Vinyl Cafe

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  • Location: Toronto, Canada
Over 2 million people tune into The Vinyl Cafe each week to hear the misadventures of Dave, 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 features fictional stories about Dave his wife, Morley, their two children Sam and Stephanie and assorted friends and neighbours. The program is hosted by Stuart McLean, Canada’s answer to Garrison Keillor.

In addition to stories The Vinyl Cafe also features music - both live and recorded. We travel across the country searching for new, undiscovered musicians and visiting with old friends.

Series

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27 Pieces

Stories about Dave - the owner of the world's smallest record store where the motto is: "We May Not Be Big But We're Small".

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A special Christmas series of stories about Dave - the owner of the world's smallest record store where the motto is: "We May Not Be Big But We're Small."

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Stories about Dave - the owner of the world's smallest record store where the motto is: "We May Not Be Big But We're Small".


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Christmas was a big deal at The Vinyl Cafe. It started way back in 1996, the year that Dave cooked the turkey.

Bought by KBBI, KUER, Maine Public Radio, Prairie Public, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Stuart McLean, Credit: Mike Dembeck
An hour-long celebration of the creative genius of Stuart McLean.

Bought by Prairie Public, WXAV 88.3FM, KUAF Public Radio, KWMR, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 14
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This week we have two stories about home and the idea of home. In the first half of the show, a small bird makes its home in Dave and Morley's bac...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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We have two stories for you on the show today: two stories about pride. In the first story, Dave lets his pride get the better of him. In the se...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on the show we have two stories about marriage. In the first, Dave's mother, Margaret, agrees to tie the knot with Smith Gardiner. In t...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about being in over your head. In the first half of the show, Dave finds a cell phone and answers it, with complicate...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two slapstick stories. In the first half of the show, Dave accidentally takes the dog’s medication. In the second half, Dave gets...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about self improvement. In the first half of the show, Dave volunteers to do the weekly grocery shopping. In the seco...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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Today on Vinyl Cafe Stories, two stories about facing your fears. When Morley and Dave go away for a week, Stephanie comes home from university t...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Today on Vinyl Cafe Stories, two stories about embracing the unknown. When Sam’s predictions start coming true, he starts to believe that he has a...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00