Couldn't download the podcast for show #0902 (January 10th, 2009)


#1

This isn’t really a car question, but more a Car Talk show question. I subscribe to the weekly Car Talk podcast, and have been getting each show since last June without a problem. This week, however, when I downloaded show #0902, I got an episode tagged as show #0902 (with appropriate description), but when I listened to it on my iPod, I found it oddly familiar… Indeed, it was last week’s show, a rerun which included a call from Antarctica and no puzzler! I’ve tried downloading it again, but without success.

So, my question is the following: has this ever happened to anyone? If so, does anyone know how to fix it (aside from listening to the show using streaming, on the site, that worked, but I want to listen to Car Talk on my iPod!)?

Or has Car Talk finally decided to boycott listeners stationed in Europe, or maybe just France??


#2

Same thing happened to me. I’m having Car Talk withdrawal. I usually look forward to listening to the new show on Monday when I go to work, but its the same as last’s on the podcast. Unless they upload the newest show, i doubt theres any way to remedy it. We may have to wait another week until the next one.


#3

I must say I’m almost relieved to hear that it’s just not me. I too am suffering from Car Talk withdrawal (and I really wanted to hear the answer to the Puzzler), so I guess I’ll just have to listen to it on the web site, until this issue is fixed.
Thanks a bunch for your answer, MykeyInChains!


#4

Good news for us Podcasters! I just downloaded the podcast another time, and lo and behold! it worked this time. Go figure! =)


#5

Amelie B-N,
Your problem seems related to what I have been noticing on the broadcasts in general. Last week’s (2/21/09) episode was heard by me about 5 years ago. The puzzler continuity of answer to the previous week’s puzzle is intact. This leads me to think that Click and Clack have been on sabbatical for a while. This week (2/28/09) one caller talked about buying her new 2002 vehicle only a couple of years ago.


#6

The last three weeks (2/14, 2/21, and 2/28/09) have all been reruns with recycled calls and puzzlers. I wonder what’s going on, and why they don’t have the usual announcement that it’s an “encore presentation of Car Talk” (at least in the podcast versions)?