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 Greg was surprised when his truck started running poorly, until he learned that his four-year-old son had washed the inside of the gas tank with soap. Should Greg stick his kid with the repair bill? Judy can't decide if her son-in-law is brilliant or wacko for raising the hood of his Volvo after every drive; Gil's Camry may be leaving a trail of clutch fluid from Houston to Phoenix; Debra's knocking is nothing compared to the sound of two hosts banging their heads together trying to figure out what's causing it.
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.
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Listen to the voice of the renowned Dr. Ernest Holmes as if he was here today. These wonderful recordings are from his earliest Sunday live broadcasts.
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We discuss the cuisine of Portugal with David Leite author of The New Portuguese Table. Jane and Michael Stern have found stellar Creamed Chipped Beef at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, MD and we learn the art of Indian dal from Raghavan Iyer author of 660 Curries.
This week on Car Talk, we proudly introduce a sure-fire cure for Car Talk-induced narcolepsy. Did we make the show more engaging and compelling? Sorry, we're not miracle workers.
This week, did Christy destroy her dad's car 15 years ago by putting black tape over a flashing temperature light - and then continuing to drive? And is Dad ready to forgive and forget? It's one of our all-time favorite auto-familial disputes. Elsewhere, Andy got talked into replacing his front brakes to help stop a noise coming from the rear; Nancy's husband says she's risking death by keeping her air conditioning on recirculate; and should Mickey be concerned that she's on her fourth consecutive boyfriend who drives an '82 Honda?
This week on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Michelle is happily driving around Spokane in her $700 dream truck, or if it's doing duty as a lawn ornament in her backyard. Elsewhere, Karlene's mechanic diagnosed her Explorer's annoying squeak as "an annoying squeak," with no suggestions for quieting it. Can Tom and Ray do perhaps just a wee bit better? Also, Ed may need to resort to healing crystals to start his son's Taurus, and Stan thinks his wife's aggressive air-conditioning use may pop a belt.
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinners. His latest book is Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. We look at an alternative and ancient way to bake – on the grill – with Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, and learn the art of pairing beer with cheese from Steve Jones, owner of Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Bill parked his rental car on a beach, and discovered the next morning that the tide had rolled in - to the car. He's bailed the water, but hasn't told the rental company. Should he 'fess up? Elsewhere, on a scale of one to 10, how stupid should Ryan feel about getting talked into an engine shampoo when he took his car for an oil change? How about 11? And, is a lucky doughnut enough to keep Tamatha's brakes from burning up for a third time? All this and more this week.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, John can only keep his car from stalling by opening the hood and touching the engine. Does this fix have anything to do with the fact that John's a Catholic priest? Elsewhere, Tom is looking for a "girlfriend car," but can't decide if his wife should be able to drive it; Rick's friends are telling him his family road trip from Kansas to Disneyland may end in Wichita if he doesn't get a valve job; and way up north in Alaska, Linda needs to retro-fit her ATV so her sled dogs will get their workouts.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Grant's marriage counselor suggested he and his wife turn to Tom and Ray to help settle their auto-marital dispute over keeping the radio on while the car is off. Will Tom and Ray help bring peace, or will Grant's next appearance be on Divorce Court? Elsewhere, Mark decided to replace his working transmission, and has now gone through six failed rebuilds in six months. Does this earn him an equal number of dope slaps? All this and more, this week.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray fulfill one listener's dream, while creating nightmares for everyone else, with a one-time only performance of the barbershop classic "Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby." Assuming the FCC lets us get through the rest of the show, Mary wants to sell her Accord, but it needs $500 of repairs. Should she get it fixed, divulge the problems to a potential buyer, or say nothing? And, how crazy is she for thinking she'll get a good answer from two mechanics?
Is it possible to get truly chemical-free organic lawn care from a commercial provider? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal the questions that you need to ask- and the answers you should receive - to be sure that your lawn care is organic. And, of course, we'll have more chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions.
We are looking at mindfulness in the kitchen this week with Dan Harris, best-selling author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help that Actually Works -- A True Story. We talk to the Martha Stewart of Australia, Donna Hay, chef Ronna Welsh tells us how to reduce waste in the kitchen, and the Sterns fill us in on Arkansas fried pies.
This week on Car Talk, how do you handle a slightly anal retentive dad who insists on keeping verrrry thorough car records? If you're Rebecca, you tell Dad what you really think, and then call on Click and Clack to try to broker peace.
We are back with another episode of our Key 3 series, interviews with chefs and good cooks about the three recipes they think other good cooks should know. This week it's Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life. The Stern's are in Michigan eating boozy cakes made by monks at The Jampot and then master baker Alice Medrich comes by with her best in summer time baking. Her new book is Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.
This week, Bill's broken odometer fixed itself, right after Bill dreamed it was working. Will Tom and Ray have a mechanical explanation, a metaphysical explanation, or (most likely) a bogus explanation? Elsewhere, Toby wants her husband to get rid of her old BMW, but he's proving as immovable as the car; Sally is getting half her husband's mileage, and hopes it's not because she's buying cheap gas from Rotten Robbie; and Derek's dog would really appreciate it if Derek could get his Impreza to stop lunging forward.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Click and Clack attempt to decode cryptic personal ads. And, sticking with relationship advice, they weigh in on Nancy's dispute with her husband. Spoiler alert: Will Nancy ever let her hubby live down his bogus A/C theory? Meanwhile, Bob's Fiat is having issues ever since he got it painted and disturbed the car's "delicate" nature. Will his Fiat end up in a box just like Tommy's?
Could anything ruin a walk through one of America's most beautiful and peaceful national monuments? How about a radio show host complaining because he can't get an espresso? This week on The Best of Car Talk, the tale of Tom and Ray's ill-fated visit to the Muir Woods.
The Splendid Table is a series hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, providing listeners with information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture.
This week on the Splendid Table, we talk to food activist and McArthur Genius award recipient, Will Allen, about urban farming, journalist Adam Leith Gollner introduces us to the Italian region of Abruzzo, the Sterns are at Pie Hut in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Amy Bentley, the author of _Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet_,gives us a quick history of baby food.
Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford on Samarkand, Steven Satterfield's favorite recipe, Michael Twitty's The Cooking Gene, and Molly Birnbaum on Parmesan.
Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen and learn as Tom and Leslie deliver expert solutions to a wide range of the daily challenges frequently facing homeowners.
Augusten Burroughs on his new memoir, Virgilio Martinez on Peruvian cuisine, Domenica Marchetti on preserving food, Kate McDermott on pie crust.
Nicole Vitello on bananas, Rick Bayless on vegetables, Dan Buettner on longevity, Nongkran Daks, Heidi Appel.
Will Guidara on service, Steve Raichlen on meatless smoking, Talia Baiocchi on low-alcohol drinks, Corey Lee on culinary covers.