Everybody Plays the Fool
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 crazy cat gentleman, as well as the writer and co-host of NYC’s best (and only) regular Music Trivia night (see Facebook link below). Shane also serves as Training Director on RFB’s management team.

External Website: www.everybodyplaysthefool.com/

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Complete archive can be found at eptf.podomatic.com

  • Ep. 122: Insects
    by Shane on December 8, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Buzz buzz buzz buzzzzzzzzzzzz. Listen →

  • Ep. 121: Bartenders
    by Shane on December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    They're quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke, but there's someplace that they'd rather be... this week's show is all songs about BARTENDERS! Listen →

  • Ep. 120: Thanksgiving
    by Shane on November 24, 2018 at 3:04 am

    We're getting in the holiday spirit with lots and lots of "thank you" songs! Listen →

  • Ep. 119: Songs about Songwriting
    by Shane on November 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    This week's show is full of songs about writing songs. Maybe next week's theme will be songs about songs about writing songs! Listen →

  • Ep. 118: Questions (part 2)
    by Shane on November 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    It's another episode full of question songs, in celebration of the 5 year run of Music Trivia with Shane and Ruth! Listen →

  • Ep. 117: Opera vs. Pop
    by Shane on November 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

    We're celebrating National Opera Week with a show full of songs featuring melodies borrowed from famous operas. Listen →

  • Ep. 116: Reptiles
    by Shane on October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Thissss week'ssss epissssode issss all about reptiles! Listen →

  • Ep. 115: Baseball Teams
    by Shane on October 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Put on your dancin' sox, Padre! Be an angel, and don't dodge this episode, which is full of artists and songs that include baseball team names. Even more fun than last week's "Pirates" episode, the playlist might get a little rocky, but it's a great mix of music that's only tangentially related to baseball (our national athletic pastime)! Listen →

  • Columbus Day Special: PIRATES!
    by Shane on October 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Yarrr. In celebration of the worst holiday of the year, it's a special re-broadcast of a classic EPtF episode (originally #20): Pirates! Listen →

  • Ep. 114: Classical vs. Pop
    by Shane on October 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    This week we're listening to pop, jazz, and rock songs that are influenced by classical music. Featuring Bach, Ella, Elvis, Debussy, Muse, Bach, Paul Simon, Rachmaninoff, Bach, En Vogue, Chopin, and... Bach. Listen →

  • Ep. 113: David Byrne
    by Shane on September 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    It's a whole episode of David Byrne: solo, Talking Heads, covers, and collaborations. If you listen to the whole thing, you may ask yourself, "My God! What Have I Done!?!?" Listen →

  • Ep. 112: Back to School
    by Shane on September 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This week, we celebrate the three Rs: Rock, Roll, and Rinternet Radio! Special thanks to Rosie (another R!) for the theme, and best wishes to everyone going to school this Fall! Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 111: Jacksons
    by Shane on September 1, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    This week, we celebrate all your favorite Jacksons: Michael, Janet, Milt, Freddie, Ms. Jackson (sorry!), Ice Cube, Wanda, and... Cannery? With special guest Mike Joseph (host of The Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB)! Listen →

  • Ep. 110: Aretha Franklin
    by Shane on August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    EPtF pays tribute to Aretha with some of our favorite recordings of hers from throughout her career. Listen →

  • Ep. 109: Wine
    by Shane on August 18, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Episode ONE, OH, niyeeayine... goes to my head... makes me forget that this week's episode is all about WINE! So crack open a nice vintage Thunderbird, be sure to decant it and let it breathe a little, and enjoy! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 108: Goin' Country
    by Shane on August 16, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Howdy, listeners! This week's show features country songs from artists that don't normally do country songs. (Sorry, no Steven Tyler songs). Listen →

  • Ep. 107: Poetry
    by Shane on August 16, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Shane and special guest Rosie Misdairy (host of "The Brooklyn Conversation" on RFB) talk about poetry, and listen to songs based on poems. Listen →

  • Ep. 106: Tongues
    by Shane on July 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This week, we're talking about oral surgery and playing songs about tongues and mouths! I guess that's not the most appealing logline... really, it's better than it sounds, I swear. Listen →

  • Ep. 105: All-Star Bands
    by Shane on July 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Some BODY once told me, that sometimes musicians from different bands come together to form what's called a "super group." This week's show is all about All-Star Bands! Get your game on, go play! Listen →

  • Ep. 104: Robots
    by Shane on July 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Resistance is futile, you must listen to this episode featuring music about robots, bleep bloop. Featuring special guest Calvin Williams, we've got lots of robot/music talk, synths, auto-tune, and vocoders, as we try to answer the biggest questions in robotcs: "How could you be so heartless?" and "What...is... love?" Listen →