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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  • Episode 138: Unprecedented

    January 4th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  25 mins 3 secs
    albania, italy, lithuania, montenegro, norway, spain, sweden

    It's full steam ahead to Eurovision 2022, with Albania making its (correct?) choice, a wild ESC 250 countdown, and looking forward to selection season series starting Saturday.

  • Episode 137: Class of 2021

    December 21st, 2021  |  Season 5  |  33 mins 5 secs
    albania, australia, czech republic, greece, italy, lithuania, netherlands, spain

    The Czech Republic has made their selection, a number of processes have released more details, and we check in with the Eurovision Class of 2021.

  • Episode 136: Eurovision 101

    December 7th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  36 mins 40 secs
    albania, bulgaria, czech republic, estonia, italy, norway, san marino, slovenia, sweden

    With a lot of new folks discovering Eurovision over the past year and selection season 2022 underway, we put together a tutorial to answer the question: How does Eurovision work?

  • Episode 135: Nul Points

    November 23rd, 2021  |  Season 5  |  44 mins 50 secs
    albania, austria, czech republic, estonia, georgia, iceland, norway, spain, turkey, united kingdom

    The dreaded Nul Points visited Rotterdam at Eurovision this year. We take a look at the sordid history of the dubious distinction.

  • Episode 134: Belarus

    November 9th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  32 mins 15 secs
    australia, belarus, germany, latvia, lithuania, poland, russia, ukraine

    Belarus won't be competing at Eurovision in the foreseeable future, so this seems like a good time to take an historical view of the country and its identity.

  • Episode 133: Metaverse

    October 26th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  32 mins 4 secs
    armenia, azerbaijan, czech republic, iceland, ireland, italy, lithuania, malta, montenegro, netherlands, serbia, sweden, united kingdom

    Does breaking the fourth wall work at Eurovision? Ben takes us through a collection of songs that try to go meta.

  • Episode 132: Hot 100

    October 12th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 26 secs
    estonia, italy, netherlands, spain, sweden, united kingdom

    Maura Johnston guides us through how the Billboard Charts work and why Måneskin and Duncan Laurence cracked the American Top 40.

  • Episode 131: Viña del Mar

    September 28th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  38 mins 29 secs
    belgium, denmark, greece, iceland, ireland, italy, luxembourg, monaco, san marino, spain, switzerland

    We continue our series of music competitions with Eurovision connections by visiting Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival.

  • Episode 130: Quale Città?

    September 14th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  22 mins 42 secs
    belgium, estonia, italy, netherlands, sweden

    As we wait for the Eurovision 2022 host city announce, we take a look at the five cities hoping to stage the event for Italy.

  • Episode 129: Sanremo

    August 30th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  34 mins 44 secs

    Italian music aficionado Bradley Dalton-Oates takes us on an historical tour of the Sanremo Music Festival and its relationship with Eurovision.