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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

26 December 2023: Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson about Alternate Realities on The Chuck Toddcast  

Mar 11, 2010


A special Episode 73 of Light On Light Through  -- in which I discuss my current assessment of the Prius I've been driving since September 2006, and which was the subject of Episodes 1 and 32 of this very podcast.   Given the serious problems with accelerator and brake action reported for the Prius and other Toyotas, I though I'd chime in here with at least one data point:  which is, although I did have a little problem with a headlight, my Prius is driving just fine.



  1. Light On Light Through Episode 1: Prius and BlueTooth
  2. Light On Light Through Episode 32:  My Sweet Prius, Part 2


Like science fiction? Jump into my short story, The Other Car, in which a Prius is a bridge to an alternate reality




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Patrick McNamara
over fourteen years ago

From what I\'ve heard reported, the problem has to do with either the wireless control systems in the vehicle or the computer that controls the vehicle. These systems are more likely to break down as the vehicles age. And safety testing is based upon collisions and not the functions of modern technology.

The problem with the headlight could have been a loose wire or, what it sounds like it might have been, a loose filament in the headlight itself. Loose wires can be the hardest to track down because the problem is intermittent.

Paul Levinson
over fourteen years ago

Yes, the dealer eventually thought a loose filament was the problem - thanks for the comment.