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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 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.

A Brief History of the EBU Summary
  • Topic Intro (1:53)
  • Dueling Telegraphs in 1843 (4:20)
  • What do you know about Napoleon III? (10:29)
  • The Radio Makes Waves (17:18)
  • The International Broadcasting Union and Proto-Eurovision (31:58)
  • Telecommunications Needs Post World War II and the Birth of the EBU (38:50)
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