Vinyl Cafe Stories from CBC Radio
By CBC Radio
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CBC Radio presents the stories and misadventures of Dave, the owner of the "Vinyl Cafe", the world's smallest record store, where the motto is "We may not be big, but we're small." The show also features Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie and assorted friends and neighbours.
||Clean"Dave’s Hypochondria" – October 21st, 2016||This week we have two stories about Dave’s hypochondria. In the first half of the show, Dave swallows a fly. In the second half, he goes to visit a friend in the hospital.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Secret Desires" – October 14th, 2016||This week we have two stories about secret desire. In the first half of the show, it’s Sam who is pining and hiding magazines under his mattress. In the second half, it’s Sam’s neighbour Eugene who is sneaking around.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Truth and Belief" – October 7th, 2016||This week we have two stories about truth and belief. In the first half of the show, a story about a lottery ticket. In the second half, a story about something miraculous in the night sky.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Competition" - September 30th, 2016||This week we have two stories about competition. In the first half of the show, it's Dave and a competing record store. In the second half, Mary Turlington makes gardening a competitive sport.||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Trips" - September 23rd, 2016||This week we have two stories about trips. In the first story, Dave and Sam take a road trip. In the second, Dave and his buddies go fishing.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Waterslide" - September 16th, 2016||Sam and his pal Murphy turn Dave's backyard into the neighbourhood waterpark - complete with a two-storey waterslide.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The First Day of School" - September 9th, 2016||Morley makes a gruesome discovery while preparing for the first day of school.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Hudson" - September 2nd, 2016||Join Stuart McLean from the Hudson Village Theatre. 148 people stuffed into an old railway station, turned into a theatre. Originally broadcast: September 12th, 2014||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Sam’s Predictions" – August 26th, 2016||When Sam’s predictions start coming true, he starts to believe that he has a special gift.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Great Outdoors" - August 19th, 2016||We have two stories on the show this week. In the first story Dave and Morley go on a canoe trip. In the second, Stephanie gets a job as a tree planter.||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Sam’s First Job" - August 12th, 2016||This week on the show: two stories about growing up. In the first story, Sam and his friend Murphy travel by themselves. In the second story, Sam gets his first job.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dave Gives the Dog a Personality Test" - August 5th, 2016||Worried that the family dog, Arthur, is being overindulged, Dave attempts to impose a new animal protocol on the household, which includes making Arthur sleep outdoors.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe"– July 29th, 2016||Ever imagine what Stuart’s stories would sound like as songs? Well, wonder no longer. Today on the show our pals The Peptides celebrate The Vinyl Cafe in song. Stuart tells SEVEN stories (the crib note versions) and The Peptides play the songs that they||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dave Buys a Coffin" – July 22nd, 2016||Dave attends a friend’s funeral and it gets him thinking about his own funeral.||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Mary Turlington Has Lice" – July 15th, 2016||When the family catches head lice, Morley decides to keep the news from her hypochondriacal husband Dave…which means she has to check his head for lice - secretly. Originally broadcast: June 7th, 2014||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dave and Tommy" – July 8th, 2016||Dave struggles to understand photographs taken by his daughter's boyfriend.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dave and Galway the Cat" - July 1st, 2016||Dave toilet trains the cat.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Snake" - June 24th, 2016||Dave, Sam and Murphy take a road trip to Thunder Bay to deliver a boa constrictor to one of Dave’s old rock ’n’ roll pals. Originally broadcast: July 26th, 2014||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Fathers Day" – June 17th, 2016||It's stories and music about fathers today on the Vinyl Cafe we have some songs by musicians who have followed in their fathers’ footsteps. We have a hilarious story about Stan Rogers. We have a story exchange from a woman that ends with one of the most||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The School Dance" - June 10th, 2016||Sam and his friend Murphy attend their first school dance.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Indigenous Music" - June 3rd, 2016||A special Indigenous music show in celebration of Aboriginal History Month.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"How to Survive Summer" – May 27th, 2016||Today we learn why Stuart always keeps a 5-iron golf club in the back of his car and what to do if you get your lips stuck to a popsicle. Originally broadcast: July 12, 2009||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Sam’s Birthday" – May 20th, 2016||After an altercation with a store clerk, Dave mistakenly leaves his credit card behind. Rather than swallowing his pride and apologizing to the store clerk, he cancels the card.||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Danceland" – May 13th, 2016||Stuart McLean travels to "Danceland", a 100-year-old dancehall on the shores of Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan. Originally broadcast: August 10th, 2013||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Summer" – May 6th, 2016||Morley and Dave head to a rented cottage. They have agreed to do some small fix-it jobs around the cottage in exchange for a rent-free stay. Originally broadcast: May 19, 2013||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Check Out" - April 30th, 2016||In a rush to check out at the grocery store, Dave goes to extraordinary lengths to get out of the store – and home – in time. Originally broadcast: July 26th, 2015||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Like comfortable slippers
Stuart's stories, whether they are of Dave & Morley and the gang or of his tales of his adventures across Canada, never ever fail to be humourous, poignant, warm, and gratifying. His live shows have that added spark of an audience that sits in silence waiting for the story to unravel and laughs along with you as the tales flow so effortlessly and vividly from Stuart. His stories of the people he meets in his travels across Canada reminds me how similar we all are and he is able to make Canada feel like a village, that BC is just around the corner, you can almost see the wheat fields of the prairies or smell the odour of Parliament in Ottawa. Do yourself a favour and listen to Stuart where you will not be interupted and pretty soon you will demand NOT to be interupted whenever you listen to The Vinyl Cafe. Keep up the good work Stuart and the Vinyl Cafe Gang! Cheers from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
the greatest thing to come to podcasting!
after waiting and waiting, finally the vinyl cafe has come to the podcasting! the stories are amazing, people of all ages can always sit down and appreciate the antics of dave and morley. ive struggled for years to make sure my radio was on at the right time on the right day because the books just dont have quite the same charm as hearing stuart read the stories. but now i have access to weekly doses of the vinyl cafe and i couldnt be happier!
Stuart McLean is one of the best story tellers...period. I've been waiting for his stories to come into podcast form for a long time, and the day has finally arrived. Thank you CBC!