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#1451: Excellence in Worthlessness

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray are honored with the first (and probably last) award for Excellence in Worthlessness. They immediately prove themselves worthy, by dodging Dodie’s question about overdrive on her Nissan, and instead focusing on the two sons who didn’t help buy her the car. And, Rebecca’s BMW’s noise is less intriguing than why she broke up with the boyfriend who gave it to her. Also, how steamer trunks helped derail Steve’s plan to restore a vintage Buick; And, why holiday overeating may not be such a bad idea. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

335: Holiday Special: Paying It Forward: The Amazing Psychology of Holiday Giving

Friday, December 19, 2014

This week, it’s our annual holiday special. We investigate the psychology of holiday giving with Stephen G. Post, a researcher on the benefits of helping others. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reveals her picks for the top ten holiday gift ideas and the top five stocking stuffers, and we’ll be tasting frozen dinner rolls. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect French Apple Tart. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. If you’re moved by the spirit of giving, we suggest you consider a donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, a worthy organization working to end childhood hunger. You can donate at: www.nokidhungry.org

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BackStory

Counter Culture: A History of Shopping [Full Episode]

Friday, December 19, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha'penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You're welcome.

Hear the full 2014 Holiday Spectacular episode on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and askmeanother.npr.org.

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Ask Me Another

Holiday Spectacular 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right answer, just take a cue from these fine folks. 

Hear the full Holiday episode starting Thursday, December 18th. 

Music: "I Don't Know How To Drive" by Julian Velard. "Ask Me Another Theme" by Jonathan Coulton.

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Car Talk

#1450: How to Calm An Angry Co-Host

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week on Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, “You moron”? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family’s beloved Chevy before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into 7 figures. Elsehwere, Phil’s wife thinks she’d be less paranoid about her car breaking down if she was married to a mechanic; Dennis is looking for a non-combative gesture to let other drivers know he’s sorry for cutting them off; and after a year of listening to her Volvo moan Alice has decided it’s finally time to figure out what’s ailing it. All this, plus some gift ideas straight from the floors of Car Talk Plaza, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

240R: Holiday Special: Top Kitchen Gifts, Wine Guide, Celebrity Holiday Memories

Friday, December 12, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to some of our favorite guests about their happiest holiday memories. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we'll find out what's hot and what's not in the world of kitchen gadgets. We’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding, and we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Fallen Chocolate Cake. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

Call Now!

Friday, December 12, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Microphone Check

J. Cole: 'It Ain't Enough Of Us Trying'

Friday, December 12, 2014

"I want to get whatever's on my chest off my chest when it feels right," says the rapper, who makes songs that turn the personal into the political.

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Ask Me Another

This Birbiglian Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

(Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.

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Radio Diaries

#24: Last Man on the Mountain – Updated

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In West Virginia, people say that in the old days, communities turned into ghost towns when the coal ran out. Now, they turn into ghost towns when mountaintop mines move in.

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Microphone Check

Rick Ross: 'It Was Just So Powerful To Me'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"What really blowed my mind was the way it unified a room full of people," says the Miami rapper, about his earliest memories of hip-hop. "That's what we all have in common."

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Car Talk

#1449: Dee's Hot Seat

Saturday, December 06, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Dee is freezing her butt off now that winter is here. Can Click and Clack help her toast her tush in her Dodge Durango? Sybil has a vexing noise, and becomes a garage apprentice as she heads out to the driveway to make the diagnosis. Meanwhile, Craig wants to know, what’s the deal with gas tanks and why can’t they all be on the same side? Jessica is hoping her Audi can be fixed so she doesn’t have to make it through winter on her boyfriend’s scooter. And David. Poor David. His Honda Accord is sending him to financial ruin. If he coughed up another eight cents a day, could he really be in a new car? All that, plus some earth shattering research on parking spaces, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

334: An Insider's Tour of Julia Child's Kitchen

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week, we investigate why Julia Child’s kitchen is one of the top tourist attractions in Washington, DC. We also chat with Jean-Jacques Paimblanc, who cooked many dinners in that humble space. We’ll be tasting salted butter, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Skillet Roast Chicken and Potatoes. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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BackStory

"His Accidency"

Friday, December 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

A win for Star Wars is somehow a loss for George Lucas, and Chris Rock gives the most tweetable interview of the year.
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Ask Me Another

Coupe De Grace

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe. 

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Car Talk

#1448: The Chunk in the Trunk

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This week on The Best of Car Talk, did Tom and Ray help Dana and her friend remove a chunk of the Berlin Wall from his Dad’s BMW? Dana’s back for a round of Stump the Chumps. Spoiler alert: the word “Dummkopfs” is used. Elsewhere, David thinks his Volvo is giving him Legionnaire’s Disease; Glenn has mice living in his Miata, and fears he’ll have to bring them along on his road trip from New Orleans to Oregon. And, Leanne is hearing a horrible grinding noise when she uses her new key in her husband’s Pathfinder. Is it coming from the car or her husband’s teeth? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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BackStory

WEB EXTRA - Radiation in the Milk! From "Health Nuts"

Friday, November 28, 2014

With the American History Guys

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