Episode #165 (Phyllis Phaves): Origin Story

On a Phletch Phaves Phryday we celebrate Phyllis Fletcher's second anniversary of being a Ten with the episode that hooked her: the TBTL obituary for Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk. Meredith, Mike and Phyllis connect the dots of the Car Talk Talk to reveal its subtext and elevate it as a pivotal moment in TBTL history, unbeknownst as it was to Tens back in 2014. In an LRB Bonus Track we hear the radio story Luke helped Phyllis produce as an intern, about racism that happens on the phone. It's historic and folkloric...it's this Friday's LRB