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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.

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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
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Today on Vinyl Cafe Stories, two stories about love. In the first half of the show, it’s a story about the early days of Dave and Morley’s marriag...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about turkeys. In the first half of the show, Dave decides he should not only cook the turkey, he should raise it. I...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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This week we have two stories about Christmas in Dave’s hometown. In the first half of the show, it’s the Big Narrows Christmas parade. In the seco...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about Dave buying gifts for Morley. In the first half of the show, we hear about their first Christmas together. In t...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:01
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This week we have two stories about Christmas in Dave’s neighbourhood. In the first half of the show, it’s Christmas with Rasheeda and Ahmeer. In t...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about getting caught in a lie. In the first half of the show, Dave and Morley get caught playing hooky. In the second...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about renovations. In the first half of the show, it’s Dave and Morley renovating. In the second half, it’s the neigh...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about remembrance. In the first half of the show, Dave remembers miners from Springhill, Nova Scotia. In the second h...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about getting older. In the first half of the show, a story about Eugene and Maria Conte. In the second half, we meet...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about love. In the first half of the show, it’s Sam who is smitten. In the second half, a story about how difficult i...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we have two stories about Dave’s hypochondria. In the first half of the show, Dave swallows a fly. In the second half, he goes to visit a...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00