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. 130: ALIENS!
    by Shane on February 16, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    This week's episode is all about little green men, extra terrestrials, aliens, and creatures from outer space... PLUS, you'll hear a pretty great Chewbacca impression, courtesy of special guest Calvin Williams (host of Lush Vibes Radio on RFB). Listen →

  • Ep. 129: Cold Weather
    by Shane on February 10, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Brrrrrr... Listen →

  • Ep. 128: Muppets
    by Shane on February 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    It's the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational episode of EPtF ever! This week we celebrate the Muppets and all of Jim Henson's various musical creations. Listen →

  • Ep. 127: Amphibians
    by Shane on January 28, 2019 at 12:09 am

    This week's EPtF is all about amphibians, so you'll hear songs about/featuring frogs, toads, and salamanders (unfortunately, I couldn't find any songs about newts). Listen →

  • Ep. 126: Allen Toussaint
    by Shane on January 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    This week's show is a tribute to the late, great Allen Toussaint. We're celebrating his birthday with songs he wrote, performed, produced, or arranged. Listen →

  • Ep. 125: Countdown to 2019!
    by Shane on January 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    We ring in the new year with a countdown from "10cc" to "One," with a mix of pop, hip-hop, country, rock, R&B and... Sesame Street, along the way. This New Years party also features special guest Mike Joseph (host of the Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB), a call-in from our Times Square correspondent Calvin (host of Lush Vibes Radio on RFB), plus a ton of great music.&nbs Listen →

  • Ep. 124: Songs of 2018
    by Shane on December 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    This week's show features songs that came out in 2018. Happy New Year! Listen →

  • Ep. 123: Travel
    by Shane on December 18, 2018 at 1:04 am

    On the radio again, I just can't wait to be on the radio again, this week's show is full of songs about travel. Listen →

  • 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 →