The Best of Car Talk

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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 bit of Dr. Ruth and a little bit of the Smothers Brothers, and you've got The Best of Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.
 

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Remembrances
1:40 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Richard Howard

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 1:33 pm

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

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The Two-Way
1:39 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

Brothers Tom (left) and Ray Magliozzi pose under a car hood in Boston. The comic duo hosted NPR's Car Talk for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2012. Since then, the show has been heard in reruns. Tom has died at age 77.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 3:29 pm

Tom Magliozzi, one half of the wisecracking Car Talk duo known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 77.

Car Talk Executive Producer Doug Berman sent this note Monday:

"I have the sad duty to report today that Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of Car Talk, passed away this morning due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

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