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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Episodes

  • Episode 37: Australia Decides Gets AUSome

    February 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 8 secs
    australia, austria, finland, iceland, italy, lithuania, montenegro, north macedonia, romania, sweden, ukraine, united kingdom

    We discuss Australia Decides with Mike and Dale from the Aussievision Podcast! Which entries are we most excited about in this year's field?

  • Episode 36: Logistics!

    January 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 37 secs
    czech republic, denmark, estonia, france, malta, north macedonia, norway, sweden

    We have Eurovision semi-final logistics! Hosting logistics! France and Czech Republic selection logistics! It's the most wonderful time of year!

  • Episode 35: Molasses Flood

    January 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 28 secs
    belgium, france, netherlands, san marino, spain

    A flood of Eurovision updates this week, including Spain's selection and artists from Belgium, Netherlands, and San Marino.

  • Episode 34: Czech Out Those Triangles

    January 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 3 secs
    czech republic, france, hungary, lithuania, north macedonia

    We break down the entries in Czech Republic's Eurovision selection and talk triangles. Lots of triangles.

  • Episode 33: Welcome to 2019

    January 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 40 secs
    albania, cyprus, czech republic, france, georgia, israel, lithuania, malta, san marino, spain, sweden, united kingdom

    Happy new year! Now that we can begin 2019 in earnest, we have our first Eurovision entry up for discussion.

  • Episode 32: Spotify Wrapping Up 2018

    December 19th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  22 mins 21 secs
    albania, belarus, belgium, cyprus, estonia, france, hungary, latvia, norway, spain, sweden

    As we wrap up 2018, we get ready for Albania's Eurovision selection process, check in with Spain, and see how Spotify puts us on blast.

  • Episode 31: Eurovision Gifts for 2018

    December 5th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 51 secs
    armenia, estonia, latvia, sweden

    Are you looking for Eurovision gifts for friends or loved ones? We have suggestions.

  • Episode 30: Dustin the Turkey Day

    November 21st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 43 secs
    belarus, greece, ireland, israel, united kingdom

    Happy Thanksgiving! We're talking turkey this week and that means either the country or Ireland's Dustin the Turkey. Guess what we chose.

  • Episode 29: Start Voting Now

    November 7th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 24 secs
    bulgaria, france, ireland, israel, netherlands, norway, spain, sweden, switzerland

    How does the voting process work at Eurovision? If you think it's confusing now, the history of voting at the Contest has many surprises.

  • Episode 28: The Aftermarket

    October 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 2 secs
    australia, bulgaria, malta, ukraine

    Eurovision provides an aftermarket for winners of singing competitions. Why don't we have that in America? Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to discuss.

  • Episode 27: Orchestras, Synthesizers, and Lulu

    October 10th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 59 secs
    ireland, israel, italy, netherlands, norway, spain, ukraine, united kingdom

    Orchestras used to be a requirement at Eurovision. In this episode, we take a look at the evolution of live music at the competition.

  • Episode 26: Tel Aviv and Other Headlines

    September 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 41 secs
    bulgaria, finland, germany, iceland, israel, netherlands, san marino, sweden

    Tel Aviv will be hosting Eurovision in 2019! I mean, we pretty much knew that, but now it's official!