Ben has been following the Eurovision Song Contest since 2009 and blogging about it in some form or another since 2012. After watching trash classic film The Apple in his dorm room in 2008, he googled if the Worldvision Song Contest was based on anything, managed to catch the tail end of the accounting in Belgrade 2008 online, and it's only gotten worse since then. He hasn't been to Eurovision live yet (2020 was going to be the year, and then...well...), but he's seen Hatari live twice.
November 21st, 2018 | Season 2 | 31 mins 43 secs
belarus, greece, ireland, israel, united kingdom
Happy Thanksgiving! We're talking turkey this week and that means either the country or Ireland's Dustin the Turkey. Guess what we chose.
November 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 24 secs
bulgaria, france, ireland, israel, netherlands, norway, spain, sweden, switzerland
How does the voting process work at Eurovision? If you think it's confusing now, the history of voting at the Contest has many surprises.
October 24th, 2018 | Season 2 | 33 mins 2 secs
australia, bulgaria, malta, ukraine
Eurovision provides an aftermarket for winners of singing competitions. Why don't we have that in America? Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to discuss.
October 10th, 2018 | Season 2 | 32 mins 59 secs
ireland, israel, italy, netherlands, norway, spain, ukraine, united kingdom
Orchestras used to be a requirement at Eurovision. In this episode, we take a look at the evolution of live music at the competition.
September 26th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 41 secs
bulgaria, finland, germany, iceland, israel, netherlands, san marino, sweden
Tel Aviv will be hosting Eurovision in 2019! I mean, we pretty much knew that, but now it's official!
September 12th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 27 secs
denmark, estonia, france, israel, spain, sweden
We know the Eurovision Song Contest will be in Israel in May 2019, so now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation!
August 29th, 2018 | Season 2 | 51 mins 30 secs
Israel has had a fascinating history at Eurovision. We've invited Noam Roth from EuroFreak to talk about his country's participation.
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!