This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray ponder the idiosyncrasies of the mother-daughter relationship. Since they fit into neither category, fortunately their Mom, Elizabeth, and sister, Lucille, are by their phones, to share the tale of how Lucille’s clothes wound up on the front lawn. Elsewhere, Herbert loves his VW van, except for its tendency to catch on fire; Ronnie Sue fixed a leaky hose with her underwear and is ready for her next auto repair challenge; and Michael wants to know if you can push start an automatic transmission with somethnig smaller than a two-ton truck. Also, can all of Tom and Ray’s behavior be explained by the brain condition, “Witzelsucht”? Find out, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
A severe case of Witzelsucht.
This Week's Puzzler
A Pig in a Poke: A probability puzzler, with pigs.