136 episodes

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.

The EuroWhat? Podcast The EuroWhat? Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Quale Città?

    Quale Città?

    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.


    Quale Città? Summary


    News: ABBA, Dunkin Radio, Belgium, Eesti Laul, Melfest (3:17)
    Italian City Thunderdome (12:13)


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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


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    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
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    Cover art: Stefano Ferrario | PixabayAmerican Idol Elvis & Celine Dion Duet "If I Can Dream"

    • 22 min
    Sanremo

    Sanremo

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


    Sanremo Summary


    How were you introduced to Sanremo? (1:29)
    How would you describe the Italian music scene? (5:43)
    Sanremo's Influence (10:35)
    Sanremo History (17:46)
    What might Italy hosting Eurovision look like? (27:47)
    Wrapping up (32:02)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Want to support the show? Join our Patreon! Listener support has helped with getting episode transcriptions and refreshing our website.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Special Guest: Bradley Dalton-Oates.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Cover art: Jose Antonio | Wikimedia CommonsSanremo Selections (YouTube)Spaghetti Dance (Spotify)Mamma Maria (Ciao 2020) - Little Big (YouTube)Songlines MagazineItaly at Eurovision (Spotify)

    • 34 min
    Bordspel

    Bordspel

    Dave Steeves facilitates a play through of the Eurovision Song Contest Board Game. Mike en Ben verstaan de Nederlandse taal niet.


    Bordspel Summary


    Introduction to the Best/Worst Idea (1:30)
    Eurovision Song Contest: The Board Game (4:08)
    The Grand Final (28:19)
    Review: did we like the Eurovision Board Game? (33:12)


    Links / Credits


    Cover art: Mike McComb
    #31: Eurovision Gifts for 2018
    Episode Transcript (Descript)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Want to support the show? Join our Patreon! Listener support has helped with getting episode transcriptions and refreshing our website.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Special Guest: Dave Steeves.
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    • 37 min
    New Wave

    New Wave

    New Wave has been part of the music competition journey for many Eurovision contestants. We take a look at the contest's history.


    New Wave Summary


    News: Eurovision Again 2006 HD, Måneskin cracks the US Top 40, Spain visits Benidorm (0:50)
    Birth of a New Wave (6:33)
    How It Works (11:37)
    SMASH!! and Other Alumni (14:49)
    "Russian" New Wave (21:27)
    2021 Info (25:55)


    Links


    Cover art: Andres Putting (all) | Eurovision.tv
    New Wave homepage
    Italian Kidz Bop is called Filling the Music (Twitter)
    Episode Transcript (Descript)
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast

    • 32 min
    A Song Called Hate

    A Song Called Hate

    Film buff and Eurofan Evan Stewart joins us to discuss the Hatari documentary A Song Called Hate.


    A Song Called Hate Summary


    Eurovision Again: 1980 (0:57)
    News Desk: Belarus, Italy, Måneskin
    A Song Called Hate intro
    Welcome, Evan Stewart!
    Let's Talk About the Documentary
    Who is the audience for A Song Called Hate?
    Would you recommend this movie?


    Links / Credits


    Cover art: Andres Putting | Eurovision.tv
    #62: Morocco 1980
    A Song Called Hate Homepage
    Episode Transcript


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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


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    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Special Guest: Evan Stewart.
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    • 38 min
    The Discourse 2021

    The Discourse 2021

    Meredith Clark joins us to discuss some of the societal issues that Eurovision struggles to address in the fandom discourse.


    The Discourse 2021 Summary


    Welcome, Meredith Clark! Twitter | Instagram (1:17)
    Eurovision Politics 2021 (5:02)
    The Online Fandom (13:49)
    How do we break down the discourse? (24:28)


    Links


    Cover art: Thomas Hanses | Eurovision.tv
    #98: Let's Talk Turkey
    The struggle for racial justice and Eurovision 2021 Part 1 | Part 2 (Catherine Baker)
    An Ode to Latvia, the Overlooked Gem of Eurovision (Vulture)
    Episode Transcript (Descript)
    Special Guest: Meredith Clark.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Colinglasg ,

A joy to listen to

These guys are so fun and their enthusiasm and love of the contest is infectious. Great to hear two Americans speaking about our favourite music event in this way. Very easy on the ear and a joy to listen to.

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