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!
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.
September 15th, 2020 | Season 4 | 29 mins 39 secs
belgium, bulgaria, estonia, hungary, ireland, israel, italy, malta, moldova, north macedonia, norway, romania, russia, san marino, slovenia, sweden, switzerland, turkey
Ben flies solo again with another audio essay, this time looking into performers who made double, triple, and even quadruple visits to the Eurovision stage.
September 1st, 2020 | Season 4 | 33 mins 57 secs
australia, belgium, bulgaria, iceland, kazakhstan, kosovo, netherlands, norway, san marino, sweden, switzerland, ukraine, united states
Rotterdam gets to take a mulligan on 2020 as we look ahead to how preparations for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest begin to take shape.
August 18th, 2020 | Season 3 | 40 mins 28 secs
germany, iceland, lithuania, moldova, sweden, united states
We welcome Helen Groothuis back to the show to workshop how on earth the American Song Contest is supposed to work?
August 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 49 mins 38 secs
belarus, belgium, france, germany, romania, russia, switzerland, ukraine, united kingdom
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) turns 70 this year! How did the EBU come into being? We dive into telecommunications history and evolution to find out.
July 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 51 mins 31 secs
albania, bulgaria, croatia, denmark, finland, france, germany, greece, iceland, ireland, israel, italy, moldova, san marino, slovenia, united kingdom
We open up our mailbag and a chilled bottle of pinot grigio as we get caught up on Eurovision news from the last month or so.
July 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 47 mins 8 secs
belarus, bulgaria, finland, iceland, russia, spain, special guest, sweden, switzerland
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrived on Netflix last week and 12 Points from America joins us to discuss the music in Will Ferrell's new comedy.
June 23rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 36 mins 4 secs
finland, serbia, ukraine, united kingdom
We try our 12 Minutes from 2007 on a complete newbie to Eurovision. What does our guest Justin Ladia think of the festivities from Finland?