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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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Vinyl Cafe September 27th, 2014 "Train Trip"

Sam and Murphy ask Dave if they can take the train to Cape Breton. Originally broadcast: October 19th, 2013

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Vinyl Cafe September 20th, 2014 "Pride"

Dave is in charge of nine-year-old Sam’s sleepover birthday party, with disastrous results.

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Vinyl Cafe September 13th, 2014 "Hudson"

Morley lusts after a pot in her mother's kitchen.

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Vinyl Cafe September 6th, 2014 "School Days"

Morley’s failed attempt to create a happy memory for Sam prompts Dave to fill the school playground with live frogs.

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Vinyl Cafe August 30th, 2014 "Summer of Stars"

On a summer evening in Big Narrows, Sam and Murphy witness something miraculous in the night sky. They are certain that the streak of light they saw is a UFO.

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Vinyl Cafe August 23rd, 2014 "Family"

Today on the show we have stories about connection and family. Stuart has a story about family dinners when he was a child and we have a story about the time Stephanie went to visit her Cousin Dorothy in London. Originally aired: March 3rd, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe August 16th, 2014 "Fireworks"

Dave and Sam hitch a ride home from Cape Breton with one of Dave's old pals from the Rock 'n' Roll days. The friend is in charge of pyrotechnics on a rock tour and he is driving a truck full of fireworks. Originally aired: October 21st, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe August 9th, 2014 "Border Town"

Today the Vinyl Cafe broadcasts from Stanstead, Quebec. Or, if you prefer, Derby Line Vermont. This town straddles the border of Canada and the United States. Music by the late and lamented Jesse Winchester. Originally aired: August 25th, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe August 2nd, 2014 "Danceland"

This week's show comes from "Danceland", a hundred-year-old dancehall on the shores of Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan. Originally aired: August 11th, 2013

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Vinyl Cafe July 26th, 2014 "Rupert the Snake"

Dave, Sam and Murphy drive to Thunder Bay to deliver a boa constrictor to one of Dave's old pals.

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Vinyl Cafe July 19th, 2014 "Hello Monster"

Dave accidently drops his neighbours' house key down a sewer, so he goes down to retrieve it. Originally aired: August 21st, 2011

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Vinyl Cafe July 12th, 2014 "Sam’s First Kiss"

Murphy figures out how he and Sam can spend hot summer days at the movie theatre - free of charge. Originally aired: July 29th, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe July 5th, 2014 "Summer Camp"

Dave's daughter Stephanie goes away to summer camp and sends a disturbing letter home to her parents.

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Vinyl Cafe June 28th, 2014 "Canoeing"

To celebrate their wedding anniversary, Dave plans a re-enactment of his honeymoon with Morley—a canoe trip in Algonquin Park. Originally aired: July 6th, 2013

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Vinyl Cafe June 21st, 2014 "Jimmy Walker"

Dave travels to Newfoundland to pay his respects to his old pal Jimmy Walker. Originally aired: July 14th, 2013

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Vinyl Cafe June 14th, 2014 "Graduation"

Today's show is going out to the graduating class of 2014.

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Vinyl Cafe June 7th, 2014 "Lice"

Dave, Morley and the kids have head lice.

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Vinyl Cafe May 31st, 2014 "Dave vs. Mouse"

Dave and Morley find a mouse in their house and Dave sets off to exterminate him. Originally aired: June 1st, 2013

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Vinyl Cafe May 24th, 2014 "Car Wash"

Dave takes Mary Turlington’s brand new Lexus to the car wash. But maneuvering an unfamiliar car through an automatic car wash turns out to be challenging for Dave. Originally aired: April 29th, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe May 17th, 2014 "Defibrillator"

Dave, Morley and the neighbours decide to get a defibrillator for the entire neighbourhood to share.

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Vinyl Cafe May 10th, 2014 "Bones of the Bass"

Dave accompanies his neighbour Carl Lowbeer on a fishing trip. Originally broadcast: July 8th, 2011

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Vinyl Cafe May 3rd, 2014 "Friendship"

Today on the show we have two stories about friendship. One about Dave and his friend Kenny. The other about Stuart and his friend Richard.

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Vinyl Cafe April 26th, 2014 "Maple Syrup"

Dave decides to tap maple trees in his neighbourhood and make maple syrup.

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Vinyl Cafe April 19th, 2014 "Easter"

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.

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Vinyl Cafe April 12th, 2014 "Stephanie’s Exam"

Dave's daughter Stephanie decides to take advanced statistics at university. But she struggles with the course and ends up going to extreme measures to stay awake and focused during study sessions. Originally broadcast: May 27, 2012

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Vinyl Cafe April 5th, 2014 "Rhoda’s Revenge"

Morley learns about Dave's fear of dolls; a fear that started with a doll his sister, Annie, had as a kid – a doll named Rhoda. Originally broadcast: June 5, 2011

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