Ben Smith has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since 2008, blogging/podcasting about it since 2011, and a part of its digital press center since 2021. He has deep thoughts about the ways improvements in streaming media in the last decade have made the contest more of a truly global event, and can also do a tight five on Norway’s selection process. He lives in Somerville, MA and can be found more generally at goodatinter.net.
Ben Smith has hosted 197 Episodes.
Episode 4: The Who? and the What? Now!
February 14th, 2018 | Season 1 | 54 mins 28 secs
croatia, denmark, israel, italy, malta, montenegro, switzerland, united kingdom
Lindsey Weber from the Who Weekly podcast stops by to chat about how the Olympics are the perfect world event to prep for Eurovision before getting into the songs selected for Malta, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, and Italy.
February 6th, 2018 | Season 1 | 37 mins 27 secs
cyprus, denmark, ireland, italy, malta, russia, san marino, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
This week, Ben and Mike do a deep dive into the United Kingdom's Eurovision selection process and take a look at why the country has struggled for so long at the Contest.
Episode 3: Messy, Messy
January 30th, 2018 | Season 1 | 55 mins 39 secs
czech republic, france, latvia, north macedonia, russia, spain, ukraine, united kingdom
We have songs to talk about! France, Czech Republic, and Spain have selected and boy do we have opinions. Russia and Ukraine continue their Eurovision dramarama. Oh, and the semi-finals have been allocated.
Episode 2: What is “Europe”?
January 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 38 secs
armenia, belarus, czech republic, france, hungary, lithuania, norway, sweden, switzerland
We discuss what "Europe" is, get acquainted with this year's hostesses, and get caught up with some of the selection processes.
Episode 1: Welcome to 2018
January 9th, 2018 | Season 1 | 50 mins 2 secs
albania, australia, austria, azerbaijan, belgium, finland, georgia, netherlands
In our opening episode of The EuroWhat? podcast, our Eurovision specialists introduce themselves and share their first impressions of Albania's entry.