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 48: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Part 2: These Are Six Songs

    April 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 31 secs
    austria, croatia, denmark, lithuania, malta, sweden

    The second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will include Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Malta, and Lithuania. We can confirm these are songs.

  • Episode 47: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Part 1: Sorry, Country

    April 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 32 secs
    armenia, ireland, latvia, moldova, romania, switzerland

    We start our exploration of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with special guest Lindsey Weber.

  • Episode 46: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1 Part 3: Extremely Online

    April 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 31 secs
    estonia, georgia, greece, iceland, portugal, san marino

    With running order in hand, we finish covering Eurovision Semi Final 1, talking about Georgia, Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece, and San Marino.

  • Episode 45: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1 Part 2: “Oof”

    April 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 17 secs
    australia, belgium, poland, serbia, slovenia

    We finish the first half of the first Eurovision semi-final discussing Poland, Serbia, and Slovenia. Then Australia and Belgium kick off our second half coverage.

  • Episode 44: Let’s Discuss Eurovision 2019 Semi Final 1 Part 1

    March 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 17 secs
    belarus, cyprus, czech republic, finland, hungary, montenegro

    We welcome Eurovision newbie Chris King to our first discussion about the first semi-final. This week's countries include Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro.

  • Episode 43: The Ones That Got Away (2019)

    March 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 13 secs
    azerbaijan, croatia, czech republic, denmark, estonia, france, israel, romania

    Another Eurovision Selection Season is behind us, but we are still holding out hope for a strong write-in campaign for six entries that didn't make the cut.

  • Episode 42: Madness!

    March 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 35 secs
    armenia, austria, azerbaijan, belarus, cyprus, greece, ireland, israel, malta, netherlands, north macedonia, poland, russia, san marino, sweden, switzerland

    The madness of Eurovision Selection Season has ended. With 16 songs to discuss, we change up the format to get into competition mode.

  • Melodifestivalen 2019 Preview

    March 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 29 secs

    Sweden's Melodifestivalen — AKA Melfest — will wrap its 59th edition on Saturday. We go through the 12 entries competing to represent Sweden at Eurovision in Tel Aviv.

  • Episode 41: Loose Ends

    March 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 27 secs
    belgium, finland, georgia, iceland, moldova, norway, portugal, serbia, ukraine

    The loose ends of Eurovision national final season started wrapping up this past weekend, with seven songs selected, one country confirming withdrawal, and tickets... well...

  • Episode 40: YIKES

    February 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 22 secs
    belgium, denmark, finland, france, georgia, germany, hungary, iceland, lithuania, moldova, north macedonia, norway, portugal, serbia, sweden, ukraine

    Eurovision ticket prices? Yikes. Lithuania Marathon finale shenanigans? Yikes. Ukraine's Vidbir Inquisition? YIKES. It's been a week, y'all.

  • Episode 39: Eurovision is a Whole Mood

    February 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 22 secs
    australia, croatia, estonia, greece, hungary, iceland, israel, latvia, lithuania, poland, portugal, romania, slovenia, sweden, ukraine

    All the things happened this past weekend in Eurovision-land and the trend that's emerging: Eurovision is in a mood.

  • Episode 38: Euro Vortex

    February 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 53 secs
    australia, iceland, italy, lithuania, montenegro, romania, russia, sweden, united kingdom

    Eurovision 2019 Selection Season is in full swing! We dive into the Euro Vortex with the United Kingdom, Montenegro, Italy, and Hatari among many others.