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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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Recent items from the Car Talk podcast
Aug 23, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, a Massachusetts man begins speaking with a French accent after an accident. Thus we are introduced to Foreign Accent Syndrome, a neurological oddity which Tommy will be happy to explain, if he can ever stop laughing. Elsewhere, what goes in, must come out—unless ”it” is a piece of the Berlin Wall, stuffed into the trunk of a BMW.  A few thousand miles away, John is having the opposite problem—his Bronco’s dipstick refuses to stay in. Also, should Julie fess up about her fender bender in the family van? And, Crystie dropped a nail into her gas tank, and is worried about an explosion. Her mechanic and the Chevy dealer refuse to take her seriously—and she thinks Tom and Ray will? Find out, this week on Car Talk.

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Aug 16, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, Emily dared to correctly diagnose her male friend's car problem (the horror!) but did her automotive intelligence ruin a potential relationship? Elsewhere, Ted’s solution to his van’s leaky exhaust may win a prize for modern sculpture, but will it also kill his engine? Also, Linda needs to use a hair dryer to start her car in weat weather; and from the “be careful what you wish for” department, Jeff wants to get his reluctant 18-year old son to start driving or risk never getting a date. Finally, yet another philosophical theory that explains Tom and Ray: “learned ignorance.” All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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