Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out


"...strange and thoroughly amazing..." - hyperallergic
"It’s genius." - Art F City



Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out is a research project detailing the origins of one of the greatest musical hooks of our time. The question "Who let the dogs out?", when paired with the sounds of dogs barking, was a piece of musical gold that slowly migrated from the margins to pop-culture dominance over a course of nearly a decade.

The project began in 2010 when Ben Sisto noticed a missing citation on the Wikipedia entry for Who Let the Dogs Out and made a few calls to validate a source. One thing lead to another and at present, Sisto oversees a collection of 250+ items and is the self-described world's leading expert on Who Let the Dogs Out.


The story involves a cast of producers, musicians, lawyers and fans hailing from London, Jacksonville, Chicago, Virginia, New York, Trinidad and Tobago and more; their collective stories touch on issues of attribution, intellectual property law, and sexism.

Who did let the dogs out? How was Roxy Music's hairdresser involved? Why doesn't the title have a question mark? Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out attempts to answer these questions and more in the form of a 45-ish minute public presentation, museum installation, DJ shows and more. 

Please feel free to get in touch.


Fall / Winter 2017 Live Dates
(Press Assets & Overview Here)


Purchase, NY: Talk

Wednesday Sept 27
SUNY Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd
For students & faculty



Chicago: DJ Set

Wednesday Nov 1, 6:00
Waydown at Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St
with Sasha Kokoroko
I'm on about 8-11pm


Chicago: Talk

Thursday Nov 2, 7:00
Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St
Free and open to the pubic

Presented by Mana Contemporary and Ace Hotel Chicago



NYC: Talk

Sunday Nov 5, 7:00
Ace Hotel New York
20 W. 29th St
Sugg. $10 donation
More details TBA


Philly: Talk

Monday Nov 6 (Day 1)
Museum open 6:00; Talk at 7:30
531 N. 12th St. 
Sugg $5 donation

Website & Facebook Event


Philly: Museum & Talk

Tuesday Nov 7 (Day 2)
Museum open 12:00; Talk at 7:30
531 N. 12th St. 
Sugg $5 donation

Website & Facebook Event

Charlottesville: Talk

Friday Nov 10, 6:00
OpenGrounds (UVA)
1400 University Ave.
Free and open to the public

Website & Facebook

Providence: Talk

Sunday Nov 12, 5:00
AS220 (Psychic Readings)
95 Empire Street, Providence
$5-$10 Sliding Scale


New Haven: Talk

Monday Nov 13, Time TBD
Yale University (Room TBA)
Talk for students, faculty


Stoney Brook: Talk

Tuesday Nov 14
Stony Brook University
Talk for students, faculty


Past Dates include: New York Law School, Nerd Nite, Students for Free Culture Conference, Kings College (UK), Oberon Theatre (Boston), The Lot Radio, Little Water Radio, Brooklyn Brewery, Presentation Party Night, Public Assembly, F.A.T. Gold at Eyebeam Art+ Technology Center, and NewInc's Summer Retreat

Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

Jeff's website and Soundcloud 

Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out

"Long have we petitioned the universe and sports stadiums, and now that quest will finally be laid bare for archivists to, hopefully, piece together an answer..." - A.V. Club 

The Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out contains over 250 LPs, CD, tapes, magazines, shirts, toys and other ephemera related to artist Ben Sisto's investigations into the origins of a well-known musical hook.

The collection is home to objects from the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan and other places, acquired over a period of approximately 7 years.

Museum highlights include a promotional flying disc available only via a short-lived television ad, rare primary source documents and the crowd-favorite, dancing stuffed animals.


The museum is not currently on public view, but is always open to new opportunities. Feel free to get in touch to learn more.

5 things you can’t miss at spring/break 2017 - i-D; "...one room managed to out-kitsch them all..." - Observer

Want to schedule a talk? Museum installation? Radio show? Email MOWLWLTDOO.