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http://www.npr.org/about-npr/487608540/nprs-best-of-car-talk-to-end-production-in-2017

After September 30, 2017, weekly broadcast production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end. NPR and Car Talk came to this decision after consultation with key station personnel, programmers, researchers, listeners and Car Talk's own staff.

"We will make the 2016-2017 season of Car Talk the best of the best. We will edit, enhance and program the very best of the 30 year series," said Doug Berman, Executive Producer of Car Talk. "In many ways, the Best of Car Talk is the best of public radio — honest, authentic, original, warm, interactive, broadly welcoming and unforgettable."

Although the original show terminated in 2012...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/end-road-nprs-car-talk/story?id=16533203
 

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about time! I probably listened to and enjoyed most of them over the years and they were funny and great! Now, we need a new show. Admittedly, I caught the story on Car Talk this morning abt the FLYING magazine article on the fellow who tied 43 balloons to a lawn chair and went flying.

One of our local NPR stations plays 2 hours of old time radio shows late every night, shows from the 1930's through about the mid 60's and occasionally 70's (which is not old time for me). In 50 to 100 years folks can enjoy the wonderful Car Talk programs again as history.

In the meantime, humorous or not, lets get a NPR auto show that talks about today's issues, especially EVs.
 

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about time! I probably listened to and enjoyed most of them over the years and they were funny and great! Now, we need a new show. Admittedly, I caught the story on Car Talk this morning abt the FLYING magazine article on the fellow who tied 43 balloons to a lawn chair and went flying.
You sure they weren't doing a review of the sequel to Up?
 

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This makes me sad. For basically my entire adult life (and I ain't young) Tom and Ray have been waiting for me on Saturday mornings in the car. From road trips when I was single, thru family vacations and heading to the soccer field.

I'm not sure I ever learned a thing about cars from them, I probably learned something about relationships and human nature.

Someone can try to create a new show about cars, but unless the hosts have "it" like Tom and Ray (Jeremy, James and Richard too) it won't be worth it.

Remember, don't drive like my brother.
 

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i listened to the podcast religiously and was very saddened when Ray passed away and they were forced to play reruns. They were a driving force in comedy and consistency. I will miss their show-ending credits (Pickup Adnropov, Sasha Pain Diaz, Royal Pain Diaz, Mike Easter). They only had 3 halves of the show, never got to the 4th half.
 

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i listened to the podcast religiously and was very saddened when Ray passed away and they were forced to play reruns. They were a driving force in comedy and consistency. I will miss their show-ending credits (Pickup Adnropov, Sasha Pain Diaz, Royal Pain Diaz, Mike Easter). They only had 3 halves of the show, never got to the 4th half.
Tom. Ray's still around.
“Click has lost his Clack,” Morning Edition editor Arnie Seipel said on Twitter.

Tom Magliozzi, the elder brother of the duo known to radio audiences as Click and Clack, died on Monday 3 November 2014 at 77 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, according to NPR.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/03/tom-magliozzi-click-clack-radio-car-mechanic-dies
 

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Tom. Ray's still around.
You're right. I got the two mixed up... probably because whenever some asks who is who they reply, he is click... and he is clack...
 

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I agree it is sad to see the show end, even it they're reruns.

For a sequel to Car Talk to succeed, the people involved would be wise to include elements of humor and self-deprecation into the formula.
 

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I have loved them for years and will miss the reruns.

I also will miss Edd China from the new season of Wheeler Dealer.
 
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