Vinyl Cafe Stories from 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.
||Vinyl Cafe April 12th, 2014 "Stephanie’s Exam"||Dave's daughter Stephanie decides to take advanced statistics at university. But she struggles with the course and ends up going to extreme measures to stay awake and focused during study sessions. Originally broadcast: May 27, 2012||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe April 5th, 2014 "Rhoda’s Revenge"||Morley learns about Dave's fear of dolls; a fear that started with a doll his sister, Annie, had as a kid – a doll named Rhoda. Originally broadcast: June 5, 2011||4/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe March 29th, 2014 "Stamps"||Sam's friend Murphy decides that he and Sam should start a stamp collection.||3/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe March 22nd, 2014 "The Yoga Retreat"||Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat. Originally broadcast: April 27, 2013||3/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe March 15th, 2014 "W.O. Mitchell"||Author W.O. Mitchell would have been 100-years-old this week. Stuart pays tribute to his friend on this week's show.||3/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe March 8th, 2014 "Annie’s Turn"||When Dave and his little sister Annie find a stray dog stranded on a chunk of ice in the river, they hatch a rescue plan to save the dog before he tumbles over the falls. Originally broadcast: March 24, 2012||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe March 1st, 2014 "Code Yellow"||Dave goes to the hospital to visit a friend. In an effort to raise his friend's spirits, he puts on one of the hospital gowns and hides his clothing on a cart of supplies. Originally broadcast: April 16, 2011||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe February 22nd, 2014 "The House Next Door"||Morley is asked to house sit for the new, young couple in the neighbourhood. She is amazed by their newly renovated modern home…so amazed that she slowly starts spending more and more time at the house each night. Originally broadcast: March 20, 2011||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe February 15th, 2014 "Hockey"||Stuart tells a story about a forgotten game of hockey that many in Dave's hometown of Big Narrows, Cape Breton consider to be the greatest game of hockey ever played.||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe February 8th, 2014 "Olympics"||Today, with the 22nd Winter Olympic Games getting underway in Sochi, we read two letters sent into the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange by a Canadian Olympian: one written more than ten years ago, another written recently. And we have a story about Sam and his a||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe February 1st, 2014 "The Greatest Toboggan Run Ever"||On a snowy winter weekend Dave's neighbour Jim Scofield tells Dave about the greatest toboggan run of all time. Originally broadcast: February 17, 2013||1/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe January 25th, 2014 "The Flu"||When Dave's entire family and neighbourhood get the flu, Dave’s hypochondria reaches new heights. Originally broadcast: March 17, 2013||1/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe January 18th, 2014 "Murphy's Bar Mitzvah"||Sam's friend Murphy is celebrating his bar mitzvah and Sam and his dad Dave are invited. But there is some confusion when Murphy's grandmother calls Dave to confirm their attendance.||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe January 11th, 2014 "Boy Wanted"||Sam gets a job working for Mr. Harmon at Harmon's Fine Foods. In addition to learning about food, Sam also learns about his new boss.||1/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe January 4th, 2014 "Self Improvement"||Today on the show we have two stories about self improvement.||1/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe December 28th, 2013 "Christmas Concert 2013"||Join Stuart McLean and special musical guests The Good Lovelies for the 2013 Christmas Concert from Banff, Alberta.||12/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe December 21st, 2013 "Dave Cooks the Turkey"||Dave is supposed to cook the Christmas turkey but can’t get the stove to work. He ends up at a hotel, hoping the kitchen can cook it for him.||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe December 14th, 2013 "Rashida, Amir and the Great Gift-Giving"||Gift-giving gets out of hand in Dave and Morley’s neighbourhood, and Dave takes a stab at baking a Christmas cake for the annual skating party.||12/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe December 7th, 2013 "Dinner at Tommy's"||Dave and the family spend Christmas dinner at Stephanie's boyfriend's house. And, as it turns out, Tommy's father is just as inexperienced at cooking a turkey as Dave. Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2012||12/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe November 30th , 2013 "Hockey Game"||Dave saves up his money all year long to buy Christmas gifts for his family but he ends up buying a gift for himself instead. Originally broadcast: December 24th, 2011||11/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe November 23rd, 2013 "Christmas Medleys"||As we prepare to head out on our annual Christmas tour, we play two never-before-heard moments from Christmas concerts past.||11/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe November 16th, 2013 "Roadkill"||Dave and Morley are invited to Stephanie's boyfriend's art show.||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe November 9th, 2013 "Morley’s Garden"||As another gardening season comes to an end, Morley remembers some of her favourite gardening moments. Originally broadcast: November 24th, 2012||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe November 2nd, 2013 "Babysitters"||Stephanie gets sick and Dave steps in to fulfill her babysitting obligations … sort of.||11/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe October 26th, 2013 "Halloween"||When Stephanie's boyfriend Tommy comes to visit for Halloween, the family spends the evening gathered around the kitchen table, telling stories about Halloweens past. Originally broadcast: November 6th, 2011||10/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vinyl Cafe October 19th, 2013 "Train Trip"||Sam and Murphy ask Dave if they can take the train - by themselves - to Cape Breton.||10/18/13||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!