Ask the Professor Broadcast Quiz Show - University of Detroit Mercy


Why is Ask the Professor Host Matt Mio so perplexed?

Ask the Professor Host surrounded by ATP coffee mugs

Brand new, limited edition Ask the Professor coffee mugs have arrived and Matt Mio has to give them away! 
Ask the Professor is an unrehearsed show of questions and answers, where you, the audience, can try and stump the professors of University of Detroit Mercy.

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 qustions through fax, tweet, email or web. all the info is on this page:

"Ask the Professor": 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, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. The program features University of Detroit Mercy faculty members from chemistry, communications, English, history, math, philosophy and sociology.

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

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Recent episodes

  1. Episode # 1623 Download
    Air date: 2/14/16

  2. Episode # 1622 Download
    Air date: 2/7/16 v.o.: 28:42, m.o.: 29:32

  3. Episode # 1621 Download
    Air date: 1/31/16 Host Matt Mio and panelists Prof. Heather Hill-Vasquez, (UDM English Dept), Prof. Kendra Evans (Chemistry), Chuck Hokett (UDM I.T. & A.V. Services), Professor Prasad Venugopal (Physics), Dan Maggio and special guest Christine Pacini, Dean of UDM’s College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing.

  4. Episode # 1620 Download
    Air date: 1/24/16 v.o.: 28:34, m.o.: 29:27

  5. Episode # 1619 Download
    Air date: 1/17/16 v.o: 28:41, m.o: 29:43 Host Matt Mio with panelists Dave Chow,  Dan Maggio,  Jim Tubbs, and special guest Rachelle Belanger (UDM Biology professor)

  6. Episode # 1618 Download
    Air date: 1/10/16 v.o.:28:14, m.o.: 29:00 Host Matt Mio with panelists Heather Hill-Vasquez, Jason Roche, Chuck Hokett, Dave Chow and Dan Maggio

  7. Episode # 1617 Download
    Air date: 1/3/16 Classic ATP episode from New Year’s Eve 1985 Featuring Edwin Dewindt, George Pickering, Wallace Peace, Mary Jo Nichols and John Klamanski v.o.: 29:14, m.o.: 29:55

  8. Episode # 1616 Download
    Air date: 12/27/15 v.o.: 28:24, m.o.: 29:00 Host: Matt Mio along with panelists Chuck Hokett, Prasad Venugopal, Kendra Evans and Jason Roche

  9. Episode # 1615 Download
    Air date: 12/20/15 Host Matt Mio and panelists answer a special set of Christmas questions from Holly Berry. Featuring panelists Heather Hill-Vasquez (English), Kendra Evans (Chemistry), Jim Tubbs (Religious Studies), Dave Chow (College For Creative Studies) and Dan Maggio (First Lego League)

  10. Episode # 1614 Download
    Air date: 12/13/15 Host Matt Mio with panelists Stephanie Conant, Dan Maggio, Heather Hill Vasquez, Dave Chow and Jason Roche.