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.
May 4th, 2021 | Season 4 | 40 mins 59 secs
bulgaria, denmark, finland, latvia, portugal, switzerland
Maura Johnston joins us to discuss the last section of Eurovision 2021 Semi 2. Topics include pudding, track suits, and CVS Bangers.
April 27th, 2021 | Season 4 | 34 mins 30 secs
albania, georgia, iceland, moldova, serbia
Taber Bain helps us navigate cake body horror, Jenna Maroney energy, and existential despair in the Eurovision experience.
April 20th, 2021 | Season 4 | 42 mins 4 secs
austria, czech republic, estonia, greece, poland, san marino
Lindsey Weber from Who Weekly joins us to talk about Flo Rida, Greece, Grease, and why Eurovision is the highlight of spring.
April 13th, 2021 | Season 4 | 38 mins 20 secs
azerbaijan, israel, malta, romania, ukraine
Graphic designer Justin Ladia joins us from Winnipeg to help us close out the first semi-final of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. North America has opinions!
April 6th, 2021 | Season 4 | 45 mins 32 secs
belgium, croatia, cyprus, norway, slovenia, sweden
Ned Raggett joins us to discuss the heaven and hell aspects of Eurovision Semi-Final 1. Who knew that 2021 would be Satan's pop culture year?
March 30th, 2021 | Season 4 | 43 mins 21 secs
australia, belarus, ireland, lithuania, north macedonia, russia
A container ship of 39 songs heads to Eurovision! Chris King joins us to discuss Australia, Ireland, Lithuania, North Macedonia, and Russia.
March 23rd, 2021 | Season 4 | 24 mins 29 secs
azerbaijan, belarus, georgia, malta, north macedonia, russia
All Eurovision 2021 songs are in! (Except Belarus... that's a whole thing...). We discuss the latest entries and think about promo season.
March 16th, 2021 | Season 4 | 52 mins 28 secs
austria, belarus, bulgaria, greece, iceland, latvia, north macedonia, poland, sweden, switzerland, united kingdom
We're in the homestretch of an unusual Eurovision Selection Season. Melfest is the main event, new songs, scandals... maybe not unusual...
March 9th, 2021 | Season 4 | 54 mins 54 secs
armenia, australia, belgium, denmark, estonia, italy, moldova, netherlands, portugal, romania, russia, san marino, serbia, sweden
Oops! Everyone looked at the calendar and realized Eurovision entries are due next week! We give a first listen to 25% of the 2021 field.
March 2nd, 2021 | Season 4 | 38 mins 10 secs
belarus, cyprus, denmark, estonia, germany, iceland, ireland, italy, moldova, netherlands, portugal, russia, san marino, slovenia, sweden
It's the calm before a hurricane of Eurovision entries washes ashore for 2021. We give Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, and Slovenia a first listen.
February 23rd, 2021 | Season 4 | 40 mins 24 secs
bulgaria, cyprus, czech republic, estonia, finland, germany, ireland, norway, portugal, san marino, serbia, slovenia, spain, sweden, united kingdom, united states
Sábado Gigante 2021 ha quedado atrás y estamos listos para discutir un puñado de nuevas canciones de Eurovisión. Eso es todo el español que conocemos.
February 16th, 2021 | Season 4 | 41 mins 47 secs
bulgaria, croatia, czech republic, estonia, finland, moldova, north macedonia, norway, portugal, spain, sweden
Poof! Croatia has entered the Eurovision chat! Pow! Melfest names a woman! Surprise! Our first genuine "What?!" delivered on this show.