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"Love" – December 30th, 2016||This week we have two stories about love. In the first half of the show, we go back to the early days of Dave and Morley's relationship. In the second half, it's a story about Dave and his son Sam.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Turkeys" – December 23rd, 2016||This week we have two stories about turkeys. In the first half of the show, Dave decides he should not only cook the turkey, he should raise it. In the second half, “Dave Cooks the Turkey” - the very first Vinyl Cafe Christmas story.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Christmas in the Narrows" – December 16th, 2016||This week we have two stories about Christmas in Dave’s hometown. In the first half of the show, it’s the Big Narrows Christmas parade. In the second half, the family drives to Cape Breton for Christmas.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dave and Morley’s Gifts" – December 9th, 2016||This week we have two stories about Dave buying gifts for Morley. In the first half of the show, we hear about their first Christmas together. In the second half, Morley asks for a White Christmas, and Dave promises her just that.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Christmas in the Neighbourhood"– December 2nd, 2016||This week we have two stories about Christmas in Dave’s neighbourhood. In the first half of the show, it’s Christmas with Rasheeda and Ahmeer. In the second half, it’s Polly Anderson’s Christmas Party.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Getting Caught in a Lie" – November 25th, 2016||This week we have two stories about getting caught in a lie. In the first half of the show, Dave and Morley get caught playing hooky. In the second half, Dave lies to his neighbourhood nemesis Mary Turlington.||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Renovations" – November 18th, 2016||This week we have two stories about renovations. In the first half of the show, it’s Dave and Morley renovating. In the second half, it’s the neighbours who renovate.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Remembrance" – November 11th, 2016||This week we have two stories about remembrance. In the first half of the show, Dave remembers miners from Springhill, Nova Scotia. In the second half, he discovers a postcard that leads him back to the First World War.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Getting Older" – November 4th, 2016||This week we have two stories about getting older. In the first half of the show, a story about Eugene and Maria Conte. In the second half, we meet an aging friend of Dave’s mother.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Love" – October 28th, 2016||This week we have two stories about love. In the first half of the show, it’s Sam who is smitten. In the second half, a story about how difficult it is when the love of your life passes away.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!