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"Gardening" - May 16th, 201505/16/15
Today on the show we’re talking about gardening and fruits of the earth.
"Mother's Day" - May 9th, 2015
Today on the show we celebrate Mother’s Day with a story about a woman who taught her mom how to read and with a story about Morley's relationship with her son Sam. Originally broadcast: May 13th, 2013
"Murphy's Bar Mitzvah" - May 2nd, 2015
Sam’s friend Murphy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah. Originally broadcast September 23rd, 2012
"Stamps" - April 25th, 2015
Sam's friend Murphy starts a stamp collection. Originally broadcast: March 30th, 2014
"Float Tank" - April 18th, 2015
Dave buys a sensory deprivation tank, a "float tank" but he is too scared to try it out – so he sends his pal Kenny Wong in to test it out for him.
"Saint John" - April 11th, 2015
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Ron Hynes from Saint John, New Brunswick. Originally broadcast: November 13th, 2013
"The Fig Tree" - April 4th, 2015
Dave's elderly neighbours Eugene and Maria are slowing down, and Dave struggles to decide whether he should alert their son Tony about their declining state. Originally broadcast: April 19th, 2014
"Chilliwack" - March 28th, 2015
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guests Said the Whale from Chilliwack,British Columbia.
"The Car Wash" - March 21st, 2015
Dave takes Mary Turlington's car through a car wash. Originally broadcast: April 29, 2012
"A Trip to Quebec" - March 14th, 2015
Sam and his class take a trip to Quebec City.
"Annie’s Turn" - March 7th, 2015
When Dave and his little sister Annie find a stray dog stranded on a chunk of ice in the river, they hatch a rescue plan to save the dog. Originally broadcast: March 24th, 2012
"The Yoga Retreat" - February 28th, 2015
Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat. Originally broadcast: April 27th, 2013
"Murphy's Signature" - February 21st, 2015
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.
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