The EuroWhat? Podcast

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

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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Episodes

  • Episode 5: Get Excited

    February 20th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 29 secs
    armenia, belarus, croatia, germany, greece, hungary, israel, latvia, moldova, montenegro, north macedonia, romania, san marino, serbia, slovenia, ukraine

    Three more songs have joined the 2018 Eurovision field—two from national selections and one from... just showing up?

  • 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.

  • You ‘kay?

    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.

  • 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.