The EuroWhat? Podcast

We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • The EuroWhat? Mini Week of January 22, 2018

    January 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  10 mins 43 secs
    armenia, belarus, denmark, france, hungary, lithuania, romania, serbia

    A mini-episode with updates about what's happening in Eurovision selection season: Armenia to France, Belarus to Serbia, and places in between.

  • 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.