th, 2019 | Season 2 | 36 mins 7 secs
germany, netherlands, spain
Our July renovations continue as we wander the Eurovision wilderness with Big 5 countries Spain and Germany.
July 2nd, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 47 secs
We love a summer renovation project and the Eurovision Big 5 could use some work. Well, maybe not Italy...
June 18th, 2019 | Season 2 | 22 mins 25 secs
As Eurovision explores making the American Song Contest a thing, we watch NBC's new songwriting series Songland. Is the process telegenic?
June 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 45 mins 7 secs
iceland, israel, italy, north macedonia, portugal
Maura Johnston joins us to discuss Madonna's Eurovision performance, Madame X, and how the Queen of Pop can navigate 2019.
May 21st, 2019 | Season 2 | 52 mins 23 secs
André Durham from Eurovision Obsession joins us to discuss the Eurovision 2019 Grand Final and dig into the semi-final data.
May 17th, 2019 | Season 2 | 49 mins
australia, france, iceland, italy, malta, netherlands, spain, switzerland
This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday's Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.
May 12th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins 46 secs
Ben and Mike have done their rankings, mixed them with other data, and have made their picks for which songs will make it to the Grand Final.
May 7th, 2019 | Season 2 | 47 mins 57 secs
france, germany, israel, italy, spain, united kingdom
Dave Steeves joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers as we ask the eternal question "Could Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the host country advance if they had to compete?"
April 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins 41 secs
albania, azerbaijan, netherlands, north macedonia, norway, russia
We finish our Eurovision 2019 semi-finals coverage by talking about Russia, Albania, Norway, Netherlands, North Macedonia, and Azerbaijan.