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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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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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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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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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Top third: 12 Points from America Logo; middle third: Eurovision Song Contest The Story of Fire Saga title card; bottom third: Eurowhat logo

#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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Videotape labeled with a Eurovision Heart is the Logo of #EurovisionAgain

#85: #EurovisionAgain

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

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#81: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

We finish up our initial evaluations of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest entries with the last nine songs to drop in March.

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