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ESC Insight Presets… Eurovision Wars: Russia vs Ukraine (2021-2022) Written by on October 13, 2023

ESC Insight presents episode three of Phil Dore’s Eurovision Wars, examining war, conflict, and dissent at the Song Contest. Explore the world of the Eurovision Song Contest by adding our RSS Feed to follow us in your favourite podcast application or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

The Eurovision Song Contest cannot help but be a lens on society, and none more so when issues of war, dissent, and politics come to the fore.  In 2022, Eurovision Wars was a Spotify exclusive; we are proud to welcome Phil Dore to the ESC Insight team, and we are delighted to present Eurovision Wars to a wider audience over the next weeks and months.

ESC Insight Presets… Eurovision Wars: Russia vs Ukraine (2021-2022)

For the final part of the Russia vs Ukraine story, we talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the impact it had on the Eurovision Song Contest. Expect themes of violence which some listeners may find disturbing.

This episode of Eurovision Wars was originally broadcast in July 2022. It is hosted by Phil Dore, with guest Erik Nelson.

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About The Author: Phil Dore

Phil Dore is a nurse living in Cardiff, and host of the Eurovision Wars podcast, which explores the intersection of Eurovision and geopolitics. He is on Bluesky and zarathustraspake on Instagram.

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