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The Answer Man

With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of questions written in by listeners.

5 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 23, 1944:

"Who at the most at Thanksgiving"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Listeners from around the country wrote in with intriguing questions for The Answer Man.  As many as 2,500 questions came per day to be answered by The Answer Man.  From "Who ate the most at the first Thanksgiving?" to "How many hours are there in a year?" to "Does a hen lay an egg because she wants to or because she has to?"  

New York Library Opening DayThe original Answer Man, Albert Mitchell, kept his office the perfect place—across from the New York Public Library!  With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of dilemma and settled many bets over its 20 years run from 1937 to 1956.

However, even with his genius staff flipping through the New York Library, there were two questions that stumped The Answer Man:

  • How many buffalo would it take to fill Grand Canyon?
  • Do birds dream?

There were versions of The Answer Man around the world including Greece, Germany, Poland, and many others. Albert Mitchell was The Answer Man in the United States with Joe Mansfield as The Answer Man in Los Angeles. 

This old time radio series is very unique, but you may also enjoy the informative quiz shows: Information Please , Quiz Kids, and Are You a Genius?

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 11 minutes
      1. AnswerMan 441123 Who Ate the Most at the First Thanksgiving.mp3
      2. AnswerMan 451122 How High Up are Sky Writing Letters.mp3
      3. AnswerMan 461128 How Long Was the First Thanksgiving Dinner.mp3
      4. AnswerMan 461128 Night Time.mp3
      5. AnswerMan Is Hitlers Phone Number in Whos Who.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 11 minutes
      1. AnswerMan 441123 Who Ate the Most at the First Thanksgiving.mp3
      2. AnswerMan 451122 How High Up are Sky Writing Letters.mp3
      3. AnswerMan 461128 How Long Was the First Thanksgiving Dinner.mp3
      4. AnswerMan 461128 Night Time.mp3
      5. AnswerMan Is Hitlers Phone Number in Whos Who.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    5 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min

    Disc A001

    1. AnswerMan Is Hitlers Phone Number in Whos Who
    2. AnswerMan 441123 Who Ate the Most at the First Thanksgiving
    3. AnswerMan 451122 How High Up are Sky Writing Letters
    4. AnswerMan 461128 How Long Was the First Thanksgiving Dinner

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. AnswerMan 461128 Night Time

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00