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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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

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:00pm
    Today: Chris heard that you can recharge your battery faster by running your engine faster. Is this true? Car Talk weighs in, right here. 
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 11:00pm
    Vinnie has a Subaru Outback that he only uses for winter driving. He wonders if it's OK to disconnect the battery and leave it sitting for eight months out of the year. Car Talk's answer, right here. 
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:00pm
    Kathleen wants to know why there's a warning light on her mom's minivan that looks like a yellow-orange fishbowl. Our verdict? Bad icon design. Now Car Talk wants to know: What do you see?
  • Monday, December 8, 2014 11:00pm
    David lets his neighbor park in his spare garage. The problem? The neighbor likes to warm up the car, with the door closed. Will Car Talk tell him to cut it out?
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 11:00pm
    Steven was outsmarted by his car and Car Talk is both proud and ashamed of him. Find out why, right here