The Best of Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of The Best of Car Talk are brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
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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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This week on Car Talk, the one and only Martha Stewart comes to Car Talk Plaza, to help bail out Tom and Ray on auto-domestic matters. How do you get crusted dog drool off a car? What's the best way to craft a shaving cream rosette on a wedding get-away car? And, how long does it take to cook a whole chicken on the engine manifold? Find out if Martha has any better automotive advice than our dynamic duo!
Augusten Burroughs on his new memoir, Virgilio Martinez on Peruvian cuisine, Domenica Marchetti on preserving food, Kate McDermott on pie crust.
This week on Car Talk, is there any group more qualified to critique Car Talk than 8th graders? Assuming kindergartners aren't available? This week, we kick off the show with a few astute comments from kids. Then it's off to Ohio where Kellie's Accord is "bogging out" on the highway and her dad's wallet is emptying out trying to fix the problem.
Are you hoping to grow heirloom vegetables like Kentucky Wonder Beans, or Green Zebra Tomatoes and unusual varieties of flowers like beautiful sweet peas next season?
Looking for a lush, fragrant, fast-growing screening plant that supplies a highly valued cash crop and grows virtually anywhere? This week on You Bet Your Garden, we'll hop onto the idea of growing your own hops!
This week we're talking to Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat, Diana Henry author of Plenty brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers, and New York Times Getting Lost columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps.
This week on Car Talk, Tom in Vermont would like to convince his son that towing a 1978 Land Cruiser cross-country with his girlfriend's small pickup truck is a bad idea. But, Tom's afraid that any words of caution will be thrown to the wind, just because of his "Dad" status. Should he try reverse psychology? Elsewhere, Lisa's hopes of meeting her cute neighbor have been complicated by the embarrassing screeching noise her Civic makes every morning; and Denise would like to find a way to keep her Ford Maverick running without a clothespin stuck in the carburetor.
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 The Best of Car Talk, Richie tried to save money on oil changes by installing a dual-filtration system on his truck. The resulting acrid smoke seems to prove Tom and Ray’s mantra that, “It’s the stingy man who pays the most.” Elsewhere, Mare’s husband accidentally inflated their tires to 90 PSI. Should Mare get rid of the tires, or her husband?
This week on Car Talk, Alan thinks his Mercedes came with a 100,000-mile, self-destruct program. It's suffered a series of problems since the odometer rolled over and, with the Check Engine light now linked to his MasterCard account, Alan thinks it may be time to move on. Elsewhere, Fred lied to his wife about loving his friend's new car, and was punished by receiving the same car as a birthday present. Should he fess up and risk the consequences, or suffer for the next 150,000 miles? Also, do Tom and Ray have enough liability insurance to help Keri soup up her Hornet scooter so she can win a rematch against a Vespa? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, is Phil's Buick Roadmaster making noise because of a steering problem or because he needs to make 20-point turns to navigate the narrow streets of Our Fair City? Elsewhere, Fred doesn't know whether he should listen to his mechanic or his FSTB (Future Son-in-Law To Be) on how to start the Alfa that's been sitting in his garage for a year. Will siding with the mechanic doom Fred's daughter's marriage?
This week on Car Talk, what does Tommy's dog have in common with Helen's Volvo? Each tends to smell its own exhaust! But Tommy's dog isn't losing brain cells over it, while Helen may be. Elsewhere, Tom traded a set of teeth for a Chevy Caprice, but may have gotten the worse end of the deal; and, Bill's wife talked him into buying a new Impreza, but it may not be able to handle their daily drive across Big Bone Creek.
This week it's a look at the sometimes scandalous world of olive oil with Tom Mueller author of Extra Virginity. Legendary vegetarian cook Anna Thomas brings us her take on steaming bowls of green soup for the winter months. Her book is Love Soup. We talk with Christian De Benedetti about his book The Great American Ale Trail, and play another round of Stump the Cook with Modern Family's Ty Burrell.
This week on Car Talk, Molly's boyfriend gets irate when other drivers fail to use their turn signals. But when Molly caught him committing his own blinker transgression, said boyfriend had a ready explanation, that may send the bogosity meter way into the red.
This week on Car Talk, Sonia's husband Barry may be taking his anti-distracted driving stance a little too far. He refuses to talk to Sonia while driving, even when they're in the car together. Other families in crisis: Anita needs a cure for sister-induced car sickness, and Monique's kids want to get her sister's old Miata running, after it's been sitting with a dead battery for the last 10 years.
This week on Car Talk, Spring is here, and non-working Volvos are in full bloom in Jilinda's back yard. Her husband is collecting them as parts cars, but Jilinda would just as soon part with them.
Osayi Endolyn on Hoppin' John, Kurt Soller on Impossible Burger, Jacques Pépin on chicken, ATK on NJ Crumb Buns, Dan Pashman on the Greensboro Four
You've no doubt heard Tom and Ray warn callers about the danger of wheels falling off their cars. Well, this week on The Best of Car Talk, Mike's wheel fell off - twice! Happily, he lived to tell the tale. Can Tom and Ray help prevent strike three? Elsewhere, Carl's daughter drove from Boston to Colorado, and swears her truck added gas along the way. And Father John has decided to splurge on a Miata, and doesn't know if he'll get the best deal with his clerical collar on or off
Lynne welcomes new show host Francis Lam, The Perennial Plate in Ireland, ATK on Kitchen Safety, and Hannan Hart's My Drunk Kitchen
This week on the Best of Car Talk, how do you handle a slightly anal retentive dad who insists on keeping verrrry thorough car records? If you're Rebecca, you ignore Dad's beloved gas mileage book, tell Dad what you really think, and then call on Tom and Ray to try to get Dad to re-open his wallet. Elsewhere, should Carl try quieting his Rolls Royce by bending the door frame, or splurge for official Rolls duct tape?
Simran Sethi on biodiversity, Matt Goulding on Japan, Molly Birnbaum on alliums, Sam Seneviratne on spice, Alex Stupak on tortillas.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Joyce's mild-mannered husband teaches meditation by day, but when he gets behind the wheel, he turns into a cross between Mario Andretti and Tony Soprano. Is it the car, the traffic, or does Joyce's husband have a dark side? Elsewhere, Andrew is concerned about his washer fluid lacking testosterone; Catherine has lived five years with a buzzing oil pressure indicator; and Aaron's Impala now takes off like it's dragging a ton of bricks.
Ragavhan Iyer on potatoes, Joe Yonan on jackfruit, ATK on sourdough starters, Elaine Khosrova on butter, Andrea Cherng on Panda Express
This week on The Best of Car Talk, might three simple words be Cathy's best response to her dealer's accusation that she was lax in changing her Camry's oil? Elsewhere, Martin's love for his Cadillac has him concerned that he might actually be older than his Dad; Tony is sleeping on the sofa after his failed attempt to fix his wife's starting problem; and Sarah can only enter her car through the trunk, since the doors are frozen shut.
What should we expect from the people who sell us food? We get an opinion from cheesemonger and food retailer Steve Jenkins...
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Peterson is afraid to put air in his tires. Is he doomed to depending on the kindness of strangers with pumps, or can Tom and Ray help cure him - or at least outfit him properly in case there is an explosion? Elsewhere, towing may be Dave's best option for transporting his beloved LeMans cross-country, because the car could fall off somewhere in Nebraska.
J. Kenji López-Alt on breakfast, ATK gets bitter, Betty Fussell on life, Shaina Shealy on West Bank olive harvest, Dan Zigmond on Buddha's Diet
Toni Tipton-Martin on cookbooks, Madhur Jaffrey on India, Tal Ronnen on vegan cooking, Tim Neville on fondue.
In The Money Pit, named among America's 100 Most Important Radio Shows by Talkers magazine, Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Mary loaded her Mustang's trunk with compost two months ago. Her husband says it's rotting the floor, but Mary wants to keep the compost all winter for ballast. One added wrinkle: Mary got the Mustang because her husband works for Ford - at least, for the time being. Elsewhere, Carla would love to escape from Alaska for a bit, but the fact that her truck will only drive backwards is making it difficult.
This week on the Splendid Table, we’re looking at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, OR, and we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of The Cheese Bar in Portland, OR.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, we thought nobody could be more devoted to an old heap than Tommy, but then we met Lita who has written a poem about her Monte Carlo - we're just relieved she didn't try to rhyme anything with "rust bucket". Elsewhere, Steve moved to Chicago for a job and a girlfriend. He lost both, but he's most confused about why his Acura was the only car not towed from a party.
Ferran Adria on cooking, Nigella Lawson on celebrating food, Michael Solomonov on Israel, Karen MacNeil on port.
This week on the Best of Car Talk, Evelyn wants to know why a bolt of lightning spared her car and struck the road 20 feet away instead. Tom and Ray think Evelyn should just say a few kind words to the deity of her choice and move on, but will nonetheless offer a pseudo-scientific answer that's guaranteed to have MIT demanding its diplomas back.
Madeline Puckette on Valpolicella, Luisa Weiss on German baking, Linnea Burnham's cheese journey, Stanley Ginsberg on rye, and Sicilian pastries