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.
February 9th, 2021 | Season 4 | 48 mins 11 secs
croatia, denmark, estonia, germany, hungary, lithuania, norway, serbia, slovenia, spain, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom
Lithuania and Ukraine have determined their entries and Eurovision gets realistic about its scenarios for Rotterdam.
February 2nd, 2021 | Season 4 | 43 mins 2 secs
bulgaria, croatia, estonia, france, lithuania, norway, san marino, sweden
We try to keep calm as we discuss the live audience at France's Eurovision final, Sweden's Melfest "plan" and make our picks for Eesti Laul Semi 1.
January 26th, 2021 | Season 4 | 31 mins 45 secs
cyprus, finland, france, israel, lithuania, north macedonia, norway, portugal
Norway opts for a preliminary "Hero", Lithuania takes us to the "Discoteque", and France gets ready for you to decide their Eurovision entry.
January 19th, 2021 | Season 4 | 29 mins 41 secs
finland, france, israel, italy, lithuania, norway
Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo and Norway's Melodi Grand Prix have begun and we are optimistic about Eurovision Selection Season 2021.
January 12th, 2021 | Season 4 | 35 mins 11 secs
finland, france, greece, israel, lithuania, netherlands, norway, sweden
We have songs to talk about! Israel and Norway have Eurovision tracks in the wild while we consider the optics of putting on the Contest amid a pandemic.
January 5th, 2021 | Season 4 | 38 mins 3 secs
albania, belarus, croatia, cyprus, iceland, ireland, israel, italy, lithuania, san marino, serbia, slovenia, spain, sweden, turkey
From Albania's FiK selection to Senhit's latest disco cover to the results of ESC 250, we discuss a lot of Eurovision news from over the holidays.
December 15th, 2020 | Season 4 | 42 mins 59 secs
albania, croatia, estonia, france, israel, italy, portugal, sweden
We're celebrating 100 episodes and the end of 2020! After checking the news, we look at our Spotify Wrapped, ESC250 ballots, and our origin stories.
December 1st, 2020 | Season 4 | 1 hr 3 mins
albania, bulgaria, croatia, cyprus, estonia, finland, france, lithuania, norway, sweden
Eurovision season usually begins in December with Albania's Festivali i Këngës, sometimes known as FiKmas. We dig into FiK's history.
November 17th, 2020 | Season 4 | 50 mins 5 secs
albania, belgium, estonia, germany, israel, turkey
Turkey was last at Eurovision in 2012. We take this opportunity to comb through its history and gobble up any information we can find.
November 3rd, 2020 | Season 4 | 51 mins 10 secs
albania, austria, denmark, finland, france, iceland, israel, lithuania, netherlands, san marino
We could all use a distraction during gestures at universe. Here are some picks for Eurovision-adjacent media from our AV club.
October 20th, 2020 | Season 4 | 46 mins 3 secs
australia, belarus, iceland, italy, montenegro, norway, poland, portugal, united kingdom
The Masked Singer has proven to be an international hit and a potential aftermarket for Eurovision alumni. Mike from Aussievision joins us to discuss the insanity.
October 6th, 2020 | Season 4 | 1 hr 2 mins
austria, belarus, denmark, estonia, greece, ireland, israel, kazakhstan, moldova, portugal, russia, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom
Will Howells has created a database called Six on Stage, cataloguing every performer on the Eurovision stage. We chat with him about the project and get caught up on the news.