Car Talk

Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
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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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

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00pm
    Is there such a thing as "chick cars" and "guy cars"? Tommy wants to know, and we need your help to settle this once and for all. 
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:00pm
    The radio in Dennis's truck is turning itself on and off, even when the truck is parked and turned off overnight. Dennis suspects battery corrosion. Will Tom and Ray confirm his theory? 
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00pm
    David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:00pm
    Doug's a mechanic and a customer's air-bag connector was damaged during a steering rack replacement. He fixed but now he wants to make sure he did it right. What do Tom and Ray suggest?
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 11:00pm
    Bryant wants a new truck but he's looking for something small, like those old Datsuns that used to be ubiquitous. Can Tom and Ray explain why nobody makes these anymore?