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Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

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In Memoriam
2:57 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi, 1937-2014

Tom Magliozzi, 1937-2014.
Credit Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

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This Is NPR
3:48 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Turn Your Car Into The Public Radio Programs You Love

Paula Poundstone and her dream car.
courtesy of Car Talk

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 12:58 am

Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal are in the towing business.

Well, sort of.

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal and Panelist Paula Poundstone, along with Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and other NPR folks, have joined forces with Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program, to tow listeners' cars in support of the programs they love.

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Car Talk
12:12 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Time to Get Even Lazier: An Actual Semi-serious Note from Click and Clack

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, will no longer record new programs come this fall... but the weekly call-in series will continue to be on the air, drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

Here's a note from the Brothers Magliozzi:

RAY:  Hey, you guys.  My brother has always said, “Don’t be afraid of work.”

TOM:  Right.  Make work afraid of YOU!

RAY:  And he’s done such a good job at it, that work has avoided him all his life.

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Podcasts

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 11:00pm
    Pam paid $400 to have her right rear axle bearing replaced. Turns out, the shop didn't do the work. Can Car Talk help her prove it? 
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:00pm
    Sherri's used to paying $35 for an oil change, but her new car requires synthetic oil, at $75 a pop. Car Talk explains why it's worth it, right here.
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 11:00pm
    Should Jane's Ford Explorer's woes be covered under warranty? Car Talk's advice, right here.
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:00pm
    How to tell if it's time to replace your tires. 
  • Monday, February 9, 2015 11:00pm
    Kevin occasionally tows a 1-ton pontoon boat, and he needs to replace his truck. He's hoping for something with better gas mileage. What does Car Talk recommend?