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37. Time

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"Why does time pass faster as you get older??"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Meg Kassabaum asked this question


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36. Verboten

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"What's the difference between friends and more?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Gina Saltina asked this question. Somebody has been living underground for 17 years, just waiting for that last lucky musical moment in the open air.


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35. Patience

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"Is patience just complicity?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Tom Foran asked this question. Music by I Tre Antonio della Basilicata recorded in 1927. Only 5 days? Somebody is gunning for 5 years. 


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34. Apocalypse

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"What is a silver lining to the apocalypse?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Pablo Andres Baeza asked this question.. Somebody doesn't mind a can of cat food for dinner every now and then. 


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33. Modifiers

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"Which develops young minds better: adjectives or adverbs?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Alma Sheppard-Matsuo asked this question. Music composed by Erik Satie in 1888, John Cage in 1952, and Rock/Paper/Scissors in 1999. 


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32. Weltschmerz

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"How much of the past should we let go of in order to stay present, but still understand how we got here?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Jo Doberstein asked this question. Maurice Maréchal played the cello and released this music on a wax cylinder in 1922. Jonathan Pfeffer eats out of singing bowls. Somebody will always stick their hand in the hole.


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31. Corruption

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"Is it possible to be an ethical person working within a corrupt system?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Ann Stromgren asked the question. Somebody listens to Malvina Reynolds records when Nobody is around. Go find Malvina's song "The Little Mouse" to get the story straight.


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30. Lightning

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"If nobody hears this podcast, then did anybody ask a question?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews, and real-mensch production help from Ben "Big Shoulders" Rosenthal. Deborah Zuchman, Patrick Andrews, Kylin Metler, David Brick, Scott Blackshire, Dale Nelson, Scott Rosenthal, Michele Rosenthal, and Janet Finegar asked the questions. Thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson for the bell, and to Jonathan Pfeffer for recording it. Somebody takes a zither to bed, even though it's a little bit out of tune. Want to send a question to Nobody Knows? Do it at www.themediums.org.


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29. Depression

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"What do you do when you're down in the dumps?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Adrienne Mackey and Sunny Blippers asked the questions. Sam Moore played the 8-string guitar on "Laughing Rag" in 1922, sometimes along with Horace Davis on 6-string guitar, other times with Frank Banta on piano. Somebody brought the stationary bicycle, the dog, and the loudly snoring person back into the studio to celebrate for the last daily episode of the season. Nobody can wait for the new weekly schedule to kick in.


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28. Déjà-vu

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"What causes déjà-vu?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Dane Pangonis asked the question and even showed up to hear the answer in person. Somebody has a hookup for free photocopies.


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27. Choice

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"Why do one thing rather than another thing?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. David Evan Krebs asked the question. Bohumir Kryl and Leroy Haines played the cornet and trombone in 1903. Sam Jones debuted as Stovepipe No. 1 two decades later. Somebody is having tea with the crickets.


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26. Insomnia

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"I have severe insomnia. What should I do?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. George Russel asked the question. Professor Walter Fischer played the organ at the Berlin Cathedral, accompanied by Wolfgang Josephi on violin in 1922.


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25. Grit

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"What's your take on this whole grit thing?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Julie Beth asked the question. Somebody dropped a nickel into the 100-year-old calliope, which provided the music for this episode.


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24. Clowns

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"Why are Americans afraid of clowns?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Daniel McNamara asked the question. 13-year-old Joë Rossi and Abol-hasan Sabā played the accordion and violin in1930s France and Persia. Poll mentioned in the episode was from 2016 and can be found here.


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23. Snoring

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"Why doesn’t loud snoring wake up the snorer?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Bunny Slippers asked the question. Somebody doesn't snore, despite what everybody says.


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22. Seasoning

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"Sugar or salt?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Chenda Cope asked the question. The orchestras of Victor Herbert and Raderman-Beckerman provided the sugar and salt a century ago. Somebody likes the space between stations.


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21. Brothers

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"Why do I love and hate my brother at the same time?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Scott Blackshire asked the question. No feline nor human siblings were harmed in the making of this episode. Somebody is an only child.


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20. Size

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"If size doesn’t matter, what does?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Dave Nimmons asked the question. Bailey's Lucky Seven played the tune "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye" back in 1922.


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19. Strangers

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"Why am I so scared of strangers?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Vanessa Ogbuehi asked the question. Giovanni Vicari played the mandolin in Little Italy in the 1920s. Somebody played with the gramophone instead of refilling the water cooler.


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18. Gentrification

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"Am I a gentrifier?"

Nobody Knows features the voice of Mason Rosenthal, with sound design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews. Christina Gesualdi asked the question. Somebody drove the bulldozer.


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