"Why does a dog wag their tail when happy, chase their tail when bored, and what's the origin of 'a piece of' tail?"


Nobody Knows features the voice of Nobody, with sound design by Somebody. Jerold “Papa” Rosenthal asked these questions in conversation with Benjamin “Ace Mensch” Rosenthal. Klezmer music recorded in 1939 by the State Ensemble for Jewish Folk Music of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Romany music recorded c. 1930s by a group of unknown musicians, “Old Time Blues” recorded in 1921 by Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds. Scurrying dog recorded by Kat7777 in 2017 and made available via freesound.org.

This special episode is dedicated to the memory of Papa Rosenthal and all the tails he shared.

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