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    • The Best of Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 1 hr
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    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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    • Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable.

    • By Alex on 07-01-04

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Scotch and Diesel, February 17, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Rick's diesel Rabbit ran out of fuel and the only liquid Rick had on hand was a bottle of scotch. Could he have poured the scotch into the tank or would Rick have been better off drinking it and waiting for the tow truck? Elsewhere, a tree fell on Murli's Corolla (we think it made a sound), and he doesn't know whether to replace the roof or have it straightened; Sally's steering column is sending smoke signals; and Kerry needs help navigating the "Pit of Despair," a giant water-filled pothole in her building's parking lot.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, The More Perfect Elevator

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray venture far afield as they consider one listener's idea that could revolutionize elevator operations (within the confines of still going up and down) - if anyone can make heads or tails of it. Later, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if our hosts helped Jeff's bread maker resume making loaves instead of hockey pucks. To mollify NPR, we'll also wrestle with a few car questions. 

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    • Car Talk, Potholes and Bowling Balls, March 15, 2014

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This week on Car Talk, pothole season is in full swing. After her Toyota was almost swallowed by one crater, Sara's wondering what happens to the departed asphalt. Elsewhere, Steve drove over a bowling ball outside a topless bar, which sounds like a great joke set-up, but the punch line could be very expensive. Also, Shanthi is ready to buy a car, but has no place to park it. Does she need to move, or should she forget about the car and keep mooching rides from her friends? And, how can Johanna make sure her summer of teepee living doesn't start with her car getting washed away by spring flooding? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Moronic Existentialism, July 28, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, between Being and Nothingness is—a loose heat shield? One listener suggests Tom and Ray's baffling car advice is actually the dawning of a new line of deep philosophical thought. Elsewhere, Mary Jane hopes the guys can help save her marriage by not answering her husband's call about his Ford Fairlane; Sandy may need to be bribed to get a diagnosis for her noisy Accord; David parked his Civic in the garage for a week and now the parking brake is stuck; and Barry can't understand why his Mercedes is a bug magnet.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Power to the People, February 6, 2016

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, how can Doug diplomatically tell his wife she's a slob when it comes to cars, and should his new car be a stick shift, so she can't drive it? Ray's telling of his wife's turn from neatness to the dark side provides a cautionary tale. Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Richard resorted to shock therapy to get his pet goats to stop climbing on his cars, and if Richard's girlfriend Doris started speaking to him again. And, why did Paul go to a cobbler instead of a body shop when his gas pedal fell through the floor of his Datsun?

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    • The Best of Car Talk, The Full Chicago, July 21, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Everyone knows a joke is less funny if you have to explain it. But if the joke wasn't funny in the first place, it's not really a problem. So, this week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray explain the origin of one of their favorites, a "full Chicago." In matters automotive, Caroline is concerned about her Toyota's low idle and her husband's insistence they wear bicycle helmets in the car for safety.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Porca Miseria, July 7, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, one listener corrects the record on what NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli really says when Tom and Ray besmirch her network by their very presence. You may share Sylvia’s horror when you hear our hosts struggle to figure out why Patty’s MG will only travel 2 feet at a time.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, The Black Hole of Auto Metaphysics, November 26, 2016

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on the Best of Car Talk, one listener postulates that a non-essential repair on an old car creates a parallel universe where everything else starts to break. Sorry, but for proof, you may have to tune to the Sci-Fi Channel. Elsewhere in the land of semi-wacko theories, Mark was told he could use rice to clean a carburetor, and Joyce's boyfriend insists on leaving his Taurus' trunk open overnight to keep it dry.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Schmutz on the Clutch, January 6, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Dana's Jetta jerks in 1st Gear, and Tom and Ray have a highly technical explanation. Elsewhere, Mark thinks his "straighten the curves" driving technique is more efficient and saves wear and tear. It's also driving his wife crazy, which may be another plus as far as Mark is concerned. Also, Suzy checks in with the final report on her attempted drive across Mexico in a VW Vanagon; Andy felt like he was driving naked and after confirming he was wearing pants, determined his automatic seat belt wasn't so automatic anymore.

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    • Car Talk, Irreconcilable Road Trip, November 12, 2005

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 56 mins
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    This week, a very memorable Stump the Chumps.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Next Stop, Yak Husbandry?, March 10, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Whitney's husband insists on waiting until the low fuel lights comes on before getting gas. Is he damaging their car, and even if he is, would curing this habit damage his psyche? Elsewhere, Tom thinks his mechanic is suffering from "Symmetry Neurosis" for insisting on replacing parts in pairs.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, I'm Doing you a Favor. I'm Giving You an F!, January 27, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This week Tom gets the rare opportunity to fail Physics a third time as he and Ray try to help Kathy "help" her son design his Pinewood Derby race car. Elsewhere, Bridget's car is making a whisking sound that's only a little less scary than Tom and Ray's attempts to mimic it; Pam's Volvo is smoking more than her husband and arousing the ire of the Amherst, VA police department; and Johnny's attempt to fix his Jeep may require him to avoid wearing rayon pants. Also, new research that demonstrates the male brain's oscillation between pure genius, and pure incompetence.

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    • Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls. So Far.

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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    Car Talk, winner of a Peabody Award, is broadcast each week to NPR stations nationwide. The world's wackiest call-in show, it mixes automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy, and guffaws. No problem is too ridiculous, no solution too absurd, and before you know it, "you've wasted another perfectly good hour listening to Car Talk". Or, in this case, four.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, The Waning of Waxing, June 30, 2018

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Andy loves waxing his car, but his friends tell him he’s wasting his time. Has paint technology made waxing passé, save for the mental health benefits? Elsewhere, Diane thinks her husband’s claim that BMWs have a unique aroma is a bogus attempt to justify his mid-life crisis; Melissa traded her car to her ex-husband for a rifle and a skiff, but he thinks he got ripped off; and Ed’s solution to a sticky shifter may give his insurance company an ulcer.

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    • Car Talk, Old Moses Blew Beets, February 22, 2014

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on Car Talk, beloved dog meets beloved car, and the results aren't good, as Will's dog Moses gets car sick in his truck; specifically, into the defroster vents. Can Will remove the chunks and the smell, or does he need to sell the truck to someone with a really bad sense of smell?

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    • Car Talk, Stop and Smell the Tailpipe, December 14, 2013

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 1 hr
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    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.

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    • Car Talk, Mechanics Standard Time, December 7, 2013

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This week on Car Talk, Jim is wondering why his mechanic billed him for eight hours of labor on a job that took only four hours, thereby launching a Magliozzi explanation of the mechanics' space-time continuum. Elsewhere, Lewis' VW dealer refused to honor a warranty repair, but may re-evaluate his position when he learns Lewis is an IRS agent; Abbie's friend gave her the most wacko suggestion we've ever heard to fix her car's alignment; and can Rachel hold us liable for the fender bender she caused because she was laughing at Car Talk?

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    • Car Talk, Forensic Mechanics, November 9, 2013

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week on Car Talk, Wendall's Bronco burst into flames and was burnt to crisp, right after a 200-mile drive. Was it electrical? Fuel? A spouse holding an insurance policy? Elsewhere, Barry is hoping to find true love by fixing his co-worker's windshield wipers, and avoiding her jealous boyfriend; Donna needs a gracious way to tell her husband his theories about keeping her gas tank full are "boooooguuss"; and Deborah's lurching efforts to learn to drive a stick shift aren't being made any easier by her Civic's loud whine.

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    • The Best of Car Talk, Nature Vs Nurture, March 25, 2017

    • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Length: 54 mins
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    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.

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