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99-Merry-FiKmas

#99: Merry FiKmas

Eurovision season usually begins in December with Albania’s Festivali i Këngës, sometimes known as FiKmas. We dig into FiK’s history.

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#98: Let’s Talk 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.

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#97: Eurovision AV Club

We could all use a distraction during *gestures at universe*. Here are some picks for Eurovision-adjacent media from our AV club.

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Four images from various versions of the Masked Singer; Climate Hero from Austria, Astronaut from Germany, Queen from Australia, and the Austrian judging panel celebrating

#96: Take! It! Off!

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.

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Six images (clockwise): Six on Stage logo; The Shin and Mariko (Georgia 2014); Leonora (Denmark 2019); Marko Kon and Milaan (Serbia 2009); Eurowhat logo; Giorgos Alkaios and Friends (Greece 2010)

#95: Six on Stage

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.

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Six photos of Eurovision contestants surround the Eurowhat logo; Sunstroke Project (2010, UL), Valentina Monetta (2013, UR), Ovi and Paula Sellig (2014, ML), Laura and Koit Toome (2017, MR), Poli Genova (2016, LL), Sergey Lazarev (2019, LR)

#94: Double Trouble

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.

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Twilight photo of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

#93: Rotterdam, Ahoy! Take 2

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.

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A man holds a microphone in one hand while is other arm is raised with four fingers showing; blue, white, and red smoke is in the background; cover art for Eurowhat episode 92 Americandom is Naujo

#92: Americandom is Naujo!

We welcome Helen Groothuis back to the show to workshop how on earth the American Song Contest is supposed to work?

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black and white photo of a boy working with radio equipment from the early 20th century

#91: A Brief History of the EBU

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.

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#90: Wine Aunt Energy

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.

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