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this is the best investment I've ever made!
hours and hours of brilliant and funny insight into way more than just cars.
from my ipod shuffle I can now listen wherever, whenever. great!!
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.
I wrote earlier that I let my subscription to Car Talk lapse because it was not burnable to CD. Well, that has changed. Now, I can burn the shows to a CD so I can listen in the car. Not only that, but the "commercials" during the breaks (you know, those public service announcements and ads for upcoming NPR shows) are removed.
I love the new way Car Talk is done. The newest show is always available on Monday for me to get. I don't have to listen to "commercials". I can burn it to CD. Can life get any better?
Way to go, Audible! Oh, and you too, 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!
"Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
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.
This week on Car Talk, we dig into the archives for an all-time classic salute to Mother's Day, featuring your hosts Tom and Ray - and their mom, Elizabeth. That's right, there's a third microphone in the studio this week, and that means no shortage of tales from Tom and Ray's childhood, plenty of (unwanted!) maternal advice, and several moments of poor Elizabeth just wondering where she went wrong. And yes, Tom, Ray, and Elizabeth do answer car questions!
This week on Car Talk, Marni is in possession of her late dad's ashes, and his beloved 1962 Corvette. You see where this is going, right? How bad an idea is it for her to pour Dad's ashes into the gas tank, and is there a less combustible way she can make Dad one with his car? Elsewhere, Paul can't hear his Suburban's directional signal, and is convinced it's at fault, despite the fact that it manages to wake up his wife and daughters sleeping in the back seat; Gamin drove through a deep puddle, and her Civic is now making a noise that could be rust, a warp, or a dead fish; and Clive is wondering how his 18-year-old son managed to fry his new Camry's clutch in one afternoon.
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.
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, 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.
This week on Car Talk, LaDell's new career as a car salesman was off to a good start, until he opened his mouth. He bragged to a customer about a car's torque and horsepower, the customer asked LaDell to explain the difference… and he's still waiting for an answer. Elsewhere, Liberty's Nissan is sending a clear message: Give me new ball joints, or I may give you death; Tony's 17-year-old son says the fumes from Dad's Saab are responsible for him dropping AP history and not cleaning his room anymore; and, Liz is wondering whether her trusty old Toyota truck can serve as a two-story home for her sled dogs.
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.
This week on Car Talk, an auto-marital dispute takes center stage. Carrie thinks her husband, an engineer and self-proclaimed Procedural Deviant, is destroying their car by shutting it off before putting it into park. Find out if she's right, and learn some other tell-tale signs of Procedural Deviancy. Also, meet Seth from Cincinnati - actually, you may want to avoid Seth.
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.
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.
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!
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.