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Vinyl Cafe Stories

 

Vinyl Cafe Stories

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."

Updated: Saturdays
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"Dave Buys a Coffin" – July 22nd, 2016

Dave attends a friend’s funeral and it gets him thinking about his own funeral.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:54]


"Mary Turlington Has Lice" – July 15th, 2016

When the family catches head lice, Morley decides to keep the news from her hypochondriacal husband Dave…which means she has to check his head for lice - secretly. Originally broadcast: June 7th, 2014

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:01]


"Dave and Tommy" – July 8th, 2016

Dave struggles to understand photographs taken by his daughter's boyfriend.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:35]


"Dave and Galway the Cat" - July 1st, 2016

Dave toilet trains the cat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:10]


"The Snake" - June 24th, 2016

Dave, Sam and Murphy take a road trip to Thunder Bay to deliver a boa constrictor to one of Dave’s old rock ’n’ roll pals. Originally broadcast: July 26th, 2014

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:01]


"Fathers Day" – June 17th, 2016

It's stories and music about fathers today on the Vinyl Cafe we have some songs by musicians who have followed in their fathers’ footsteps. We have a hilarious story about Stan Rogers. We have a story exchange from a woman that ends with one of the most b

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:19]


"The School Dance" - June 10th, 2016

Sam and his friend Murphy attend their first school dance.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:01]


"Indigenous Music" - June 3rd, 2016

A special Indigenous music show in celebration of Aboriginal History Month.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:42]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:39]


"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. 

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:07]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:01]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:51]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"Defibrillator" - April 23rd, 2016

Dave, Morley and the neighbours decide to get a defibrillator for the neighbourhood to share. Originally broadcast: May 20th, 2014

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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 St

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:05]


"Jimmy Walker" – April 9th, 2016

Dave travels to Newfoundland to pay his respects to his old pal Jimmy Walker. Originally broadcast: June 22nd, 2014

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:14]


"The Yoga Retreat" - March 26th, 2016

Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat. Originally broadcast: March 23rd, 2014

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:01]


"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 in

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:17]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:59]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:11]


"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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:59]