France

The masked DJ of France's Pony X looks at the camera; a row of dancers stand in the background facing toward the audience (AHHHHHHHH!); plumes of smoke are between the dancers and the audience.

105: AHHHHHHHH!

We try to keep calm as we discuss the live audience at France’s Eurovision final, Sweden’s Melfest “plan” and make our picks for Eesti Laul Semi 1.

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Raylee and two dancers stand near corrugated metal in the performance for "Hero"

104: Où est la Discoteque?

Norway opts for a preliminary “Hero”, Lithuania takes us to the “Discoteque”, and France gets ready for you to decide their Eurovision entry.

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Beissoul & Einius perform as the interval act in the first heat of Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo

103: Pabandom is When?

Lithuania’s Pabandom is Naujo and Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix have begun and we are optimistic about Eurovision Selection Season 2021.

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A sign in the Oslo Opera House directs people going to C or D sections

102: Hoe is de Zorg?

We have songs to talk about! Israel and Norway have Eurovision tracks in the wild while we consider the optics of putting on the Contest amid a pandemic.

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100: Spotify Warped

We’re celebrating 100 episodes and the end of 2020! After checking the news, we look at our Spotify Wrapped, ESC250 ballots, and our origin stories.

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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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An open book held by a single hand in the foreground; a TV with the EuroWhat logo on the screen in the background

#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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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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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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