The ESC Insight crew are off to Île de Bezençon for the summer with their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. Next up at the customs desk is Sharleen Wright who has tales of minor crimes and misdemeanours involving Tim Tams, watching the contest as a child in Australia and argues over whether or not Johnny Logan is cool.
As the season gets under way, Ewan Spence rounds up the current state of play with Junior Eurovision 2017 and the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in the latest ESC Insight news podcast, along with developments in Asia and music from Benny Andersson's piano.
This week, our castaway on Ile de Bezencon is John Paul Lucas. He tells us how Ira Losco blew his mind in 2002, regales us with tales of near-death experiences at Eurovision parties and has issues with the concept of the 'wrong sort' of Eurovision fan.
Eurovision fans will know Bill Martin as the man behind 'Puppet on a String' and 'Congratulations'. Ewan Spence talks in-depth with Martin about his Eurovision memories, his new book, and who would sing his song for Scotland.
Back to Île de Bezençon and everyone's favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. Next up at the customs desk is Ewan Spence, who reaches back to Bardo, further back to Gigliola Cinquetti, and forward to Poli Genova and Mika.