Vinyl Cafe Stories from CBC Radio: Episodes

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.
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Ron Hynes from Saint John, New Brunswick.
Originally broadcast: November 13th, 2013
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
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guests Said the Whale from Chilliwack,British Columbia.
Dave takes Mary Turlington's car through a car wash. Originally broadcast: April 29, 2012
Sam and his class take a trip to Quebec City.
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
Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat.
Originally broadcast: April 27th, 2013
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.
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
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
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.
When Dave’s entire family and neighbourhood get the flu, Dave’s hypochondria reaches new heights.
Originally broadcast: March 17th, 2013
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
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.
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.
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Chic Gamine from Kitchener, Ontario for the Vinyl Cafe's annual Christmas Concert.
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 is asked to direct the holiday pageant at Sam’s school. Dave agrees to help with the sound system.
Mary Turlington and Polly Anderson both decide to host neighbourhood Christmas parties on the same day in December.
Originally broadcast: December 28th, 2013
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