Car Talk

Saturdays, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

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Box 3500
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02238
www.cartalk.com
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Podcasts

  • Monday, September 15, 2014 9:00pm
    Bryant wants a new truck but he's looking for something small, like those old Datsuns that used to be ubiquitous. Can Tom and Ray explain why nobody makes these anymore?
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00pm
    Tom and Ray counsel Dan who got some bad information about what to do when an accelerator sticks. Great safety advice, plus some wild theorizing on why automakers decided to give up on keyed ignitions, right here.
  • Monday, September 8, 2014 9:00pm
    Connie drives in the mountains and discovered that when she hits the brakes, her radio reception improves. It also flashes the brake lights and disengages the cruise control. Are these things at all related? And can she fix anything under the hood to boost reception? Baseball games are riding on Tom and Ray's answer. 
  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:00pm
    The upper light cover on the back hatch of Brenda's Subaru Outback needs to be changed, but Brenda can't figure out how. This is the only fixture not covered by the owner's manual. Learn what's special about this particular light, and what any of this has to do with acronyms right here. 
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 9:00pm
    Loretta's  2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring is losing oil but it doesn't appear to be leaking or smoking. Can Tom and Ray solve this automotive mystery?