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.
August 18th, 2020 | Season 3 | 40 mins 28 secs
germany, iceland, lithuania, moldova, sweden, united states
We welcome Helen Groothuis back to the show to workshop how on earth the American Song Contest is supposed to work?
August 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 49 mins 38 secs
belarus, belgium, france, germany, romania, russia, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) turns 70 this year! How did the EBU come into being? We dive into telecommunications history and evolution to find out.
July 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 51 mins 31 secs
albania, bulgaria, croatia, denmark, finland, france, germany, greece, iceland, ireland, israel, italy, moldova, san marino, slovenia, united kingdom
We open up our mailbag and a chilled bottle of pinot grigio as we get caught up on Eurovision news from the last month or so.
July 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 47 mins 8 secs
belarus, bulgaria, finland, iceland, russia, spain, special guest, sweden, switzerland
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrived on Netflix last week and 12 Points from America joins us to discuss the music in Will Ferrell's new comedy.
June 23rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 36 mins 4 secs
finland, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom
We try our 12 Minutes from 2007 on a complete newbie to Eurovision. What does our guest Justin Ladia think of the festivities from Finland?
June 16th, 2020 | Season 3 | 54 mins 37 secs
finland, poland, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom
Chris King joins us to chat about UK quiz and panel shows—including Pointless Eurovision—and the rock block of Serbia, Ukraine, and the UK from Eurovision 2007.
June 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 47 mins 32 secs
australia, cyprus, germany, italy, latvia, netherlands, sweden, turkey
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest did not happen. We discuss three Eurovision-adjacent song contests that did happen in the first half of 2020.
May 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 1 hr 1 min
belarus, belgium, france, georgia, ireland, latvia, sweden, ukraine
The 2020 Eurovision Season comes to an end with Europe: Shine a Light. @dudepoints joins us to reminisce and set the record straight on the Riga Beaver.
May 5th, 2020 | Season 3 | 52 mins 58 secs
australia, bulgaria, finland, germany, iceland, malta, russia, sweden, united kingdom
Eurovision Again impresario Rob Holley speaks with us about the Eurovision Twitter time machine extravaganza.
April 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 58 mins 58 secs
finland, ireland, netherlands, norway, spain, sweden, united kingdom
Music critic Ned Raggett joins us to discuss rockism, poptimism, and why Eurovision songs are worthy of critique.
April 14th, 2020 | Season 3 | 3 mins 29 secs
We are thrilled to announce that we have have partnered with several websites and outlets to work together on Eurostream 2020!
April 7th, 2020 | Season 3 | 45 mins 35 secs
australia, bulgaria, france, iceland, lithuania, norway, san marino, spain, united kingdom
Despite Eurovision's cancellation this year, the fandom is still fully engaged in the Contest. Eurovision Obsession's André Durham joins us to chat about how we're coping.