“His laugh is the working definition of infectious laughter,” says Doug Berman, the longtime producer of Car Talk. He remembers the first time he ever encountered Magliozzi. “I’d just hear this laughter,” he says. “And then there’d be more of it, and people would sort of gather around him. He was just kind of a magnet.”
Unlike 99% of my fellow Americans, I have zero interest in cars. But I listened to Car Talk, the National Public Radio show hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi. I tuned in just to hear them crack each other up.
Here are five irresistible audio clips. Don’t miss “Tom’s Marriage Advice” and the story of Gail, the Tollbooth Fugitive.
Somewhere on the Heavenly Highway, Tom’s driving his beloved 1963 Dodge Dart. Thanks for the laughs, Beautiful Man!