#1435: Richard, His Goats, and Doris

Aug 30, 2014
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

Show Open Topic

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

This Week's Puzzler

Dashboard Definition: How did the dashboard get its name?

Last Week's Puzzler

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


Richard's goats

I'm a corporate pilot and was driving to the airport on Saturday when Richard called in about his goat problem. I was laughing so hard I was crying! The answer to the problem is simple - Richard needs to forget Doris and become more personally involved with the goats.
Favorite Moment: 
The best moment of the conversation was the crack about "animal husbandry".

A Haiku for Doris

cloven hooves smolder proud, defiant caprine feat electrified car
Favorite Moment: 

Funniest Show I have heard in years!

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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