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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.
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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.

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  • 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 " love?" Listen →

  • Ep. 103: Shoes
    by Shane on July 7, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Songs about shoes! Listen →

  • Ep. 101: Pessimism
    by Shane on June 25, 2018 at 1:59 am

    The glass is half empty, the worst is yet to come, and it'll probably rain. We're giving in to the gloom, and listening to pessimistic and sad songs. Featuring guest DJ Suzie, of the new RFB show Mood Indigo Everybody Plays the Fool airs live Mondays at 9PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 99: The Best!
    by Shane on June 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Nothing's gonna ever keep you down, because this week's EPtF is a look back at THE BEST of the last 48 episodes, as we prepare for the landmark 100th episode next week. Friend of the show Ruth joins as we hand out Foolie awards to the best guest, best mic break, most-played artist, and much more! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 98: Shakespeare
    by Shane on June 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    'Tis true, ev'rybody playeth the fool. This week's episode features songs that reference Shakespeare, plus Shane and special guest Mike Kendrick recite some sonnet versions of pop songs (from Pop Sonnets by Erik Didriksen) [Everybody Plays the fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 97: 1976
    by Shane on May 26, 2018 at 2:52 am

    This week we travel back in time to celebrate the year of love hangovers, Kiki Dee's overalls, disco ducks, and of course, the greatest thing to come out of 1976: guest Mike Joseph (host of The Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB) [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9pm EST on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 96: Trains
    by Shane on May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I think I can, I think I can play a bunch of songs about trains. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST at Listen →

  • Ep. 95: Birds
    by Shane on May 13, 2018 at 4:40 am

    EPtF celebrates International Migratory Bird Day with a bunch of songs about birds, songs with birds in them, bird-name bands, birds with songs in them, birds birds birds birds birds. Ca-caw! Listen →

  • Ep. 94: Duke Ellington
    by Shane on May 9, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    This week's episode celebrates the king of all, Sir Duke, with songs written or performed by Duke Ellington, plus some songs that sample Ellington tunes. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 93: Trees
    by Shane on April 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Happy Arbor Day! This one's for all the arborists, tree surgeons, arboriculturists, and especially the Monty Python fans... this episode is all about TREES. Songs about trees, facts about trees, and more songs about trees. Go plant a tree! Arbor Day Foundation [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on and the Radio Free Brooklyn app! Listen →

  • Ep. 92: Rain
    by Shane on April 25, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    April showers bring another episode of EPtF, with lots of songs about rain. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on and the RFB a Listen →

  • Ep. 91: Siblings
    by Shane on April 14, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Songs about brothers, songs about sisters, and songs about brothers AND sisters... plus, we talk family bands with real-life sisters Ruth and Mary Delaney! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 90: Beer
    by Shane on April 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    In celebration of National Beer Day (like we need the excuse), this week's show is all songs about the "cause of, and solution to, all life's problems"... BEER. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 89: Fools
    by Shane on March 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    You fool! We're celebrating April Fools' Day with songs about fools. We're not fooling around. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 88: Moving
    by Shane on March 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Recorded after a long day of moving to a new apartment, this week's episode is all about moving on, moving in, running away, pulling up stakes, and most importantly, moving on up. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 87: Happy Birthday to Me
    by Shane on March 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This week's show is very personal... it features songs that had some significance in my life, especially songs from my high school years and songs I played with my friends in bands over the years. Plus, EPtF hits a major milestone: the show's 1,000th song! Listen →

  • Ep. 86: 1986
    by Shane on March 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This week we're going back to the time of of Top Gun, NES, Tom Selleck, and "That's What Friends Are For," as we hear music from the year 1986! Listen →

  • Ep. 85: Oscar-Winning Songs
    by Shane on March 4, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    This week's episode features songs that have won the Academy Award for Best Original Song over the years. Listen →

  • Ep. 84: Firsts
    by Shane on February 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Along with special guest Mike Joseph (host of "The Jheri Curl Chronicles" on RFB), we take a look at some "firsts" in music history, including the 1st rock song, the 1st woman with a Billboard #1, 1st musical guest on SNL, and much more. Listen →

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