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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
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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What happened to five-year-old Adrien McNaughton?

In season one of SKS, host David Ridgen goes back to his hometown in a search for answers.

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The stories behind the story

Go behind the scenes with journalists and correspondents, as they peel the curtain back and take you inside the stories they've covered.

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The nitty-gritty of real life

Every week, OITO digs into one timely topic through different perspectives, personal stories, and passionate opinions.

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A place were everythign changes

Hear intimate first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventures of growing up.

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Tofino" – January 23rd, 2016

Sam’s friend Murphy sets off to create the perfect signature. Originally broadcast: February 22nd, 2015

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"Nelson" – January 16th, 2016

Dave and Morley are going away for the night so Sam stays home alone. Originally broadcast: November 16th, 2014

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"Sourdough" - January 9th, 2016

Dave agrees to babysit a sourdough bread starter that belongs to his neighbour.

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

Download "Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson: A Christmas Collision" – December 5th, 2015
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