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.
||Clean"Tobogganing" - February 6th, 2016||On a snowy winter weekend, Dave's neighbour Jim Scofield tells Dave about the greatest toboggan run of all time. Originally broadcast: January 17th, 2015||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Jasper" – January 30th, 2016||Stuart tells a story about a forgotten game of hockey that many in Dave’s hometown of Big Narrows, Cape Breton would consider to be the greatest game of hockey ever played.||1/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Tofino" – January 23rd, 2016||Sam’s friend Murphy sets off to create the perfect signature. Originally broadcast: February 22nd, 2015||1/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Nelson" – January 16th, 2016||Dave and Morley are going away for the night so Sam stays home alone. Originally broadcast: November 16th, 2014||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Sourdough" - January 9th, 2016||Dave agrees to babysit a sourdough bread starter that belongs to his neighbour.||1/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Christmas at Tommy's" - December 26th, 2015||Dave, Morley, Sam and Stephanie have Christmas dinner with Stepanie's boyfriend Tommy and his parents. Originally broadcast: December 2012||1/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Resolutions" - January 2nd, 2016||We’re talking about resolutions today on the show – including the time that Stuart resolved to drink the mythical 8 cups of water a day.||1/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Talking Turkey" – December 19th, 2015||20 years ago Stuart McLean wrote a story called "Dave Cooks the Turkey". That story has become a tradition on the Vinyl Cafe, and every year we share that story with our listeners. Last year around this time, we received hundreds of emails from people who||12/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Christmas at the Store" – December 12th, 2015||Dave hires his daughter, Stephanie, to help out in the store over the Christmas season. Originally broadcast: December 27th, 2014||12/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson: A Christmas Collision" – December 5th, 2015||Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson both decide to host neighbourhood Christmas parties on the same day in December. Dave hatches a plan to make sure everyone in the neighbourhood can attend both parties. Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2013||12/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Christmas at the Turlingtons'" - November 28th, 2015||Dave and his family join the Turlingtons for Christmas dinner.||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Saint John" - November 21st, 2015||This week Canada lost “The Man of A Thousand Songs”, Ron Hynes. We did a number of shows with Ron over the years. We will play our favourite this weekend, in tribute to one of Canada’s greats. Originally broadcast November 17th, 2013.||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Autumn" - November 14th, 2015||Join Stuart McLean and special musical guests the Good Lovelies from Huntsville, Ontario.||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Remembrance" – November 7th, 2015||We’re going to talk about remembering and honouring today on the show. We have an extraordinary story, sent in by a listener, about an act of heroism performed by an unlikely hero in World War Two. And we have a story about the time Dave discovered a pi||11/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Soo" – October 31st, 2015||Dave receives a call in the middle of the night with the news that the town hall in his hometown of Big Narrows has been hit by lightning. Originally broadcast: November 2nd, 2014||10/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Whitehorse" - October 24th, 2015||Join Stuart McLean and special musical guest Sarah MacDougall from Whitehorse, YT.||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Almonte" – October 17th, 2015||Sam and Murphy ask Dave if they can take the train, by themselves, to Cape Breton. Originally broadcast: September 7th, 2013||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Arthurs" – October 10th, 2015||Today on the show we hand out the 2015 Vinyl Cafe Arthur Awards – the awards that celebrate the little things that, too often, go unnoticed.||10/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Harvest" – October 3rd, 2015||Today on the show we're talking the most olfactory of the seasons: autumn. We have a story exchange about a jam-making adventure gone horribly wrong. And we have a story about Sam and food – a story where Sam learns to appreciate the bounty of this harv||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Connections" - September 26th, 2015||This week on the show we talk about connections.||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Hudson"- September 19th, 2015||Morley discovers a cast-iron pot on the stovetop in the kitchen of her new home and tries to solve the mystery of where it came from. Originally broadcast: September 13th, 2014||9/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Parties" - September 12th, 2015||Morley is tasked with hosting a fancy dinner party for an important client at work.||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Extraordinary of the Ordinary" - September 5th, 2015||We dedicate today's show to the extraordinary of the ordinary. And we have a story about an ordinary thing that Sam and Murphy learn to appreciate.||9/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Change" - August 29th, 2015||A show about embracing the changes that come with autumn. And a story about a change in Stephanie's life: her first year at university.||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Snake" - August 22nd, 2015||Dave, Sam and Murphy take a road trip to Thunder Bay to deliver a boa constrictor to one of of Dave's old music friends. Originally broadcast: July 26th, 2014||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Jimmy Walker" - August 15th, 2015||Dave goes to St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador to pay his respects to his pal Jimmy Walker. Originally broadcast: July 13th, 2013||8/14/2015||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!