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Each week, listeners call in with their car woes and brothers in grime Tom and Ray Magliozzi dish out their wit and know-how. Get the latest issue or subscribe, and hear an interview with Tom and Ray.
One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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This week, one of the guy's sons gets even with Dad on the air, for ruining his "street cred."
Does the world really need a Click AND a Clack? Tom and Ray mull over a listener's request for a 50% reduction in Magliozzis.
We've heard of people names for cars but car names for people? In this week's show, hear the trendiest automotive baby names.
This week, Tom and Ray help a gumshoe solve his mechanical mystery.
Valerian in the air intake, Kool-Aid on the driveway, and other ingeniously evil car pranks from our listeners.
This week, Minister Rob asks Tom and Ray for oil-change absolution.
In this week's show, learn how to stop an atomic reactor cooling system leak.
It's the thought that counts. Dave's wife meticulously scoured every inch of his Saab 900 as a special birthday surprise.
In this week's Car Talk, Mom's got a checkered past.
This week, a legend is born. Katie's mom will never forget that romantic date with a view up on a Car Talk shop lift.
The Splendid Table is a one-hour culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, The Splendid Table tours new culinary territory, from the vineyards of Provence to the city-street diners of Philadelphia. While doing so, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper uncovers hidden delights, and offers her modern take on getting food to the "splendid table" with cooking tips, recipes, and her own personal advice.
"stump the chef!"
This week on Car Talk, listener Ken Warner turns to Tom and Ray to help rescue him from an attack of Male Answer Syndrome - discreetly. Find out what got him in trouble, and what lengths the guys will go to in order to protect the guilty. Did we mention, his name is Ken Warner? Meanwhile, out in Nevada, Sarah thinks her husband's also been stricken with MAS, in the form of a premature brake job.
This week on Car Talk, it's not surprising that after years of duty as a fishing vehicle, a '91 Isuzu might take on the aroma of not-so-fresh carp. But when a family of bats moves in and leaves their calling card, the aroma is too much for Bill in California. Will Tom and Ray support his slightly wacko de-stinkification plan?
This week on Car Talk, is Detroit desperate enough to take marketing advice from Tom and Ray? Probably not, but that's not gonna stop the guys from sharing a few (how do we put this delicately?) nontraditional concepts for helping the auto industry get back on its feet. How about the Assemble-it-Yourself car? Or, a repurposing of the SUV as mother-in-Law apartment?
We celebrate St. Patrick's Day with tips from noted Irish gardener John Cushnie! John is the author of several books; his latest is How to Prune. He is also a panelist on the BBC's Gardener's Question Time. During the Question of the Week, we stick with the green and discuss moss. Moss covers the ground with a bright blanket of green that never needs mowing or feeding. It can take a little foot traffic and even a little sun.
This week on Car Talk, two separate incidents create the same reaction: a two-word phrase beginning with "Oh" and ending with a word that would get an FCC commissioner's shorts in a bunch. First, Nancy drives her VW Bug over a boulder in Death Valley, then Chad snaps off the key in the ignition of his Maxima. Will Tom and Ray provide aid and comfort, or just have a few laughs at Nancy and Chad's expense?
Michael Gelb explains what neuroplasticity means, and provides some low cost ways (including optimism!) to improve our brain power and resilience, and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. He describes the benefits of challenging the brain to do something new, and other brain-enhancing activities, including meditation, wine in moderation, and naps!
This week on Car Talk, we welcome back one of our favorite wackos - Paula from Portland, Maine - for a round of Stump the Chumps. Paula claimed that the only way she could get her Subaru to start in the dead of winter was by laying a blanket across the hood. Tom and Ray offered an alternative starting method that didn't involve bedroom accessories. We'll find out if they were right - and if Paula's neighbors have stopped whispering about her behind her back.
This week on Car Talk, a day of maple sugaring came to a bad end for John when he spilled a five-gallon container of syrup in his car. How can he get the sticky stuff out of the seatbelt holders, short of slipping a stack of pancakes in there to sop it up? Also, a classic Car Talk driveway moment, literally, as Jason pours gas down his truck's carburetor, and tries to start it on the air. Will the 20th time be the charm? And on Stump the Chumps, we find out whether Tom and Ray correctly diagnosed Paula's whistling Bronco. All this, plus Tommy celebrates the arrival of a brand-new jalopy, this week on Car Talk.
We have another installment in our series The Key 3, interviews with chefs and good cooks about the three recipes other good cooks should know. This week its award-winning chef Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, and we hear about the Vietnamese tradition of monthly rice from journalist Claudia Kolker.
This week, get ready for some of our all-time favorite moments as Car Talk celebrates Mother's Day with a special appearance from Tom and Ray's long-suffering mom, Elizabeth. She'll spill the beans on what life was like in the Magliozzi household, and do her best to evade the question of which of her kids she liked best. She's also ready to give out advice to new moms ("You've got a long way to go, sweetheart!"); get to the real reason one caller really wants to teach his mom to drive ("Is she going to leave you a lot of money?"); and, offer a final thought on Motherhood that will have Tommy blowing coffee out his nose.
In this interview, Kara Kroeger describes how she traveled to Central America in her late teens, and discovered her life’s passion of herbs, food, and nutrition. As she learned from Central American healers who treated both the psycho-spiritual body and physical body, she became aware of why more people are experiencing food allergies and sensitivities. Kara shares specific information with us, including: what are nutrient-rich foods, how to test for food allergies, the upside and downside of eating meat in our diets, and what gluten is.
This week we talk to award-winning journalist Michael Moss about the food giants that decide what we eat. He is the author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Chopped's Ted Allen has advice on how to get out of our food ruts and we look at the stirrings of a movement in the wine world, natural wine.
In this interview, Carla Malden speaks with candor and clarity about her experience of living through the debilitating disease and death of her husband and work partner. You will hear how she learned the new language of medicine, how she coped with the reoccurrence of illness, and how she coped with the guilt of things said or not said. She shares the paradox of wanting things to be normal when they are so out of kilter, how therapy is useful for the entire family when a loved one is dying, and what it was like to bring her husband home to die.
This week on Car Talk, would your mechanic ride 60 miles sitting on the engine of a Land Rover with his hand over the carburetor? What if the alternative was being stranded in an area of Tanzania where the lion population far exceeds the number of tow truck drivers? Happily for Newton, his Tanzanian guide was willing to ride in the hot seat, and lead him to safety. All Tom and Ray need to do is explain why this worked--which may be more challenging.
Mexican chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table, joins us with her take on authentic Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Jane and Michael Stern are at Eckl's Beef & Weck in Orchard Park, N.Y. And we talk to food activist and MacArthur Fellow (Genius Award recipient) Will Allen about his book, The Good Food Revolution.
This week on Car Talk, Ian's Neon has discovered the Fountain of Youth. When the car goes over 50 MPH, the odometer begins running backwards. Can Tom and Ray figure out what's going on before the car drives itself all the way back to the assembly plant? Elsewhere, automotive history is made in Oregon, as Jim becomes the first person ever to feel guilty about selling a used car that's performing too well for its new owner; on Stump the Chumps, we find out Dana's jerking Jetta was really due to the dreaded, "Shmutz on the Clutch"; and Tom and Ray finally get judged by their peers, as an 8th grade class reviews our show. Could Roger Ebert have topped, "I think the show is a good idea because people like listening to idiots"? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
We’re heading to India for this week’s Key 3 with Raghavan Iyer, author of the bestselling 660 Curries. Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork, A History of How We Cook and Eat, brings the stories from our tabletops.
This week on Car Talk, Linda needs counseling after her Dad sold the family's beloved Rambler station wagon to a 17-year-old neighbor, rather than hand it down. Will Tom and Ray offer closure, or tips on how to trick the kid into selling the car back? Meanwhile, Tim in Florida may be wishing his Mom had sold her Buick, rather than gift it to him. It's missing the most essential accessory for Orlando-- a working air conditioner.