100 episodes

Join Ewan Spence and ESC Insight as they take you on the journey that is the Eurovision Song Contest. From an introduction to the contest and rules, through the songs chosen by each country to backstage at the stadium, this is your unofficial guide to one of the world's favourite television shows, with over 200 million viewers worldwide each year.

ESC Insight: Eurovision Song Contest Podcast Ewan Spence

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Join Ewan Spence and ESC Insight as they take you on the journey that is the Eurovision Song Contest. From an introduction to the contest and rules, through the songs chosen by each country to backstage at the stadium, this is your unofficial guide to one of the world's favourite television shows, with over 200 million viewers worldwide each year.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Sixteen Will Go To Yerevan

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Sixteen Will Go To Yerevan

    We have a confirmed list for Junior Eurovision, a superfinal for Eurovision 2023 hosting, and some old favourites return. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 9 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: Steps and Eurobeat Moldova

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: Steps and Eurobeat Moldova

    A trip into the 2016 interview archives... Ewan Spence meets writer and director Craig Christie, leading man Lee Latchford-Evans, and cast member Oscar Balmaseda, from the Edinburgh Fringe theatre show Eurobeat Moldova. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 46 min
    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: And The Submissions Carry On

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: And The Submissions Carry On

    With the new season underway, submission windows are opening and closing all across Europe, the British Film Institute celebrates the Song Contest, and Finland’s UMK has a record-breaking record. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 10 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: ORF’s Gregor Barcal

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: ORF’s Gregor Barcal

    From the ESC insight archives, Ewan Spence introduces an interview with Gregor Barcal. Recorded in 2016, Barcal was the Creative Producer and Script Writer of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Ewan spent an hour with one of the driving forces behind that year's show to find out more about his career, how a Eurovision broadcast is created, and if there were any rhyming couplets planned Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 59 min
    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Submissions Everywhere But Not A Song Yet Sung

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Submissions Everywhere But Not A Song Yet Sung

    The new Eurovision season has started, submission windows have opened everywhere, and the BBC is heading to Junior Eurovision. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 16 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: Bill Martin

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: Bill Martin

    Bill Martin’s musical career stretches over fifty years, from his first taste of success with Adam Faith to his upcoming collaborations with artists including Celine Dion. For ESC Insight readers, two of his biggest hits are going to be instantly recognisable (Sandie Shaw’s ‘Puppet On A String‘, and Cliff Richard’s ‘Congratulations‘). Ewan caught up with Bill to talk about his career, winning the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK, his other involvements with the Song Contest, and who he’d get to sing Scotland’s first Eurovision song…

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

pecanstantin ,

New to Eurovision? This pod is a great start

Every episode is just the result of their passion for the contest, deep research, and capacity to love every type of Eurovision song, especially the risky entries. It’s worth a try.

Also Ewan’s voice puts me into ethereal zen, or maybe I just don’t hear Scottish people that often and they all sound this good.

Adam R. Smith ,

Come for the juke box juries...

...stay for Eurovision Castaways. Ewan, Lisa-Jayne, Ellie, and the rest of the team are so great. Insightful commentary and historical analysis.

Seattlesque ,

Easily the best for Eurovision news, reviews, and entertaining depth

ESC Insight is by far the best, most informative, most thoughtful, least gimmicky, and most smartly entertaining podcast for finding out about all things Eurovision. I’ve been listening since 2011 and am hooked. The team is made of up people who care not only about the music and performance aspect of the Eurovision Song Contest, but also want to dig deeper: they analyze what’s going on in the Eurovision universe at various levels, whether cultural, musical, national, emotional, political, social, historical, statistical, or just plain whimsical. From newcomers to Eurovision to longstanding fans, this is the place to get your news and reviews. HIGHLY recommended.

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