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You want a fun show to listen to while passing some time? Car Talk is it. Even if you aren't interested in cars or car repair, this entertaining show is sure make you laugh. You'll want more. Keep up the great work guys!
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!
"Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
I'm never in front of a radio when these air originally - so this is a great format - but if the names started out YYYYMMDD - then the name of the episode - they would be much easier to "manage"
This week, one of the guy's sons gets even with Dad on the air, for ruining his "street cred."
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.
Car Talk Fact: 98 percent of misinformation in the world comes from fathers (the other 2 percent comes from us). Throughout history, when a child asks a father a question, the father feels he must give the child an answer. Even if he doesn't know what the answer is (which, as we said, is the case 98 percent of the time).
This brand-new collection rounds up some of our all-time favorite calls about animals and cars -- like Sidney, whose lunch disappeared in the air vents (and then died there!); Richard and his goat problem; and the dog who likes to ride on top of the truck cab. We've also included the "Andy Letter," possibly the greatest letter ever received at Car Talk Plaza, along with the phone call that precipitated it -- a call about electric brakes on a cattle trailer.
"One of the BEST!"
Why is it that so many of our calls start out talking about, say, differentials or power steering, but wind up discussing men, women, devious ploys of deception, and power trips? Simple. To quote our producer, Dougie Berman: "A car is just a big inanimate object through which we reveal ourselves and our true personalities. Tangled up with cars are the issues of money, power, independence, self-image, confidence, generosity, and honesty, just to name a few." We couldn't have said it better, if at all.
This week, a very memorable Stump the Chumps.
Fresh out of the Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe audio dumpster, our Second Best of Car Talk features some of the least-lousy calls we've ever aired! Seriously, we've had some pretty darned wacko calls, from "Clinton Sends Vowels to Bosnia" to "Gail, the Toll-gate Fugitive", and, our personal favorite, the tale of our German pal Max and his little Schnauzer.
So, what's here? Morley Safer, displaying a downright embarassing obsession with his Peugeot. Space shuttle astronaut John Grunsfeld, who's calling from Hawaii. (Well, 700 miles over Hawaii, actually.) And, there's one of our personal all-time favorite callers, our pal Dave from Bemidji, sharing the sordid tale of his journey to Alaska.
Here's one way to think about Tom and Ray's outlook on life. Imagine they're on a barge, floating down the river of life. They're lounging on deck chairs near the bow, drinking cappuccinos. Okay, now they sail by a life event of some kind. Doesn't matter what it is.
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!"
This week on Car Talk, Dinesh is planning to spend his Summer vacation walking across Death Valley. Yes, really. Dinesh is worried about his support cars surviving the 120 degree daytime temps. Can Tom and Ray stop questioning Dinesh’s sanity long enough to advise?
This week on Car Talk, Barry's holiday road trip through South Carolina got more exciting when his wife noticed the road behind them was on fire. Was it coincidence, or was Barry's truck an unwitting arsonist?Farther South, things are a little less exciting for Rick in Florida. His PT Cruiser's explosions are only taking place under the hood. Also, have you ever heard of a Himalayan Exhaust Transfusion? Neither have we, but it might be a great way to start a dead car on a cold day. Or, it could just be a wacko theory.
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.
This week on Car Talk, why does the horn in John's wife's Golf start blowing when he drives it? John's wife thinks he's setting off the "lard butt indicator" under the driver's seat. Has VW really come up with something so sophisticated?
This week on Car Talk, here's a new complaint for you: "My car is getting too many miles per gallon." Ephraim's fuel mileage doubled, right after he got engaged to be married, and he's wondering if it's a coincidence or if his fiancee has magical mileage enhancement powers.
This week on Car Talk, do two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about? Andy thinks Tom and Ray’s recent "pas-de-deux of breath-taking speculation" on electric brakes may have answered this question definitively. Elsewhere, Evan’s son stuffed a golf ball into her car’s exhaust, and she worried it may land a hole-in-one right in the middle of her engine; Christine can’t evict a colony of ants living in her car’s headliner; and Todd’s noisy truck gives Tom a chance to re-live his Army days with the long-suffering Sgt. McNeeley.
This week on Car Talk, Denise's European friend is coming to the U.S., and bringing his Citroen with him. (We don't know if it will fit in the overhead luggage bin, or if he'll have to check it.) He's hoping to drive it from New York to Minnesota, but will the lack of French mechanics and parts leave him uttering, "Mon Dieu!" if he breaks down?
This week we check in with the hilarious columnist Jolie Kerr about keeping kitchens clean. She is the author of My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag … and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. The duo behind The Perennial Plate takes us to Ethiopia for a look at the super grain teff, and we get a sense of modern Greek food with Maria Elia, author of Smashing Plates.
This week on Car Talk, can Tom and Ray help Paul fix the electric brakes on his cattle trailer? Will the fact that they 've never even heard of electric brakes stand in their way? Of course not! Elsewhere, Kate can't get her mechanic to take her Acura's brake problem seriously, and Alice and her husband can't agree on whether to take the high road or the low road to go visit their daughter.
Sandor Katz, author of the masterful Art of Fermentation, joins us with the guidelines for yogurt making, we get a basic guide to tequila from Lucinda Hutson, author of Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking and Other Agave Adventures, and we learn how to train our wine taste buds with Megan Krigbaum of Food & Wine magazine.
We are looking at how we will feed the world with National Geographic magazine’s Dennis Dimick, we take on homemade boozy summer drinks with Andrew Schloss, author of Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits, and we talk to Roy Choi, the L.A. chef who went from a fancy restaurant to feeding the masses $2 tacos and jump-starting the L. A. food scene. He is author of L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.
This week on Car Talk, do BMW’s really have a unique aroma, and if so, how come Diane’s husband can smell it while she can’t? Is it only discernible to men on the verge of a mid-life crisis? Elsewhere, Ed’s having trouble shifting his car out of Park, and his solution may give his insurance company an ulcer; and, Tom and Ray try to stop Steven’s mirrors from twitching before he drives into a ditch. Also, how one student’s GPA plummeted after she listened to a single episode of Car Talk; and in an effort to improve inter-species communication, Tom and Ray translate mechanics’ grunts into English. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.