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

  • Monday, July 21, 2014 11:00pm
    Maria needs Tom and Ray's help to convince her husband that it's important to actually grip the steering wheel while driving. Her husband prefers a more hands-off approach, but he says he'll keep both hands on the wheel if Maria can find some statistics proving this is safer. Can Tom and Ray say anything to convince this guy of the error of his ways? 
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:00pm
    Arlon has driven Lincoln Navigators for years and he has noticed a trend: The wheels are getting bigger and the sidewalls are getting smaller. Since this makes the ride worse, he wants to know what gives. Tom and Ray explain why you can get away with this on a Navigator, but shouldn't risk it with a smaller car.
  • Monday, July 14, 2014 11:00pm
    Joseph's 2013 Prius had an unusual problem. Then it had another. And another. Weeks and many problems later, his mechanci said the car's computer was "talking to itself." Just how complicated are these cars, anyway? Tom and Ray have good news and bad news for Jospeh. Read it here. 
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00pm
    Steve is hoping to lease a car that will forgive him for not starting it very often. He's looking at the Mercedes-Benz S65, Bentley Flying Spur or Audi S8. Can Tom and Ray recommend something that will start up after weeks of inactivity, after three weeks of say, glamping in Botswana? 
  • Monday, July 7, 2014 11:00pm
    Matthew's '92 Honda Civic is leaking fluids. His grandfather, who gave him the car, has already had the clutch master and slave cylinders replaced, and has enlisted Tom and Ray to help him find this leak. Find out what they recommend, right here.