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#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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#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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#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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#89: 12 Points to Fire Saga?

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrived on Netflix last week and 12 Points from America joins us to discuss the music in Will Ferrell’s new comedy.

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#88 Part 2: I Am Confusion

We try our 12 Minutes from 2007 on a complete newbie to Eurovision. What does our guest Justin Ladia think of the festivities from Finland?

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Serbia's Marija Šerifović, Ukraine's Verka Serduchka, and United Kingdom's Scooch from the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

#88 Part 1: 12 Minutes in 2007

Chris King joins us to chat about UK quiz and panel shows—including Pointless Eurovision—and the rock block of Serbia, Ukraine, and the UK from Eurovision 2007.

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#85: #EurovisionAgain

#EurovisionAgain impresario Rob Holley speaks with us about the Eurovision Twitter time machine extravaganza.

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#84: What is Poptimism?

Music critic Ned Raggett joins us to discuss rockism, poptimism, and why Eurovision songs are worthy of critique.

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#82: The (Other) Ones That Got Away 2020 Edition

We look back at the songs that missed out on being in the weird limbo space created after the cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

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#80: This is Fine

We made it through the end of Eurovision Selection Season! Well, the competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal, at least.

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