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The EuroWhat? Podcast

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The Eurowhat is a Eurovision Song Contest podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual competition. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the participating countries and the songs they have entered.… read more

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Episode 161: Trivial Pursuits

Professional TV quiz writer Alex McMillan joins us to talk about how to write tantalizing Eurovision trivia. We also learn about some of the differences between UK and US game show writing.

Trivial Pursuits Summary
  • News: Russia suspended (for realsies), Kalush Orchestra sells trophy, Cyprus using All Together Now (1:21)
  • Eurovision Learned League 1DS (4:43)
  • Welcome, Alex McMillan! (7:22)
  • How does one become a quiz show writer? (12:18)
  • How do you distill a body of knowledge into something manageable? (18:01)
  • Differences in UK Quiz Writing and US Quiz Writing (26:25)
  • What is the distinction between Trivia and Minutia? (31:49)
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Special Guest: Alex McMillan.

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