Eurovision Off-season Topics

Cover art for Eurowhat 126: A Song Called Hate. Iceland's Hatari prepares backstage at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

126: A Song Called Hate

Film buff and Eurofan Evan Stewart joins us to discuss the Hatari documentary A Song Called Hate.

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Cover art for Eurowhat Episode 125 The Discourse 2021. Jeangu Macrooy from the Netherlands rehearses in front of a camera operator in Rotterdam.

125: The Discourse 2021

Meredith Clark joins us to discuss some of the societal issues that Eurovision struggles to address in the fandom discourse.

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Cover art for Eurowhat episode 124 It was the Elves. Sigrid (Rachel McAdams) visits the houses of the elves in Netflix's Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga

124: It was the Elves

Author Seanan McGuire joins us to explain how the elves helped Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga earn a Hugo nomination.

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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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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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