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One of the Longest Running Broadcast Shows in the U.S.

University of Detroit Mercy's quirky quiz show has been on the air since the 1950s.

Today, the show is moderated by Matthew J. Mio, Ph.D.,  associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Ask the Professor is an unrehearsed show of questions and answers, where you, the audience, can try to stump the professors of University of Detroit Mercy. The program features University of Detroit Mercy faculty members from chemistry, communications, English, history, math and philosophy.

This panel of professors is challenged by listeners who send in questions about almost anything, in an attempt to stump the group. Communication Studies students help produce the successful radio program, and each show is recorded and available as a podcast from iTunes.

Send in Questions; Stump the Profs; Get a Cool Mug!

All you need to do to be sipping your morning brew out of one of these fabulous mugs is to send in a list of questions and answers to producer Michael Jayson. If your questions stump the profs, we'll mail you a mug!  Send us your questions through Fax or email.

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    How to Send in Your Questions!

    Questions can range in topic from the ridiculous to the sublime. Be sure to include your answers!  You can even listen to past shows to get an idea of the variety of questions our listeners send in.

    Submit your questions and answers by email:

    When sending by email, be sure to include:

    • Your Name
    • Your Mailing Address (so we can send you a prize!).

Did You See Us on Michigan Under the Radar?

Check out our TV appearance with the great folks from Michigan Under the Radar.  Our segment starts 8 minutes into the show.
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Recent episodes

  1. Episode # 1928 Download
    Air date: 3/17/19 (00:28:45) Host Matt Mio is joined on this week’s program by Professors Heather Hill-Vasquez, Mara Livezey, Dave Chow, Jim Tubbs, and Dan Maggio. With special guest Al Dente.

  2. Episode # 1927 Download
    Air date: 3/10/19 (v.o.@ 00:28:25)

  3. Episode # 1926 Download
    Air date: 3/3/19 (v.o.@ 00:28:40)

  4. Episode # 1925 Download
    Air date: 2/24/19 (v.o.: 00:28:48) Host Matt Mio is joined by Professors Heather Hill-Vasquez, Kendra Evans, Dan Maggio, Dave Chow, Beth Oljar and special guest Mara Livezey, from Detroit Mercy’s Department of Chemistry And Biochemistry.

  5. Episode # 1924 Download
    Air date: 2/17/19 (00:28:48)

  6. Episode # 1923 Download
    Air date: 2/10/19 (00:28:45)

  7. Episode # 1922 Download
    Air date: 2/3/19 (00:28:35)

  8. Episode # 1921 Download
    Air date: 1/27/19 (v.o: 00:28:37)

  9. Episode # 1920 Download
    Air date: 1/20/19 (00:28:36) Joining Host Matt Mio in the studio this week: Professors Heather Hill-Vasquez, Kendra Evans, Jim Tubbs, Dan Maggio and Dave Chow.

  10. Episode # 1919 Download
    Air date: 1/13/19 (00:28:45) Enjoy ATP memories from November 2007. Moderator Kathy Bush is joined by Professors Beth Oljar, Matt Mio, Roy Finkenbine and Dan Maggio.