A Car Tune for a Good Cause

01.06.2012

This weekend, the show features a car tune with special meaning to Car Talk Plaza. Here's the scoop.

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It's Baaaaack...

12.09.2011

Geezers and hipsters rejoice! The Dodge Dart is on its way back, with a little help from...Fiat?

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Polluting Young Minds

11.10.2011

As if it weren't bad enough that an entire generation of adults have suffered through our lousy show, we're apparently also polluting the brains of America's future, too!

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Click and Clack recommended a tattoo for an 11 year old?!

10.25.2011

Yes. On a recent show 11 year old Hanna from Granby, Connecticut called to ask how to get back at her Dad, who was getting his jollies from laying on the horn of his truck when she walked by. Tom and Ray suggested a tattoo. But-- and this is a big but-- they suggested a temporary, henna tattoo.

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The Mechanics of Reasoning

09.23.2011

Be scared. Be very, very scared. Why? Simple: Tom and Ray might be training your next doctor. Turns out, our humble hosts are not half bad at taking a history. And, they might have some skills to share with, a gastroenterologist. Or even a brain surgeon.

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Tom, Ray and . . . Belly Dancing?

08.30.2011

Don’t worry. It’s not what you think. No mechanic’s bellies will ever be shown gyrating on our lousy web site. It turns out, Tom and Ray have finally reached one of our last, hold-out demographics... belly dancers! Check out this great letter and photo that our Producer Dougie Berman got from NPR host Teshima Walker.

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Car Talk Theme Tune, Now Digitally Remastered!

07.29.2011

Like the Car Talk theme tune? A lot of listeners tell us it's the best part of the show. We're not sure we'd disagree. Well, we love David Grisman's "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown," too, and we thought you'd like to know a bit of exciting news about those melodious bluegrass notes.

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S.S. Boat Payment

07.06.2011

Car Talk joined our friends from WBUR at a recent event. The Spring Festival, held at Community Rowing on the Charles River, gives listeners a chance to hang out on the water with their favorite local radio personalities. Captains Click and Clack of the S.S. Boat Payment made a guest appearance.

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Happy Birthday Tommy!

06.30.2011

Tom’s birthday comes but once a year and we couldn’t miss it. We’re deeply concerned about honoring our wise hosts… okay, who are we kidding? We’re looking for a chance to procrastinate and have an iced cappuccino with the old man. How did we celebrate Tom this year? Well…. Tired of...

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Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

03.03.2011

We're not kidding. You can check it out from our pals at cars.com, right here. This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out... My first response upon s...

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LaHood Sticks His Neck Out for Safety

10.15.2010

We all know what happens to politicians who take courageous stances.  Raise the retirement age for social security so it'll stay solvent?   Raise taxes to pay for the services we want?  Use a gasoline tax to decrease our dependence on foreign oil?  Cut the military to where it's only nine times...

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LaHood Sticks His Neck Out for Safety

10.15.2010

We all know what happens to politicians who take courageous stances.  Raise the retirement age for social security so it'll stay solvent?   Raise taxes to pay for the services we want?  Use a gasoline tax to decrease our dependence on foreign oil?  Cut the military to where it's only nine times...

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You Know You've Arrived, When...

05.13.2010

Tom and Ray have been on The Tonight Show. They've done Letterman. They've won the (once prestigious, until they got it) Peabody Award. But now, at long last, we've really hit the big time! From listener  William DeBuvitz: CarTalk is in a NY TIMES crossword puzzle. The 5/11/10 NY TIMES crossword...

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Motavalli Raises the Level of Discourse... a Bit

05.13.2010

Wednesdays, Tom and Ray often find themselves slaving away (translation: an hour or more of work) across town, at WBUR. This week, we were joined by our pal Jim Motavalli, our new blogger on the web site. What's it's like having lunch with the guys? Here's Jim's take: Eating lunch with Click and Cl...

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You Know You've Arrived, When...

05.13.2010

Tom and Ray have been on The Tonight Show. They've done Letterman. They've won the (once prestigious, until they got it) Peabody Award. But now, at long last, we've really hit the big time! From listener  William DeBuvitz: CarTalk is in a NY TIMES crossword puzzle. The 5/11/10 NY TIMES crossword...

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