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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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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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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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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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Uku Suvitse performs at the 2020 Eesti Laul Semi-Final

#79: Songageddon 2020

Somehow we managed to be verbal after mainlining hours upon hours of Eurovision content this past weekend. It’s Songageddon 2020!

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Go_A performs Solovey on Ukraine's VidBir

#78: Remedial Dance Party

We’re in the eye of the Eurovision Selection Season storm thanks to a light TV schedule this weekend. Time to practice the “I’m a Little Tempest in a Teapot” dance!

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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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Fireworks in purples and reds, with one explosion making a heart shape

#70: The Ones That Got Away 2010s Edition

408 songs competed on the Eurovision stage this decade. 148 did not qualify for the Grand Final. From those, we picked 20 that still hold up.

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Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, and Romania will open the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#47: Semi-Final 2 Part 1 Sorry, Country

We start our exploration of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with special guest Lindsey Weber.

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Sigmund's "Say My Name" could have been a fun winner in Denmark's Eurovision national selection. (Photo: @sigmundmusic (Instagram))

#43: The Ones That Got Away (2019)

Another Eurovision Selection Season is behind us, but we are still holding out hope for a strong write-in campaign for six entries that didn’t make the cut.

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