Aug 26, 2014
The Answer Man was kind of a goofy show.
For 15 minutes, the narrator would throw questions at the Answer Man (Albert Mitchell), and Mitchell would throw back his answer. Back and forth at a rapidfire pace, and there were no boundaries for the question topics, which were mailed in by listeners.
The show ran on Mutual from 1937 to 1956, and overseas versions ran with different local hosts as the Answer Man.
If you wanted to know Adolph Hitler's phone number, or how many muscles were in a elephant's trunk, the Answer Man could tell you.