The EuroWhat? Podcast

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

About the show

The Eurowhat is a Eurovision podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual European song contest. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the approximately 40 countries competing and the songs they have entered. In the off-season, we examine Eurovision’s 65+ year history and find the overlaps with American culture while exploring the evolution of fandom. Episodes drop Tuesdays wherever you get your podcasts!

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  • Episode 60: Hallelujah

    August 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 32 secs
    israel, luxembourg, monaco, netherlands, spain

    With Tel Aviv about to pass the Eurovision hosting baton to Rotterdam or Maastricht, we watch the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest to see what has changed in the last 40 years.

  • Episode 59: 12 Angry Points

    August 13th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 53 secs
    germany, iceland, netherlands, turkey, united kingdom

    Nothing courts Eurovision controversy quite like the juries. We journey back to 1997 when the introduction of the televote made the juries A Thing.

  • Episode 58: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (France and United Kingdom)

    July 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 10 secs
    france, netherlands, united kingdom

    Helen Groothuis joins us as we finish our Eurovision gut rehab project with France and a United Kingdom intervention.

  • Episode 57: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (Spain and Germany)

    July 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 7 secs
    germany, netherlands, spain

    Our July renovations continue as we wander the Eurovision wilderness with Big 5 countries Spain and Germany.

  • Episode 56: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (Italy)

    July 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 47 secs
    italy, netherlands

    We love a summer renovation project and the Eurovision Big 5 could use some work. Well, maybe not Italy...

  • Episode 55: Visiting Songland

    June 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  22 mins 25 secs

    As Eurovision explores making the American Song Contest a thing, we watch NBC's new songwriting series Songland. Is the process telegenic?

  • Episode 54: Madame X is Eurovision

    June 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 7 secs
    iceland, israel, italy, north macedonia, portugal

    Maura Johnston joins us to discuss Madonna's Eurovision performance, Madame X, and how the Queen of Pop can navigate 2019.

  • Episode 53: Satisfactory Winner

    May 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 23 secs
    israel, netherlands

    André Durham from Eurovision Obsession joins us to discuss the Eurovision 2019 Grand Final and dig into the semi-final data.

  • Episode 52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

    May 17th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  49 mins
    australia, france, iceland, italy, malta, netherlands, spain, switzerland

    This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday's Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

  • Episode 51: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final Predictions

    May 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 46 secs

    Ben and Mike have done their rankings, mixed them with other data, and have made their picks for which songs will make it to the Grand Final.

  • Episode 50: The Mountaintop

    May 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 57 secs
    france, germany, israel, italy, spain, united kingdom

    Dave Steeves joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers as we ask the eternal question "Could Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the host country advance if they had to compete?"

  • Episode 49: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Part 3: Johnny Bravo

    April 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 41 secs
    albania, azerbaijan, netherlands, north macedonia, norway, russia

    We finish our Eurovision 2019 semi-finals coverage by talking about Russia, Albania, Norway, Netherlands, North Macedonia, and Azerbaijan.