32 episodes

Welcome to "Shoving Wilco," a podcast dedicated to celebrating the music of one of the most influential American bands, Wilco. Wilco has been making music for nearly three decades, blending elements of country, rock, alternative, and folk to create a unique sound that has captivated fans around the world. In this podcast, we'll delve into the stories behind the songs, explore the creative process of the band, and celebrate the enduring impact of Wilco's music. Shoving Wilco is hosted by award-winning podcaster Todd Rossnagel.

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    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to "Shoving Wilco," a podcast dedicated to celebrating the music of one of the most influential American bands, Wilco. Wilco has been making music for nearly three decades, blending elements of country, rock, alternative, and folk to create a unique sound that has captivated fans around the world. In this podcast, we'll delve into the stories behind the songs, explore the creative process of the band, and celebrate the enduring impact of Wilco's music. Shoving Wilco is hosted by award-winning podcaster Todd Rossnagel.

    The Ultimate Wilco Album Debate with Al Shipley

    The Ultimate Wilco Album Debate with Al Shipley

    In this episode of Shoving Wilco, we dive into an engaging conversation with Al Shipley, a music journalist who recently ranked all Wilco albums for Spin magazine.

    Al passionately argues for Sky Blue Sky as the best Wilco album, and he takes us through his thought process behind this ranking. Throughout the discussion, we explore various aspects of Wilco's expansive discography, touching on the nuances that make each album unique.

    We had a blast talking with Al and appreciate his love for Wilco. He doesn't hold back on his opinion (we love that!), and we also weren't afraid to tell him where we think he got some things wrong.

    This episode is a must-listen for any Wilco enthusiast, offering rich insights and spirited discussions about the band’s journey and evolution over the years.

    To follow Al on X, head here.

    • 26 min
    More on the Deep Cuts Show at Solid Sound

    More on the Deep Cuts Show at Solid Sound

    In this episode of Shoving Wilco, host Todd Rossnagel shares his thoughts on the Deep Cuts show at the 2024 Solid Sound. Dara Weyna called in to the show to share her thoughts, as well. Dara is at her first Solid Sound and shares more about the experience.

    If you are at Solid Sound, we hope you are having a fantastic time!

    • 15 min
    First Listen: Hot Sun Cool Shroud

    First Listen: Hot Sun Cool Shroud

    In this episode of Shoving Wilco, hosts Todd Rossnagel and Tim Arnold review the new Wilco EP, Hot Sun Cool Shroud.

    The new EP came out on June 28th, and the hosts wasted no time jumping into the studio and sharing their thoughts.

    Are you at Solid Sound? Do you have a comment for the show? Leave us a message on the Shoving Wilco hotline (225) 286-1986 or email the show, ShovingWilco@gmail.com

    • 20 min
    There's a Wilco Song for Everything; A Conversation with Dara Weyna

    There's a Wilco Song for Everything; A Conversation with Dara Weyna

    In this episode of Shoving Wilco, we visit with Dara Weyna, a huge Wilco fan and a dedicated listener of The Shoving Wilco podcast.

    Dara shares her journey to becoming a huge fan of the band and how she believes, "There's a Wilco song for anything." She and Todd discuss the joy of raising kids on Wilco and how the band's music has become a soundtrack for her entire family.

    Dara and her husband are heading to Solid Sound this year for their first-ever trip, and you won't want to miss why and how this trip is so special for both of them.

    Join us for this great chat with one of the biggest Wilco fans you'll ever meet. Dara’s passion for Wilco is sure to resonate with fellow Wilco fans and inspire new listeners.

    And remember, we love hearing from you! Drop us a line at shovingwilco@gmail.com, and you could be featured on an upcoming episode.

    • 27 min
    Back in the Saddle, New Wilco Music!

    Back in the Saddle, New Wilco Music!

    In this episode of Shoving Wilco, hosts Todd Rossnagel and Tim Arnold dive into the latest developments in the world of Wilco - the announcement of new music! No, they don't have a sneak listen but - hey - let's talk about it! Been a minute since we've had an EP!

    Todd and Tim have been away from the pod for a little bit, so they re-connect on a few older topics that were headlines this spring. They commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nels Cline and Pat Sansone joining the band. They reflect on how these two talented musicians have profoundly influenced Wilco’s sound and contributed to its enduring legacy.

    The episode also features an in-depth look at the newly released vinyl, The Whole Love Expanded. Todd and Tim dissect the album's additional content and its significance, and Todd thinks the demo version of Art of Almost might now be one of his favorite Wilco songs of all time. We know - it's a strong take.

    Join Todd and Tim for a lively and insightful episode that blends celebration, nostalgia, and a touch of controversy, all wrapped up in their signature style.

    Wanna reach the show? Email us: shovingwilco@gmail.com

    or call the Shoving Wilco hotline: (225) 286-1986.

    • 18 min
    The Final Four

    The Final Four

    And it all comes down to this! You've voted and the results are in - the Final Four songs of the All-Time, Indisputable, totally-Your-Own Opinion, Greatest Songs of Wilco Bracket.

    Host Todd Rossnagel and Tim Arnold break down the final four songs, how they got to the championship round and what they all have in common!

    We want to thank WXRT's Marty Lennartz for dropping us a voice memo, and we also thank Andy Pulliam from the Song Seekers podcast for his opinion. Check out his pod - he's a huge Wilco fan!

    You too can call our hotline: ‪(225) 286-1986‬

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Gary_Walker ,

Great platform for Wilco fans

Without reservation, an appreciation of Wilco. But it is also informative, well produced, and entertaining. Host(s) gives personal perspectives, but entirely welcoming & inclusive. Not dogmatic, at all. Guests contribute to broader picture & ideas surrounding the band.

Little Iggy Man ,

Feb. 23 2024 ep - error

Thirteen was written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell of Big Star, not Gram Parsons, as you stated.

dkyrus ,

Grateful for this podcast!

I’m happy to have found this podcast since it’s all about my favorite band, and even when you think you know everything there is to know, surprise! There’s more! Todd seems to be a real fan who “gets” Wilco and is genuinely interested in what his guests have to say. The episode with super fan Paul Suwan in particular, was a revelation. Keep ‘em coming!

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