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 Song Contest podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual competition. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the participating countries 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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Episodes

  • Episode 150: Meditation Therapy

    March 29th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 41 secs
    armenia, austria, netherlands, slovenia, switzerland, ukraine

    Evan Stewart joins us to discuss more entries from the Eurovision 2022 first semi-final. Will the Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, Armenia, or Austria be able to challenge current favorite Ukraine?

  • Episode 149: Fairgrounds

    March 22nd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 5 secs
    albania, bulgaria, latvia, lithuania, moldova

    Meredith Clark joins us to discuss Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Moldova as we kick off our coverage of the first semi-final for Eurovision 2022.

  • Episode 148: One More Google

    March 15th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  45 mins 19 secs
    armenia, austria, azerbaijan, belgium, cyprus, georgia, greece, iceland, israel, italy, malta, portugal, sweden, switzerland, united kingdom

    In the last week of Eurovision Selection Season, we have a manageable number of internal selections to process and ease into the sunset with chill vibes from three national finals.

  • Episode 147: Math

    March 8th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  40 mins 37 secs
    denmark, france, germany, iceland, italy, montenegro, netherlands, portugal, romania, serbia, sweden

    Our brains may have turned into soup, but we survived the last overstuffed Saturday of Eurovision Selection Season. Just barely though... we were told there would be no math...

  • Episode 146: Україна

    March 1st, 2022  |  Season 5  |  33 mins 27 secs
    australia, finland, france, germany, iceland, italy, netherlands, romania, russia, serbia, sweden, ukraine

    We stand with Ukraine.

  • Episode 145: Quante voci? In questa economia?

    February 22nd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  40 mins 51 secs
    australia, azerbaijan, croatia, finland, iceland, italy, malta, norway, poland, san marino, slovenia, sweden, ukraine

    In the biggest Saturday for Eurovision 2022 selection season, 6 songs were chosen for Turin. We travel to Norway, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, San Marino, and Malta and examine a variety of TV formats along the way.

  • Episode 144: HyperRoop

    February 15th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 54 secs
    austria, croatia, estonia, italy, latvia, lithuania, malta, norway, poland, romania, slovenia, sweden, ukraine

    It was another busy week for Eurovision as Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia made their picks for Turin. We get caught up and look ahead to the next Super Saturday in this week's episode.

  • Episode 143: Oops! All Screens!

    February 8th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  43 mins 11 secs
    croatia, denmark, estonia, germany, ireland, israel, italy, latvia, lithuania, north macedonia, norway, romania, san marino, serbia, sweden, ukraine

    North Macedonia, Ireland, Israel, and Italy have determined their songs for Turin, and that was only about 1/3 of Eurovision Super Saturday number 1 for the 2022 season. We recap this weekend's non-stop content stream.

  • Episode 142: Convoluted

    February 1st, 2022  |  Season 5  |  28 mins 30 secs
    estonia, iceland, ireland, israel, italy, latvia, lithuania, moldova, north macedonia, norway, slovenia, spain, sweden

    Moldova made a surprise internal selection and Spain made its Eurovision selection at last week's Benidorm Festival. We discuss these songs and look ahead to the first Super Saturday of 2022!

  • Episode 141: Sound of Beauty

    January 25th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  22 mins 33 secs
    italy, lithuania, norway, slovenia, spain

    Ben returns with his thoughts about Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo, Norway's 2022 process, Maneskin's appearance on Saturday Night Live, and a look ahead to EMA and Benidorm.

  • Episode 140: Pivot

    January 18th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  21 mins 49 secs
    finland, iceland, italy, malta, norway, poland, portugal, sweden

    Dave Steeves returns to the program to discuss Norway's Melodi Grand Prix, a casual approach to Eurovision Selection Season, and the pivoting that is happening in response to the pandemic.

  • Episode 139: Hunker Down

    January 11th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  17 mins 32 secs
    finland, italy, latvia, lithuania, montenegro, norway, poland, romania

    This week we meet Montenegro's entrant, travel to Lithuania for Pabandom is Naujo, check out the Eurovision menus in Romania and Latvia (ooo, salad), and see how famous Maneskin's birthdays are.