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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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Dam betrays Trudeau's pledge to First Nations, say critics

Despite a promise to forge a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government's support of the Site C dam is facing criticism. The dam is opposed by First Nation leaders, the Royal Society of Canada and Amnesty International.

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'Some relief': Taran Killam's SNL ax

Well-liked and versatile actor Taran Killam reflects on life after his six season run with Saturday Night Live.

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Toll of assisted deaths on doctors

What impact do assisted deaths take on the doctors involved? Dr. Jeff Blackmer says some doctors will struggle, and Canada needs a framework to support them.

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Virginia woman blasts trespassing drone with her shotgun

Jennifer Youngman says it was the last straw when a hovering drone scared her cattle, so she picked up her trusty shotgun and took aim. As It Happens guest host Dave Seglins talks to her about how it all went down (literally).

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"Sam’s Predictions" – August 26th, 2016

When Sam’s predictions start coming true, he starts to believe that he has a special gift.

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"The Great Outdoors" - August 19th, 2016

We have two stories on the show this week. In the first story Dave and Morley go on a canoe trip. In the second, Stephanie gets a job as a tree planter.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:31]


"Sam’s First Job" - August 12th, 2016

This week on the show: two stories about growing up. In the first story, Sam and his friend Murphy travel by themselves. In the second story, Sam gets his first job.

Download "Sam’s First Job" - August 12th, 2016
[mp3 file: runs 00:45:27]


"Dave Gives the Dog a Personality Test" - August 5th, 2016

Worried that the family dog, Arthur, is being overindulged, Dave attempts to impose a new animal protocol on the household, which includes making Arthur sleep outdoors.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:14]


"Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe"– July 29th, 2016

Ever imagine what Stuart’s stories would sound like as songs? Well, wonder no longer. Today on the show our pals The Peptides celebrate The Vinyl Cafe in song. Stuart tells SEVEN stories (the crib note versions) and The Peptides play the songs that they w

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


"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

Download "Roundabout" - March 19th, 2016
[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]