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About Car Talk

Car Talk is heard by more than 4.3 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations.

Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Car Talk
hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) dispense car advice to callers in the broad accents of the tough East Cambridge neighborhood where they grew up.

Car Talk is produced for NPR by Dewey, Cheetham & Howe and WBUR in Boston.

 

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Coincidence? What Do You Think?

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The Andy Letter Revisited

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Recent items from the Car Talk podcast
Jul 31, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, do two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about? Andy thinks Tom and Ray’s recent “pas-de-deux of breathaking speculation” on electric brakes may have answered this question definitively. Elsewhere, Evan’s son stuffed a golf ball into her car’s exhaust, and she worried it may land a hole in one right in the middle of her engine; Christine can’t evict a colony of ants living in her car’s headliner; and Todd’s noisy truck gives Tom a chance to re-live his Army days wih the long-suffering Sgt. McNeeley. Also, one listner’s proposal to re-arrange the days of the week—it’s brilliant, even if it does leave us with five Tuesdays. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. 

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Jul 19, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, can Tom and Ray help Paul fix the electric brakes on his cattle trailer? Will the fact that they’ve never even heard of electric brakes stand in their way? Of course not! Elsewhere, Kate can’t get her mechanic to take her Acura’s brake problem seriously, and Alice and her husband can’t agree on whether to take the high road or the low road to go visit their daughter. Also,  Marian’s truck is having trouble adjusting to life in Cleveland; Army Captain Rob may have to go AWOL to get out of a Summer road-trip with his in-laws, and should Erin ease her husband’s descent into Minivan Land by letting him keep his BMW? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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