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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.
This week on the Splendid Table, it’s another episode of Key 3 with chef John Besh author of the award-winning book, My New Orleans, we take an adventure in sustainable eating with the duo from The Perennial Plate
This week on The Best of Car Talk, why did Bob's mild-mannered dog go wacko when Bob dumped his Mercedes and bought an Audi? Is the pooch status-obsessed, or is there an olfactory explanation? Elsewhere, Ellen's Camry smells like rotten eggs, and she thinks her dealer is blowing sulphur up her skirt, rather than fixing it.
Donna Hay on side dishes, Vikas Khanna's vegetarian menu, Adam Rapoport on being a guest, The Herbivorous Butcher.
Tom and Ray have dispensed lots of booooogus advice over the years, but this week on Car Talk they've got one answer that's so whacked out, it wins one caller's award for the most brilliant piece of bamboozling he's ever heard. The guys may be on more solid ground convincing Benjamin that doing donuts in Dad's Camry may indeed have cooked the power steering pump.
Sean Brock on lard, Eric Asimov on wine, Susan Feniger on tastes, Charlotte Druckman on female chefs.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Nathan is living in a redwood tree to protest deforestation. He's noticed that one of the trucks that passes his perch every day is running rough, so he's decided to take "shade tree mechanic" to a whole new level, and try to help his nemesis smooth out his ride.
Mark Bitterman on bitters, Alana Chernila on home cooking, Alan Muskat on foraging, the Sterns.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Fran and her boyfriend are both jocks, and as a result, her Taurus smells like a locker room. Will a few dozen Odor Eaters hanging from the rear view mirror get rid of the stink?
Jim Gaffigan on eating, David Rosengarten on seafood, Andrea Slonecker on pretzels, healthier food culture, Thai Park.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, jazz drummer Gabe is tired of schlepping his kit from gig to gig on the New York subway. Is the solution one new car, or six new drum kits?
Tom Douglas' Key 3, Penny De Los Santos on food photography, Todd Selby on his book.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, can Bill learn how to drive stick in time to drive his date to the homecoming dance? Given that his other driving options are a minivan and a station wagon, we certainly hope so. Elsewhere, Heather wants to drive her Subaru from Seattle to Maine to visit her parents, but the car may not make it past Minnesota. Can Tom and Ray help facilitate this family reunion?
Cal Peternell on cooking, Dana Cowin on women, Margarita Arronte on Mexico, a stock taste test.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Click and Clack dive headlong into relationship advice. The result? Further proof of their legendary status as relationship morons! Also, Nechama's hood is rusted shut. Can she play dumb, go for an oil change, and hope the guys at the corner station fix it for free? Plus, Andrew is a 15-year-old political hopeful looking for a car to impress the voters, and Paul needs a new cocktail for his car, which already has a smoking problem. All that, plus how do Tom and Ray prepare for the show? Find out, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Radio Pro is several books in one, covering every aspect of personality radio - from the history of pioneer broadcasters to how to become a successful personality. Forty-one-year radio pro Joe Martelle also brings together a richly varied selection of candid comments on the subject from over 150 of America's best broadcasters - seasoned pros who tell it like it is and what it takes to be a successful air and online personality.
Lidia Bastianich's papal menu, Ruth Reichl on cooking, Emeril Lagasse's essentials, the Sterns.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ivan went for an oil change and was told he needed a special detergent because his oil was "clumpy". Did his oil change guy base this on a close examination of Ivan's engine, or a quick guess based on Ivan's gullibility? Also, can $170 be too much to spend on a dream car? In the case of the truck Michelle's husband just bought for her, it might be. Can Tom, Ray, and a few thousand rolls of duct tape re-kindle Michelle's passion? Find out, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Mario Batali on farmers, Amy Traverso on cider, Rachael Mamane on stock, Jennifer McGruther on ginger bug.
This week on The Best of Car Talk , Click and Clack delve into the subject of dashboard icons and the best geographical position for a duct taped, plastic Jesus. After all, the roads are dangerous and drivers need all the protection they can get!
J. Kenji López-Alt's techniques, Mary Karr on memory, Sammy Hagar on cooking, James Nienhuis on art.
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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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 Car Talk, Judith's trip home for the holidays got a little more interesting when the transfer case in her Mazda exploded, sending flames into the car, and melting her brake pedal. Happily, Judith escaped injury, but she's calling in the Car Talk forensics team to try to figure out what happened.
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!"
On this week's Car Talk, brace yourself for a show opening that truly brings the expression "too much information" to Car Talk, as Ray shares an intimate exercise anecdote. Any story that ends with his wife on the floor in laughter, has got to be worth hearing. Then it's on to North Carolina, where Rachel's convinced her mechanic's recommended engine flush is really just a wallet flush.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Lee's mild-mannered wife's temper and vocabulary both take a dive, but only when she listens to our show. Are Tom and Ray carriers of a new form of ABS - Aberrant Behavior Syndrome?
This week on Car Talk, we pay tribute to our beloved brother, friend, and co-host, Tom Magliozzi, who passed away Monday, November 3rd. You'll hear many of our favorite moments featuring Tom the consummate radio professional, Tom the philosopher king, Tom the storyteller, and ultimately Tom, the guy who enjoyed nothing more than to sit with his brother and all of you listeners for an hour a week, laughing his butt off. This special edition of the show will be hosted by Ray. We'll be listening, and we hope you will, too.
This week talk with Mark Bitterman author of Salted, A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes. We get a look at the world of a wine importer—with boutique importer Terry Theise—author of Reading Between the Wines and the Sterns are in Santa Fe at Bobcat Bite.
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinner. 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.
Many people experienced summer time droughts this year. Can you use household waste water to keep outdoor plants alive? Mike McGrath will discuss the do's and don'ts of using "greywater" from your shower, washing machine and sink.
It's Thanksgiving crunch time....better start prepping! On today's show, Chef Coleman gives you his timeline to make the day a little easier. We'll also discover some new twists borrowed from other cultures and find the ultimate dining spot - right where the food grows. Later, a way to share meals throughout the year. Then, Marnie Old and Sam Calagione feud over wine versus beer. Plus, the secret of great giblet gravy, the history of squash, and how vegans survive the holidays.
It's our annual program, Turkey Confidential — LIVE Thanksgiving Morning, 11 - 1 ET. This year's guests include Jacques Pepin, Garrison Keillor, Ruth Reichl and Jane and Michael Stern.
This week we'll get you ready for the Thanksgiving feast with chef Eric Ripert, author of Avec Eric. Grace Young brings us the very American story of Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta. Her latest book is Stir-Frying To the Sky's Edge. And we get stuffing strategy from the New York Time's Melissa Clark, author of In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite.
This week on Car Talk, former Red Sox pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee plays a round of Stump the Chumps. Find out if Tom and Ray helped get Bill's BMW running, or have they thrown one way over the backstop?Elsewhere, Jeff promised his girlfriend he'd get a driver's license this Summer. The calendar has turned, and Jeff is still sans license, so what he needs now is a good excuse. Also, Ashley loves her Beetle, but it may be killing her with CO poisoning; Chris wants to know how big a dope slap to give her husband for keeping the heat on during a six-hour drive in 96 degree temperatures; and can Tom and Ray do any better diagnosing a broken lawnmower than they did on electric brakes? Well, they couldn’t do worse, right? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.