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.
March 24th, 2020 | Season 3 | 38 mins 24 secs
albania, finland, latvia, lithuania, sweden, ukraine
We look back at the songs that missed out on being in the weird limbo space created after the cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
March 18th, 2020 | Season 3 | 10 mins 19 secs
No news is good news. This news is bad news. Eurovision 2020 has been canceled. Now what?
March 17th, 2020 | Season 3 | 50 mins 33 secs
austria, azerbaijan, bulgaria, cyprus, ireland, malta, north macedonia, russia, san marino
We finish up our initial evaluations of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest entries with the last nine songs to drop in March.
March 10th, 2020 | Season 3 | 40 mins 12 secs
denmark, finland, georgia, israel, netherlands, portugal, sweden, switzerland
We made it through the end of Eurovision Selection Season! Well, the competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal, at least.
March 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 1 hr 1 min
azerbaijan, belarus, croatia, estonia, germany, greece, iceland, moldova, romania, russia, serbia, united kingdom
Somehow we managed to be verbal after mainlining hours upon hours of Eurovision content this past weekend. It's Songageddon 2020!
February 25th, 2020 | Season 3 | 38 mins 18 secs
belarus, croatia, estonia, germany, iceland, moldova, poland, portugal, romania, serbia, slovenia, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom
We're in the eye of the Eurovision Selection Season storm thanks to a light TV schedule this weekend. Time to practice the "I'm a Little Tempest in a Teapot" dance!
February 18th, 2020 | Season 3 | 53 mins 16 secs
armenia, belgium, france, iceland, lithuania, norway, poland, portugal, romania, slovenia, sweden, ukraine
The Eurovision 2020 songlist has hit double digits after this past weekend as we encounter internal selections and national final results.
February 11th, 2020 | Season 3 | 52 mins 15 secs
andorra, australia, iceland, israel, italy, latvia, lithuania, malta, norway, sweden, ukraine
Saturday proved to be a marathon as Australia, Latvia, and Italy chose their Eurovision entries and a whole bunch of other countries made progress.
February 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 55 mins 39 secs
australia, czech republic, greece, iceland, italy, latvia, lithuania, malta, norway, poland, spain, sweden, ukraine
It's time to update your Eurovision Top 2 videos as Czech Republic makes their choice and Australia, Italy, and Latvia get ready to make theirs.
January 28th, 2020 | Season 3 | 50 mins 31 secs
belarus, czech republic, denmark, finland, lithuania, moldova, norway, poland, spain, sweden
Czech Republic came to play, y'all. We do a deep dive on this year's Eurovision selection entries and check in with news across Europe as we wait for the semi final draw.
January 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 31 mins 27 secs
czech republic, denmark, finland, france, iceland, lithuania, moldova, north macedonia, norway, portugal
We have an avalanche of Eurovision news this week, including two new artist selections, a bunch of songs, and Billie Eilish?
January 14th, 2020 | Season 3 | 27 mins 4 secs
czech republic, iceland, latvia, lithuania, netherlands, norway, portugal, serbia, slovenia
Eurovision Selection Season 2020 begins in earnest with Norway's revamped Melodi Grand Prix and Lithuania's fashion makeover.