Car Talk is a hilarious, fast-paced call-in program in which hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi take the fear out of car repair and find the fun in engine failure. Every week these uninhibited Boston brothers dispense automotive first aid and roadside philosophy on more than 100 public radio stations. The program is now in syndication, after Tom Magliozzi passed away, on November 3, 2014. (More information about Tom is here.)
Winner of the Peabody Award, Car Talk has been lauded by the media since its national premiere in 1987. Segments about Car Talk have appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, and Martha Stewart Living, along with print features in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian, USA Today, People, and Rolling Stone.
Car Talk is distributed by NPR, and is heard all over the globe via satellite, on commercial stations, and via the stations of Armed Forces Radio. Car Talk's podcast is the number one automotive podcast with over 300,000 downloads each week.
Car Talk also produces "Click and Clack," a nationally syndicated, twice-weekly newspaper column, distributed by King Features Syndicate and carried by over 330 papers.
Car Talk's website, cartalk.com, receives more than 1,800,000 visitors each month and has been hailed by Hotwired, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, PC Week, Wired, USA Today, and Yahoo!
Tom and Ray have partnered with Chronicle Books for a variety of projects, including the "Car Talk Puzzler Deck," the "Car Talk Road Trip Journal and Maintenance Log," a series of Car Talk Page-a-Day Calendars, and Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk, a collection of the best of the Car Talk newspaper columns.
Tom and Ray's most recent books are In Our Humble Opinion and A Haircut in Horsetown and Other Great Car Talk Puzzlers. Their most recent albums include "Field Guide to the North American Wacko," "Doesn't Anyone Screen These Calls?: Calls about Animals and Cars," "Maternal Combustion: Calls about Moms and Cars," "Born Not to Run: More Disrespectful Car Songs," "The Hatchback of Notre Dame: More Car Talk Classics," and "Car Talk Car Tunes: The Car Talk Compendium of Disrespectful Car Songs, Volume 1."
In the spring of 2008, Tom and Ray hosted "Car of the Future," on PBS's NOVA series.
Car Talk is produced for NPR by Dewey, Cheetham & Howe and WBUR in Boston. For more information, call Doug Berman at 617.876.6632.