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.
||"Murphy's Bar Mitzvah" - May 2nd, 2015||Sam’s friend Murphy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah. Originally broadcast September 23rd, 2012||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Stamps" - April 25th, 2015||Sam's friend Murphy starts a stamp collection. Originally broadcast: March 30th, 2014||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Float Tank" - April 18th, 2015||Dave buys a sensory deprivation tank, a "float tank" but he is too scared to try it out – so he sends his pal Kenny Wong in to test it out for him.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Saint John" - April 11th, 2015||Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Ron Hynes from Saint John, New Brunswick. Originally broadcast: November 13th, 2013||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Fig Tree" - April 4th, 2015||Dave's elderly neighbours Eugene and Maria are slowing down, and Dave struggles to decide whether he should alert their son Tony about their declining state. Originally broadcast: April 19th, 2014||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Chilliwack" - March 28th, 2015||Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guests Said the Whale from Chilliwack,British Columbia.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Car Wash" - March 21st, 2015||Dave takes Mary Turlington's car through a car wash. Originally broadcast: April 29, 2012||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"A Trip to Quebec" - March 14th, 2015||Sam and his class take a trip to Quebec City.||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Annie’s Turn" - March 7th, 2015||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. Originally broadcast: March 24th, 2012||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Yoga Retreat" - February 28th, 2015||Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat. Originally broadcast: April 27th, 2013||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Murphy's Signature" - February 21st, 2015||Sam's friend Murphy realizes he doesn't have a signature - doesn't, in fact, know how to write in cursive. So he sets off to create the perfect signature.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Love Never Ends" - February 14th, 2015||After Dave's childhood baseball coach, Art Gillepsie, passes away, Dave receives a letter from his widow telling him about how love lingers on, even after you think it is gone. Originally broadcast: February 13th, 2010||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Hockey" - February 7th, 2015||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. Originally broadcast: February 15th, 2014||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Daydreaming" – January 31st, 2015||After seeing an advertisement for a mail-order educational program, Sam decides that he is gifted and embarks on an onerous course of self-improvement.||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"The Flu" - January 24th, 2015||When Dave’s entire family and neighbourhood get the flu, Dave’s hypochondria reaches new heights. Originally broadcast: March 17th, 2013||1/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Tobogganing" - January 17th, 2015||On a snowy winter weekend, Dave’s neighbour Jim Scofield tells him about the greatest toboggan run of all time. Originally broadcast: February 17th, 2013||1/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Words" – January 10th, 2015||Today on the show we’re talking about, well, talking. Stuart tells us about his pronunciation problems, we have a story exchange about language, and we have a story about Dave and public speaking.||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"I Need to Pee" – January 3rd, 2015||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.||1/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Christmas Concert 2014" - December 27th, 2014||Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Chic Gamine from Kitchener, Ontario for the Vinyl Cafe's annual Christmas Concert.||12/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Dave Cooks the Turkey" – December 20th, 2014||Dave is supposed to cook the Christmas turkey but he can’t get the stove to work. He ends up at a hotel, hoping the kitchen can cook it for him.||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Morley’s Christmas Concert" – December 13th, 2014||Morley is asked to direct the holiday pageant at Sam’s school. Dave agrees to help with the sound system.||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Mary versus Polly" - December 6th, 2014||Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson both decide to host neighbourhood Christmas parties on the same day in December. Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2013||12/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Dinner at Tommy’s" - November 29th, 2014||Dave and the family spend Christmas dinner at Stephanie's boyfriend's house. Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2012||11/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Guests of Christmases Past" – November 22nd, 2014||As this year's Vinyl Cafe Christmas tour begins, we spend today’s show catching up with guests from previous Christmas tours.||11/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Home Alone" - November 15th, 2014||Dave and Morley are going away for the weekend and Sam tries to convince them that he is old enough to stay home alone.||11/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Remembrance Day" - November 8th, 2014||Stuart tells the life story of his friend, Holocaust survivor David Kilberg. Originally broadcast: November 10th, 2012||11/7/2014||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!