Episode Archive

226 episodes of The EuroWhat? Podcast since the first episode, which aired on January 9th, 2018.

  • Episode 208: Calendaring

    October 24th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  19 mins 25 secs
    albania, armenia, azerbaijan, cyprus, denmark, estonia, finland, germany, iceland, israel, lithuania, malta, norway, san marino, slovenia, sweden

    As we continue to wait for the full guest list for Eurovision 2024,: Cyprus announces their artist, a bunch of selection processes release start dates (FRIDAY?!), end dates, and a few name changes (EEK!), plus we start filling out this winter's TV calendar.

  • Episode 207: Aline!

    October 10th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  37 mins 11 secs
    denmark, france, ireland, switzerland

    Discussing Valérie Lemercier's "freely-inspired" Celine Dion biopic — What do you do if your pop culture idol doesn't sign off on you making a biopic about them? Change their name, tweak some of the facts, and play all the roles so you can make a movie like Aline!

  • Episode 206: Obvious Points Klaxon

    September 26th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  29 mins 22 secs
    cyprus, greece, türkiye

    Greece and Turkey have had a tense relationship and Cyprus is often in the center of disputes. We take a look at these dynamics and how they may have shifted over the last 50 years at Eurovision.

  • Episode 205: Efficiency

    September 12th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  22 mins 46 secs
    belgium, cyprus, germany, malta, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom

    We get caught up on September 2023 Eurovision Headlines, of which there are a surprising amount. We already have an artist, details on multiple selection processes, and more than 2 dozen countries ready to party in Malmö, Sweden.

  • Episode 204: Welcome to Sweden

    August 29th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  46 mins 15 secs
    sweden

    From "Waterloo" to "Tattoo", Sweden has been a dominant force in the Eurovision Song Contest for more than 50 years, winning the competition seven times. We dive into the ESC history of next year's host country.

  • Episode 203: Iconic

    August 15th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  36 mins 24 secs
    france, iceland, montenegro, serbia, spain, sweden, turkey, ukraine, united kingdom

    We say farewell to our host nations by discussing one area where Ukraine and the United Kingdom overlap: iconic runner-up entries. But what does "iconic" mean for Eurovision entries?

  • Episode 202: Drought

    August 1st, 2023  |  Season 6  |  19 mins 34 secs
    luxembourg, norway, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom

    With one month to go until Eurovision New Year and next year's host city and dates announced, it's been a fairly quiet month for the Contest. We check in with some of the national selection processes that are already casting for the upcoming season.

  • Episode 201: Sisu

    July 18th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  48 mins 29 secs
    finland, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom

    Finland went all out in supporting their Eurovision entry "Cha Cha Cha" in ways that continue to reverberate weeks after the contest. We spoke with University of Helsinki researcher Zoë Jay and UMK associate producer/"Cha Cha Cha" dancer Matti Myllyaho about Finland's Eurovision 2023 experience.

  • Episode 200: PopCon 2023

    July 4th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 13 mins
    albania, armenia, australia, belarus, denmark, france, germany, iceland, israel, italy, lithuania, netherlands, russia, san marino, spain, ukraine, united kingdom

    In celebration of 200(!) episodes, we're sharing the presentation we gave at this year's Pop Conference entitled: “Let’s Discoteque Right At My Home”: Eurovision, the Pandemic, and Learning to “Open Up” Again

  • Episode 199: News Cruise

    June 20th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  18 mins 27 secs
    andorra, cyprus, israel, romania, sweden, united kingdom

    Sweden's host city selection process for Eurovision 2024 has been bopping along while everyone is out of office for summer vacation. We get caught up with our mailbag and some of the headlines from the last month.

  • Episode 198: Lyrical Vocabulary

    June 6th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  32 mins 57 secs
    germany, ukraine, united kingdom

    How does a songwriter interface with the Eurovision experience? "Blood and Glitter" co-writer Anthony J. Brown joins us to discuss his involvement with Lord of the Lost and Germany's 2023 Eurovision entry.

  • Episode 197: Debut

    May 23rd, 2023  |  Season 6  |  31 mins 35 secs
    denmark, finland, iceland, romania, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom

    Ben has returned from his Eurovision debut in Liverpool, both as an audience member and as part of the in-person press team. He shares stories from his jam-packed trip.