I’m a long-time listener of Car Talk and loved learning about mechanics (and physics, and math, and geography, and relationships!) while having a good laugh.
That said, why is this show still on the air? Even before Tom Magliozzi passed away, they started producing “Best of” shows, for which they apparently have enough material to continue until 2020. These might be great for a podcast or a less prominent radio hour slot, but if I’m getting advice about cars, I want it to be relevant to today! When they go on and on about how great the Honda Odyssey is, will that still be true in 2018?
Plus, there’s the argument that Ira Glass put forth when they stopped producing new shows: keeping this show on the air, popular as it is, means less time and space for whatever the new “Car Talk” might be.