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#1606: Power to the People

Original Air Date: 02.06.2016

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, how can Doug diplomatically tell his wife she’s a slob when it comes to cars, and should his new car be a stick shift, so she can’t drive it? Ray’s telling of his wife’s turn from neatness to the dark side provides a cautionary tale. Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Richard resorted to shock therapy to get his pet goats to stop climbing on his cars, and if Richard’s girlfriend Doris started speaking to him again. And, why did Paul go to a cobbler instead of a body shop when his gas pedal fell through the floor of his Datsun? All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: Desperately seeking two overly-used mechanics/radio show hosts?

Segment 2
The sweet smell of a large boat payment.

Segment 3
Power to the people!

Segment 4
I can't turn the radio loud enough to mask this noise.

Segment 5
Puzzler Answer: Two visits to the Great Pyramids.

Segment 6
A miss is as good as a mile.

Segment 7
Stump the Chumps: Richard, his goats, and Doris.

Segment 8
New Puzzler: Two cubes, not enough numbers.

Segment 9
We'll help you if you drop out of llaw school.

Segment 10
my shoe is my gas pedal.

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Tom and Ray's Personal ads, for each other. Listen Now

This Week's Puzzler

The Cube Calendar Conundrum: Can you express every date of the month with the numbers on two cubes? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

The Pyramid Tourists: A man tours the pyramids in 1995. Years later he tours them with his son -- in 1969. How is this possible? Find out!

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