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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.


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. 72: Winter Clothes
    by Shane on November 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Button up your overcoat, and get ready for songs about jackets, coats, snowsuits, and sweaters. This week's theme is winter clothing![Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • Ep. 71: Weed
    by Shane on November 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Sit back, relax, and roll up a jazz cigarette, as we listen to songs about marijuana.[Everybody Plays the Fools airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 70: Evil
    by Shane on November 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Mwahahahahaha! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • Ep. 69: New England
    by Shane on October 30, 2017 at 1:36 am

    This week, we celebrate the majesty of Fall, maple syrup, and of course, whaling! Songs about New England, songs by New Englanders, and some classic examples of New England culture. You can't get there from here! Listen →

  • Guest Ep: Puerto Rico (with host Angelica)
    by Shane on October 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Angelica Vergel (co-host of "Empty Orchestra" on RFB) guest hosts this week to spotlight the music of Puerto Rico! Listen →

  • Ep. 68: Stevie Wonder
    by Shane on September 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This week's all about the great Stevie Wonder, with a mix of songs he recorded, songs he wrote for other artists, and covers of his songs. Resident Stevie-ologist Mike Joseph (host of The Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB) joins for a discussion of Stevie Wonder's music, activism, and career. Listen →

  • Ep. 67: Old Media
    by Shane on September 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This week is all about Old Media, as we hear songs about tapes, 8-tracks, and even victrolas, plus lots of conversation with guest Elann Danziger (host of Lost & Rewound, on Radio Free Brooklyn) as we discuss mix tapes, childhood recording, and capturing memories on cassette. Listen →

  • 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! Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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? Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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!" Listen →

  • 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. Listen →

  • 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! Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →