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 # 1719 Download
    Air date: 1/15/17 We’re always grateful to receive questions from our listeners from all across the USA; and in some cases,from the other side of the world. On this week’s show, the professors are happy to read an email from a listener in Trebic, Czech Republic.

  2. Episode # 1718 Download
    Air date: 1/8/17 Professor Matt Mio and the ATP panelists are back in the studio for the first new episode of 2017.

  3. Episode #1717 Download
    Air date: 1/1/17 Enjoy these delightful Ask The Professor memories from New Year’s Day 1984. Host Edwin DeWindt welcomes Professors George Pickering, Robert Oneil, Bernie Green, Sarah Gravelle and John Klemanski.

  4. Episode # 1716 Download
    Air date: 12/25/16 Today’s program features a re-broadcast of the Ask The Professor Christmas of 2008. Moderator Kathy Bush is joined by panelists Beth Oljar, Roy Finkenbine, Dan Maggio and Dave Chow.

  5. Episode # 1715 Download
    Air date: 12/18/16

  6. Episode # 1714 Download
    Air date: 12/11/16

  7. Episode # 1713 Download
    Air date: 12/4/16 With special guest – Tom Daldin, from Under The Radar: Michigan

  8. Episode # 1712 Download
    Air date: 11/27/16 Please enjoy this classic Ask The Professor episode from November 2008. Featuring Kathy Bush as the moderator of the show.

  9. Episode # 1711 Download
    Air date: 11/20/16

  10. Episode # 1710 Download
    Air date: 11/13/16