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Everybody Plays the Fool
Hosted by Shane. Before you do anything rash, dig this… Everybody Plays the Fool showcases a wide variety of music, with a different theme each week (previous topics have included: cats, 70s radio, great song introductions, and baked goods).  Each episode brings together a diverse selection of songs, along with music trivia, humor, and live performances.  It may be factual, may be cruel.
Listen LIVE every Monday at 9:00 pm
Category: Music


About Shane

Shane is a union organizer, musicians’ rights activist, and sometimes-musician, as well as the writer and co-host of NYC’s best (and only) regular Music Trivia night.


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  • Ep. 66: Science!
    by Shane on September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Continuing the school theme from last week, Ep 66 is all songs about science! Read more →

  • Ep. 65: Books
    by Shane on September 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    This week, we celebrate the Fall and the start of a new school year with songs about books! We've got artists paying tribute to some of their favorite books, or just books in general.EPtF airs live at 9PM EST every Monday night at www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 64: Canada
    by Shane on September 1, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    If you don't mind, I'd like to play a bunch of songs by Canadians, and about Canada. Sounds pretty sweet, eh?[Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 63: French
    by Shane on August 26, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Tout le mond jeue le fou! In honor of a recent trip to Montreal, this week's show is all about the French language. Ou est la bibliotheque? Read more →

  • Ep. 61: Disco
    by Shane on August 24, 2017 at 5:58 am

    This week is all about DISCO. Along with special guest Mike Joseph (host of The Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB), we'll hear some disco classics, as well as some disco songs from bands that weren't normally associated with the genre. PLUS, we debate the merits of Rod Stewart and KISS, and play a round of "is this song disco or not?"[Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 62: Summer Vacation
    by Shane on August 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Summer vacation time! This episode is all songs about summer... and vacations. So sit back in your beach chair, relax, and let the soothing sounds of summer take you away. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 60: Rumors & Gossip
    by Shane on August 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Did you hear what people are saying about the scandalous new episode of EPtF? It's all songs about rumors and gossip! A mix of classic rock, R&B, and pop, with a couple of your mom's favorites thrown in as well. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live on radiofreebrooklyn.com every Monday night at 9PM EST Read more →

  • Ep 59: Bernard Purdie
    by Shane on July 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    This week, EPtF celebrates one of the greatest drummers of all time... Bernard "Pretty" Purdie! We'll hear Purdie's work both as a sideman and solo artist, playing jazz, pop, funk, R&B, and everything in between. Most importantly, we'll also hear the legendary "Purdie Shuffle." Listen to find out why, during recording sessions, Purdie used to set up a sign next to his drum kit reading: "You done it! You done hired the hitmaker!" Read more →

  • Ep 58: Pedal Steel Guitar
    by Shane on July 24, 2017 at 3:24 am

    This week's episode celebrates the iconic, emotive, versatile, and perhaps under-appreciated musical instrument... the pedal steel guitar! Of course, we'll hear some pedal steel used in country music, as well as some less traditional uses of the instrument in rock, R&B, and jazz, and we'll hear legendary players like Buddy Emmons, Sneaky Pete, Speedy West, and Greg Leisz. Read more →

  • Ep 57: Outer Space
    by Shane on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Now that our road trip across the US is finished, it's time to blast off into outer space with this week's Everybody Plays the Fool! Hear songs about aliens, space travel, planets, and more! Read more →

  • Ep 56: California
    by Shane on July 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The EPtF road trip across the US fulfills its manifest destiny, with songs about California. [Everybody Plays the Fool broadcasts live every Monday night at 9pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 55: Las Vegas
    by Shane on July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Week 5 of the EPtF road trip across the US brings us to fabulous Las Vegas! Lots of songs about sin, gambling, bad luck, and bright lights, along with some artists from Las Vegas, and some live tracks from classic Vegas performers. [Everybody Plays the Fool broadcasts live every Monday at 9pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 54: Austin, TX
    by Shane on June 25, 2017 at 2:56 am

    This week, the Everybody Plays the Fool road trip across the US takes us to Austin, TX. Hear some Songs about Austin, songs performed by Austin music legends, and more. [Everybody Plays the Fool broadcasts live every Monday at 9pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 53: Georgia
    by Shane on June 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Week 3 of the EPtF Summer road trip across the US brings us to the state of Georgia. All the songs in this week's show are either about Georgia or by artists from the state, with a couple songs from the Allman Brothers, in tribute to the late great Gregg Allman. Lots of range in this week's show, including Southern rock, Atlanta hip hop, Athens indie rock, and much more. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Ep. 52: North Carolina
    by Shane on June 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    This week, EPtF's road trip across the US takes us to the state of North Carolina, home of Ryan Adams, the dBs, Little Brother, Nina Simone, and much more. Read more →

  • Ep. 51: Philadelphia
    by Shane on June 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Everybody Plays the Fool kicks off our road trip across the US with a stop in the legendary music city of Philadelphia. Listen for some classic Philly soul, indie rock, hip hop, and more, ending with a wild cover of a disco classic. [EPtF broadcasts live every Monday night at 9PM EST on radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Everybody Plays the Fool, 50th Episode!
    by Shane on May 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    To celebrate the 50th episode of Everybody Plays the Fool, Shane and his friends get together and sing a bunch of songs that have appeared on the show in the past year. Read more →

  • Ep 49: The Best!
    by Shane on May 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    The best episode of EPtF ever... Shane and guest Rommel Wood (host of Ear Hammer on RFB) discuss what makes music "the best," give out awards to the best people and things from the first 48 episodes of the show, and listen to the best music about being "the best" (around, no one's ever gonna keep you down). Read more →

  • Everybody Plays the Fool, Ep 48: Favorites from Season 4
    by Shane on May 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    This week we re-visit some of the best songs from the past season, in celebration of the brand new season of Radio Free Brooklyn starting May 15th! [Everybody Plays the Fool broadcasts live every Monday at 9pm EST on radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Everybody Plays the Fool, Ep. 47: One-Person Bands
    by Shane on May 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This week's EPtF is dedicated to all the super-talented multi-instrumentalists who leave their bandmates behind to do it all themselves. Featuring songs where one person plays all the instruments, this episode includes songs from Stevie Wonder, St. Vincent, Prince, tUnE-yArDs, and much more! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST, on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

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