171 episodes

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!

The EuroWhat? Podcast The EuroWhat? Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

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!

    Lugano

    Lugano

    How did the first Eurovision Song Contest telecast come about in 1956? We talk about coronations, cattle calls, and continental broadcasting in this week's episode.


    Lugano Summary


    Host city when? Bid Process Edition (1:21)
    Snap Status (2:55)
    Cosa Sta Facendo Måneskin: VMAs Edition (3:54)
    Hooverphonic for Brussels Airlines (6:40)
    History of Eurovision: 1930 Onward (10:34)
    The European Television Season (14:53)
    The Birth of Eurovision (18:29)
    Eurovision History as Broadcasting History (24:32)


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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Eurovision FAQ - Media Centre🇦🇲 Rosa Linn signs record deal with Columbia Records – ESCBubbleBest New Artist - Vote Now – Nominees for 2022 MTV Video Music AwardsBest Alternative - Vote Now – Nominees for 2022 MTV Video Music AwardsBrussels Airlines Safety Video 2022 - YouTubeThe EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 91: A Brief History of the EBUFull reprise - Eurovision Song Contest 1956: Lys Assia - Refrain - YouTube

    • 26 min
    Host Country Where?

    Host Country Where?

    Now that the United Kingdom will officially host Eurovision 2023 on Ukraine's behalf, we take a look back at the other times substitutes needed to be called in to produce the Contest.


    Host Country Where? Summary


    United Kingdom will host Eurovision 2023 (1:22)
    Israel selects Noa Kirel for Eurovision Wishlist (5:29)
    Rosa Linn's "Snap" is Charting (7:13)
    American Song Contest Emmy Nomination (9:04)
    Eurovision Latin America Song Contest Announced (9:57)
    Host Country Where? (11:37)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Eurovision: UK to host next year's Song Contest - BBC NewsGet Ready for Eurovision Song Contest Latin America!The EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 131: Viña del MarThe EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 60: HallelujahRevealed: Eurovision budgets are getting smaller | MoneyTransfers.com

    • 29 min
    Iceberg

    Iceberg

    With around 250 entries on the Reddit post for the 2022 Eurovision Iceberg, we take a look at some of the stories we missed (or skipped) in this year's Contest.


    Iceberg Summary


    Layer 1: What is the Eurovision Iceberg? (1:02)
    Layer 2: Electric Callboy, Sam Ryder Illuminati (3:41)
    Layer 3: The Eurowhat's Level (9:51)
    Level 4: Circus Mircus, S10 and Ronela, Carol McGee (10:52)
    Level 5: Subwoolfer Threatens to Eat Host, Achille Lauro Roblox (16:57)
    Level 6: "I'm Famous Singer in Estonia" (23:30)
    Level 7: Ochman's Confederate Flag T-Shirt (25:53)
    Level 8: Ronela Mistaken for ISIS Uprising (27:31)
    What does the Eurovision Iceberg tell us? (29:47)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    The Eurovision 2022 iceberg (14/05/2022) | Reddit[22/06/17] THE EUROVISION 2022 ICEBERG EXPLAINED - Google DocsSam Ryder Illuminati(?) | TwitterSUPER MARIO 2 HIDDEN TRUTHS REVEALED!!!! 2012 - YouTubeCarol McGee | TwitterHOW TO GET ALL 10 *FREE* ITEMS GUCCI ACHILLE LAURO SUPERSTAR EVENT IN ROBLOX - YouTubeWhat Charli XCX’s Roblox Concert Reveals About the Future of the Music Industry | PitchforkAries sings "Chop Suey!" by System of a Down | MASKIS LAULJA | SEASON 1 - YouTube

    • 33 min
    Midsommar

    Midsommar

    We're joined by @dudepoints to discuss some Swedish post-Eurovision activities: ABBA's Voyage concert experience and Martin Osterdahl's Max Anger book series.


    Midsommar Summary


    Ukraine will not host Eurovision 2023 (0:57)
    Eurovision Live to Tape 2022 (7:52)
    Eurovision in the Wild: AGT 2022 Edition (11:13)
    Main Topic: Midsommar with @dudepoints (13:54)
    ABBA Voyage (17:14)
    Max Anger (23:16)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.
    Special Guest: dudepoints.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    EBU statement on hosting of 2023 Eurovision Song Contest | EBUOdds Eurovision 2023: Host city | Eurovision WorldABBA Voyage Official Website - 2022 ABBA Concert in LondonKanye West gifts Kim Kardashian West a hologram of her late father | CNNIt's pronounced "dood-pwah", brah! | dudepoints.funThe EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 123: Live on TapeThe EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 97: Eurovision AV Club

    • 41 min
    Trivial Pursuits

    Trivial Pursuits

    Professional TV quiz writer Alex McMillan joins us to talk about how to write tantalizing Eurovision trivia. We also learn about some of the differences between UK and US game show writing.


    Trivial Pursuits Summary


    News: Russia suspended (for realsies), Kalush Orchestra sells trophy, Cyprus using All Together Now (1:21)
    Eurovision Learned League 1DS (4:43)
    Welcome, Alex McMillan! (7:22)
    How does one become a quiz show writer? (12:18)
    How do you distill a body of knowledge into something manageable? (18:01)
    Differences in UK Quiz Writing and US Quiz Writing (26:25)
    What is the distinction between Trivia and Minutia? (31:49)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.


    Cover Photo: Sean Benesh on Unsplash
    Special Guest: Alex McMillan.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Alex McMillan (@UndeniablyAlex) / TwitterCéilí Rae Minogue (@CeiliRae) / TwitterMastermind 2019 Episode 8 Eurovision Set | YouTubeMay 5, 2022: LL One-Day Special: Eurovision: The Last 10 Years | Learned LeagueThe EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 64: Win Win Win WinJimmy Carr's I Literally Just Told You - Series 01 Episode 03 - Celebrity Special - YouTube

    • 38 min
    Just ASCing Questions

    Just ASCing Questions

    We check in with the Eurovision jury shenanigans and then offer a sample of what we've been doing over on Patreon. Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to look back on NBC’s American Song Contest experiment.


    Just ASCing Questions Summary


    News: Jury Doody (1:42)
    Just ACing Questions: Is it you? Is it me? (Originally published May 9, 2022) (8:10)
    Could the American Song Contest have worked? (12:31)
    How could the American Song Contest have generated buzz? (19:09)
    Could the voting and jury have made more sense? (23:17)
    What would season 2 need to look like for this to succeed? (27:28)
    Is the ASC less than the sum of its parts? (38:45)
    Do we have predictions on who's going to win? (44:18)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a service to subscribe to the show here.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.


    Become a Patron! Patrons get access to our bonus podcast Just ASCing Questions.
    Special Guest: Andy Dehnart.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    @realityblurred | Andy Dehnart on TwitterReality Blurred

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Jcoughlin ,

Essential Listening!

This year was my first Eurovision song contest and honestly without these guys I would’ve showed up to the party so uninformed. You all helped me seem like I know what I was doing in front of my European friends! And because of that I had a blast watching your vision and I look forward to listening to your podcast for years to come as well as watching Eurovision every year! Jah jah ding dong on!

Josedelcura ,

Great Eurovision podcast!!!

I am an Spanish eurofan leaving in Las Vegas. I’ve been following Eurovisión since I was 10 years old. My first Eurovisión memory is Jerusalem 1979. I listen to several Eurovision podcast (in English and in Spanish) and this is one of the best.

TiddlyWinks239 ,

Love you Guys!

I thought I was the biggest Eurovision fan in the world ... Until I listened to you two!
Just mad I didn't find this sooner, because you guys are essential listening.
Enjoy the final!
And KEiiNO RULES! Go Norway!

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