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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This week on Car Talk, we asked and our listeners delivered! We kick off the show with some of our listeners' favorite practical jokes, from taking a groom on a detour after his bachelor party to making a roommate question his very existence. Tommy even recalls an Army prank that further endeared him to good ol' Sergeant McNeely.
Evan Goldstein author of Daring Pairings joins us with a fresh take on pairing food and wine, we learn a new cooking technique for getting the most from summer vegetables with Martha Rose Shulman author of The Very Best of Recipes for Health, and Mario Batali stops by with his take on Italian gelato.
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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This week, one of the guy's sons gets even with Dad on the air, for ruining his "street cred."
This week on Car Talk, Marianne in Oakland is especially eager to find out why her Volvo's blowing a lot of hot air. She rides with her dog, and Fido's got a bit of a flatulence problem. In her overly warm car, the combination is producing a stench that could qualify as canine chemical warfare. Meanwhile, Chris in New Hampshire loves his decommissioned Crown Vic, except that it's doubling his commute time, because everyone else on the road thinks he's a cop and slows down.
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, 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.
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, Tom and Ray triage a burgeoning epidemic of men behaving badly. First up is the fiance of Kate from Michigan. When her horn wouldn't stop blaring, he handled the situation by slinking down in the passenger seat so nobody would see him!
This week, Car Talk kicks off with a Puzzler mea culpa. Who knew that Stamford, Connecticut, was not the only U.S. city with a certain geographic oddity? Apparently, a few thousand of our listeners.
This week we're taking a look back at Britain's culinary groundbreaker, Elizabeth David with Ruth Reichl. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, VA and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings us his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFFs, "best friends forever".
Whether you sit down to an elaborate meal at a restaurant, or eat a bowl of cereal standing over the sink, there's so much that goes into what and how we eat. Today, we'll look at ingredients, techniques....even a waiter's rant (plus a few from customers). Then, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out we've got an obesity problem. A behavioral psychologist says to eat like our ancestors.
This week's Car Talk find out if Tom and Ray helped Heidi from Michigan persuade her tennis-pro husband not to make a timing belt replacement his maiden voyage on the SS Auto Repair.
This week on Car Talk Tom and Ray pay tribute to late puzzler mentor Martin Gardner, and they do it in true Magliozzi fashion--by recalling an embarrassing on-air moment, and then promptly swiping one of Martin's classic puzzles.
This week's Car Talk features a pre-marital marital dispute. Byron and his fiancee can't agree on what vehicle to use for their wedding day getaway--a luxury rental, or Byron's trusty Tacoma pickup truck. Find out how Tom and Ray adjudicate the matter, and why Tommy's about to earn a spot on the Union of Concerned Caterers' enemies list.
This week on Car Talk, dad gets equal time. Topher, whose daughter Rebecca rebelled against his strict record-keeping, checks in to explain the origins of his now-infamous little maintenance book, and whether Rebecca really is off the family payroll.
This week, Car Talk kicks off with a few unsuccessful names for international sports teams. Ready to catch the Bolivia DeHavillands vs. The Prague Tologists? Well, neither are we. Then it's off the Georgia, where David's getting a hot foot from the floor of his Isuzu.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Hannah is about to graduate from Smith College and move in with her boyfriend. Does cohabitation extend from their apartment to his Ford Explorer? But first Hannah wants to counter our pal Leah's thoughts on all-women colleges. Elsewhere, Marni wants to pay tribute to her departed dad by pouring some of his ashes into his beloved Corvette's gas tank; Su (yes, that's how she spells it) wants to use a hair dryer to straighten her dented fender; and is the whirring noise Eric is hearing the death-bed cry of his Saab's turbo?
Pableaux Johnson on red beans and rice, Bianca Bosker on wine obsession, David Leite on his new memoir, ATK on salmon, Spilled Milk on feeding kids
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Laurie's Pathfinder earned the unfortunate nickname "Wobble Butt" because its rear end rocks from side to side. Can Tom and Ray calm Wobble Butt down and save it from further embarrassment?
Dr. Drew Ramsey on brain health, Olia Hercules on Ukraine, Chinese food on U.S./Mexico border, and ATK on North Carolina Dipped Fried Chicken
This week on The Best of Car Talk, our favorite depressed college freshman, Leah, checks in with an update on her whereabouts—physical and emotional. Did she adjust to life on campus and follow Tom and Ray's advice to embrace failure? Elsewhere, Andy wants to know if electronic gizmos can improve his Suburban's gas mileage to, say, 5 miles per gallon; Chris' Belvedere is growing flowers in the front seat and stinks of blue cheese; and the severity of Dan's coolant loss may be directly tied to his religious practices. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Merriam-Webster helps answer the second most-asked question in Car Talk history: which brother is "Click" and which is "Clack." Unfortunately, they can't the answer the most-asked question: How did these jerks get on the radio in the first place? Elsewhere, Lee's mechanic told him he has a cracked "whoop tube," which may or may not refer to Lee's Town Car; a wayward binky has Marietta's driver's seat stuck in a bad spot; and traveling musician Valerie can't decide whether to dump the Dodge van that tows her trailer in favor of a Cadillac.
Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard on Korean food, Enrique Olvera on recipes, Molly Birnbaum on scallops, Gary Nabhan on Tucson.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, if Art passes his AMC Concord onto his 16-year-old son, is he setting the kid on a life path of collecting junk cars? In other words, Art wants to know what Tommy's first car was. And worse, would the Concord doom his son to no social life? Elsewhere, James is about to relocate to Haiti, but needs a car with high ground clearance. His Honda Civic may not fit that description. Also, Wendy's husband is fogging up her car; Troy’s VW sounds "satanic" at 1500 RPM, and Mary Rawson's friend offered to fix her brakes, but wants to be more than just friends.
Lam & Thile new gigs, Hanna Raskin on women's pages, Mario Batali on Jim Harrison, Buddhist cooking in Japan, ATK & slow cookers, Colu Henry on pasta
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Darlene loves her husband but his ignorance about cars has left her at the mercy of a mechanic she doesn't know if she can trust. Meanwhile, Susan may need to dump her boyfriend before his "lazy shifting" croaks her Miata. Also, Richard is planning a road trip in a '64 Dodge Dart and wants to know what spare parts he should bring along – although he might do better with a spare car; Dick's van needs a new alternator every time the seasons change; and, will Tom and Ray actually give helpful advice to a used car salesman?
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein on dirt, Bee Wilson on eating, Molly Birnbaum on lamb, Katie Parla on Rome, The Sporkful's Dan Pashman.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Jim thought he had a disaster on his hands after he left his gas cap off during a rain storm, but his pal came to the rescue by pouring mothballs into the gas tank. Can Tom and Ray give any explanation for why the mothballs got Jim's truck running? Meanwhile, Ray's got a theory about Heather's Jeep's popping noise that may win points for creativity and bogosity. Also, Patrick hopes the guys can help him design the perfect soapbox derby car; Ann needs assurance that putting a new engine in her beloved Fuego isn't the most ridiculous idea ever.
Adrian Miller on black presidential chefs, Andrea Nguyen on pho, The Key 3 with Amanda Cohen, and America's Test Kitchen on premium EVOO
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.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Stella bought matching Monteros for her kids but dumped one because it spent more time in the shop than on the road. Should she be worried about the second Montero? Who better to weigh the chances there's one good brother and one evil brother than Tom and Ray? Elsewhere, Heather has taken to calling her Jeep "Clunking Matilda"; Abe has an idea to navigate traffic in Our Fair City that may get him to work faster (but with a fat lip); and can Anne risk one more road trip in her overheating Subaru before it blows up?
This week on The Best of Car Talk, we kick off with a proposal that could revolutionize snow measurement, if it wasn't completely bogus. Later, the bogosity continues as Tom and Ray try to explain why Anne's dashboard gauges all stopped working after she filled up her gas tank at a Shell station—twice! Also, Kay's 38 year old daughter left mom's Explorer running all night, and Kay's wondering if she needs to blow out the car's engine or the cobwebs in her daughter's brain.
Rowan Jacobsen on underground tea in Montreal, Martha Cheng on poke, Simon Majumdar on America and its food, America Test Kitchen tests muffin tins
Remember Rebecca from a few weeks ago, whose anal retentive dad insisted she keep detailed records of her gas mileage in his book? This week, Dad has his say. Topher explains the book's origins in a Datsun 510, and what it will take for Rebecca to free herself from book duty. Elsewhere, Scott may have to decide whether he wants to be right or be happy, as he and his wife disagree on how to use their truck's 4-wheel drive.
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