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"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|
||Clean"Defibrillator" - April 23rd, 2016||Dave, Morley and the neighbours decide to get a defibrillator for the neighbourhood to share. Originally broadcast: May 20th, 2014||4/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Exams" - April 16th, 2016||We recently found out that many teachers are using Stuart’s Dave and Morley stories in their classroom and on exams. So, today on the Vinyl Cafe, we put Stuart to the test. We have two teachers on the show and they administer an exam. Tune in to see if||4/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Jimmy Walker" – April 9th, 2016||Dave travels to Newfoundland to pay his respects to his old pal Jimmy Walker. Originally broadcast: June 22nd, 2014||4/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Spring Melt" - April 2nd, 2016||During the spring break up in the harbour outside of Big Narrows, a dog appears one day on a chunk of floating ice. Dave and his young buddies come up with various plans to rescue him. But when they fail, Dave’s sister Annie comes to the rescue||4/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Yoga Retreat" - March 26th, 2016||Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat. Originally broadcast: March 23rd, 2014||3/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Roundabout" - March 19th, 2016||When Dave’s hometown of Big Narrows, Cape Breton is forced to amalgamate with nearby towns, the townsfolk have to adjust to some changes – including a new roundabout out on the highway. Originally broadcast: May 23rd, 2015||3/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Float Tank" - March 12th, 2016||Dave buys a sensory deprivation tank, but he's too scared to try it out – so he sends his pal Kenny Wong in to test it out for him. Originally broadcast: April 19th, 2015||3/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Maple Syrup" - March 5th, 2016||Today on the show, Stuart McLean turns the radio into a sugar shack. We have a story about what happens when Dave decides he is going to make maple syrup in his backyard, a story exchange about working in a sugar bush, and a song written about Canada’s||3/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Bike Ride" - February 27th, 2016||Stuart tells the story of Dan McGuire: an 81 year old man with Parkinson's disease who rode his bike across Canada. Originally broadcast: March 28th, 2015||2/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Stamps" - February 20th, 2016||Sam’s friend Murphy learns about Phillip Von Ferrary - a famous stamp collector - and decides that he and Sam should start a stamp collecting business. Originally broadcast: April 25th, 2015||2/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Break-Up Songs" - February 13th, 2016||We celebrate (or perhaps, protest) Valentine's Day by playing nothing but break-up songs today on the Vinyl Cafe.||2/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
||Clean"Sourdough" - January 9th, 2016||Dave agrees to babysit a sourdough bread starter that belongs to his neighbour.||1/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"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|
||Clean"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|
||Clean"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|
||Clean"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|
||Clean"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|
I love Dave and Morley
I am so excited as well. I am also a Canadian living in the U.S. I remember sitting it the kitchen listening to Dave and Morley stories on Sunday afternoons. This brings all the warm funny moments back to me. I am so happy they are on podcast now. Yeah i tunes
An Excellent Addition from CBC Radio
These are very funny stories that can be enjoyed by the whole family. They are perfect for those who enjoy Garrison Keillor and his stories from A Prairie Home Companion. Told before a live audience, the stories revolve around Dave, who owns a used record store called The Vinyl Cafe, and his wife and children. Highly recommended!
Laugh out loud!
I love these stories. I'm so excited they are now podcast. I'm a Canadian living in the US and have missed tuning in weekly. Of course, Dave and Morely's hilarious situations are never as funny as when Stuart McLean reads them himself. Enjoy!