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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.


    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 or through our online Google form:

    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.

Ask the Professor can be heard from Detroit to Des Moines

Our faithful listeners tune into our show through a variety of ways.  For a list of archived shows, be sure to bookmark this page where the 10 most recent episodes are always available.  We are still on traditional radio, too.  Check us out at these stations:
FM 89.7
Pittsfield, Massachusetts    
Sundays, 10 a.m.
AM 1230
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sundays, 7 a.m.

WHO Radio
AM 1040
Des Moines, Iowa
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

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Listen up!

Bill Rabe, creator of Ask the Professor Bill Rabe - Creator of Ask the Professor

Listen to a historical reflection on the program from Bill Rabe!

Listen to past episodes dating back to 2014.
Click here for the ATP audio archive.

Recent episodes

  1. Episode # 1806 Download
    Air date: 10/15/17

  2. Episode #1805 Download
    Air date: 10/8/17 Joining host Matt Mio today – Detroit Mercy Professors Joe Abisaid and Kendra Evans. Panelists Dan Maggio and Dave Chow are also in studio, and this week’s special guest is Dr. Christine Pacini from the College of Health Professions.

  3. Episode # 1804 Download
    Air date: 10/1/17

  4. Episode # 1803 Download
    Air date: 9/24/17 Host Matt Mio with panelists Kendra Evans(Chemistry & Biochemistry), Joe Abisaid(Communication Studies), Jim Tubbs(Religious Studies), Dan Maggio, and Dave Chow. Welcoming special guest Gary Erwin, University of Detroit Mercy Associate Vice President for Marketing & Public Affairs.

  5. Episode # 1802 Download
    Air date: 9/17/17 Host Matt Mio and panelists Heather Hill-Vasquez, Jim Tubbs, Dave Chow, Dan Maggio and special guest Leslie Mio. Today’s show features questions from Rachel Ralston and Amy Dixon.

  6. Episode # 1801 Download
    Air date: 9/10/17 Host Matt Mio is back to kick off a new season of Ask The Professor, with panelists Heather Hill-Vasquez, Jim Tubbs, Dave Chow, Dan Maggio and special guest Leslie Mio. Today’s show features questions from Frank Burroughs, Michelle Horner and Al Fresco.

  7. Episode # 1752 Download
    Air date: 9/3/17 It’s a rebroadcast of a classic ATP program from October 2005. Professor Kathy Bush is the moderator, and she’s joined in this episode by Professors Dave Koukal(Philosophy), Roy Finkenbine (History), Jerry Curtsinger (Communication Studies), Jeffe Boats (Mathematics), Beth Oljar (Philosophy) and special guest Sharon Vlahovich.

  8. Episode # 1751 Download
    Air date: 8/27/17

  9. Episode # 1750 Download
    Air date: 8/20/17

  10. Episode # 1749 Download
    Air date: 8/13/17

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