About the show

The Eurowhat? Podcast launched in 2018 and features two Americans (Ben Smith and Mike McComb) attempting to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest. The show tracks national selections and artist announcements, breaks down each year’s songs with a diverse array of guests, and dives into the 65+ years of contest history during the contest off-season, using Eurovision as a lens to analyze what’s happening in pop culture and the world.

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  • Episode 92: Americandom is Naujo!

    August 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 28 secs
    germany, iceland, lithuania, moldova, sweden, united states

    We welcome Helen Groothuis back to the show to workshop how on earth the American Song Contest is supposed to work?

  • Episode 91: A Brief History of the EBU

    August 4th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 38 secs
    belarus, belgium, france, germany, romania, russia, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) turns 70 this year! How did the EBU come into being? We dive into telecommunications history and evolution to find out.

  • Episode 90: Wine Aunt Energy

    July 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 31 secs
    albania, bulgaria, croatia, denmark, finland, france, germany, greece, iceland, ireland, israel, italy, moldova, san marino, slovenia, united kingdom

    We open up our mailbag and a chilled bottle of pinot grigio as we get caught up on Eurovision news from the last month or so.

  • Episode 89: 12 Points to Fire Saga?

    July 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 8 secs
    belarus, bulgaria, finland, iceland, russia, spain, special guest, sweden, switzerland

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrived on Netflix last week and 12 Points from America joins us to discuss the music in Will Ferrell's new comedy.

  • I Am Confusion (Part 2)

    June 23rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 4 secs
    finland, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom

    We try our 12 Minutes from 2007 on a complete newbie to Eurovision. What does our guest Justin Ladia think of the festivities from Finland?

  • Episode 88: 12 Minutes in 2007 (Part 1)

    June 16th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 37 secs
    finland, poland, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom

    Chris King joins us to chat about UK quiz and panel shows—including Pointless Eurovision—and the rock block of Serbia, Ukraine, and the UK from Eurovision 2007.

  • Episode 87: AfriMusic, AI, and the Free European Song Contests

    June 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 32 secs
    australia, cyprus, germany, italy, latvia, netherlands, sweden, turkey

    The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest did not happen. We discuss three Eurovision-adjacent song contests that did happen in the first half of 2020.

  • Episode 86: Shine a Light

    May 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 1 min
    belarus, belgium, france, georgia, ireland, latvia, sweden, ukraine

    The 2020 Eurovision Season comes to an end with Europe: Shine a Light. @dudepoints joins us to reminisce and set the record straight on the Riga Beaver.

  • Episode 85: Eurovision Again

    May 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 58 secs
    australia, bulgaria, finland, germany, iceland, malta, russia, sweden, united kingdom

    Eurovision Again impresario Rob Holley speaks with us about the Eurovision Twitter time machine extravaganza.

  • Episode 84: What is Poptimism?

    April 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  58 mins 58 secs
    finland, ireland, netherlands, norway, spain, sweden, united kingdom

    Music critic Ned Raggett joins us to discuss rockism, poptimism, and why Eurovision songs are worthy of critique.

  • Announcement: Eurostream 2020

    April 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 29 secs

    We are thrilled to announce that we have have partnered with several websites and outlets to work together on Eurostream 2020!

  • Episode 83: Fanopticon

    April 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 35 secs
    australia, bulgaria, france, iceland, lithuania, norway, san marino, spain, united kingdom

    Despite Eurovision's cancellation this year, the fandom is still fully engaged in the Contest. Eurovision Obsession's André Durham joins us to chat about how we're coping.