History Radio / CarTalk

13th Sep '16 7:21:42 PM jsonitsac
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Older versions of the show feature more calls from DIY-ers than in later episodes. The guys speculated that this was do in part to the fact that cars have become much more complicated in the past deterring people from working on their cars by themselves.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Older versions of the show feature more calls from DIY-ers than in later episodes. The guys speculated that this was do in part to the fact that cars have become much more complicated than in the past deterring people from working on their cars by themselves.
12th Sep '16 4:53:29 PM jsonitsac
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Older versions of the show feature more calls from DIY-ers than in later episodes. The guys speculated that this was do in part to the fact that cars have become much more complicated in the past deterring people from working on their cars by themselves.
29th Aug '16 8:35:14 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: The show began airing locally on UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}'s WBUR in 1977, and has run on NPR since 1987.
8th Aug '16 10:41:53 AM ScottMarshall
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* SitcomArchNemesis: The brothers (particularly Tommy) had one in the form of Melissa Peterson, an eleven-year-old who sent them some of the most creatively vitriolic hate mail they'd ever read.
23rd Jun '16 11:31:56 AM Ebrbfureh
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Well, it's happened again - you've wasted another perfectly good hour listening to ''Car Talk''".'']]


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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Well, it's happened again - you've again--you've wasted another perfectly good hour listening to ''Car Talk''".'']]




'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners would call in [[note]]actually, listeners called in and reached a 24-hour answering service where they were pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations wouldn't all broadcast the show at the same time[[/note]] and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener -- especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making -- and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.

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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners would call in [[note]]actually, listeners called in and reached a 24-hour answering service where they were pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations wouldn't all broadcast the show at the same time[[/note]] and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener -- especially listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making -- and making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.



In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run. NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show is run as ''The Best of Car Talk''; Ray still records a few new sponsor messages in retirement (e.g. getting up for a spot for ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' Season 2 in 2015), but otherwise, the format remains as before.

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In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run. NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) --Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show is run as ''The Best of Car Talk''; Ray still records a few new sponsor messages in retirement (e.g. getting up for a spot for ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' Season 2 in 2015), but otherwise, the format remains as before.
5th Jun '16 11:40:33 AM StevieC
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAqzM4ptm8 One caller]] sounded like he had a really bad one ("It goes really rough for two and a half minutes, then goes smooth, then after six and a half minutes the engine dies" and that his odometer had millions of miles on it.). [[spoiler: Turned out he was driving a space shuttle and was docked at the ''Mir'' space station.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAqzM4ptm8 One caller]] sounded like he had a really bad one ("It goes really rough for two and a half minutes, then goes smooth, then after six and a half minutes the engine dies" and that his odometer had millions of miles on it.). [[spoiler: Turned out he the caller was driving a space shuttle their fellow MIT alumnus, astronaut John Grunsfeld, who was calling from onboard the Space Shuttle Orbiter OV-104 Atlantis and was docked at the ''Mir'' space station.]]
1st Jun '16 11:09:29 AM ScottMarshall
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Many of Tommy's answers are delivered "unencumbered by the thought process."
14th Apr '16 5:20:14 AM Kitchen90
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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners would call in (actually, listeners called in and reached a 24-hour answering service where they were pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations wouldn't all broadcast the show at the same time) and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.

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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners would call in (actually, [[note]]actually, listeners called in and reached a 24-hour answering service where they were pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations wouldn't all broadcast the show at the same time) time[[/note]] and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially listener -- especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and making -- and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.



21st Feb '16 1:43:50 PM karstovich2
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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners call in (actually, listeners called in and reach a 24-hour answering service where they are pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations don't all broadcast the show at the same time) and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.

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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners would call in (actually, listeners called in and reach reached a 24-hour answering service where they are were pre-screened, but the brothers wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations don't wouldn't all broadcast the show at the same time) and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.



The brothers made a {{Cameo}} in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' as Rusty and Dusty Rust-Eze. They also made an appearance on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' as UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} versions of themselves. In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run. NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show is run as ''The Best of Car Talk''; Ray still records a few new sponsor messages in retirement (e.g. getting up for a spot for ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' Season 2 in 2015), but otherwise, the format remains as before.

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The brothers made a {{Cameo}} in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' as Rusty and Dusty Rust-Eze. They also made an appearance on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' as UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} versions of themselves.

In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run. NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show is run as ''The Best of Car Talk''; Ray still records a few new sponsor messages in retirement (e.g. getting up for a spot for ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' Season 2 in 2015), but otherwise, the format remains as before.
2nd Jan '16 2:12:30 PM karstovich2
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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) is a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners call in (actually, listeners call in and reach a 24-hour answering service where they are pre-screened, but the brothers don't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations don't all broadcast the show at the same time) and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.

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'''''Car Talk''''' ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents pronounced]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Caah Towok]]) is was a weekly radio broadcast about automotive repair on Creator/{{NPR}} hosted by the wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers". Listeners call in (actually, listeners call called in and reach a 24-hour answering service where they are pre-screened, but the brothers don't wouldn't hear the problems beforehand; the reason for it is that NPR stations don't all broadcast the show at the same time) and describe the problems with their vehicles. The brothers would crack wise, make fun of themselves, each other, and the listener--especially when the caller tries to reproduce the weird sound the car has been making--and oftentimes come up with plausible answers and solutions for the caller to investigate.



The brothers made a {{Cameo}} in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' as Rusty and Dusty Rust-Eze. They also made an appearance on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' as UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} versions of themselves. In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run (and, indeed, they have). NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show will be run as ''The Best of Car Talk''.

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The brothers made a {{Cameo}} in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' as Rusty and Dusty Rust-Eze. They also made an appearance on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' as UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} versions of themselves. In June of 2012, the brothers announced that they would be retiring from ''Car Talk'' in September, ending a thirty-five year run (and, indeed, they have).run. NPR has continued airing the show via reruns, as well as calls that weren't used in the show before, however. ThePowersThatBe have said they won't run out of never-aired material for ''years.'' Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease ("He really ''couldn't'' remember last week's Puzzler after all" - Ray) in November 2014. As a result, the show will be is run as ''The Best of Car Talk''.
Talk''; Ray still records a few new sponsor messages in retirement (e.g. getting up for a spot for ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' Season 2 in 2015), but otherwise, the format remains as before.
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