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Welcome to the best Eurovision podcast you might never of heard of! Join Rob and James every Wednesday as they chat to some of the biggest guests ever to have been involved with the world's favourite song contest. They delve into the biggest news stories, ask the questions you want answering, and each episode brings its own challenge with the One Second Song.

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66 Episodes
2021 Series Finale

2021 Series Finale


The final episode of the current Eurovision season is here as Rob and James reminisce over the last few months. They relive some of their favourite interviews, as well as look back at this year's contest with the European Broadcasting Union's Communications Lead, Dave Goodman. And it wouldn't be the final episode without a double helping of the One Second Song.10.15" - Dave Goodman Interview30.25" - Best Moments of 2020/2155.28" - One Second SongProudly sponsored by Cloudwater Soda and Queer Brewing. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Eurovision 2021 has been and gone, and the boys are back for the penultimate episode of the season to debrief all the action from the weekend. They'll chat to the President of OGAE Italy to get their reaction to the nation's win, Dr Zoe Jay explains why Europe voted the way it did and BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden is back again to review the big show.10:40 - Cristina Giuntini, President of OGAE Italy23:40 - Dr Zoe Jay reviews the voting patterns38:10 - BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden See for privacy and opt-out information.
After two years of waiting, it's finally the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest! The boys are here with your big preview show with a plethora of esteemed guests to get you right up to speed ahead of the big show tonight!08:10 - Fabien Randanne on Barbara Pravi18:15 - Ben Robertson on the betting odds27:25 - Your Good Luck messages29:40 - Martin Österdahl32:45 - Kristina Chetcuti on Destiny38:30 - Ari Olafsson, Bella Qvist & Daniel Rosney59:00 - The Class of 2021 See for privacy and opt-out information.
The boys celebrate Eurovision Grand Final eve with a whole host of special guests. Dr Abby Waysdorf is back on the podcast after attending the second semi-final in the Ahoy arena, there's also the chance to hear from Go_A, a Eurovision memory from Ireland 1994, and the results of The Euro Trip's Eurovision Sweepstake are revealed. Plus Sissi joins us to discuss her role as Estonia's spokesperson in the Grand Final.08.45" - Dr Abby Waysdorf on sem-final two.21.00" - Go_A join us to discuss their Eurovision hopes.27.10" - Paul & Charlie share their Eurovision memory.30.40" - Sweepstake Draw35.50" - Sissi discusses being Estonia's spokesperson. See for privacy and opt-out information.
The second semi-final of Eurovision 2021 is here! The boys are joined by special guests Zoe London and Ole Topholm to discuss what might happen, as well as being joined by Benny Cristo from the Czech Republic. There's also another great Eurovision memory from winner of the 2001 contest, Dave Benton.07.14" - Zoe & Ole Part 115.54" - Benny Cristo Interview30.30" - Angry Eurovision Local Tweets33.38" - Dave Benton's Eurovision Memory38.17" - Zoe & Ole Part 2Proudly sponsored by Cloudwater Soda & Queer Brewing. See for privacy and opt-out information.
The first live show of Eurovision 2021 is done and dusted, and we're joined by some special guests to look back at the action. Mike and Dale from Aussievision react to Australia's first NQ and Dr Abby Waysdorf tells us what it was like inside the Ahoy as a fan. We also bring you the very latest news about the Icelandic delegation with help from Rachel The Húsavík Eurovision Exhibition. We look ahead briefly to semi final two with Austria's entry Vincent Bueno and have another special Eurovision memory.09:20 - Rachel from The Húsavík Eurovision Exhibition16:10 - Mike and Dale from Aussievision28:55 - Dr Abby Waysdorf39:50 - Andrius Mamontovas Eurovision Memory44:55 - Vincent Bueno Interview See for privacy and opt-out information.
Tonight we will see the first live show of Eurovision 2021, and today the boys are joined by Brian O'Reilly and Ben Robertson to preview all the action. Australia's entry Montaigne stops by to chat about her chances in tonight's show, Steve Holden returns and we've got a special Eurovision memory from Dami Im.06:35 - Brian O'Reilly & Ben Robertson (Part 1)17:30 - Montaigne Interview23:01 - Dami Im shares a Eurovision memory26:50 - Brian O'Reilly & Ben Robertson (Part 2)39:40 - Steve Holden previews tonight's semi-final See for privacy and opt-out information.
With just a day to go until the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021, the boys are joined by BBC Radio 1's Music Reporter Steve Holden to discuss his brand new documentary. Podcast favourite Sheila Kamerman also returns, and there's a Eurovision memory from previous winner Eldar Gasimov.07.24" - Steve Holden (Part 1)12.34" - Sheila Kamerman Interview24.13" - Eldar Gasimov shares a Eurovision memory28.21" - Steve Holden (Part 2)Proudly sponsored by Queer Brewing & Cloudwater Soda. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Your daily dose of The Euro Trip starts right here! Our Almost Live from Rotterdam series begins with a bang, as we catch up with Iceland's representative Dadi and Gagnamagnid ahead of their appearance in the semi-final this week. We also chat to Nathan Waddell and Corrie Wouters who help us roundup everything from rehearsal week. Finally, each day this week we'll hear a special Eurovision memory from an artist from yesteryear, starting today with Albert from Lake Malawi.08:50 - Dadi and Gagnamagnid Interview21:40 - Albert from Lake Malawi25:30 - Rehearsal RoundupProudly sponsored by Queer Brewing & Cloudwater Soda. See for privacy and opt-out information.
We're now halfway through Eurovision rehearsals, so we thought we should catch up with former artists Ari Olafsson and Jana Burceska to find out what rehearsal week is like for an artist. We also chat to press conference host Samya Hafsaoui about her important role, and we get an answer to lsat week's lost luggage story thanks to Israeli delegate Gilad Yanay.07:50 - Gilad Yanay Interview26:00 - Samya Hafsaoui Intreview39:45 - Ari Olafsson & Jana Burceska Interview61:30 - One Second Song See for privacy and opt-out information.
We know how much you love a bonus episode of the podcast, so here we are with our 'Bakker Bonus' as we sit down for a two big conversations. Firstly we speak to Gerben Bakker, Eurovision's Head of Show as he tells us what we can expect from the three live shows. Then we chat to Sietse Bakker, the Executive Producer of this year's contest as he gets us up to speed with how preparations are going.05:00 - Gerben Bakker Interview41:05 - Sietse Bakker Interview See for privacy and opt-out information.
James Newman & Lost Luggage

James Newman & Lost Luggage


The UK's Eurovision 2021 artist is finally on the podcast. James Newman takes time away from his preparations for Rotterdam to discuss his whirlwind eighteen months, and there's two for the price of one as the Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy also joins us. And even more... Exec Producer Sietse Bakker also stops by to discuss the news we will be getting an audience this year.News Update - 11.24"Sietse Bakker Interview - 16.27"Rotterdam Road Trip ft. Jeangu Macrooy - 22.10"James Newman Interview - 40.28"One Second Song - 1.00.21" See for privacy and opt-out information.
Natalia Gordienko gives one of her first English language interviews ahead of Eurovision 2021, we chat to the boys from Aussievision about all things Australia and listener-come-guest Corrie tells us what it's like inside the Ahoy in Rotterdam.11:30 - News round-up14:30 - Mike and Dale from Aussievision25:05 - Rotterdam Road Trip with Corrie Wouters40:15 - Natalia Gordienko Interview57:40 - One Second Song See for privacy and opt-out information.
Tusse & Friday Beers

Tusse & Friday Beers


The man with Sweden's proud Eurovision history behind him, Tusse, joins us on the podcast this week. We also chat movies with Empire's Editor-at-large Helen O'Hara, with Husavik nominated at the Academy Awards due to take place later this week. Stijn Smulders is back too, with a very special Rotterdam Road Trip.Latest News - 14.27"Helen O'Hara on Husavik's chances at the Oscars - 19.50"Rotterdam Road Trip with Stijn Smulders - 32.20"Tusse Interview - 45.03"One Second Song - 1.01.33" See for privacy and opt-out information.
On this week's bonus episode of the podcast, we treat you to an exclusive pass to go behind the scenes of Concert In The Dark, one of the only pre-parties happening ahead of Eurovision 2021. Wednesday night's event will feature 15 of this year's artists as well as some familiar faces, and we speak to some of them ahead of the show. We also speak to the event producer, as well as the co-founder of More Trees, one of the event partners which viewers are encouraged to donate to.You can watch Concert In The Dark live on Wednesday 21 April at 20:00 BST/21:00 CEST on eurovoix.tv03:10 - Callum Rowe12:00 - Nicki French22:55 - Helen Boksle28:45 - Eva & Kalle Rydberg38:30 - Patrik Jean47:15 - Niki Tibble See for privacy and opt-out information.
Barbara Pravi & Iced Tea

Barbara Pravi & Iced Tea


In a jam-packed episode, we hear from not one but two of the class of 2021, including Rafal from Poland and Barbara Pravi from France. We're also joined by friend of the podcast Tobbe Ek who gets us to the bottom of the Dinah Nah story, and the Rotterdam Road Trip continues.08:20 - Eurovision news round-up11:00 - Tobbe Ek Interview20:35 - Rotterdam Road Trip with Veerle Collignon32:10 - Rafal Clip36:00 - Barbara Pravi Interview59:30 - One Second Song See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rob & James team up with host Emma Goswell to present a special episode of The Euro Trip, and Coming Out Stories. They chat Eurovision, LGBT rights, and why you should check out each other's podcasts. Coming Out Stories will take you to one the most important moments in many people’s lives. It will perch you on sofas in suburban sitting rooms, stand you in front of officials' desks, put you at the centre of a crowd in a noisy classroom, everywhere where these conversations have happened. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t had a conversation like this yourself, or indeed ever plan to. Everyone can recognise the innate human desire to love and be loved, and that’s what these stories are about. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Destiny & Broken Fences

Destiny & Broken Fences


She's one of the favourites to win this year's Eurovision Song Contest; Malta's Destiny joins the boys to discuss her hopes and chances of taking the trophy back to the Mediterranean. There's yet another edition of our Rotterdam Road Trip, and things get a little high brow with an actual doctor joining us to discuss her latest Eurovision project. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Blind Channel, Finland's entry for Eurovision 2021 join Rob and James to chat about their lives since winning UMK, their hopes for Rotterdam and promise to buy us all a drink (you included). Conor Devlin talks about how he wcreated something special for Lesley Roy and The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip continues.11:05 - News roundup16:30 - Conor Devlin chats Lesley Roy's music video28:30 - The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip37:30 - Blind Channel Interview51:40 - One Second Song See for privacy and opt-out information.
Albina & Hotel Ice Cream

Albina & Hotel Ice Cream


Albina (Croatia 2021) joins Rob and James as the podcast focuses on all things Rotterdam. There's also your chance to get involved with The Euro Trip's Eurovision Sweepstake, and we analyse the current odds to see if we can predict a winner. Oh, and podcast favourite Sheila Kamerman returns to give us another glimpse of life in this year's host city.11.51" - Latest Eurovision News18.23" - Ben Robertson discusses the latest odds ahead of this year's contest.31.05" - The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip44.40" - Albina (Croatia 2021) Interview59.34" - One Second Song See for privacy and opt-out information.
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