For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Jill’s pal keeps telling her she needs to do more highway driving to “blow the stuff” out of her car. Jill’s not opposed to this on principle, but she would like to know what she’s trying to blow out. Elsewhere, Eleanor is leaving on a 6-month around the world bicycle tour and she wants to know what to do with her truck while she’s gone. Tom and Ray want to know how Eleanor plans to pedal across a few oceans?! Also, after Lauren’s boyfriend drove down Mount Washington with the emergency brake on, Lauren is wondering if she needs new brakes, and a new boyfriend. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Marc rescued his Peugeot from his mechanic, and whether he wishes he hadn’t. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
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In December of 2015, a video appeared on the Internet that stunned surfers worldwide. Titled “Kelly’s Wave,” it showed Kelly Slater—arguably the best pro surfer in history—unveiling a secret project he had been working on for more than a decade. With the
Patricia Marx is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and has contributed pieces for thirty years. Still, it might not be too late to try out a new career. “There are some jobs and endeavors that look impossibly hard,” she notes. “But conducting [an orchest
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about death – what’s the best way to die, the death of humanity, and the death of the universe – and they explore all the things that could kill us. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:Aaron Colwell, Stephanie Judd, Kris Butler, Nipon Tuntariyanond, Lidia Jevtic. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN & GSFC/T. Sato et al; Optical: DSS
2019 started on a note of fakery, as we made sense of the conspiracies and simulacra that distort our information field. It’s ending with a similar air of surreality, with impeachment proceedings bringing the dynamics of the Trump presidency into stark r
The holidays are upon us and we’re more than a little obsessed with stuffing - just not the kind you eat. On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Ed and Nathan find out about the father of American natural history dioramas, talk to a man with a condor in his
Two San Diego legends come home for the holidays, as American Idol alum and Queen frontman Adam Lambert joins skateboarding giant Tony Hawk for festive trivia at the Historic Balboa Theatre. This episode originally aired on Dec. 21, 2018.