Oh Nooes!! NPRâ€™s 'Car Talk' Duo Retiring: 'One-Hour Work Week Was Too Much' http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/npr-car-talk-retiring-wbur-335259 The public radio brothers are hanging up their microphones after 35 years on air. NPRâ€™s Click and Clack will no longer be on call to help America with those weird noises our cars make. NPR announced Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the duo behind public radioâ€™s popular Car Talk call-in program, are retiring this fall. Their final shows will coincide with their 25th anniversary with NPR, and their 35th anniversary behind the microphones for Bostonâ€™s NPR affiliate, WBUR. The notoriously self-deprecating brothers joked their lazy tendencies were pushing them into retirement, saying one hour a week was too much work for them. â€œSo, we can finally answer the question, if my brother retired, how would he know?â€ Ray wrote in a blog post. Although Tom, 75, and Ray, 63, made poking fun at themselves a staple of the show, both boast some serious brainpower. The brothers hold degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tom taught as a college professor. Car Talk will live on in a sense. Shows culled from the 1,200 programs theyâ€™ve aired will be edited and include occasional updates from the brothers. Both will continue to blog and engage fans on social media. â€œWhen we listen to the stuff thatâ€™s in our archives, it still makes us laugh,â€ Tom wrote. â€œWeâ€™re hoping to be like â€œI Love Lucyâ€ and air ten times a day on €œNPR at Niteâ€ in 2075.