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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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A wine glass filled with white wine

#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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Video monitors display artists from the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Europe Shine a Light special

#86: Shine a Light

The 2020 Eurovision Season comes to an end with Europe: Shine a Light. @dudepoints joins us to reminisce and set the record straight on the Riga Beaver.

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Slavko from Montenegro performs "Fuego" as part of the Eurovision Home Concerts series

#83: Fanopticon

Despite Eurovision’s cancellation this year, the fandom is still fully engaged in the Contest. Eurovision Obsession’s Andr√© Durham joins us to chat about how we’re coping.

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Rein Alexander performs "One Last Time" at the NRK Melodi Grand Prix final

#77: Anarchy in the NRK

The Eurovision 2020 songlist has hit double digits after this past weekend as we encounter internal selections and national final results.

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Didrik and Emil stand on stage at Norway's Melodi Grand Prix semi-final

#73: Boys!

We have an avalanche of Eurovision news this week, including two new artist selections, a bunch of songs, and Billie Eilish?

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An assortment of flags of the European Union, Turkey, and Hungary

#67: Hungary for Turkey

Hungary’s reasons for withdrawing from Eurovision sound similar to Turkey’s. What else do the two countries have in common?

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The final scoreboard of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom tied at the end of the evening with 18 points each.

#64: Win Win Win Win

We jump back 50 years to that time Eurovision had a four-way tie for first place… and no way to break it.

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France and United Kingdom round out our discussions of how to gut rehab the Eurovision Big 5. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#58: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (France and United Kingdom)

Helen Groothuis joins us as we finish our Eurovision gut rehab project with France and a United Kingdom intervention.

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Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, Iceland, and Netherlands are all contenders for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

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