Eurovision 2021

Cover art for episode 115 Will It Play in Winnipeg? Top row: Roxen (Romania), Destiny (Malta), Efendi (Azerbaijan). Bottom Row: Go_A (Ukraine), Eden Alene (Israel)

115: Will It Play in Winnipeg?

Graphic designer Justin Ladia joins us from Winnipeg to help us close out the first semi-final of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. North America has opinions!

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Cover art for episode 114 Satan's Glowup. Top row: Slovenia's Ana Soklic, Belgium's Hooverphonic, Cyprus's Elena Tsangrinou. Bottom row: Croatia's Albina, Sweden's Tusse, Norway's TIX.

114: Satan’s Glowup

Ned Raggett joins us to discuss the heaven and hell aspects of Eurovision Semi-Final 1. Who knew that 2021 would be Satan’s pop culture year?

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Cover art for 113 Container Ship of Love: Australia's Montaigne, North Macedonia's Vasil, Russia's Manizha, Lithuania's The ROOP, and Ireland's Lesley Roy

113: Container Ship of Love

A container ship of 39 songs heads to Eurovision! Chris King joins us to discuss Australia, Ireland, Lithuania, North Macedonia, and Russia.

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112 A Whole Thing cover art; Malta's Destiny, Azerbaijan's Efendi, and Georgia's Tornike Kipiani

112: A Whole Thing

All Eurovision 2021 songs are in! (Except Belarus… that’s a whole thing…). We discuss the latest entries and think about promo season.

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Cover art for episode 111 The Homestretch: A safety coordinator at Melfest places a mask on a cardboard cutout of Christer Bjorkman

111: The Homestretch

We’re in the homestretch of an unusual Eurovision Selection Season. Melfest is the main event, new songs, scandals… maybe not unusual…

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A version of the Oops All Berries cereal box, with the image of Cap'n Crunch replaced by the guy who is revealed to be made of cake in the video for Moldova's entry "Sugar"

110: Oops! All Songs!

Oops! Everyone looked at the calendar and realized Eurovision entries are due next week! We give a first listen to 25% of the 2021 field.

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Slovenia's Ana Soklic sits on a couch with her arms in a shrugging pose; cover art from episode 109 Eye of the Hurricane

109: Eye of the Hurricane

It’s the calm before a hurricane of Eurovision entries washes ashore for 2021. We give Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, and Slovenia a first listen.

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Sábado Gigante cover art: Spain's Blas Cantò stands on stage with a giant picture of the moon as a backdrop

108: Sábado Gigante

Sábado Gigante 2021 ha quedado atrás y estamos listos para discutir un puñado de nuevas canciones de Eurovisión. Eso es todo el español que conocemos.

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Croatia Dora performance with two people standing underneath a pink heart formed by hands

107: Poof, Pow, Surprise!

Poof! Croatia has entered the Eurovision chat! Pow! Melfest names a woman! Surprise! Our first genuine “What?!” delivered on this show.

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The ROOP, determined to win Lithuania's national selection, perform "Discoteque" under a shower of confetti

106: Determined Yet Realistic

Lithuania and Ukraine have determined their entries and Eurovision gets realistic about its scenarios for Rotterdam.

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