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Car Talk Field Guide to the North American Wacko

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / Car Talk / Humor / Automotive Repair
Unabridged   3.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/06/2008

Car Talk Field Guide to the North American Wacko

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598875898
Digital Download ISBN:9781615730070


The Car Talk guys give you an up close and personal look at what appears to be not so rare a breed at all: the North American Wacko. The calls of this species can be heard on a regular basis on Car Talk. The Field Guide catalogs their distinctive—and sometimes troubling—behavior.

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Product Description

A radio road trip across America features some of the nuttiest callers ever to phone the show.

Each week, millions of radio listeners tune into National Public Radio’s Car Talk. A high point of every show is the call-in segment, when listeners phone in for advice and regale hosts Click and Clack with tales of their own automotive misadventures.

Like Dave from Bemidji, Minnesota, who drives his Chevy Cavalier home from Alaska when it already has 350,000 miles on the odometer. And Dinesh, who strolls across Death Valley. Rather than worry about buzzards, he’s concerned about how his car will hold up in the heat.

Christy wants to know if she fried her dad’s Citation. Adrienne frets that a load of rocks might crush her Saab. Single guy John wonders if he should tidy up his car for a first date or reveal its trashy self. And when Ann’s husband travels from Georgia to Florida to get his vasectomy reversed, Ann drives like a banshee to bring him back home. Ever since, their Caravan makes strange grinding noises.

It seems that lunatics aren’t confined to Car Talk Plaza. They’re everywhere, and they’re dialing the phone. Four hilarious radio shows celebrate the land of the free, home of the wacko.

Author Bio

TOM AND RAY MAGLIOZZI, a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, are the hosts of NPR’s Car Talk, a syndicated weekly call-in program broadcast nationwide to more than 600 stations and heard by over 3.3 million listeners. Winner of the Peabody Award, Car Talk has been providing advice on everything from car repair to marriage since 1977.