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Cover art for episode 119: Critical Condition. Top row: Måneskin (Italy), James Newman (United Kingdom), Jendrik (Germany). Bottom Row: Barbara Pravi (France), Blas Cantó (Spain), Jeangu Macrooy (Netherlands)

119: Critical Condition

Mark Blankenship joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers. Are the Big 5 and the Netherlands in good shape or are they in critical condition?

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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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Sábado Gigante cover art: Spain's Blas Cantò stands on stage with a giant picture of the moon as a backdrop

108: Sábado Gigante

Sábado Gigante 2021 ha quedado atrás y estamos listos para discutir un puñado de nuevas canciones de Eurovisión. Eso es todo el español que conocemos.

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The ROOP, determined to win Lithuania's national selection, perform "Discoteque" under a shower of confetti

106: Determined Yet Realistic

Lithuania and Ukraine have determined their entries and Eurovision gets realistic about its scenarios for Rotterdam.

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Four images from various versions of the Masked Singer; Climate Hero from Austria, Astronaut from Germany, Queen from Australia, and the Austrian judging panel celebrating

#96: Take! It! Off!

The Masked Singer has proven to be an international hit and a potential aftermarket for Eurovision alumni. Mike from Aussievision joins us to discuss the insanity.

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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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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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A wine glass filled with white wine

#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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Top third includes heart display at the end of Serbia 2007's performance; middle third includes Eurowhat logo and Verka Serduchka; bottom third features bag of nuts from Scooch performance

#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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