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Episode 14 – Brands, Logos, and Themes, Oh My! w/ Katy Shea

10/30/2018
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Just in time for the reveal of Eurovision 2019’s theme “Dare to Dream,” Max and special guest Katy Shea dig deep into the Eurovision brand. Join us as we discuss the Eurovision logo, the yearly themes and slogans, and how host countries use the contest to show the world what they’re all about. Shownotes: 2004 … Continue reading Episode 14 – Brands, Logos, and Themes, Oh My! w/ Katy Shea →

Duration:00:26:29

Episode 13 – Sonata in E Minor(ity) w/ Nicole Johnson

10/15/2018
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Join Alix, Max, and special guest Nicole Johnson as we talk about diversity at Eurovision and whether or not the image Eurovision paints of a tolerant, multiethnic and diverse Europe is truly reflective of the reality. We also dish on Mikolas Josef’s new single, “Me Gusta,” and our favorite Moldovans’ guest appearance on Jack Whitehall’s Travels … Continue reading Episode 13 – Sonata in E Minor(ity) w/ Nicole Johnson →

Duration:00:24:54

Episode 12 – Next Year in Tel Aviv! w/ Sarah Unbehaun

9/16/2018
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September 1st marks the official start of the Eurovision season, as any songs released after that day are eligible entries for the contest! Join Max, Alix, and special guest Sarah Unbehaun as they discuss the reveal of the host city, what we think might (or want to) happen this year, and what artists we want … Continue reading Episode 12 – Next Year in Tel Aviv! w/ Sarah Unbehaun →

Duration:00:30:11

Episode 11 – The Luck of the Irish w/ Liam Mullins

8/27/2018
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Ireland has won Eurovision seven times, more than any other country, and won four times in five years from 1992-1996. They’re also the only country that has won three times in a row and the only country to have won twice with the same artist (Johnny Logan, 1980 and 1987). Even Riverdance first premiered at … Continue reading Episode 11 – The Luck of the Irish w/ Liam Mullins →

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 10 – “We Will Love You, But No One Else Will”

8/6/2018
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Ever wonder what former Eurovision winners are up to? Well we wanted to find out too, but our research left us underwhelmed. So instead of catching up on what past victors have been doing since their big wins, Alix and Max discuss why winning the Eurovision Song Contest doesn’t necessarily lead to widespread international fame, … Continue reading Episode 10 – “We Will Love You, But No One Else Will” →

Duration:00:26:01

Episode 9 – “Swedish is Such a Beautiful Language”

7/23/2018
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Alix and Max are back this week to discuss some of the latest Eurovision news and our big topic of the week: languages! After a short history of languages at Eurovision, we try and figure out if not singing in English puts an entry at a disadvantage in the contest. And in case you’re interested, … Continue reading Episode 9 – “Swedish is Such a Beautiful Language” →

Duration:00:39:07

Episode 8 – It’s All Political

7/23/2018
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This week, Max and Alix try to unpack the ever-changing, often controversial voting system and try and decide if bloc voting actually has an effect on who wins Eurovision every year. Also, we introduce a new segment where we bring you the latest news from the Eurovision world! Further reading: “Partisanship at Eurovision is becoming … Continue reading Episode 8 – It’s All Political →

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 7 – Europe: “A Woman Without Borders” w/ Brent McDonnell and Sarah Unbehaun

7/23/2018
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Welcome to season 1.5 of Star Spangled Eurovision, where we’ll be digging deep into Eurovision-related topics while we wait for the 2019 song contest to kick into gear. This week, Max is joined by special guests Brent McDonnell and Sarah Unbehaun to talk about Eurovision in the context of greater European History and how the … Continue reading Episode 7 – Europe: “A Woman Without Borders” w/ Brent McDonnell and Sarah Unbehaun →

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 6 – “Bring Your Gay to Portugal Week”: The Eurovision 2018 Debrief

7/23/2018
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We’re back from our shenanigans in Lisbon with tons of juicy hot takes on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! Find out who we were sad or glad didn’t make it into the grand final, who we thought should have won it all, and the story of one particularly distraught Belgian fan. Thanks for listening, and … Continue reading Episode 6 – “Bring Your Gay to Portugal Week”: The Eurovision 2018 Debrief →

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 5 – “Songs Don’t Last Forever”

7/23/2018
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Here it is! Our last episode before we head to Lisbon! Join the gang as they give their takes on the automatic qualifiers for the final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode, Alix and Max fawn over Italy’s entry, Bart tries to explain why the UK isn’t as bad as the other … Continue reading Episode 5 – “Songs Don’t Last Forever” →

Duration:00:36:57

Episode 4 – “Strong, Fierce, Seek Help”

7/23/2018
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Join Alix, Max, and Bart as they cover the second half of the second semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode, Max tries to defend some of the more boring entries, Bart finds a jam he can relate to, and Alix really doesn’t get what Malta’s trying to say. Songs Covered: Iriao … Continue reading Episode 4 – “Strong, Fierce, Seek Help” →

Duration:00:38:45

Episode 3 – “Silence is Complicity, People!”

7/23/2018
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Join Alix, Max, and Bart as they cover the first half of the second semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode, Max can’t keep it together for San Marino, Bart and Alix have had enough of the Netherlands’ cultural appropriation, and everyone agrees Australia is better at Eurovision than actual European countries. … Continue reading Episode 3 – “Silence is Complicity, People!” →

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 2 – “Grinding on Myself”

7/23/2018
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Join Alix, Max, and Bart as they cover the second half of the first semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode, Max and Bart fawn over the diva from Cyprus, Alix falls in love with the social worker-turned-Eurovision contestant from Austria, and everyone agrees that some of the songs in this half … Continue reading Episode 2 – “Grinding on Myself” →

Duration:00:37:33

Episode 1 – “Your Fave is Problematic”

7/23/2018
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Join Alix, Max, and Bart as they discuss the entries performing in the first half of the first Semifinal at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode, Max finds out his favorite is a little problematic, Bart and Alix can’t handle basic poetic devices, and we all yell at our intern. Also, this was … Continue reading Episode 1 – “Your Fave is Problematic” →

Duration:00:35:35

Star Spangled Eurovision – The Trailer

7/23/2018
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We’re just three Americans who really fucking love Eurovision, so we started a podcast. Our first episode will drop soon, but in the meantime here’s a little preview of what you’re in for!

Duration:00:02:09