Episode 42 – The Hitchhikers Guide to Moldova

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In this episode, Danie and Mark travel to the mystical land of Epic Sax Guy – Moldova. They explore its history with Romania and the former Soviet Union; the geography and climate; and how Moldovan Eurovision acts are like a strange family tree.

 

Songs Include:

My Lucky Day – DoReDos (2018)

So Lucky – Zdob Si Zdub (2011)

I Want Your Love – Eduard Romanyuta (2015)

Lautar –  Pasha Parfeny (2012)

Hey Mamma – Sunstroke Project (2017)

 

…They also chat about Douglas Adams, regional pronunciation, IKEA, Benny Hill, Coneheads, Verka Serduchka, Ghostbusters 2, The Beatles, Sally’s goulash, Fast and the Furious, narcissistic performers, internet memes, Gandalf, mother in laws, and The Shadows. 

 

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

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We’re off to Iceland next!

 

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Run Away – Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira (2010)

Rocky Horror Picture Show – We’re Lucky (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 41 – The Swiss Redemption

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In this episode, Danie and Mark journey to Switzerland and discuss the history, politics, and neutrality of the country. This is one of Mark’s favourite Eurovision countries so getting a top 5 was hard work. This episode also means we have been doing this for two years!

 

Songs Include:

Unbreakable – Sinplus (2012)

Vampires Are Alive – DJ BoBo (2007)

Stones – ZiBBZ (2018)

Apollo –  Timebelle (2017)

Hunter Of Stars  – SEBalter (2014)

 

…They also chat about Futurama, Lemsip, Westworld, how we organise our podcasts, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Lordi, Joss Wheadon, TwilightTrueBlood, troll songs at Eurovision, Helvetica font, how you become a ”convinced atheist”, Aerosmith, Stargate-SG1, GUNS!!! and Swiss Army Knives, Big Bird, some random Canadian, and cheeky violinists.

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

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We’re off to Moldova! Get out your sax!

 

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Episode 40 – The Maltese Falcon

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In this episode, Danie and Mark travel to Malta and explore the history with the UK (and why the geography made Malta important in war), the language, religion of the region, and chat about their favourite songs based on a jury of two.

 

Songs Include:

Taboo – Christabelle (2018)

This Is The Night – Kurt Calleja (2012)

Coming Home – Firelight (2014)

What If We –  Chiara (2009)

7th Wonder  – Ira Losco (2002)

 

…They also chat about Post Eurovision Depression, our mate Philip who is Lazerusheart on Redbubble, friends in Malta, Anthony Callea, The Borg from Star Trek, Sebastian and Ant from Wiwibloggs, Gladiator, The Hunger Games, Stonehenge, The Shadows, Riverdance, Star Wars, Poppies, Chiara needing another shot at Eurovision, and Mark’s fear of glitter.

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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We’re off to Switzerland!

 

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Maltese Falcon Trailer 1941 (audio taken from YouTube)

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WMP Supplemental – Post Eurovision 2018 Debrief

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Danie and Mark have a chat about Eurovision 2018. They talk about how Australia voted, who voted for Australia, and how WMP predicted the jury winner!

They also chat about their three happy and sad surprises of this year, their most improved entries from the CD and rehearsals, and the songs they will continue to listen to well after the contest.

We also touch on the big controversies on 2018! Salvador dissing Netta, the stage invasion during the UK performance, and Australia falling off the left hand side of the leader board.

And of course, we play the winner! Congratulations, Israel!

Toy – Netta

ALSO, STAY TUNED FOR EPISODE 40: MALTA!

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Good Evening, Europe – Birgitte Einarsen (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 39 – All Quiet On The German Front

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In this episode, Danie and Mark trek to Germany, one of the Eurovision Big 5 countries! They explore the history, geography and climate, politics, and play their top 5 songs from 2000 to now based on a jury of two.

 

Songs Include:

Is It Right – Elaiza (2014)

Black Smoke – Ann-Sophie (2015)

Miss Kiss Kiss Bang – Alex Swings Oscar Sings! (2009)

Standing Still –  Roman Lob (2012)

Satellite  – Lena (2010)

 

…They also chat about YouTube copyright claims, 2018 ESCFAN OGAE Preview Parties, Lisa from ESC Insight and Sebastian from Wiwibloggs, AussieVision, FOMO, Wolfenstein, Grimm, Die Hard, mimes, David Hasselhoff, The Handmaid’s Tale, Matthew McConaughey, Jensen Ackles, the Gravitron, and EUROVISION 2018!

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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We’re off to Malta for our 40th Episode!

BUT BEFORE THAT!! We will have our Post-Eurovision 2018 Debrief so stay tuned for both episodes!

Eurovision airs on SBS and SBS On Demand:

Wednesday May 9th 5am and 7.30pm

Friday May 11th 5am and 7.30pm

Sunday May 13th 5am and 7.30pm

 

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Allo Allo – What If Hitler Pops Up? (audio taken from YouTube)

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WMP Supplemental: Eurovision 2018 Preview Episode

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Danie and Mark trawl through all 43 songs entered into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and play their top 10, based on jury of two.

 

Song include in alphabetical order by title (spoilers):

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Bones – Equinox

Lie To Me  – Mikolas Josef

Light Me Up – Gromee feat Lukas Meijer

Mercy – Madame Monsieur

Monsters – Saara Aalto

Nobody By You – Cezar Sampson

Stones –  ZIBBZ

Toy – Netta

When We’re Old – Ieva Zasimauskaite

You Let Me Walk Alone  – Michael Schulte

 

If you would like to see who voted for what and how we spilt tied votes, please visit HERE!

 

Next, we’re back to usual programming with Episode 39: Germany!

 

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Episode 38 – Odds and Sods

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In this episode, Danie and Mark explore their Odds and Sods of Eurovision: Slovakia, Monaco, and Australia. They talk about each country’s history, politics, geography, and play their top two songs from each, based on a jury of two.

We would also like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as our booth is on their land.

Since this is a MASSIVE EPISODE, you can break up the episode into smaller pieces at these points: Slovakia – 2:40, Monaco – 31:13, Australia – 56.45.

 

Songs Include:

Don’t Close Your Eyes – Max Jason Mai (2012)

Horehronie – Kristina Pelakova (2010)

La Coco Dance – Severine Ferrer (2006)

Notre Planete –  Maryon (2004)

Tonight Again  – Guy Sebastian (2015)

Sound Of Silence – Dami Im (2016)

 

…They also chat about David Lynch, Slenderman, The Gentlemen from Buffy, David Lee Roth, Upper Ferntree Gully, Hobbits, The Bold and The Beautiful, James Bond, South PacificLord Of The RingsStar Wars: The Last Jedi, dressing like your flag, Serhat, being rejected by the Dutch, Uranus, the car park at Highpoint Shopping Centre, the Dami Army and Australia’s love of a good competition.

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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We’re off to Germany next! BUT FIRST, our 2018 Preview Episode and 2018 Reaction Videos are happening, so we will return to usual programming soon.

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Eurovision Theme Remix (audio taken from YouTube)

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