The EuroWhat? Podcast

We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 82: The (Other) Ones That Got Away 2020 Edition

    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.

  • Special Edition: Well…

    March 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  10 mins 19 secs
    netherlands

    No news is good news. This news is bad news. Eurovision 2020 has been canceled. Now what?

  • Episode 81: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

    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.

  • Episode 80: This is Fine

    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.

  • Episode 79: Songageddon 2020

    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!

  • Episode 78: Remedial Dance Party

    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!

  • Episode 77: Anarchy in the NRK

    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.

  • Episode 76: Sanremo LXX (Long, Xtra Xtra)

    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.

  • Episode 75: Austvia Superdecides

    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.

  • Episode 74: Semi Final Allocation Czech In

    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.

  • Episode 73: Boys!

    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?

  • Episode 72: DRIP in a Box

    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.