The Vinyl Cafe
"Murphy's Signature" - February 21st, 201502/21/15
Sam's friend Murphy realizes he doesn't have a signature - doesn't, in fact, know how to write in cursive. So he sets off to create the perfect signature.
"Love Never Ends" - February 14th, 2015
After Dave's childhood baseball coach, Art Gillepsie, passes away, Dave receives a letter from his widow telling him about how love lingers on, even after you think it is gone. Originally broadcast: February 13th, 2010
"Hockey" - February 7th, 2015
Stuart tells a story about a forgotten game of hockey that many in Dave’s hometown of Big Narrows, Cape Breton consider to be the greatest game of hockey ever played. Originally broadcast: February 15th, 2014
"Daydreaming" – January 31st, 2015
After seeing an advertisement for a mail-order educational program, Sam decides that he is gifted and embarks on an onerous course of self-improvement.
"The Flu" - January 24th, 2015
When Dave’s entire family and neighbourhood get the flu, Dave’s hypochondria reaches new heights. Originally broadcast: March 17th, 2013
"Tobogganing" - January 17th, 2015
On a snowy winter weekend, Dave’s neighbour Jim Scofield tells him about the greatest toboggan run of all time. Originally broadcast: February 17th, 2013
"Words" – January 10th, 2015
Today on the show we’re talking about, well, talking. Stuart tells us about his pronunciation problems, we have a story exchange about language, and we have a story about Dave and public speaking.
"I Need to Pee" – January 3rd, 2015
We’re talking about resolutions today on the show, including the time that Stuart resolved to drink the mythical 8 cups of water a day.
"Christmas Concert 2014" - December 27th, 2014
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Chic Gamine from Kitchener, Ontario for the Vinyl Cafe's annual Christmas Concert.
"Dave Cooks the Turkey" – December 20th, 2014
Dave is supposed to cook the Christmas turkey but he can’t get the stove to work. He ends up at a hotel, hoping the kitchen can cook it for him.
"Morley’s Christmas Concert" – December 13th, 2014
Morley is asked to direct the holiday pageant at Sam’s school. Dave agrees to help with the sound system.
"Mary versus Polly" - December 6th, 2014
Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson both decide to host neighbourhood Christmas parties on the same day in December. Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2013
"Home Alone" - November 15th, 2014
Dave and Morley are going away for the weekend and Sam tries to convince them that he is old enough to stay home alone.
"Remembrance Day" - November 8th, 2014
Stuart tells the life story of his friend, Holocaust survivor David Kilberg. Originally broadcast: November 10th, 2012
"Town Hall" - November 1st, 2014
Dave receives a call in the middle of the night with news that the town hall in his hometown of Big Narrows has been hit by lightning. As the hall burns, Dave tells Sam and Morley stories about how the Big Narrows community joined together to build it
"Death" – October 25th, 2014
When Arthur gets sick, Dave and Sam pick up Stephanie from school and bring her home to see the dog. On the drive, Dave tells the kids stories about the first dog he knew and loved in his childhood: Scout.
"Morley’s Garden" - October 18th, 2014
As another gardening season comes to an end, Morley remembers some of her favourite gardening moments. Originally broadcast: November 25th, 2012
"The Arthur Awards" – October 11th, 2014
Today on the show we hand out the 2014 Vinyl Cafe Arthur Awards – the awards that celebrate the little things that, too often, go unnoticed.
"History" – October 4th, 2014
Sam's class takes a school trip to Quebec City.
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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