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.
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.
December 31st, 2019 | Season 3 | 54 mins 48 secs
albania, azerbaijan, belarus, bulgaria, croatia, finland, hungary, latvia, lithuania, montenegro, north macedonia, portugal, romania, san marino, slovakia, slovenia
408 songs competed on the Eurovision stage this decade. 148 did not qualify for the Grand Final. From those, we picked 20 that still hold up.
December 3rd, 2019 | Season 3 | 34 mins 29 secs
australia, bulgaria, cyprus, estonia, france, hungary, russia, spain, sweden, turkey
Hungary's reasons for withdrawing from Eurovision sound similar to Turkey's. What else do the two countries have in common?
November 5th, 2019 | Season 3 | 39 mins 19 secs
bulgaria, hungary, lebanon, moldova, netherlands
Lebanon was supposed to debut at Eurovision 2005. We examine the unexpected ways international relations impact the Song Contest.
October 22nd, 2019 | Season 3 | 32 mins 12 secs
france, georgia, germany, hungary, iceland, italy, malta, netherlands, spain, united kingdom
We jump back 50 years to that time Eurovision had a four-way tie for first place... and no way to break it.
March 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 51 mins 17 secs
belarus, cyprus, czech republic, finland, hungary, montenegro
We welcome Eurovision newbie Chris King to our first discussion about the first semi-final. This week's countries include Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro.
February 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 41 mins 22 secs
belgium, denmark, finland, france, georgia, germany, hungary, iceland, lithuania, moldova, north macedonia, norway, portugal, serbia, sweden, ukraine
Eurovision ticket prices? Yikes. Lithuania Marathon finale shenanigans? Yikes. Ukraine's Vidbir Inquisition? YIKES. It's been a week, y'all.
February 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 39 mins 22 secs
australia, croatia, estonia, greece, hungary, iceland, israel, latvia, lithuania, poland, portugal, romania, slovenia, sweden, ukraine
All the things happened this past weekend in Eurovision-land and the trend that's emerging: Eurovision is in a mood.
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.