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Cover art for Eurowhat 118 Over-Egged Pudding. Top row: Victoria (Bulgaria), Samanta Tina (Latvia), The Black Mamba (Portugal). Bottom row: Gjon's Tears (Switzerland), Fyr og Flamme (Denmark), Blind Channel (Finland)

118: Over-Egged Pudding

Maura Johnston joins us to discuss the last section of Eurovision 2021 Semi 2. Topics include pudding, track suits, and CVS Bangers.

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Cover art for episode 111 The Homestretch: A safety coordinator at Melfest places a mask on a cardboard cutout of Christer Bjorkman

111: The Homestretch

We’re in the homestretch of an unusual Eurovision Selection Season. Melfest is the main event, new songs, scandals… maybe not unusual…

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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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Twilight photo of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

#93: Rotterdam, Ahoy! Take 2

Rotterdam gets to take a mulligan on 2020 as we look ahead to how preparations for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest begin to take shape.

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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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#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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Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, Iceland, and Netherlands are all contenders for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

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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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In the madness of 16 songs dropping in one week, we cope by changing up the competition format.

#42: Madness!

The madness of Eurovision Selection Season has ended. With 16 songs to discuss, we change up the format to get into competition mode.

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