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 on Car Talk, we introduce a new word, courtesy of The Washington Post. It's "bozone,” and it's defined as the protective layer around stupid people that keeps them that way. You'll hear bozone in full effect, as Tom and Ray try to diagnose a Ford with a saggy accelerator, a CRX that sounds like a marching band rolling down the highway, and a Jeep that stalls when you shift gears.
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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We talk with Britain's exuberant gastronaut Stefan Gates about his BBC documentary on bug-eating called Alien Nation. NYC restaurateur Eddie Huang of BaoHaus explains the art of the Asian bun. His memoir is Fresh Off the Boat. And chef Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door gives us a primer on the Vietnamese noodle soup pho. His latest book is Vietnamese Home Cooking.
This week we're bringing you a show recorded in one of the most happening food towns in the world, Mexico City, including a visit with the grand dame of Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy.
Kat Kinsman on ethics, David Rosengarten on knives, Michael Ruhlman on roasting, Louise Hay, Heather Dane, Azalina Eusope.
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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This week on Car Talk, male solidarity takes one on the chin. Chuck from Maine is worried that his wife's parking brake method is killing their CRV. But the car will be in better shape than Chuck's ego when Tom and Ray finish with him! Elsewhere on the vehicular front, Scott in Oregon is worried about his Nissan's starting problem. But he's a wee bit more concerned about protecting it from his neighbor Fat Tony, and his big bucket o' tools.
This week, Car Talk kicks off with a few new words that may be coming to a dictionary near you. Then, they put one of those words right to work, with a series of brilliant stupiphanies: Jim in Florida learns why his next boat trip may leave him stranded in international waters; Liz in Missouri discovers that Porsche ownership comes with a monthly dose of sticker shock; and Jean finds out why her car may have violated just about every one of Newton's laws.
This week on Car Talk, you'd think twin brothers working in the same garage would have the same auto-diagnostic skills set, right? Well, Becky in Dallas is learning the hard way that it ain't necessarily so, after letting the wrong twin get his hands on her Lexus.
This week on Car Talk, we've got a roadside repair story to beat the band! It involves a dead Camry, a remote mountain top, and a mysterious stranger, clad in white from head to hubcap, who did nothing more than say, "Just start the car."
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.
This week on Car Talk, a used-car salesman chooses an opportune time to turn into a consumer advocate. Meanwhile, out in Oregon, Danni could've used someone to tell her not to buy the second-hand Range Rover that called her name, in the midst of P.I.S.(that's, "Pregnancy Induced Insanity"). She's already been hit with a few thousand bucks worth of repairs and her husband can't even fit in the car.
This week on Car Talk, David's Dodge is having trouble starting, unless he turns the key and counts to 10. Can his problems be solved by a Few Brave Electrons and a broom handle?
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 on Car Talk, life in the Big Easy is proving to be anything but that for Betsy and her truck. Since relocating to New Orleans, her Toyota has taken to spewing gas all over the place. Her mechanic's first guess? Mud chiggers in the fuel line! Entomology also comes into play later on, as Ray uses an ant colony to help explain why Nancy's Nissan won't start in cold weather unless she turns the heater on first.
This week on Car Talk, Chad in Arizona seeks help convincing his wife that a '96 Tahoe with 212,000 miles is the perfect vehicle for their 2,000-mile summer vacation. Can he get Tom and Ray's blessing, and perhaps even an incantation? Maybe, but he's going to have to do a better selling job than, "It looks good." Meanwhile, what's worse than getting your car broken into? How about if your mechanic, Nunzio the Knucklescraper, takes it for a night on the town and ruins the alignment?
Have you only eaten potatoes bought at the store? Well, they've been stored for many months! Instead, consider home-grown potatoes - they're a sweet and juicy treat, one that you can only enjoy if you grow your own! Mike McGrath will discuss the basics of potato growing, and reveal a "no work" trick that allows you to grow spuds without any digging at all!
This week on "The Best of Car Talk", unearthed letters from summer camp prove that the child really is father to the man, at least when it comes to our Technical, Spiritual and Menu Advisor, John "Bugsy" Lawlor. Elsewhere, Lee liberated herself from her mechanic by changing her own oil, but also got liberated from her cash when she poured the oil into her transmission; Cameron needs a lesson in how to burn rubber; and Carly becomes the poster child for Repair Avoidance Syndrome by not getting her shaking Civic looked at.
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.
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.
Greg Engert on lambic, Brian Wansink on overeating, Maryann Tebben on sauces, Richard Wrangham on cooking.
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.
Hosted by renowned pet psychologist and behaviorist Warren Eckstein, The Pet Show tackles America's toughest pet problems. With topics like "what to expect from your pet when you're expecting" and "pet body language", listeners will learn how to better understand and care for their furry friends.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, can Cathy drive her dog 2,000 miles to summer camp in a truck without AC, or should she spend big bucks to cool all involved? Elsewhere, Dorothea's dealer changed her belts, and now her car is shrieking. Does she need a big lawyer, or a big stick? Also, Richie's dual oil system proves the adage, "The stingy man spends the most."; Tom and Ray ponder whether members of the Witness Protection Program get to hang out with each other; and was William Shakespeare Italian?
Skye Gyngell on Spring, Robert Egger on senior meals, Molly Birnbaum on milk, Mark Hagen on rhubarb, True Treats Candy.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Wyatt holds Tom and Ray responsible for the worst eight months of his life, and not because they gave him bogus car advice! It's a tale of woe and intrigue that ends with an almost cross-country escape in a VW Microbus. Elsewhere, Cynthia's kids want her to dump her beloved Subaru. Should she go along, if they give her a new BMW for Mother's Day? Also, Ben took his parents' Land Rover for a joy ride that ended in a cloud of smoke; Helen's the only one who can hear her Acura thump, and more.
Barry Estabrook on pork, Jackson Pollock's recipes, Jen Stevenson on picnics, Shauna Sever on sugar.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray demonstrate their unmatched ability to plant all four feet firmly in their mouths and endanger their marriages - all while diagnosing a simple vacuum leak. Later, however, they just might make amends by helping to save Beth's marriage, with a ruling on whether her Civic's clutch should be more afraid of Beth or her husband. Elsewhere, Susan is a philosophy professor by day, and a pig rescuer by night.
Lenny Russo on farm-to-table, Alex Raij on the Basque Country, Dina Cheney on non-dairy milks, meat vending machines, restaurant regulars.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, can Liz use her Maxima to remove some unwanted shrubs from her yard, or will her bumper wind up as part of the landscape? Elsewhere, Nancy's 16-year-old son wants a Camaro. Will she be abdicating all parental responsibility if she buys him one, and is there a good alternative that's big, ugly, and cool?
David Gelb on chefs, Diana Henry on chicken, Elizabeth Millard on kitchen gardening, Tara Whitsitt.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, is Martha's Passat shifting rough because of a failing transmission, or Martha's bad driving habits? The Car Talk Leadfoot Personality Test may give the answer. Elsewhere, Martin's brilliant roadside fix for his loose muffler could wind up setting the entire Northeast on fire; Dick's car is blowing so much smoke he's on Pennsylvania's Most Wanted Polluters list; and Elizabeth is wondering if she should let a sleeping nail lie - in her tire.
Chris Ying on sausage, Chris Schonberger on food media, Barton Seaver on sea greens, Floyd Cardoz on curry, Lynda Trang Dai.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, low-budget filmmaker Seth wants to blow up a car for his latest project. Is there enough cash in our legal defense fund for Tom and Ray to even consider giving Seth any advice?
Maureen Abood on Lebanese cuisine, Jeremy Nolen on German food, Rumi Spice's Kimberly Jung, the Sterns.
Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard on Korean food, Enrique Olvera on recipes, Molly Birnbaum on scallops, Gary Nabhan on Tucson.