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.
May 8th, 2023 | Season 6 | 34 mins 39 secs
albania, armenia, australia, austria, azerbaijan, belgium, croatia, cyprus, czechia, denmark, estonia, finland, georgia, greece, iceland, ireland, israel, latvia, lithuania, malta, moldova, netherlands, norway, poland, portugal, romania, san marino, serbia, slovenia, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
Ben and Mike met up in person to make their picks on what they think will qualify from the Eurovision 2023 semi-finals. Then we saw rehearsals. Experience both the before and after as we make our best guesses for Tuesday and Thursday.
May 2nd, 2023 | Season 6 | 37 mins 28 secs
france, germany, italy, spain, ukraine, united kingdom
Maura Johnston joins us as we wrestle with the Eurovision 2023 set of auto-qualifiers. Will Ukraine pull the double? Will the UK and Spain continue their glowups? Will we be going back to Italy? Will Germany get out of the basement? Is France gonna France?
April 25th, 2023 | Season 6 | 42 mins 6 secs
albania, australia, austria, lithuania, san marino, ukraine, united kingdom
Editor and Serhat for Saturday stan Navah Wolfe joins us to discuss the last five entries of the Eurovision 2023 second semi-final. How memorable are San Marino, Austria, Albania, Lithuania, and Australia in this year's field?
April 18th, 2023 | Season 6 | 39 mins 45 secs
georgia, greece, iceland, poland, slovenia, ukraine, united kingdom
Susan Rogers from Berklee College of Music and author of This Is What It Sounds Like joins us for a record pull of the middle section of Eurovision Semi-Final 2. How do Iceland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, and Georgia interact with our listener profiles?
April 11th, 2023 | Season 6 | 45 mins 8 secs
armenia, belgium, cyprus, denmark, estonia, romania, ukraine, united kingdom
We welcome back Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart to chat about the first chunk of Eurovision 2023's second semi-final, which has almost too much variety in what the Contest has to offer.
April 4th, 2023 | Season 6 | 44 mins 40 secs
israel, moldova, netherlands, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
We close out our coverage of Eurovision Semi-Final 1 with Allegra Kuney, who has brought her media studies hats for our discussions about Switzerland, Israel, Moldova, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
March 28th, 2023 | Season 6 | 53 mins 26 secs
azerbaijan, czechia, finland, portugal, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom
We welcome back Ned Raggett to discuss five more entries from Eurovision Semi-Final 1. How has the running order affected our thoughts on Serbia, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Czechia, and Finland?
March 21st, 2023 | Season 6 | 38 mins 3 secs
croatia, ireland, latvia, malta, norway, ukraine, united kingdom
We welcome back Justin Ladia as we begin our Eurovision 2023 review series. Starting in the first half of the first semi-final, we discuss Croatia, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, and Norway. Spoiler: it gets weird almost instantly.
March 14th, 2023 | Season 6 | 56 mins 45 secs
armenia, austria, azerbaijan, georgia, greece, israel, portugal, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
The Eurovision 2023 deadline is here, so we have a slew of entries from countries waiting to reveal their songs at the last minute. We also get to chat with David Allwood from the UK to tell us what the vibe is in this year's host country.
March 7th, 2023 | Season 6 | 33 mins 9 secs
armenia, austria, azerbaijan, cyprus, georgia, germany, greece, iceland, israel, moldova, netherlands, portugal, serbia, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
Six more songs enter the Eurovision thunderdome courtesy of the Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Moldova, Serbia, and Iceland. We also find out what the finals in Sweden and Portugal will look like. Oh, and tickets are on sale... or at least they were...
February 28th, 2023 | Season 6 | 36 mins 56 secs
australia, cyprus, finland, germany, iceland, moldova, netherlands, poland, portugal, san marino, serbia, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
Have we heard the winner of Eurovision 2023? Finland's selection made a strong case this weekend while Sweden's Loreen debuted her contender at Melfest. San Marino, Poland, and Australia also announced their picks as we get closer to the end of Selection Season.
February 21st, 2023 | Season 6 | 28 mins 8 secs
finland, france, iceland, lithuania, poland, portugal, san marino, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom
We got to catch our breath this weekend with only two Eurovision selections coming through: Lithuania and France. With this break, we check in to see how Selection Season is going and what the back half may have in store.