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    "Car Talk" to End in September

    The comic mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are pulling in to the garage.
    Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their joke-filled auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after "Car Talk" began in Boston. Repurposed versions of old shows will stay on National Public Radio indefinitely, however.
    The show airs every Saturday morning and is NPR's most popular program.
    "We've managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, giving tens of thousands of wrong answers and had a hell of a time every week talking to callers," Ray Magliozzi said. "The stuff in our archives still makes us laugh. So we figured, why keep slaving over a hot microphone?"
    The duo will continue writing their "Dear Tom and Ray" column twice a week, NPR said.
    With their byplay and Boston accents, "Car Talk" was as much about laughs as motor advice. On last week's show, a caller confessed that she had broken the clutches of some ex-boyfriends' cars and was now worrying that she was damaging her own.
    "That might be the reason none of your relationships lasted," she was told.
    http://www.omaha.com/article/2012060...ns-to-continue


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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Too Bad, I enjoy the show.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    One of the 3 things on NPR that doesn't put me to sleep.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    I don't listen to their show alot, but they're funny guys



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    One of the 3 things on NPR that doesn't put me to sleep.
    What are the other 2?

    I actually listen to NPR news a lot of mornings, mostly because other morning radio shows annoy the hell out of me on my way to work.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Some of their later in the night music shows are decent, and I don't mind "Wait wait don't tell me"



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Some of their later in the night music shows are decent, and I don't mind "Wait wait don't tell me"
    Yea, those are both good. I also weirdly enjoyed marketplace for awhile, even though I don't have a lot of interest in business news.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    They take business news and make it sort of bite sized, which makes it less overwhelming. I get that for sure.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    I love car stuff but I just could never get into a car radio show.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I love car stuff but I just could never get into a car radio show.
    I randomly listened to it last weekend for the first time because I was out running errands. Not really my thing usually, but pretty entertaining.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    I always imagined the Magliozzi brothers to both look like Super Mario.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    piece of my childhood here. Dad always listened to "what da ya know" and "car talk" on Saturday mornings while working out side. too bad...



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Quote Originally Posted by CEcyclone View Post
    piece of my childhood here. Dad always listened to "what da ya know" and "car talk" on Saturday mornings while working out side. too bad...
    Very sad to hear Car Talk is coming to an end, it has been a long time Saturday football ritual for my son and myself either traveling to the games or during tailgating.



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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    Aww, too bad. I had a letter featured in their newspaper column. They gave great advice.


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    Re: "Car Talk" to End in September

    This American Life is frequently brilliant. Best two shows on public radio.

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    What are the other 2?

    I actually listen to NPR news a lot of mornings, mostly because other morning radio shows annoy the hell out of me on my way to work.


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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