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The hilarious hosts of NPR's Car Talk chat about their new book, their old clunkers and the media

Nobody laughs as hard at Car Talk as its hosts. And not just on the air. As they enjoy a meal of salmon and Italian red wine in the lunchroom of the Boston public radio station where they've taped their show for the past 23 years, none of their co-workers come within 50 decibels of the laughter emanating from Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the brothers who go by the on-air pseudonyms Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers. In fact, if you listen closely, you realize that Tom laughs slightly louder at Tom's jokes and Ray laughs a bit harder at his...

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