Confessions of a Car Talk Lackey

05.04.2012

One daring intern spills the beans about what it's like to work for Tom and Ray. To our friends at the Department of Labor, there's nothing for you to see here. Move along! Everyone else, read her shocking revelations right here.

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What Are Car Talk Fans Called? Tappetheads?

05.03.2012

A listener wonders what Car Talk fans are called, and we make a case for a new word.

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Untested Medical Uses for Car Talk

05.01.2012

Did Tom and Ray inadvertently help one listener recover from a coma?

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In Defense of Yak Husbandry

04.27.2012

Tom and Ray rarely open their mouths without some misinformation issuing forth. Their latest screw-up? Yak husbandry. Luckily, listener Barry is here to set the record straight.

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Now We Remember Where Tom Parked the MG!

04.25.2012

A rusty, old MG was spotted at the bottom of the Charles River. Could this be one of Tom's old heaps, uncermoniously laid to rest? Read the whole story right here.

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A Good Education Can't Hurt!

04.13.2012

How one physicist got out of a $400  traffic ticket -- using math.

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Our Banjo Player!

03.29.2012

Car Talk bids farewell to Earl Scruggs, who plays banjo on our theme song.

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Good Translators Are Worth Every Penny

03.19.2012

More wacky signs from around the world. Check out this excellent mistranslation from Wales.

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If Road Is Underwater: Irish Logic Explained

03.13.2012

A listener writes in to school Tom and Ray on the subtleties of Irish logic.

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Extra: Shocking Photos of Ray . . .

02.27.2012

An intrepid photogropher caught Ray, wrench-in-hand, actually working! Check it out, with more shocking photos of Ray getting his hands dirty, right here.

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NHTSA's Misguided Driver Distraction Guidelines

02.22.2012

Tom and Ray sound off on why NHTSA's new driver distraction guidelines are destined to fail and fail big. Luckily, they have a few solutions in mind. Read all about it right here.

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Car Talk Talks Shop With OK Go!

02.17.2012

Car Talk talks shop with the band OK Go on the making of their auto-musicological feat, a music video featuring a car that plays 1,000 musical instruments.

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Car Talk In the Comics: A New Low

02.13.2012

Puns are often called the lowest form of wit - we're pretty sure that's why we find them so hilarious. Check out this amazing comic strip featuring some of the worst (or best?) NPR puns we've heard lately.

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That's One Way to Get a Free Paint Job!

02.09.2012

A listener shares his tale of woe after leaving his car parked in a taxi company's home garage.

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Quit Picking on Art History Students!

02.08.2012

One Art History major has had enough of Tom and Ray's antics.

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