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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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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.

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  • 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 →

  • Ep. 83: the Electric Bass Guitar
    by Shane on February 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    This week's show is all about that bass, with songs featuring iconic bass players, and lots of discussion of the instrument with a bassist, songwriter and blogger, Brooklyn's own John Montagna! Check out John's music, tour dates, and writing at Listen →

  • Ep. 82: Love
    by Shane on February 10, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Love, exciting and new... come aboard this special February love-themed episode of EPtF, featuring songs by Bill Withers, Kendrick Lamar, Herb Alpert, Talking Heads, and much more! Listen →

  • Ep. 81: Motorcycles
    by Shane on February 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Get your motor running, head out on the highway... we're listening to songs about motorcycles. Lots of music, plus discussion w/ RFB host (and motorcycle enthusiast) Rosie Misdary! Listen →

  • Ep. 80: Bruce Springsteen
    by Shane on January 28, 2018 at 6:01 am

    This week's show is a tribute to the Boss, with some classic Bruce tracks, and some great covers of his songs by other artists, PLUS a conversation with special guest Springsteenologist Josh Sherman! Listen →

  • Ep. 79: Winter Jazzfest 2018
    by Shane on January 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    We're celebrating the excellent NYC Winter Jazzfest with an episode featuring artists playing the festival this year. Hear songs from Esperanza Spalding, My Brightest Diamond, Harriet Tubman, Deerhoof, and much more! For more info about the festival (and tickets!) go to Listen →

  • Ep 78: Songs from 2017
    by Shane on January 9, 2018 at 2:18 am

    This week, we skim some of the delicious cream off the top of the trash-juice smoothie that was 2017... with some of Shane's favorite songs from the last year! Listen →

  • Ep. 77: Bobby Keys
    by Shane on December 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    This week's EPtF is a birthday tribute to the late great saxophonist Bobby Keys, best known for his tenure with the Rolling Stones (as well as playing with Joe Cocker, all the solo Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Warren Zevon, and many more). Listen →

  • Ep. 76: Tom Waits
    by Shane on December 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Step right up, step right up, it's the EPtF tribute to the great Tom Waits! You'll hear songs from throughout his career, plus some great covers by other artists. Now get away from me kid, you bother me. Listen →

  • Ep. 75: Booze
    by Shane on December 9, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Shhhhh... let metellyousomething... yoou shud listNen tothis peisode, becasue i'ts all abouut BOOOOZE! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 74: Video Games
    by Shane on December 3, 2017 at 3:06 am

    It's-a me, Everybody Plays the Fool! This week's 8-bit episode is all about video games. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9pm EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 73: Cooking
    by Shane on November 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Along with special guest Amanda (host of Reciprocity Radio on RFB), we listen to songs about making food and discuss celebrity musician cookbooks and the best music to listen to while cooking. Dig in! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9pm EST on Listen →