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#1435: Richard, His Goats, and Doris

Don't tase me bro. (Flickr/Jon Stammers)

Original Air Date: 08.30.2014

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This week on Car Talk, Richard the Goat Rescuer’s new pals like to climb on things—including cars, and especially Richard’s girlfriend’s Alfa Romeo. Does Richard need to turn to shock therapy to ground the goats and save his relationship? Elsewhere, Jeff’s Isuzu needs a new engine, but Jeff is worried that a transplant will irrevocably change his car’s soul. Can Tom and Ray provide some divine guidance on this existential-automotive conundrum? Also, Helena and her husband found a dream used car with one idiosyncrasy—it only goes in Reverse. Good thing it came with a spare transmission in the trunk. And, guess what turned up in a government auction—Sonja Henie’s tutu! Find out how, this week on Car Talk

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Segment 1
Show Open: Thoughts on Labor Day, and a Car Talk-necessitated road trip.

Segment 2
That whole "using the clutch" thing is overrated. Also, don't worry and just drive--but you might want to check the coolant every 30 minutes, or so.

Segment 3
Melissa explains all.

Segment 4
2nd Open: More Auto Haiku.

Segment 5
The dream car that only goes in Reverse.

Segment 6
Mail: Look what turned up in a government auction!

Segment 7
Will a new engine change my car's soul?

Segment 8
3rd Open: It's time for "Car Talk: The Next Generation".

Segment 9
Why did they do that? $179. Tht's why they did that.

Segment 10
Richard, his goats, and Doris.

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Thoughts on Labor Day, and how Car Talk ruined one relationship. Listen Now

This Week's Puzzler

Dashboard Definition: How did the dashboard get its name? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Road Trip Trigonometry: Who drove the farthest -- Tom or Ray? And by how many miles? Find out!

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A Haiku for Doris

by thebordercolliefixescars

cloven hooves smolder proud, defiant caprine feat electrified car

Funniest Show I have heard in years!

by KentuckyDJ

I listen to NPR almost every day....but look forward to Saturday mornings to listen to you guys.This show was the cream of the crop in my opinion....Even though your show ended 10 minutes ago, I'm still wiping tears from my eyes from laughing so hard!

Favorite Moment: Assisting the guy with the goat problem...

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