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Vinyl Cafe

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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".

Tune into The Vinyl Cafe 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 Dave and 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.

Host Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, in addition to being the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe. Since 1998 Stuart has taken the show on the road, performing in large and small towns across Canada from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Whitehorse in the Yukon. The Vinyl Cafe is one of CBC Radio's most popular radio programs. More than 1 million North Americans listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend. The show is currently heard across Canada on CBC Radio 1 & 2, on BBC 7 in the UK and on 92 public radion stations in the USA. Hide full description

Tune into The Vinyl Cafe 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 Dave and 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. Host Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, in addition to being the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe. Since 1998 Stuart has taken the show on the road, performing in large and small towns... Show full description


27 Pieces

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Today on the show, on Valentine’s Day week of all things, we are going play music for lost love.

Bought by WTIP, KUOW, WFSU, North Country Public Radio, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 12
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A brand new pledge drive edition of the Vinyl Cafe; featuring two Dave & Morley Stories "Cell Phone" & "Book Club". This 40 minute program has a br...

Bought by KUER, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Delta College Public Radio, WTIP, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 40:47
  • Purchases: 10
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Stuart shares two Dave and Morley stories and asks listeners to contribute.

Bought by WCPN, WTIP, Prairie Public, KWMR, Maine Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 03, 2009
  • Length: 40:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Morley has to go shopping for a jock strap for her seven-year-old son.

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WPTC, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 09:17
  • Purchases: 3
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Dave is sure he has swallowed a fly and goes to extreme measures to flush the disease-ridden pest from his lungs.

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, Delta College Public Radio, KUOW, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 18:50
  • Purchases: 4
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When a rare bird, a Summer Tanager, arrives in Dave’s back yard, his family’s home becomes a Mecca for bird enthusiasts for miles around.

Bought by KUER, Prairie Public, Delta College Public Radio, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 17:47
  • Purchases: 4
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Dave and his neighbour and arch-nemesis, Mary Turlington, are both caught in embarrassing and compromising positions when Dave gets locked out of h...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, Delta College Public Radio, KUOW, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 16:25
  • Purchases: 4
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Morley’s failed attempt to create a happy memory for Sam by scattering coins through the school yard, prompts Dave to fill the school playground wi...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, KUER, WFSU, KUOW, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 17:14
  • Purchases: 5
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Morley’s chance comment about a new outlet for the toaster sends Dave and his male neighbours on a misguided frenzy of renovations.

Bought by KUER, Delta College Public Radio, Delta College Public Radio, KUOW, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 18:20
  • Purchases: 5
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Sam develops an interest in gourmet cooking and orders truffles from a local fine foods shop, mistakenly thinking that he will be getting chocolate...

Bought by KUOW and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 22:09
  • Purchases: 2
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A story about Morley and her mother

Bought by KUOW, Maine Public Radio, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 3
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At night there are bunnies...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 19:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Dave meets an unexpected opponent while away on vacation.

Bought by KUER and KUOW


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 15:25
  • Purchases: 2
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The Vinyl Cafe Fundraising Show, Spring 2008

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WCPN, WTIP, North Country Public Radio, KUOW and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2008
  • Length: 39:11
  • Purchases: 11
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Stuart discusses some of his favorite children's books

Bought by Maine Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KSQM 91.5 FM and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2008
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 20
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The Vinyl Cafe Christmas Special

Bought by WBAA, KTXK, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WCPN, KUOW and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2007
  • Length: 57:16
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Sep 29, 2007
  • Length: 40:05
  • Purchases: 8
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The Vinyl Cafe's Special Fundraising episode

Bought by WTIP, Delta College Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, KUOW, Delta College Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2006
  • Length: 41:22
  • Purchases: 11
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Dave becomes obsessed with his health and gets his arm stuck in a blood pressure cuff at the local drugstore.

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, PRX Remix, KUOW, Prairie Public, Maine Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2005
  • Length: 13:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Dave and his family spend a rainy week at a dilapidated rented cottage.

Bought by KUER, WTIP, KUOW, Delta College Public Radio, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2005
  • Length: 13:57
  • Purchases: 7